OUR TEAM

Meet the team that’s ready to help you surpass your goals!

Erik Paulson - Founder & CEO

Erik Paulson

Founder & CEO

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Erik is a talented entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in sales and lead generation. After years in the trenches, he saw a need for a shift in prospecting strategy and in 2002 founded Vendisys

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to help sales professionals and marketers “get in the door without picking up the phone. As CEO, Erik heads up a team of dedicated developers, success-driven sales professionals and lead gen geniuses who harness the power of artificial intelligence to deliver quality leads to tiny startups, huge industry leaders and everyone in between. Erik and the team are inspired by connection and driven by results.

Vlad Mitoceanu - COO

Vlad Mitoceanu

COO

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As COO, Vlad is an integral part of Vendisys' core team. He has been instrumental in helping the company double revenue every year since he came on board in 2015.

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One reason for his success in this area is his commitment to understanding the medium and long-term impacts of the decisions he makes for Vendisys and our clients. His ultimate goal is to help our clients grow their sales pipeline in a predictive manner using our suite of AI-powered prospecting tools and every decision he makes is focused on that goal.
Vlad has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Information Technology from Politehnica University in Timisoara, Romania. He’s been involved in helping start-ups with business development strategies for eight years.

Shah Kadirmohideen - CTO

Shah Kadirmohideen

CTO

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As CTO, Shah manages and maintains Vendisys’ secret weapon: the proprietary, AI-driven prospecting tools known as EMY and LIA.

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Shah has extensive experience as a developer, analyst and technical architect, previously working with a diverse group of companies and government agencies including Merrill Lynch, REI Systems, Caterpillar and FEMA.

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John Kaplan - VP of Sales

John Kaplan

VP of Sales

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In his role as VP of Sales, John manages Vendisys’ largest accounts and oversees a team of top-notch sales professionals.

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He brings his management skills, operations know-how and sales expertise to bear on the work of delivering meeting-ready leads to Vendisys’ customers, helping them close more deals and achieve the highest possible ROI.
Prior to Vendisys, John worked building and revitalizing sales teams at NuSkin Enterprises and Robert Half International.

Nick Smith - AVP of Sales

Nick Smith

AVP of Sales

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Nick puts his 15+ years of experience in media, sales management and political Strategy to work as Vendisys’ Associate VP of Sales.

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He believes any company with an active need for revenue has a need for Vendisys. Nick loves using Vendisys' core technology to reimagine lead and demand-generation for specific, built-to-suit applications across every industry.
From developing new additions within the Vendisys sales team to growing new industries and channels for Vendisys’ revenue, Nick draws on his deep experience at companies like CBS Corporation to drive opportunities internally and externally. Nick enjoys spending time with his dog, robot, and was voted one of 40 Future Political Leaders of New York Under 40.

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