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Plex Leadership

Passion. Innovation. Experience. Manufacturing.

Executive Team

  • Bill Berutti

    Bill Berutti

    Chief Executive Officer

    Bill Berutti leads the Plex mission of driving continuous customer value with the most innovative smart manufacturing technology. With his deep roots in the industry, Bill brings firsthand knowledge of the transformative power of technology across manufacturing – from the shop floor to top floor. Under his leadership, Plex has expanded its product portfolio, increased its international presence, and achieved double-digit growth each year.

    A seasoned cloud and enterprise software veteran, Bill has more than two decades of experience leading global, high-growth cloud and enterprise software businesses. Before joining Plex, Berutti served as the president of a $1.5 billion division of multi-cloud management software firm BMC Software. Prior to BMC, he spent 17 years at PTC delivering solutions to manufacturers.

    Berutti holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Miami University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Finance for Senior Executives program. He is currently a board member of product cost software company aPriori and data center hardware maintenance company Park Place Technologies.

  • Don Clarke

    Don Clarke

    Chief Financial Officer

    As chief financial officer, Don Clarke is responsible for all financial planning, accounting and reporting functions at Plex. Since he joined the company in 2014, Don has helped lead the company through tremendous growth and expansion including completing two acquisitions, DemandCaster and DATTUS.

    Don brings extensive experience leading high-growth companies within the technology industry, having served as CFO for three public companies and led IPOs at both Eloqua and Net2000. Prior to joining Plex, he served as CFO at Eloqua, where he was instrumental in driving increased revenues. Don also served as CFO at Cloakware, a security solutions company, and Visual Networks, Inc, a provider of application and network management solutions.

    Don is currently a member of the board of directors for Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), the leading platform for the intelligently connected property, BigCommerce, the world’s leading open ecommerce platform, and Brain Evolved, a leader in brain fitness programs. Past board memberships include DataRPM and SalsaLabs.

    Don is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech.

  • Jerry Foster

    Jerry Foster

    Chief Technology Officer

    Jerry Foster is CTO and leads our technology strategy, along with research and design initiatives focused on next-generation cloud solutions for the manufacturing enterprise. A founding member of the Plex team, Jerry has been instrumental in the entire evolution of Plex, overseeing the technical transitions in each phase of our growth. Jerry earned his degree in computer science at Liberty University.

  • Brad Hafer

    Brad Hafer

    Group VP, Corporate Development

    Brad Hafer leads the company’s corporate strategy, partner program and M&A activities in his role as group vice president of corporate development. Brad brings to Plex a diverse mix of strategic consulting and operational experience he gained while working at technology organizations supporting the manufacturing industry, including IBM, Kearney, SupplierMarket.com, MatrixOne, and Dassault Systèmes. Most recently, Brad worked in the strategic consulting practice at Houlihan Lokey.

    Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • Fred Hehl

    Fred Hehl

    Chief Sales Officer

    As Plex’s chief sales officer, Fred Hehl leads the company’s global sales strategy. With two decades of experience selling enterprise technology solutions to manufacturers, Fred brings extensive knowledge of the industry. Under Fred’s leadership, the business development team was moved into the Sales organization to strategically streamline the sales process and ensure a better experience for customers.

    Prior to joining Plex, Fred led direct and channel sales/distribution in both EMEA and the Americas at PTC. He most recently held global responsibilities at software companies BMC and Relativity. Fred earned his bachelor’s degree in business economics and management from Albion College.

  • Todd Kisaberth

    Todd Kisaberth

    Chief Customer Officer

    Todd Kisaberth defines Plex’s core value of “doing right by our customers, full stop” as Chief Customer Officer. He puts the company’s nearly 700 customers first as he leads the Customer Success and Services organization to deliver personalized service, support and education to manufacturers across the globe. Under his leadership, Plex has stood up a best-in-class customer success organization; re-aligned management to be fully dedicated to customers’ success; and launched a re-imagined online community for customers, partners and employees.

