Executive Leadership Team
Board of Directors

Executive Leadership

With deep hands-on SAP and SAP on AWS experience, our leadership team offers our customers the benefit of personalized and expert service, while driving the benefits of automation and standardization.

Mike Rosenbloom

Chief Executive Officer

Mike is a senior executive leader passionate about building high growth technology services organizations focused on delivering innovative solutions with measurable business outcomes to global enterprises. Prior to Lemongrass, Mike spent 10 years at Accenture including, most recently as Managing Director for Intelligent Cloud and Infrastructure for the Communications, Media & High-Tech operating unit in North America. Before Accenture, Mike was the first Chief Operating Officer at Virtustream, a leading enterprise class Cloud company which sold to EMC for $1.2B. Prior to that, Mike was a co-founder of Adjoined Consulting, a US-based management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm, where he led the North America Hosting Business Unit. Adjoined was acquired by Kanbay in 2006 and subsequently acquired by Capgemini in 2007.

Sandy Padayachee

President and Chief Operating Officer

Sandy is a technology leader and business strategist with over 25 years of experience executing on IT vision and business solutions that drive organizational transformations. At Lemongrass, he leads the Global Solutions, Delivery and Sales functions. Prior to Lemongrass, Sandy spent over 13 years at Capgemini including, most recently, as EVP and Global Head of Operations Domain responsible for designing and implementing Global Industrialization standards for Production Centers, Automation and Operations. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Capgemini’s Infrastructure Services Americas Business Units overseeing operational control, P&L management, and business development. Before Capgemini, Sandy was with ACS, now part of Xerox, as their Vice President of SAP Hosting.

Mike Provenzano

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is a results-oriented executive known in the technology industry for his ability to repeatedly create and deliver significant shareholder value and provide pragmatic solutions to complex business issues. Prior to joining Lemongrass, Mike was the COO for Blue Lagoon, a venture capital firm that develops, advises, and invests in disruptive technology startups and next-generation technology companies. Mike has also previously served as CFO in other private and public companies, including Virtustream, a leading enterprise class Cloud company, and Aspect Software (and its predecessor companies), a leading unified communications company.

Eamonn O’Neill​

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER

Eamonn is the co-Founder of Lemongrass and Chief Customer Officer. With over 27 years of experience in the SAP arena, Eamonn brings a strong mix of technical and business leadership to the team. Prior to founding Lemongrass, Eamonn founded and sold an SAP SI in Ireland called EPC, which was Ireland’s largest SAP-dedicated services business. After founding Lemongrass in 2008, Eamonn pioneered the SAP on AWS line of business, which quickly became the only service Lemongrass offered. Eamonn engaged Columbia Capital for the first round of investment into Lemongrass in 2017 and has been leading the Americas region since 2018.

Tim Wintrip, Chief Sales Officer, Lemongrass Cloud

Tim Wintrip

Chief Sales Officer

Tim is a senior executive leader with over 25 years of experience leading sales teams. At Lemongrass, he is responsible for the company’s sales-related activities globally including assessing and executing both tactical and strategic objectives to meet our sales and growth targets. Prior to Lemongrass, Tim was with VMware where he focused on growing their Global Accounts business. Before that, he was with Virtustream running their Software and Cloud Service Provider businesses, DXC running their financial services Cloud business in North America and Visa where he drove their Cloud transformation initiative and move to a DevOps operating model. Prior to that, Tim was with EMC Consulting where he ran their North European business for 15 years.

Mark Hirst

EVP EMEA

Mark has over 25 years of SAP experience and is responsible for the daily operations of Lemongrass’s EMEA business. Before joining Lemongrass, Mark held several roles at AXON and HCL, a next-generation global technology company, that acquired AXON in 2011. While with AXON, he founded and led their Basis, Managed Service and Public Sector businesses. He also led AXON’s SAP EMEA business. Mark began his SAP consulting career as a Senior Consultant for Accenture.

Jason Nicholl

EVP APAC

Jason is a customer-obsessed specialist in SAP on AWS with over 25+ years of experience. At Lemongrass, he is responsible for advancing the company’s strategic objectives and managing the Sales and Delivery functions that drive the success and growth of our APAC region. Before joining Lemongrass, Jason was a General Manager and Sales Director for SAP where he drove sales consistency and helped organizations transition to SAP S4. Prior to that, Jason was a General Manager for Sales & Marketing at NTT DATA Business Solutions growing a very successful reseller, consulting and managed service business over his 10 years in a number of executive and key leadership roles.

Vince Lubsey

Chief Technology Officer

Vince has 30+ years of experience in IT and deep expertise in enterprise software and architecture and leads a global team in the design, development, implementation and support of the Lemongrass Cloud Platform (LCP, formerly known as MiCloud), which companies are using to migrate and manage their SAP applications running on AWS. Prior to Lemongrass, Vince was a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Product Management and Solution Architecture at Virtustream, a leading enterprise class Cloud company. Before that, he was Senior Manager in the Enterprise Architecture and SAP consulting practices at Adjoined Consulting, continuing in this capacity after Adjoined’s acquisition by Capgemini. Earlier in his career, Vince was with SAP in Walldorf, Germany, working on the development of the first version of the SAP Beverage industry solution, and he was a Global Supply Chain Architect at The Coca-Cola Company.

