As the Global Leader of Ipsos Social Intelligence Analytics (SIA) since 2017, Leendert directs Synthesio day-to-day operations and coordinates SIA’s two strategic business units – technology & services. He holds degrees in Political Sciences from the University of Louvain in Belgium and from Science Po, (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and has over 20 years of experience in market research, more than half of which has been focused on social intelligence. He is a speaker in various international conferences and has been a special advisor to European institutions. Leendert is passionate about art and spends his spare time in museums and art galleries to discover new talents.
Chris HalvorsenChief Revenue Officer
Chris oversees business development, sales, account management, and sales operations to support the growing market demand for the Synthesio Social Intelligence Suite. Chris has 15 years of sales leadership experience and has held multiple sales leadership positions at both startups and public companies. Outside of work, Chris likes to spend time with his wife and three great kids.
Julien PléeChief Technology Officer
Julien drives innovation, including multilingual information retrieval, automated content extraction, and natural language processing. He ensures Synthesio engineers execute on the product roadmap and vision. Julien has ten years experience leading engineering teams in the French startup space. Before Synthesio, he worked as a Deputy CTO managing 80 developers. During his spare time, Julien enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and dancing Latin dances.
Sacha VaguelsyVP of Products
Sacha is in charge of running the end-to-end product lifecycle. Sacha’s team is the bridge between engineering and customers, running all aspects of the product including product releases, roadmap and vision. Sacha has seven years of experience in B2B tech with companies of all sizes. Outside of work, Sacha enjoys many activities, including being a movie aficionado, building his furniture, and playing lots of video games.
Vijay RenganathanVP of Global Solutions
Vijay leads a team of solutions engineers who provide expert technical consulting and scoping. His team is also tasked with serving as a bridge between customer objectives and product use, in-tandem with the revenue teams. Vijay has more than a decade of experience working in social media and digital marketing, both on the service side and as a customer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and singing karaoke competitively.
Ehti SayyedVP of Global Client Growth
Ehti has been at Synthesio for over five years. During this time, he’s been in client-focused and account management roles. He is now leading the client success and account management teams globally. His main goals are successful implementations and happy customers. His international experience and knowledge are invaluable as he’s worked in client-focused roles across the United States of America, England, and Asia Pacific.