Meet the Team
We share your vision of a simpler, more efficient way to manage chemical data. Join us and see how we’ll make your vision a reality.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ernie Connon | President & Chief Executive Officer
As president and chief executive officer for SiteHawk, Connon is responsible for leading the company and interfacing with customers, employees, investors and stakeholders. Previously, Connon served as worldwide vice president of industry solutions with IBM’s Software Group and president and CEO of Curam Software, Inc., the leading provider of social enterprise management software solutions, which was acquired by IBM in 2011. He has also held senior executive leadership positions at Avesair Inc., Oracle Corporation and British Telecom. Connon is a graduate in business and computer science from Kingston University in London, England.
Chief Financial Officer
Douglas Thede | Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Thede is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership to support SiteHawk’s growth and expansion. Prior to joining SiteHawk, Thede served as chief financial officer at MicroStrategy® Incorporated, a leading provider of enterprise software platforms. He also spent many years working for both multinational, public enterprises as well as several of the large public accounting firms. Thede holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University located in Oxford, Ohio. He is also a certified public accountant.
Chief Marketing Officer
Kimberley Williams | Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer for SiteHawk, Williams is responsible for Sales, Marketing, and product initiatives to accelerate overall business and industry-specific growth. An enterprise software veteran, Williams brings over 20 years of implementation, product management, and marketing experience from enterprise software giants including Informatica, Curam Software, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Accenture. Williams holds a master’s in production and operations research and management information systems from Virginia Tech.
Chief Operations & Technology Officer
Tom Deise | Chief Operations & Technology Officer
As chief operations and technology officer, Deise leads SiteHawk’s information technology and customer services teams. His extensive experience in operational excellence and strategic use of technology drives SiteHawk’s commitment to providing exemplary customer service and innovative solutions. Deise has held executive and leadership roles at software startups, Diona and Curam Software, as well as consulting and technology firms, IBM and Accenture. Deise earned a master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Loyola University of Maryland. He is also a certified project management professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Sumant Anand | Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Sumant Anand is Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Anand leads global sales and business development to expand SiteHawk’s customer base and revenue. Sumant is a senior software executive with 27 years global experience in the enterprise software industry across Health and Human Services, Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Telecommunication. He is a skilled executive who thrives in a high-growth, entrepreneurial environment with the proven ability to enable businesses to scale. Sumant has extensive expertise working with software companies to build and lead global sales teams to accelerate business results. Due to Sumant’s skill, his previous companies, Versatility and Curam Software, were acquired by Oracle and IBM respectively. Prior to joining SiteHawk, Sumant held senior roles at EngagePoint, IBM, Curam Software, Oracle, Nissan, Motorola, and Tata Consultancy Services.
Vice President, Industry & Innovation
David Williams | Vice President, Industry & Innovation
Combining over 20 years of software industry experience and the passion for creating world-class products David Williams has successfully designed and delivered products for companies including Bridgestone/Firestone, MSN and Google. A career centered on the distribution of vital content for business, he was critical for bringing one of the first SaaS solutions for managing content for digital billboards used for public information and advertising. Currently, David is responsible for leading the innovation and evolution of SiteHawk products which are focused on the collection, interpretation, and distribution of data critical to the EH&S industry.
Vice President, Product & Solutions
Josh Edwards | Vice President, Product & Solutions
As the Vice President of Product and Solutions, Edwards plays a vital role driving SiteHawk’s business development and client solutions. His extensive experience in leading Sales personnel and forging strategic initiatives has transformed SiteHawk’s industry presence. Through tactful assessment of the marketplace and customer needs, Edwards collaborates with the product team to lead enhancements and create new solutions. Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Tennessee.
Vice President, Digital
Steve Gaitten | Vice President, Digital
Steve Gaitten is the Vice President of Digital at SiteHawk. Gaitten leads digital advertising, social media and web site operations. Beginning his career at consumer Internet giant AOL in the mid-1990s, Gaitten earned 3 US patents for his innovative work in online transactional systems. Gaitten has gone on to found digital practices across multiple verticals including enterprise software, higher education and automotive. Gaitten is a Google Certified Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Lehigh University. Prior to SiteHawk, Gaitten led digital teams at Bamboo Solutions, Hobsons, MicroPact and Team Velocity.
Vice President, Information Technology
James Naron | Vice President, Information Technology
As the Vice President of Information Technology, Naron leads the development, quality assurance, and infrastructure teams at SiteHawk. He brings over 15 years experience in software development and IT. Prior to joining SiteHawk, he served on the Enterprise Architecture Committee for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services for the State of Kentucky. Naron earned both a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis.
Vice President, Customer and Content Services
Brooke Marcum | Vice President, Customer and Content Services
Brooke Marcum has over 12 years’ experience in customer service and management with a specific focus in the chemical and computer manufacturing industry. Since 2004, Ms. Marcum has focused her efforts at SiteHawk on chemical information management, project management, customer education and communication, and production management. Marcum has been integral in the growth, development and management of the customer and content services personnel and processes. In addition, she serves on the design team related to software enhancement and new feature development. Marcum earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Middle Tennessee State University.