Greg has over 25 years of experience in starting and growing software companies in evolving
markets. He has both
created and run start-ups, as well as large public companies, and is familiar with all
aspects of the business.
Greg founded object-oriented tools leader Advanced Software Technologies, growing it into
the number two player
behind Rational Software before it was acquired. He has implemented turnarounds as President
of Xitec Software,
Inc. and was the General Manager of the public company BluePhoenix. Greg has worked for Bell
Lockheed Martin, and IBM, and he holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of
Illinois and a B.S. in
Business from the University of Colorado.
Gilles ArnaudChief Financial Officer
Gille's wide-ranging background in finance, including 15 years as a corporate and investment banker in New York,
Paris, and London. Prior to Xyleme, Gilles spent ten years as the financial executive of a venture-backed
software company and was pivotal in raising funds in Europe and the US, as well as in developing the business.
He managed the merger of the company with an international investment group, as well as its subsequent sale.
Gilles is a graduate from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris” (MBA program of Sciences Po) and majored
in economics at the University of Bordeaux.
Michael GradVice President of Sales
Michael has made a career out of building successful sales organizations in both large, public companies and
start-ups. Before joining Xyleme, Michael was the President & CEO of Timely Medical Innovations, a medical
products company. In just five years the company tripled revenue and was then sold to TIDI Products. Prior to
Timely Medical, Michael spent his entire career in the technology sector where his sales organizations drove
rapid revenue growth. Michael was the Vice President of Sales at Silver Creek Systems, a company specializing in
product data management, which was sold to Oracle Corporation. And Michael was previously the Vice President of
Sales for Interactive Group, an ERP software supplier that achieved an IPO and was later acquired. Michael is a
graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.
Leslie FarinellaVice President of Customer Success
Leslie Farinella comes to Xyleme with over 15 years experience as a training strategy and design consultant,
working with such organizations as GE, Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, and Nielsen. With a background in
engineering and an advanced degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she is able to help organizations re-imagine
their learning content strategy to optimize learning efficiency through the use of innovative learning
techniques and technologies, while expanding their learning ecosystem to support the modern learner. Leslie’s
expertise in business process change management, information architecture and teaching strategy helps Xyleme
customers succeed on their journey to high performance learning content.
Stuart GrossmanVice President, Education and Training
Stuart brings to Xyleme a rich background in the design, development, and implementation of training systems and
performance support tools. Prior to Xyleme, Stuart was a Curriculum Design Manager at Amgen, a global
biotechnology company. He also founded a consulting group with Dr. Allison Rossett and Dr. Bob Hoffman at San
Diego State University, bringing together faculty, professional staff, and talented graduate students to create
innovative new learning applications. Having spent most of his career at the intersection of technology and
instructional design, he has personally developed training for numerous multi-national organizations and
received his Master's Degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University.