HP Autonomy, a division of HP Software, is the world’s leading provider of human information software. HP Autonomy helps thousands of organizations worldwide to process, store, and index human friendly information. Using our technology, these organizations are able to understand their information to gain a competitive advantage and seize more opportunities, as they reduce data complexity and cost, and protect themselves against risk. The management at HP Autonomy is a synergistic, highly experienced team, with many having served as founders and CEOs of the original businesses acquired by Autonomy that they now run. HP Autonomy brings together extensive domain expertise in the areas of backup and recovery, archiving, eDiscovery, enterprise content management, records management, information governance, analytics, enterprise search, and web content management and optimization.
SVP & General Manager HP Autonomy
Robert Youngjohns is senior vice president and general manager of the HP Autonomy business unit, within HP Software. He is responsible for driving the meaning-based computing mission to enable companies to analyze and draw business value from unstructured information. Known for being a technology evangelist, Youngjohns has more than 30 years of sales, marketing, strategic business development, and general management experience in the technology industry.
He joined HP from Microsoft, where he was most recently president of Microsoft North America. Before he joined Microsoft, Youngjohns was president and CEO of Callidus Software, a $120M public company, where he initiated the company's transition from traditional enterprise software to SaaS (Software as a Service). He previously spent 10 years at Sun Microsystems, where he held a variety of leadership positions in sales and general management, both regionally and globally. Youngjohns also had a successful 18-year career at IBM, holding key leadership roles from deep technology specialization to general management.
Youngjohns holds a Master's degree with honors in Physics and Philosophy from Oriel College, Oxford University. He is based in Sunnyvale, California at Moffett Towers.
Technical & Customer Services
Donald Avant is head of Technical and Customer Services at HP Autonomy. In this role, Avant has worldwide responsibility for the post-sales functions at HP Autonomy, including Professional Services, Technical Support, and Education and Customer Programs. Prior to joining HP Autonomy, Avant held various leadership positions in internal operations at Ernst & Young Global, including senior roles in the Global IT and Global Business Services divisions. Prior to Ernst & Young, he worked for Arthur Andersen and the Bechtel Corporation in assorted service delivery and client-facing roles. Avant holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Chief Technology Officer
Fernando Lucini is chief technology officer of HP Autonomy. He is responsible for defining the overall technology vision and strategy for HP Autonomy, including the long-term product roadmap and evangelism to customers as well as the rest of HP. Lucini oversees and sponsors some of the world’s largest and most complex information systems across a range of industries.
Since 2000, Lucini has held various leadership positions at HP Autonomy, including Chief Architect, defining the strategy for the core IDOL platform and general technology direction, as well as global head of Presales, global head of Support, and CTO for Autonomy’s compliance and litigation technologies.
Lucini has a technical background, and has been critical in the launch of many new algorithms and products, including the launch of Autonomy’s healthcare and compliance division leading to the purchase of ZANTAZ and Interwoven. He is also founding member of Autonomy Asia, where he spent four years in Singapore.
Lucini brings years of experience in enterprise-level software applications. Prior to joining HP Autonomy, he was solutions manager for LeadingSide, Inc., where he was responsible for determining solutions strategy across the enterprise. He holds a BEng Hons in Communications and Electronic Engineering from the University of Kent, and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid.
Maurice FitzGerald is vice-president of Customer Advocacy for HP Autonomy. He is responsible for the continuous measurement and improvement of customers’ experience with HP Autonomy products and services.
Prior to joining HP Autonomy in May 2012, Maurice held similar responsibilities for HP’s Enterprise Business in EMEA and worked as EMEA Chief of Staff since 2002. He held various business and functional management positions in software, hardware and services though his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett-Packard.
Global Sales & Channel
Don Leeke is vice president of HP Autonomy’s Global Sales and Operations. He is responsible for customer engagement and satisfaction, the global sales team, and operational excellence. With nearly 20 years of enterprise sales and management experience, Leeke brings a passion for his employees, customers, and enterprise technology.
Prior to joining HP, Leeke held senior leadership roles within Nokia and Microsoft. At Microsoft, he was vice president and enterprise product group lead for Microsoft Canada, responsible for leading a 166-person sales and technical organization and generating over $1B in revenue in the enterprise, public sector, and midmarket segments.