Lisa Desmond

Chief Marketing Officer

Lisa Desmond has 20+ years marketing business-to-business solutions, with a primary focus on technology solutions that drive business value and IT transformation. Lisa oversees Lemongrass’s Marketing including Digital, Field and Partner Marketing, Brand Identity and Corporate Communications. Prior to Lemongrass, Lisa led Marketing for Virtustream, a leading enterprise class Cloud company. Before Virtustream, Lisa was head of Marketing for Adjoined Consulting, a US-based management consulting, technology and outsourcing firm, through its acquisition by Kanbay in 2006. Lisa then became the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Kanbay until it was acquired by Capgemini in 2007. Lisa continued with Capgemini as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Financial Services Business Unit.

 

Ben Lingwood

Chief Innovation Officer &
Global Alliances

With over 24 years of experience with SAP, Ben is a “first-generation” techy who grew up with a passion designing, building, and coding. He brings a wealth of knowledge to drive the “Automation First” strategy for migrating, operating, and innovating SAP on AWS. Before joining Lemongrass, Ben was Head of Cloud Architecture for SAP and a founding leader of SAP’s own private cloud business globally, building it from the ground up to become the second-largest Cloud business inside SAP working, across SAP’s global business. Prior to that, Ben held SAP Consulting leadership roles inside Capgemini, HP and HCL AXON running a variety of SAP specialist and pre-sales teams across a diverse range of industries. Before that, Ben was an Enterprise Architect for Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol company, where he led an extensive set of SAP transformation programs.

Joe Coyle

Chief Strategy Officer

Joe has over 35 years of experience in technology and is responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic opportunities to grow the business and enhance our competitive position. Before joining Lemongrass, Joe was with Ness Digital Engineering where he was the Global Head of their Cloud practice. Prior to that, he was with Capgemini for 24 years with his last position being Global Chief Technology & Innovation Officer – Cloud Services. Joe has been working with SAP technology since 1992 (he was the third SAP certified Basis engineer in the US), and with AWS since 2005.

Carolyn Linthicum

Chief People Officer

A trusted Human Resources executive with 20+ years of experience, Carolyn is responsible for all aspects of Lemongrass’s Human Resources, Recruiting and Corporate Engagement functions. During her career, Carolyn has led the strategic development and management of global human resource teams for both private startups and large public Fortune 500 firms. Before Lemongrass, Carolyn was Head of Human Resources at Octo Consulting Group where she built and automated HR processes, created on-boarding and care programs, supported enhanced employee engagement and was a critical leader in M&A activities. Prior to that, Carolyn was Global Vice President of Human Resources for Virtustream where she defined recruiting strategies, implemented HR systems and tools, led Culture and engagement programs, created HR policies and best practices, built a strong global talent acquisition team and was instrumental in the organization’s scale both through organic growth and M&A initiatives.

Kieran Pierce

EVP Product Strategy

With 15+ years of experience developing a strong Business Technology interfacing capability, Kieran leads the Lemongrass Development Team in Mobility, Integration, and Cloud Automation and is the Architect of the Lemongrass Cloud Platform (LCP). Kieran is also responsible for the strategy of the Lemongrass Products division in charge of aligning development with the rapidly changing Cloud and SAP world. Prior to Lemongrass, Kieran was a Pre-Sales Consultant for iQlink where he helped sell and deliver many supply chain solutions centered around Mobility, User Experience (UX) and Integration. Before that, he was an SAP Business and Technical Specialist for Gesix where he successfully completed an IS -Retail implementation.

Paul Baverey

Global Chief Information
Security Officer

Paul has over 22+ years of experience in deploying and managing infrastructure implementations and applications, including Security, Network, Desktop, Server, SAN, High Availability, Virtualization, Archiving, Disaster Recovery and Cloud solutions. At Lemongrass, Paul oversees the Infrastructure and Security capability. During his 6 year tenure with the company, Paul has ensured the delivery of a secure and stable platform for Lemongrass and its customers. Before Lemongrass, Paul worked in various technical and leadership roles at Universal Music Group, Capgemini, Transport for London and BBC Worldwide.

Chris Calver

EVP, Global Project Delivery

Chris Calver, Lemongrass’s EVP of Global Project Delivery, has over 25 years of experience working in a variety of customer-facing delivery centric leadership roles. Chris has built a reputation for his results-orientated democratic leadership style, employee and customer-centricity, data-driven operational excellence, and his ability to deliver challenging and complex engagements.   Prior to Lemongrass, Chris was at Axon Group which was acquired by HCL in 2011. At HCL, he was responsible for their 6000+ person Global SAP Delivery Practice. Before that he was with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he started his consulting career.

Matt Clemente

EVP, Global Operations

Matt is a passionate entrepreneur and Cloud services industry leader with more than 20+ years of Enterprise technical experience. He has specialized in global application management & delivery services, virtualization optimization, innovation and automation. Prior to Lemongrass, Matt was EVP of Cloud Cover Services and SVP of Product Development for Virtustream, a leading enterprise class Cloud company, where he was responsible for revolutionizing and driving the vision and integration of true hybrid operational automation, orchestration, and innovation across the cloud services eco system. He is also an active Member of the Board of Advisors for several innovative Technology organizations.

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