After going public in September, Bentley Systems is making progress on gaining a public company experience. Bentley has appointed three new executives from leading public technology companies for the denoting operating positions at the company. Nicholas Cumins (Chief Product Officer) has succeeded Bhupinder Singh. He reports to Greg Bentley, CEO. Katriona Lord-Levins (Chief Success Officer) has joined in a new position and reports to Greg Bentley. Chris Bradshaw (Chief Marketing Officer) has succeeded Carey Mann. Bradshaw reports to Gus Bergsma, Chief Revenue Officer.
Prior to joining Bentley, Nicholas Cumins worked as general manager of SAP Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive marketing automation platform. He has product leadership experience of more than two decades with established and startup companies in multiple software industries. Katriona Lord-Levins worked for two decades at Autodesk in a variety of roles including building and leading the construction business unit customer success team. Previously, Chris Bradshaw was chief marketing and product officer of Blue Prism Group, a London-based software company that specializes in robotic process automation. Bradshaw also has a fabulous work experience of more than two decades at Autodesk in a variety of leadership roles, not to mention chief marketing officer.
Bentley is looking forward to gaining insights into public companies and benefit from the experiences of the newly appointed executives. Here is the press release issued by Bentley:
EXTON, Pa.—October 19, 2020—Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, announced today, following the initial public offering of its stock on September 23, the company’s successful recruitment for three significant operating positions. All three new executives are presently in place.
Greg Bentley said, “While Bentley Systems accomplished much throughout our 36 years of growth as a privately-held company, and I am proud of our executive talent depth, we obviously could not internally develop public company experience. The principal purpose of our IPO last month was to assure market liquidity for our colleagues, and especially executive shareholders, in advance of many anticipated retirements. In turn, for the executive opportunities accordingly created, our new higher profile as a public company serves to help attract world-class talent from top public technology companies.
“I enthusiastically welcome Nicholas Cumins, Kat Lord-Levins, and Chris Bradshaw to share their energy, wisdom, and especially their lessons learned within public companies. And on his retirement after 26 years, I particularly thank and congratulate Bhupinder Singh, truly a ‘foundation pillar’ of Bentley Systems!”
Chief Product Officer: Nicholas Cumins
Nicholas Cumins (based in Munich, Germany) reports to Greg Bentley, CEO. He succeeds Bhupinder Singh, who has retired.
Nicholas leads the product organization, responsible for the definition, development, and adoption of Bentley’s software solutions for advancing infrastructure. He has over 20 years of product leadership experience with established and startup companies in multiple software industries. Prior to joining Bentley, Nicholas served as general manager of SAP Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive marketing automation platform. He also served as chief product officer of Scytl, a platform for online voting, in Barcelona, and senior vice president of product with OpenX, a pioneer in programmatic advertising, in Los Angeles. Before OpenX, Nicholas had already served in a variety of senior roles at SAP, including product management, corporate strategy, and business development in the United States, Germany, and France. He earned master’s degrees in law and in business from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.
Chief Success Officer: Katriona Lord-Levins
Katriona Lord-Levins (based in San Francisco, CA) reports to Greg Bentley, CEO. The Chief Success Officer is a new position.
Kat is responsible for leading the user and enterprise success teams, which focus on helping users realize their business goals with Bentley technologies. By ensuring Bentley has established processes to deliver proven outcomes and listen to user needs, Kat works to make Bentley the solution of choice and create loyal users. Before joining Bentley, Kat worked for two decades at Autodesk in a variety of roles, the most recent of which focused on building and leading the construction business unit customer success team. Prior to Autodesk she worked at Alias Research in Toronto, a software company that produced high-end 3D graphics software. Kat studied computer science at the University of Toronto.
Chief Marketing Officer: Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw (based in Exton, PA) reports to Gus Bergsma, Chief Revenue Officer. He succeeds Carey Mann, who after 28 years becomes BSY’s inaugural Investor Relations Officer.
Chris was previously chief marketing and product officer of Blue Prism Group, a London-based software company that specializes in robotic process automation. There, Chris was responsible for vision, strategy, and road maps for the entire software portfolio. From 1991 until 2017, Chris served at Autodesk in a variety of leadership roles, including chief marketing officer, and created the Infrastructure Solutions Division. Earlier, he managed flight software development for the United States Air Force, where he guided the development, testing, and integration of on-board computer systems for two national space programs. Chris currently serves on the board of directors of Project Lead the Way, a non-profit that provides STEM education programs to K-12 students in the United States. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from Duke University.