Prior to Microsoft, Leeke spent eight years at HP as Great Lakes Area manager, where he managed a $190M annual business focused on HP hardware and software solutions. Leeke holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree from Franklin College.
Rohit de Souza
GM, Information Analytics & Search
Rohit de Souza is general manager of HP Autonomy’s Information Analytics and Unified Information Access (Search) portfolio, including the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) product that is the heart of the HP Autonomy value proposition.
Prior to this role, he served as the vice president and general manager of HP's Retail Publishing Solutions within the Inkjet & Web Solutions Business where he led a team that was responsible for hardware, software, and web services development, deployment, operations, sales, and support of publishing solutions for HP's retail customers worldwide.
De Souza joined HP in 2008 and brings nearly 25 years of blue chip, strategic technology, and change management experience to the role. He has driven results at both large enterprise technology companies and smaller, early stage ventures in a global context. Prior to joining HP, de Souza served as chief executive of a private equity backed venture to assemble and operate a global engineering services company. He has held senior management roles at Thrasys (a joint venture with Siemens), Siebel Systems, and SAP A.G., and was responsible for B2B exchanges and expanding the global applications business at Oracle Corporation.
De Souza also spent eight years at Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., a strategic management consulting firm, providing operations strategy and transformation management consulting to global clients. He began his career at Intel Corporation and spent six years in a series of strategic planning and controller positions in the Components Technology and Manufacturing Group.
De Souza holds dual Masters degrees in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Madras University in India.
GM, Data Protection
David Jones is general manager of HP Autonomy’s Enterprise Data Protection portfolio. He has global responsibility for defining and executing the business vision, strategy, and goals for HP Autonomy’s Data Protection portfolio, including HP Data Protector, HP Connected Backup, and HP LiveVault.
Jones joined HP through their acquisition of Autonomy shortly after Autonomy acquired Iron Mountain Digital, where he was the executive vice president of Digital Services and responsible for leading the digital services portfolio including archiving, eDiscovery, and data protection.
Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Jones was the managing director with Velocity Partners, where he focused on helping data center software companies expand into new market segments and drive strategic partnerships. Jones has also served as President and CEO for three enterprise software businesses, including Njini, Inc., Network Physics, and Ambrent. He has held executive management positions at Cisco Systems, NETSYS Technologies, and Quantum Corporation.
Jones holds an MBA from Stanford University, with a concentration in Marketing and Operations, and a BA degree in Economics and Political Science from Tufts University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
GM, Marketing Optimization
Rafiq Mohammadi serves as General Manager of HP Autonomy’s Marketing Optimization portfolio, where he oversees all HP Autonomy solutions, targeting the marketing, web, and customer-facing segments. He is actively engaged with customers and solution development.
Mohammadi has more than 15 years of experience in the content management space and is highly respected in the industry. He served as Group CTO of Autonomy, after the completion of Autonomy's acquisition of Interwoven and co-founded iManage, Inc. in 1995. Mohammadi was also CTO at iManage, where he was a key member of the team that successfully built the company from a start-up, to a profitable and growing publicly traded software company that went IPO within four years. After Interwoven's acquisition of iManage in 2004, Rafiq was CTO of Interwoven for four years, where he helped the company establish its dominant market leadership in both web content management and document management.
Rafiq holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
GM, Enterprise Content Management
Neil Araujo is the General Manger of HP Autonomy’s Enterprise Content Management portfolio. He has global responsibility for driving the strategy and execution for HP Autonomy’s Policy-driven Information Management, Records Management, Legal Content Management, Business Process Management, and Document Management solutions, including HP TRIM, HP Flow, HP ControlPoint, HP WorkSite, HP Records Manager, and HP Process Automation.
Prior to HP Autonomy, Araujo was one of the original founders of iManage, Inc., where he was a key member of the team that successfully built the company from a start-up to a profitable and growing publicly traded software company that went IPO in four years, before the company was acquired by Interwoven in 2004. At Interwoven, Araujo played a key role in driving the strategy and growing the professional services division’s market share in the legal market from 40% to 75%. He also played an instrumental role in expanding the business into new adjacent vertical markets and geographies, which doubled the division’s revenue in three years.
