Leadership


Razat Gaurav

Razat GauravChief Executive Officer

Razat Gaurav is chief executive officer of Planview, joining the company in 2021. Razat has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space, with a proven track record of driving innovation-based growth and scaling up technology businesses. He is a trusted advisor to leading executives, boards and investors on topics related to digital transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining Planview, Razat was the CEO of LLamasoft, the leader in AI-based supply chain design and decisioning software. At LLamasoft, he drove an expanded product vision combined with a purpose-driven culture enabling the company to more than double its revenue in three years and resulted in a successful $1.5 billion acquisition by Coupa in November 2020. Prior to LLamasoft, Razat held leadership positions at Blue Yonder, i2 Technologies and Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice. He also served on the Board of Directors of Sparta Systems and LLamasoft. Razat was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020.

Razat serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) department. He is also engaged in various philanthropic and policy initiatives related to medical research, STEM education across minorities and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Razat graduated with honors in Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Louise K. Allen

Louise K. AllenChief Product Officer

Louise K. Allen is chief product officer responsible Planview’s Products organization spanning product strategy, positioning, and roadmaps for Planview’s Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic product direction with a passion for delivering innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. Louise has been a driving force in Planview’s diversity and inclusion initiative by co-founding [email protected] ERG.

Louise joined Planview in 2008 from QuickArrow, where she served as vice president of product strategy and drove the company from self-funded startup to consistently profitable. She also has held leadership positions with Tivoli Systems, an IBM company, and NetQoS. Louise has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Trinity University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Mik Kersten

Dr. Mik KerstenChief Technology Officer

Dr. Mik Kersten is the chief technology officer at Planview, joining the company in 2022 through the acquisition of Tasktop, where he was CEO. Mik founded Tasktop and is the best-selling author of “Project To Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework®“. Mik’s experiences working with some of the largest digital transformations in the world has led him to identify the critical gap between business leaders and technologists, resulting in his creation of the Flow Framework® to connect strategy to delivery. He started his career as a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC where he built the first aspect-oriented development environment. He then pioneered the integration of development environments with Agile and DevOps tools while working on his Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia. Founding Tasktop out of that research, Mik has written over one million lines of open-source code that are still in use today and has brought seven successful open-source and commercial products to market.

Beth Weeks

Beth WeeksExecutive Vice President, Development

Beth Weeks is executive vice president of development. She is responsible for managing and growing the development team while delivering on Planview’s product roadmap. Additionally, Beth sets the strategic direction for cloud platforms, tools, and processes for streamlining the day-to-day cloud operations, and for Planview’s security program and strategic initiatives. With more than 30 years of computer software experience, Beth has led Software as a Service (SaaS) transformations and helped product engineering organizations build and deliver enterprise software as SaaS and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Before joining Planview in 2017, Beth was senior vice president of product engineering and cloud operations at WP Engine, leading product development and cloud operations for multiple global data centers hosting more than 500,000 websites. She also has held leadership positions at Zilliant, Vignette (acquired by Open Text), and Intergraph. With a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Kentucky, Beth was inducted into their Hall of Distinction in 2014 and has served on the College of Engineering Deans Advisory Council for the last 10 years. Her distinctions include being honored as a Top 25 Profiles in Power & Woman of Influence by the Austin Business Journal.

Todd Watts

Todd WattsChief Customer Officer

Todd Watts is chief customer officer. Todd has extensive expertise in helping technology companies grow and scale their businesses by driving repeatable processes and initiatives that help drive profitability, customer success, and customer retention.

Prior to joining Planview, Todd was the chief operating officer at Clarizen. He has also held a variety of leadership positions at Adobe, leading services and partners through the acquisition of Marketo in 2018, as well as the global project management office across Adobe professional services. Previously, Todd served as Marketo’s group vice president of professional services. He has also held leadership positions at Omniture, Liquidity Services Inc, and Active Media. Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature from George Mason University.

Matt Zilli

Matt ZilliChief Revenue Officer

Matt Zilli leads the sales organization for Planview. Matt has 20 years of customer-focused experience, spanning Sales, Marketing, Support & Services, for hardware and software technology companies.

Matt joined Planview through the acquisition of Clarizen, where he was CEO. Prior to Clarizen, Matt helped Marketo grow from $60 million in revenue through its $4.75B acquisition by Adobe. He served in many roles at Marketo, including Chief Customer Officer, and was most recently Vice President, Sales at Adobe. He has a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Santa Clara University and a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Cameron van Orman

Cameron van OrmanChief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Cameron van Orman is executive vice president, chief strategy and marketing officer, responsible for the development and calibration of Planview’s corporate strategy and driving alignment from strategy to delivery to outcome realization. Cameron is also responsible for all aspects of Planview’s global marketing, digital demand generation, and customer marketing. Cameron has more than 20 years of enterprise leadership experience driving transformational change, business agility, and market growth.

