Leadership Team

Dan is a technology veteran with over thirty years’ experience who started his career in computer science and compiler writing before finding his calling in marketing and business operations. Through this unique blend of expertise, Dan seeks to build and strengthen Influitive’s customer marketing platform while prioritizing long-term customer success. Before joining Influitive, Dan co-founded two companies, Guardent (acquired by Verisign in 2004) and Virtual Computer (acquired by Citrix in 2012), and held executive positions in marketing, product management, corporate development, and engineering.

Bronwyn Smith

Vice President of Business Operations

As VP of Business Operations at Influitive, Bronwyn ensures we are optimizing all our key resources—people, money, and data. Her first role at the company was as Chief of Staff, working closely with the CEO on a wide variety of strategy and operational issues. Prior to joining Influitive, Bronwyn was a management consultant at Bain & Company, focusing on growth strategy, customer experience, and private equity cases. She also consulted for Airbnb on their Host-Growth and Operations team. When not strategizing, Bronwyn can often be found traveling the world.

Herman Chan

VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering, Herman plays a vital role in defining Influitive’s product roadmap, finding a balance between scalability and innovation. Prior to joining the company, he was co-founder and CTO of Ironark Inc., a mobile development start-up specializing in scheduling and task management acquired by Influitive in 2016. Previously, Herman held positions in Information Architecture and Software Development at Vortex Connect, Workopolis and Hostopia.
 

Dan Cote

Chief Marketing Officer

Dan brings more than 25 years of management and marketing experience in high-tech software and services companies across disciplines such as strategy, demand generation, research, and communications. As Chief Marketing Officer at Influitive, Dan is committed to applying his proven track record of driving innovation and growth to ensure that the success of Influitive’s customers is always the center of strategic decision-making. Before joining Influitive, Dan held executive marketing positions at Citrix, Virtual Computer, nSight, and SellMasters. 

Rob Merklinger

SVP of Sales

As SVP of Sales at Influitive, Rob Merklinger oversees global sales for all markets across Influitive. He joined Influitive as a seasoned sales executive and is committed to developing effective and sustainable sales and customer success practices across the company. Prior to Influitive, Rob held the same title at CollegeVine—the largest marketplace for college advisory services. Before that, Rob was SVP of Sales at Salary.com and VP of Sales at Intronis. Rob also held sales leadership and business development positions at Oracle, Compuware (formerly Gomez), and Newmarket International.