Who is Galvanize?
We don’t just make technology—we provide the tools that strengthen individuals and entire organizations, so they can achieve great things and change the world in the process.
Just a few things we’ve helped our customers do
We make it easy for our customers to make a direct impact on the world every day, and that’s what motivates us to do what we do.
Spot financial transactions that were intended to fund drug cartels, terrorism, and organized crime.
Clean supply chains to eliminate the risk of illicit activities like child labor.
Expose health care providers trying to defraud taxpayers with unnecessary procedures and prescriptions.
Our values strengthen us
We relentlessly pursue the evangelism of our customers, because we want them to be as excited about our vision for the future as we are. Everyone who touches Galvanize becomes a part of our community.
We lead through ambiguity—embracing what we don’t know—because when we encounter the unexpected, we grow the most. By experimenting and failing, we find new ways to push Galvanize forward toward our mission.
We share openly of ourselves, celebrate what matters, work through our frustrations, and geek out over our passions. We speak out, even when it’s easier to stay quiet (we call it “putting the moose on the table.”) Above all, we let ourselves shine, communicate from the heart, and listen.
Meet our leadership team
President & CEO, Galvanize
Laurie Schultz is responsible for leading the transformation of Galvanize’s global business by mobilizing talent toward category disruption and IPO.
With 30 years of experience, Laurie has led several multimillion-dollar software businesses where she has both doubled revenues and doubled profits by empowering change and relentlessly focusing on the “right critical few.”
Since being appointed CEO of Galvanize in 2011, Laurie has successfully repositioned the company to one of Canada’s top 100 and Best Managed employers; enjoying “top quad” analyst recognition on a build/buy/re-brand formula obsessed with disrupting its category while profitably delivering high double digit revenue growth.
President, Cybersecurity Solutions
Vivek has deep-rooted experience & DNA in building and managing technology and services risk management & security companies. His vision in 2003 was to build a company committed to making it easier for organizations to manage their risk and compliance initiatives.
Chief Technology Officer
Keith Cerny is responsible for R&D, Cloud Operations, and Security for Galvanize’s award-winning software products. He has more than 18 years’ experience leading software engineering and IT teams at Vancouver-based technology companies including Chancery, Pivotal, and Sage.
For more than 15 years, John Lauinger has overseen Galvanize’s legal affairs, the last four years as a core member of Galvanize’s senior leadership team. John is responsible for all legal affairs relating to Galvanize’s business, including legal GRC, managing Galvanize’s intellectual property, and overseeing Galvanize’s M&A transactions, global corporate structure, and related compliance.
Meet our board of directors
Galvanize’s commitment to diversity and inclusion extends all the way to our board of directors, 50% of whom are female, including our CEO, Laurie Shultz, who was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for three consecutive years.
Executive Chair, Board
Technology entrepreneur Harald Will started the commercial operations of what was then called ACL in 1987, growing it to be the leading audit analytic software company in the world. His vision and guidance set the company on a trajectory to becoming the leading provider of enterprise governance software powered by data automation.
Chair of Board
Eric has 30 years of business experience, having worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 conglomerates to start-ups in the US, Europe, and Canada. Eric came to Vancouver from the San Francisco Bay Area as CFO, to help turn around the world’s leading business intelligence reporting software company, Crystal Decisions, now owned by SAP. His prior experience spans the retail, consumer products, food, and banking industries.
Chief Operating Officer, Marketo
Greg has been in the technology industry for more than 30 years, leading international go-to-market and operations teams of all sizes. He has been involved in multiple M&A activities on both the buy and sell side including Crystal Decisions, Business Objects, and most recently Marketo where, as COO, he was part of leading a significant transformation in advance of its sale to Adobe. Greg has served on Galvanize’s board since 2010.
President, CEO, Galvanize
Laurie Schultz is responsible for leading the transformation of Galvanize’s global business by mobilizing talent toward category disruption and double-digit growth.
Carolyn Devine Saint
Chief Audit Executive, University of Virginia
Carolyn Devine Saint is the Chief Audit Executive of the University of Virginia. Appointed in April 2015, she is responsible for the leadership of the University Audit Department, an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Health System. Saint is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and serves as a key leader in enhancing and protecting organizational value by providing risk based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.
Founder, NAVEX Global
Shanti is a seasoned entrepreneur and operator with more than 20 years of experience building innovative, fast-growth organizations.
She is the founder of NAVEX Global, the world’s largest ethics and compliance software and services company. Under Shanti’s leadership, NAVEX grew from less than $5 million in revenues to more than $200 million, becoming one of the most recognized brands in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and exceeding a billion dollar valuation.
Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Rob is a partner on Norwest Venture Partners’ growth equity team and joined Galvanize’s board with the firm’s strategic minority investment in Galvanize. He focuses on growth equity and buyout investments in the technology-enabled services and consumer industries. Rob’s current investments include Galvanize, Avetta, Bailey 44, Cority, Kendra Scott Design, PCA Skin, and TurnItIn. Rob was previously involved with Norwest’s investments in 1010data (acquired by Advance) and The Retail Equation (acquired by Appriss).