Prior to joining Planview in 2019, Cameron held senior marketing positions at CA Technologies (now Broadcom), where he was instrumental in the integration of Rally into the CA portfolio, and he championed the internal Agile transformation of the CA marketing organization. Cameron also has served in strategy, marketing, sales, and operations roles at BlueArc, Pillar Data Systems, Sun Microsystems, and StorageTek. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and math from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Cameron is vice chairman of the board of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.

Jay Nelson

Jay NelsonChief People Officer

Jay Nelson is chief people officer. He is responsible for human resources, customer-facing enablement, organizational development, and culture and engagement initiatives to create a great place to work for all Planview team members. Jay has over 20 years of human resources experience leading HR teams, partnering with business leaders, and developing organizational capability and culture programs across diverse environments in technology, consumer packaged goods, and nonprofit sectors.

Before joining Planview in 2015, Jay was vice president of human resources at Vertafore, a midsize technology company serving the insurance industry. Prior to Vertafore, he held HR leadership roles at the Campbell Soup Co, as well as positions on several nonprofit agencies and boards. Jay has a master’s degree in human resources from the University of Scranton and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego.

Gary Ito

Gary ItoChief Financial Officer

Gary Ito is Planview’s Chief Financial Officer and joined the company in 2021. He leads the financial planning, accounting, revenue operations and corporate development teams. Gary has more than 30 years’ experience leading finance and related functions at leading software and technology companies.

Gary began his career at Nortel, where he held a variety of finance and general management positions in both North America and Asia. Most recently, he was CFO at DealerSocket helping lead the company to its successful sale to Solera. Prior to DealerSocket, he served as CFO of OutMatch, a predictive analytics HCM software company; and at Allegro, a global leader in energy trading and risk management software solutions. Earlier in his career he was CFO of Quadrem, a global B2B e-commerce company, growing the company through to its successful strategic sale to Ariba. Gary remained at Ariba as the customer success and professional services division’s CFO and head of operations.

Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the University of Toronto and an MBA in Finance from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also holds the CPA, CMA (Ontario, Canada) accounting designation and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada.

Chris Carsen

Chris CarsenChief Legal Officer

Chris Carsen is Chief Legal Officer at Planview, responsible for managing the legal function globally, including corporate governance, privacy, intellectual property, and litigation.  Chris joined Planview in July 2021 and has more than 20 years of technology and privacy law experience. Prior to joining Planview, Chris founded Carsen Law PLLC, providing outside general counsel and technology contracting services for clients across the United States. Previously, Chris was the General Counsel of Corel Corporation, a private-equity-held global B2B and consumer software company, as well as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Mattersight Corporation, a publicly-traded SaaS company.

Before going in-house, Chris spent the first half of her career in law firms in Chicago, including as a partner at Winston & Strawn, where she focused exclusively on IT commercial transactions, ecommerce, and privacy law. She is on the Advisory Board for Tend, a start-up offering a free tracking app for moms that tracks the invisible labor of motherhood, lightening the mental load carried by mothers and giving them a place to quantify the economic value of their work. Chris is a graduate of Cornell Law School and the University of Iowa, with degrees in History and Psychology.

Shalini Sankarshana

Shalini SankarshanaCountry Manager & Managing Director – India

Shalini is the managing director for Planview India, joining the company in 2022. An accomplished software product and technology leader, with a passion for people, Shalini has built and scaled enterprise platforms and products serving world’s top financial institutions across the globe for last 20+ years. She has built high-performing teams and strategic capabilities creating intrapreneurship and innovation culture, is a respected member of the Software Product Council for India’s premier industry body NASSCOM and is a trusted advisor & mentor to industry executives on Product scaling journey. Shalini is passionate about building the industry and ecosystem.

Prior to joining Planview, she was involved with Broadridge Financial Solutions since its inception, building up their securities processing business from India in various capacities across Strategy, Product Management, Engineering, Client onboarding and Professional Services while supporting Sales and Marketing. She also led their International Capital Markets and Investment Management business teams before joining Planview. At Broadridge Financial Solutions, Shalini led the transformation of their products, platforms and people as part of her remit while propelling the growth engine. She also specialized in building customer-facing capabilities that helped scale the business significantly.