Mr. Brown arrives at SevOne with over 20 years of experience leading and consulting financial operations of high-growth, public companies. Prior to his new role, Mr. Brown served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Vice President at Pegasystems, Inc., a publicly-traded, global business process management software provider. He was previously a Senior Vice President in the finance group at Salesforce.com, a leading provider of cloud computing software applications. Over the course of his nine years at Salesforce.com, Mr. Brown led the treasury and tax functions, real estate, and collections teams. Prior to Salesforce.com, he spent five yearsat Cisco Systems, preceded by his public accounting years at PwC and Arthur Andersen. He is a certified public accountant and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Southern Utah University, along with a Master’s Degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.
“Rafe’s extensive experience in finance and global operations management in the technology industry makes him the ideal executive to drive SevOne’s performance forward,” said Jack Sweeney, CEO, SevOne. “His proven track-record of successfully leading public companies, spearheading and integrating acquisitions and positioning companies for rapid growth, will enable us to build upon our industry leadership position.”
Rafe’s appointment follows a successful year of company growth and investment. The company continued to enhance its solutions portfolio each quarter, secured a $50 million Series-C financing round led by Westfield Capital Management and Bain Capital Ventures in September, moved its corporate headquarters to Boston and opened up a 50,000-square foot Technology and Innovation Center on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark, Delaware in October.
“I am excited about joining SevOne at this pivotal time in the company’s history. Cloud, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the way the world works,” said Rafe Brown. “SevOne is uniquely positioned to enable the success of the world’s largest organizations as they scale their digital infrastructure to meet their customers’ 21st century demands. I’m committed to building a data-driven culture that remains focused on our customer’s success while bringing discipline and focus to the company’s aggressive growth trajectory.”