TrustRadius Executive Team
Vinay Bhagat – Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Vinay is an entrepreneur passionate about tackling big problems. Vinay conceived TrustRadius after experiencing challenges when buying enterprise solutions at his last company. In 1999, Vinay founded Convio, the leading SaaS platform for nonprofits. In April 2010, Convio became a public company, and was acquired in May 2012 for $325 million. Prior to Convio, Vinay was a Director at Trilogy Software and a Consultant at Bain & Company in London, Hong Kong and Kiev. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, an MS Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a MA Engineering Information Sciences from Cambridge University with First Class Honors. When he’s not working, Vinay loves playing with his kids, swimming and the occasional squash game.
Scott Miller – Co-Founder & VP of Product
Prior to TrustRadius, Scott was Chief Revenue Officer at Vast.com, an operator of Internet white-label search and advertising solutions for the automotive, real estate, and travel industries delivered via a SaaS platform. Prior to Vast.com, Scott was with SolarWinds, a low-cost provider of Enterprise IT management solutions, where he held various leadership roles including founding and managing the company's Asia-Pacific operations. Before SolarWinds, Scott was a Senior Associate at Austin Ventures, a Co-Founder and CTO of a tech start-up, and held various roles in sales, marketing, and product management at pcOrder.com and Trilogy Software. Scott has an MBA from Harvard Business School and M.Eng. and SB degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When not in the office, Scott is an avid poker player, golfer and runner.
Scott Brittain – VP of Engineering
Scott Brittain was previously CTO of Snap Kitchen where he built a digital team responsible for 20% of total revenue after one year of operation. He has had multiple start-up wins as cofounder or executive including Solarwinds (IPO), Kalivo (acquisition), and iMark.com (acquisition). Scott has 20 years of experience leading software development, QA, and PM. He has operational and cultural experience in Eastern Europe, China and India. For example, he grew Solarwinds engineering 42% internationally in 20 months. Scott has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.
Patrick Hansen – VP of Customer Success
Patrick brings a unique blend of professional services leadership and technical innovation to TrustRadius. Patrick currently leads the TrustRadius Customer Success team in delivering value to customers via review management programs. Previously, Patrick was the Director of Go! Services at Convio (now a Blackbaud company), where he established and led an award-winning services program to scale Convio’s adoption among small to mid-sized charities through a community-oriented approach (2014 TSIA Vision Award). Prior to Convio, Patrick was a community organizer with Campaigns for People and a Staff Engineer at IBM. Patrick holds an MPA from Indiana University, a B.E. from the Thayer School of Engineering, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with High Honors. Outside of the office, Patrick enjoys cycling, bass fishing, and family time, especially in northern Wisconsin.
Andrew Lamb – VP of Sales
Andrew brings 20 years of sales experience from the 'dotcom' era and Austin startups to TrustRadius as our sales leader. Most recently Andrew helped outboundEngine and ObjectRocket, a Rackspace Company, scale their sales teams. Prior to that, he helped grow Spiceworks from $5M to $70M. Andrew cut his teeth in sales with Hotjobs.com (which was acquired by Yahoo!), where he helped grow the strategic sales team. Andrew holds a BA in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. When not whiteboarding with his team, you might find Andrew relaxing on a hike with his family or taking in a show at The Moody Theatre.
Russ Somers – VP of Marketing
Russ was an early customer of TrustRadius and found it to be a powerful platform for driving growth, so he’s a natural fit to lead the marketing team. He balances a data-driven approach and an interest in growth hacks with narrative instincts honed by years as a songwriter and performer. Russ has led marketing teams for high-growth startups including TrendKite, Invodo, and sonarDesign, and he started his marketing career with Fortune 500 companies including Dell and Sabre Holdings. He holds an MBA and a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Russ spends his spare time with his family, as well as collecting and restoring vintage guitars.
Tom Sloss – VP of Finance
Tom oversees TrustRadius’ finance function and brings almost 20 years of software startup company experience to the team. Prior to joining TrustRadius, he was with OutboundEngine, Cesura, Allen Technologies, and Surgient. Tom holds a B.S. in accounting from Auburn University and an MBA in finance and international business from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. He loves Austin’s live music scene and has been known to book bands to play his backyard.
Megan Headley – VP of Research
Megan leads Research at TrustRadius. The Research mission is to ensure TrustRadius delivers high quality, useful and, above all, trustworthy user feedback to help prospective software buyers make more informed decisions. Before joining TrustRadius, Megan was Director of Sales and Marketing at Stratfor, where she was in charge of growing the company's B2C revenue stream through email marketing and other channels. She also worked as a reporter at the Houston Chronicle and the Texas Observer. She holds MA degrees in Journalism and Latin American Studies from the University of Texas. She enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking.