Executive Team

Vin Riera

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Vin Riera joins as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Mynd. Mr. Riera joined Promethean World Limited (“Promethean”) as the Chief Executive Officer in January of 2017. Mr. Riera is an experienced global executive. Prior to joining Promethean, he served as Director and CEO of Collegis Education and, prior to Collegis, Mr. Riera served as Director and CEO of Edmentum, a leader in software curriculum and assessment solutions. In addition, Mr. Riera has also served in progressive leadership and general management roles at Gateway, Inc., Equant, Inc., now Orange Business Services, Verizon/MCI WorldCom, and GE Capital Commercial Direct. In addition to Mr. Riera’s broad software, computing, services, and education industry background, he also has a proven track record of developing compelling and strategic plans that drive transformational growth and shareholder value. Mr. Riera is a graduate of Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts with a BS Degree in Business Administration.

Arthur Giterman

Chief Financial Officer

Arthur Giterman joins as the Chief Financial Officer of Mynd leading the financial strategy, growth, and execution of the Company. Mr. Giterman joined Promethean as Chief Financial Officer in May 2023. Mr. Giterman has over 20 years of experience in financial, strategic, and operational leadership at high-growth global technology companies. Prior to Promethean, Mr. Giterman most recently held the role of CFO of Aptean, a global provider of targeted ERP, supply chain management, and compliance solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Giterman held the role of SVP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer at Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a market leader in the speech recognition and conversational AI space. Prior to joining Nuance Communications, Mr. Giterman held accounting and operation management roles at ART Technologies, Inc.  Mr. Giterman began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP., where he served clients in the Audit and Business Advisory Services groups. Mr. Giterman holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University. 

Allyson Krause

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Allyson Krause joins as the Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Mynd. Ms. Krause will all serve as the Mynd.ai, Inc. Company Secretary. Ms. Krause joined Promethean as Head of Legal for North America in July 2010. Ms. Krause has served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Promethean since July 2014. Ms. Krause is responsible for all commercial legal matters globally, as well as ensuring Promethean’s compliance with privacy laws and regulations wherever Promethean conducts business. Prior to joining Promethean, Ms. Krause has held several legal positions in both the public and private sectors, including six years as in-house counsel to Southwire Company and six years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, USA. Ms. Krause holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Spanish from Brandeis University, and a law (Juris Doctor) degree from Emory University.

Lance Solomon

Chief Product Officer

Lance Solomon joins as Chief Product Officer of Mynd leading product strategy, innovation, technology, and development. Prior to stepping into this role, Mr. Solomon joined Promethean in 2018 as Executive Vice President of Operations, where he and his team brought Promethean products to market. Before joining Promethean, Mr. Solomon was an executive at Amazon Web Services, where he was responsible for the team delivering networking and power technology used by AWS customers. Prior to that, Mr. Solomon held progressive leadership roles at Logitech, Cisco, and Intel delivering market-leading products, unlocking growth opportunities, and improving operational efficiency and profitability. Mr. Solomon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ronan O’Loan

Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer

Ronan O’Loan joins as the Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer of Mynd. Mr. O’Loan joined Promethean in February 2020 as Chief HR Officer and brings over 25 years of HR experience in the technology industry. Mr. O’Loan is responsible for the strategic direction of all aspects of Promethean’s global people agenda including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, systems and analytics, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, learning, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and employee communications. Mr. O’Loan most recently served as CHRO for F5 Networks leading them through a period of CEO, strategy, organizational, and culture transition. Prior to F5 Networks, Mr. O’Loan led the corporate Talent & Organizational Development group for CVS Health in Providence RI, was Chief Talent Officer for Freescale Semiconductor in Austin TX (now part of NXP), and created and led Microsoft’s global Change Management and Organizational Development function. Mr. O’Loan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queens University Belfast, N. Ireland, and a Master’s in Business Administration, specializing in International Finance and HR, from the Open University, UK.

Matthew Cole

Executive Vice President – Global Sales

Matthew Cole joins as the Executive Vice President – Global Sales of Mynd. Mr. Cole has served as Executive Vice President – Global Sales at Promethean since January 2023. Mr. Cole joined Promethean in 2019 as Senior Vice President -Sales to drive profitable revenue growth, customer experience and retention, and employee satisfaction. Prior to Promethean, Mr. Cole directed teams at Xerox to market and launch the latest print services offerings and the largest portfolio of new technology in the company’s history. Mr. Cole earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration And Management at Lehigh University.

Paul Heffernan

Executive Vice President – Operations

Paul Heffernan joins as the Executive Vice President – Operations of Mynd. Mr. Heffernan joined Promethean in July 2021 as Executive Vice President of Operations, leading the global operations division and bringing our Promethean products to market. Mr. Heffernan leads Promethean’s sourcing, supply & demand planning, distribution & logistics, quality, and customer services operations. Prior to joining Promethean, Mr. Heffernan worked in numerous industries, including consumer products, heavy industry, and automotive. Mr. Heffernan also held leadership roles at Broan-NuTone, Joy Global, and PACCAR, developing world-class sourcing and supply chain operations focused on improving the overall customer experience. Mr. Heffernan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Western Washington University and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

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