Meet our global leadership.
Chief Executive Officer
Wellford Dillard is the CEO of CM Group. Wellford has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry and held CFO roles at six companies prior to CM Group, including OPower (OPWR: sold to Oracle) and GetWellNetwork (sold to Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe). Prior to holding senior leadership positions in the software industry, Wellford worked in management consulting, investment banking and equity research. Wellford holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and earned his BA in Finance from the University of Memphis.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ethan Zoubek is the Chief Revenue Officer of CM Group. He has more than twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur and leader in SaaS technology companies. Prior to CM Group, Ethan was an enterprise sales leader at Krux Digital and ExactTarget (both acquired by Salesforce.com). Ethan has been an active mentor and advisor to numerous tech startups. He attended Rutgers College at Rutgers University, earning a BA in English Literature.
Chief Product Officer
Cody Bender is the Chief Product Officer of CM Group. Prior to joining CM Group in 2017, Cody worked at Return Path for six years, ultimately leading their Product organization and Email Certification program. While there, he worked closely with partners like Microsoft, Yahoo, Comcast, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud, as well as with some of the largest email marketers in the world to improve the experience of email for both senders and recipients. His career in software development started by designing and building software solutions for municipalities and governments across the US. Cody earned his BA in Mathematics from Coe College.
Chief People Officer
Sharon Strauss is the Chief People Officer of CM Group. Prior to joining in 2018, Sharon was the Chief People Officer at GetWellNetwork, Inc. She has more than 25 years of human resources and change management experience and has held Human Resources leadership roles at a number of leading global companies, including Tiffany & Co., Citigroup, Dunkin’ Brands, and General Electric, as well as several software companies. Sharon attended Brown University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Chief Technology Officer
Tom Janofsky is the Chief Technology Officer of CM Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in growing and building teams and products in early and growth stage companies. Prior to joining CM Group, Tom was the CTO at Sailthru and Blackfynn, as well the SVP of Engineering at Monetate. He attended the University of Scranton, earning his BA in philosophy.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Vantusko is the Chief Financial Officer of CM Group. He has over 35 years of financial, strategic and operational expertise in both public company and private equity sponsored companies. Prior to joining CM Group, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer at Achieve3000, Inc. Mike is a CPA with a MBA from Case Western Reserve University, along with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.
Chief Customer Officer
Andrew is Chief Customer Officer for CM Group and is focused on creating an integrated customer experience for every CM Group portfolio company customer. He brings over 20 years experience building global customer-focused organizations and serving in senior executive roles at leading companies such as SailPoint (NYSE: SAIL) and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP). Andrew also co-founded CREDANT Technologies and led it for 12 years through its successful acquisition by Dell Technologies. Andrew is a regular guest lecturer with the graduate business school at the University of Notre Dame and believes the best customer experience is an afternoon in the stands at Wrigley Field. He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and holds a BA in Economics and History from Northern Illinois University and the University of Iowa.
Jesal Prabaker is General Counsel of CM Group, specializing in SaaS, technology, and privacy law. Prior to joining CM Group in 2016, she worked as Corporate Counsel at Clearslide and In-House Counsel at AurionPro Solutions. Jesal holds a J.D. from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law–Bloomington and earned her bachelor’s degree at UCLA.
SVP of Marketing
Jason Grunberg is the SVP of Marketing at CM Group where he leads global marketing in support of new business and existing business revenue growth across all CM Group brands. He joins CM Group following 5 years at Sailthru and 12 years at various branding and marketing agencies. Jason created the Retail Personalization Index, has been a featured speaker at Business Insider’s Ignition, IRCE, Draper’s Digital Forum, EEC, and has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, WWD, MediaPost, Total Retail, Marketing Dive and other publications.
Chief of Staff
John Twomey is the Chief of Staff at CM Group. John brings capital markets and technology investing experience to the CM Group team. Prior to joining CM Group, John was an investor with Guidepost Growth Equity, a technology focused private equity firm in Boston. John attended New York University, where he graduated with a BA in Economics.