DJ Chhabra joined Ascentis in 2011 as the chief executive officer. Prior to Ascentis, Mr. Chhabra was president of Enwisen, a software-as-a-service provider of HR communication solutions. During his tenure, Enwisen experienced significant growth and was successfully acquired by Lawson Software in January of 2011. Prior to Enwisen, Mr. Chhabra was vice president of global HCM product strategy and HR development for Oracle Corporation and was responsible for the Oracle and PeopleSoft HCM platform. Mr. Chhabra brings more than 23 years of experience in the human capital management industry including client organizations such as Cisco Systems, Synoptics, Seagate Technology and Micron Technology. Mr. Chhabra holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Boise State University. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.
Mike Cross joined Ascentis in 1995, and is the chief technical officer responsible for IT infrastructure, payroll operations and software quality assurance. Mr. Cross resides in and is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from California State University, Hayward in computer science.
Katie Goldberg joined Ascentis in 2013. As the director of product management she is responsible for defining overall product strategy, and defining and delivering the product roadmap. Mrs. Goldberg has 20 years of experience in various roles in the HCM industry, and prior to joining Ascentis, was a practice director for Infor HCM services. Ms. Goldberg holds a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) designation from the Society for Human Resources Management and the group benefit associate (GBA) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plan. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, and currently resides with her family in Atlanta, Ga.
Eugene Goyfman joined Ascentis in 2014 as part of the Starfield acquisition where he was responsible for leading product development, R&D, and quality assurance teams. He brings more than 17 years of experience in the technology, vendor management, and human capital management industries. As chief architect, Mr. Goyfman is responsible for building next generation technology foundations, fostering innovation, and overseeing other strategic technology initiatives. Mr. Goyfman holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Oakland University and resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife.
Dwight Matheny co-founded Ascentis in 1994 and has served within a wide variety of executive positions within Ascentis. Mr. Matheny is currently focused on future products and strategy in the area of employee benefits. Prior to co-founding Ascentis, he served in a variety of positions at Microsoft including product manager during the successful initial launch of Microsoft Windows®. Mr. Matheny is an advisory board member for HR.com’s Institute for Human Resources. He received his bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University and currently resides in Carnation, Wash.
Vipin Mehta joined Ascentis in 2012. As senior director of product development, he is responsible for building and growing the Ascentis technology platform. Mr. Mehta brings more than 19 years of experience in software consultancy, engineering, and product development. In the past, he oversaw software development and technology in a med-tech startup. As director of payroll product development at Oracle, he was deeply involved in the human capital management applications domain. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology in India. He and his family reside in San Ramon, Calif.
Gwen Sheridan joined Ascentis in 2013. She oversees client services and support. Prior to joining Ascentis, she worked at PayScale and the Corporate Executive Board. Ms. Sheridan is a graduate of Princeton University, and holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. A Seattle native, she serves on the board of directors of Page Ahead, a non-profit organization that gives books to children in Washington State.
Dianna Sovine joined the Ascentis marketing team in 2006. Ms. Sovine has more than 15 years of corporate marketing experience in a variety of industries, including tourist railroading, healthcare, aerospace and defense, and technology. At Ascentis, she focuses on core marketing disciplines that include marketing automation, online marketing, brand management and demand generation. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in marketing and management and resides in Kirkland, Wash.
Joelle Vail joined Ascentis in 2012. She has 20 years of experience in the human capital marketplace, with 15 years at Paychex. Ms. Vail is a graduate of University of Rochester with management certification at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business. She resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two sons.
Jilbert Washten joined Ascentis in 2014 and oversees the company’s financial and administrative teams as the chief financial officer. He joined Ascentis from Cloudmark, where as VP of finance and accounting he was focused on the company’s financial reporting, accounting service, internal controls and all aspects of financial accounting. Mr. Washten brings more than 15 years of broad-based experience in finance and corporate accounting. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, with an emphasis in economics and international management. He resides in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and daughter.