    Todd brings to Plex decades of expertise he gained while leading global services and support divisions at technology and SaaS organizations, as well as nearly 20 years working with manufacturers at PTC. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo.

  • Richard Murray

    Richard Murray

    Chief Product Officer

    As chief product officer, Richard Murray is responsible for Plex’s product management, engineering and operations. Richard has focused his career on connecting teams, processes and resources to drive innovation in enterprise software, cloud computing, collaboration software and cyber security. He brings this experience to Plex to deliver best-in-class products to hundreds of manufacturers around the globe. Under his leadership, he has established Plex’s strategic vision to become the Smart Manufacturing Platform, led the launch of a portfolio of new product offerings, including an Industrial IoT product and Plex MES. He has transformed Plex’s product organization into a global presence including the build out of a product development center in Pune, India.

    Richard is an enterprise software and cloud veteran bringing with him to Plex decades of engineering and operations experience, most recently as the senior vice president of engineering at Bromium, a cyber security company. Prior to that, Richard was senior vice president of engineering, operations and support at CollabNet, pioneering the development of cloud-based software manufacturing solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with first class honors from Middlesex University.

  • Cathy Pitt

    Cathy Pitt

    Chief Security Officer

    As the chief security officer for Plex, Cathy Pitt manages the company’s enterprise-wide information security, privacy, compliance and risk management programs. Through her leadership, Plex customers are ensured the information owned, controlled, or processed by Plex remains confidential and secure.

    Cathy is a tenured security expert and has held leadership roles at major enterprise technology solutions providers Cisco and HP and most recently at global learning company Pearson. She attended Colorado Technical University, where she earned an MBA, Master of Computer Science Information Security, Master of Administration, Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Managing Information Systems. She holds multiple cloud and security certifications, has served as an adjunct professor of computer sciences security and co-authored the book “Essential Information Security” published by Van Haren Publishing.

  • Robin Saitz

    Robin Saitz

    Chief Marketing Officer

    As chief marketing officer, Robin Saitz leads the company’s marketing strategy and execution, positioning Plex Systems as the leader in smart manufacturing technology. An engineer turned marketer, she has a proven track record of successfully marketing enterprise software solutions across multiple industries and building high-performance teams and brands.

    Prior to joining Plex, Robin held CMO roles at cyber security solutions provider Avecto (acquired by BeyondTrust) and sales enablement software company Brainshark. Robin also spent more than 20 years at PTC, where she served, most recently, as the senior vice president of global marketing and operations.

    Robin is an award-winning STEM leader and guest lecturer. She has also been recognized for her community involvement and support of high impact programs, including the Pan Mass Challenge and international STEM youth organization FIRST. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering and computer coordinated with engineering from Trinity College and a Master of Science Degree in engineering management from Northeastern University.

  • Todd Weeks

    Todd Weeks

    Group VP, Cloud Computing

    Todd Weeks is Group Vice President of Cloud Computing and is responsible for managing our datacenter facilities and infrastructure to ensure that our customers are receiving best in class availability and reliability from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

    Todd brings a diverse set of operation experience from running large online retail services at Sears Holdings, broad international operations and distributed datacenters at Novartis pharmaceuticals and high scale online and cloud solutions at Microsoft. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science.

  • Cheryl Yuran

    Cheryl Yuran

    Group VP, Human Resources

    Cheryl Yuran is the group vice president of human resources at Plex and leads the company’s culture and talent development efforts. Under Cheryl’s leadership, Plex launched its first formal mentorship program and Diversity Employee Resource Groups, revamped its benefit offerings to employees, and was listed as a national “Best and Brightest Company to Work For” for a seventh year. She’s been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a recipient of the “2019 Women in HR” award.

    Cheryl brings to Plex extensive experience developing talent and guiding people through change. Most recently as executive vice president of human resources at Dialog Direct, a marketing and customer engagement solution provider, where she led the human resources function and strategy. Cheryl also led the HR function for a division of Cigna Healthcare and held operational and HR roles in the retail and restaurant industries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with majors in employee relations and psychology.

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