Lara Mataac is OneSpan’s, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Lara brings nearly two decades of legal and compliance experience, focused on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and mergers and acquisitions for companies in public and private cloud-based technology.
Before joining OneSpan, Lara was General Counsel at Constant Contact, Inc., where she led the legal and compliance team during a period of transformation after the company’s spinout from Endurance International Group (EIG). Before Constant Contact, Lara spent eight years at EIG, most recently as Deputy General Counsel. At EIG, she was the legal lead for the company’s IPO, responsible for public company compliance, corporate governance, M&A, and employment matters. She was instrumental in EIG’s take-private transaction in February 2021. Before EIG, Lara was Corporate Legal Director at Bottomline Technologies. She was also a member of the corporate law department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Boston, Mass., and at Fenwick & West LLP in Mountain View, Calif. Lara holds a BA from Wellesley College and a JD from Stanford University.
Tom Aurelio is OneSpan’s Chief People Officer. He brings more than 30 years of global Human Resources leadership experience, primarily in software and cloud-based technology companies, where he helped companies align structure, processes, compensation, and capabilities to the business strategy that drives growth and profitability.
Tom most recently served as CHRO at Endurance International Group, a cloud-based IT services company. At Endurance, he provided strategic direction in talent management and development, organizational leadership, and culture initiatives. Prior to Endurance, Tom was CHRO at Criteo, a Paris-based global digital advertising company, where he rebuilt the human resources function to support rapid organic and inorganic growth. Prior to that, he served as SVP, People at Priceline.com, Co-Founder and President of SimpleCloudApps.com, and VP, Global HR Operations at Symantec. During his tenure at Symantec, the organization grew from 4,500 employees to over 21,000 employees across 220 global locations. Tom holds a BS in Management from Daemen College and an MBA from Canisius College.
Sameer Hajarnis is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Agreements. Sameer has more than two decades of experience in enterprise software and SaaS companies leading cross-functional teams, including managing business development, sales, strategic alliances, and customer success to improve the customer product and service experience. Before joining the OneSpan executive team, Sameer served as Vice President of Growth and Transformation, implementing growth and transformation strategies across the organization. Prior to joining OneSpan, Sameer spent 15 years at OpenText in various leadership positions across the organization’s Analytics division, including as Vice President of Professional Services, where he was responsible for scaling the Professional Services team to deliver enterprise analytic solutions to customers globally. Sameer brings a customer-centric mindset and business focus to the product function at OneSpan.
Sameer holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University and an MBA from the Institute of Management and Development & Research in India.
Mike Lillie is OneSpan’s Chief Information Officer. Mike is a highly accomplished executive with nearly 30 years of information technology leadership experience including keeping large-scale, highly complex enterprises agile by readily adopting new technologies, building best-in-class infrastructures, and delivering seamless organizational transitions. Mike most recently served as Global Chief Information Officer at Qlik. Prior to Qlik, he was CIO at Endurance International Group where he led the global information technology team and had responsibility for all infrastructure and technical operations, core data services, enterprise business systems, information security, compliance, and corporate IT services. Prior to Endurance, Mike was Vice President of Information Technology for Nuance Communications, Inc., a publicly-traded leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world, where he drove the transformation and automation of business processes.
Mike holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
Caroline Vignollet is OneSpan’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development. Caroline has more than 25 years of engineering experience, including both project and product management roles, operations and R&D. Throughout her career, Caroline has demonstrated an ability to influence large organizations to take both a digital and agile mindset.
Prior to OneSpan, Caroline was the Head of the Thales Digital Factory in Canada and in charge of accelerating the company’s digital transformation, focusing on a user centric approach while optimizing the innovation processes. Before Thales, she held various positions at digital security company Gemalto, based first in France and then Canada – and prior to that she spent time in Singapore managing software teams.
In addition to her current role, Caroline mentors women around the world helping them with their professional and personal development. In 2013, she was awarded French Digital Woman of the year by ‘l’Usine Nouvelle’.
Giovanni Verhaeghe is OneSpan’s Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. He has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and business transformation through technology innovation and acquisition. Giovanni has also created several hardware and software solutions in support of OneSpan’s platform strategy, working to maintain a balance between in-house and acquired technology in his role leading corporate strategy and technical operations.
Giovanni has served as OneSpan’s Director of Corporate Strategy and Intellectual Property Rights. Prior to joining OneSpan, Giovanni was IT-Manager at Vinçotte, a company specialized in safety, security and quality control. Giovanni holds a Bachelor of Applied Informatics from Howest (Bruges/Cardiff UK) and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Vlerick Business School.