Araujo earned his MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
GM, eDiscovery & Information Archiving
Mike Sullivan is General Manager of HP Autonomy’s Information Archiving and eDiscovery portfolio, and oversees all aspects of operations including global infrastructure, data centers, customer and technical support, professional services, and electronic discovery operations. He is actively engaged with customers and solution development.
Sullivan founded Steelpoint Technologies in 1993 and served as CEO and President, until the company was acquired by ZANTAZ in August of 2004. Under his leadership, Steelpoint achieved outstanding revenue and profit growth and was recognized as one of the fastest growing software companies in the US. Sullivan was recognized twice by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year and is credited with helping Steelpoint, and later ZANTAZ, establish a dominant market position as a provider of solutions for electronic discovery, litigation support, and digital archiving in a hosted model.
Sullivan began his career as a software developer with Raytheon Company and went on to hold management positions at technology consulting companies focused on content management technologies. He is a graduate of Bentley College, with degrees in Computer Information Systems and Business Management. He is also an accomplished pianist.
GM, Marketing & Emerging Technology
Andrew Joiner is the general manager of HP Autonomy’s Emerging Technology division and head of global marketing for HP Autonomy. He has primary responsibility for all of HP Autonomy’s global marketing efforts, which includes solution and product marketing, awareness, lead and demand center planning and execution, as well as analyst and press relations. Joiner is responsible for all phases of the emerging product portfolio which includes Aurasma, ExploreCloud, and Media Aggregation Service (MAS). Aurasma is the world’s leading augmented reality technology with over 20,000 partners and six million users. Joiner also leads ExploreCloud and MAS, HP Autonomy’s flagship social and multichannel analytics products hosted in the HP cloud.
Joiner was previously CEO of Autonomy’s etalk division, CEO of Autonomy’s Optimost division, and CEO of Autonomy’s Promote division, which includes web, contact center, optimization, and multichannel analytics technology. He was also vice president of Information Governance.
Prior to joining HP Autonomy, Joiner was founder and CEO of Singlecast Technologies, Inc., an early pioneer of information governance, real time policy, and supervision and surveillance technology. His company was acquired by HP Autonomy in 2006 through the ZANTAZ division. From 1996 to 2002, Joiner served as an investment banker with Citigroup in New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of the General Management program of Harvard Business School, 2009.
Research & Development
Michael Graves is vice president of HP Autonomy’s R&D group and oversees HP Autonomy’s global product development efforts. He came to HP Autonomy from Callidus Software, where he held the role of CTO and SVP of Development. Prior to Callidus, Graves was vice president of development for Oracle, focused on the Oracle CRM suite.
Specializing in SaaS architecture and design, cloud computing, and large-scale grid computing, Graves brings extensive experience in R&D leadership. Graves graduated from the University of California, Berkley, and works out of the HP offices in Sunnyvale, California.
GM, Customer Communication Management
Mike Salfity is general manager of HP Autonomy’s Customer Communication Management portfolio anchored by HP Exstream. He has global responsibility for defining and executing the business vision, strategy, goals, and execution for the Customer Communication Management group.
Prior to this role, Mike was chief technology officer of HP’s Printing Group and vice president of the Enterprise Content Management and Workflow business unit. In this role, he and his team worked across the business to oversee IPG’s long-range technical strategy, and were also responsible for research and development efforts. He was also responsible for the portfolio of office and production products, as well as SMB solutions. Mike’s deep knowledge of print technologies and the software business enabled him to contribute significantly to PPS’s software strategy of driving digital page growth and content management. Prior to joining HP in 2010, Mike was president and managing director of Audatex North America and Hollander, companies of Solera Holdings, Inc., a global automotive claims software and services provider. As managing director, Salfity was responsible for the balance sheet of all business lines in the U.S. and Canada.
Previously, Salfity spent over 20 years at Xerox corporation where he held a number of technical leadership and general management positions. As vice president of the Global Software Delivery and Solutions business unit at Xerox, he was responsible for developing and delivering software for the company’s entire $17 billion business. Prior to this post, he led the Global Workflow Solutions business unit, enabling Xerox’s transition from a box-focused company to a software and solutions provider. Mike spent the first 10 years of his career working in the Xerox corporate research and technology group in various technology and strategy roles.
Mike Salfity holds a master’s of business administration from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Long Beach.