Meet Quark’s Executives
Ray Schiavone - President and CEO
Joining Quark in 2006, Ray Schiavone has led the transformation of Quark into a leading player in enterprise content automation. Previously, Ray was President and CEO of Arbortext, Inc., where he directed the company to an industry-leading position in XML-based authoring and automated publishing software, which led to its acquisition in 2005. Prior to Arbortext, Schiavone was president of TPN Register LLC, a GE and Thomas Publishing joint venture. Prior to TPN Register, Schiavone had a highly successful career as an executive at GE. During his 14-year tenure there, he held a variety of leadership positions throughout the United States and Europe. He was a graduate of GE's prestigious Corporate Audit Staff and Information Management Leadership programs. Schiavone holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Syracuse University. Schiavone received the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2005.
Jim Haggarty - Chief Information Officer
Jim Haggarty’s responsibilities include IT as well as directing the Global Customer Support Group, and building strategic business relationships. Haggarty has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology, Operations, and Customer Support. Throughout his career, he has introduced strategic technology plans and processes across diverse industries, built world-class infrastructures, and served as a lead change agent for corporate growth initiatives. After beginning his career with Bayer AG in Montreal, Haggarty served as a Director of Systems Development for Domtar Inc.; CIO for Domtar Gypsum; Vice President of Information Technology at Arbortext; and has been Quark’s CIO since 2007. Haggarty earned his Bachelor of Science from Loyola College in Montreal before completing a number of technical certifications.
Dave White - Chief Technology Officer
Dave White is responsible for leading Quark’s product teams and strategy. He works with Quark’s strategic partners on product integration, manages the technical aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and is responsible for Quark’s OEM relationships. Dave joined Quark in November 2008 and has two decades of experience in the publishing and content management industry. Prior to joining Quark, White was vice president of product strategy at PTC and Arbortext where he led key initiatives for executing on emerging technologies, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions. He has also held roles in sales, product management, engineering, and business development. With extensive knowledge of a broad range of science and technology, White has helped define XML standards and spoken at a variety of publishing conferences. White graduated from Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering technology.
Chris Cook - Chief Financial Officer
Chris Cook is responsible for leading Quark’s financial operations, including overseeing and managing all global finance, accounting, and treasury functions. Cook has more than 14 years leading accounting and audit services and has extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, accounting and investor relations. Prior to joining Quark, he held senior-level positions at Level 3, Brocade (formerly McData) and Percepta (Teletech). Cook earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Colorado. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Gavin Drake - Vice President of Marketing
As vice president of marketing, Gavin Drake is responsible for Quark's demand generation, branding, corporate communications and product marketing worldwide. With 20+ years’ experience high-tech B2B marketing experience, Drake has worked with customers, media, channel partners and technology vendors driving adoption of new technology. He has served as a judge for various marketing and creative awards and is a regular speaker at industry events. Prior to Quark, Drake served in international marketing positions with a number of software companies marketing content management, XML and database publishing technology. Drake earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors degree in Physics and Business Studies from De Montfort University in the UK, and is currently a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, having attained their Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.
John Friske - SVP Global Sales and Services
John Friske is responsible for leading the company’s enterprise software sales and services operations worldwide and driving key growth initiatives for Quark’s partner program. Prior to taking the position as SVP Global Sales and Services, Friske served as Quark’s Vice President, Global Professional Services and General Manager, XML Products. Before joining Quark, Friske spent the last two decades establishing high technology firms specializing in the development and deployment of enterprise software solutions. As President and CEO of in/sync Data Products and In.vision Research Corporation, Friske built and grew both organizations through successful sales growth, customer satisfaction, and venture capital, ultimately leading to the successful acquisitions of both organizations. Friske studied philosophy at the California State University, Fullerton.
Claire Hancock - Vice President of Human Resources
Claire Hancock is responsible for leading Quark’s global human resources programs and operations. Hancock has served as Quark’s vice president of human resources since 2007. She brings to Quark 20+ years of extensive human resources experience in organizational development, talent acquisition, strategic alignment and the design of human resources operations and programs. Prior to joining Quark, she held the position of vice president of operations for Promotional Products Association International with management responsibility for the finance, information technology, and human resources organizations. She has held senior-level positions with TPN Register, a GE and Thomas Publishing joint venture and Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). Claire holds a Masters in General Administration and Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science from Towson State University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Iresh Mehta - Vice President of Engineering
Iresh Mehta is responsible for leading Quark’s product engineering operations including research & development, quality assurance, and devops for all of Quark’s enterprise, mobile, cloud, and desktop product offerings. He is responsible for driving the architectural vision for all products and inspiring innovation, agility and customer empathy across the company’s world-class engineering teams. Since joining the company in 1999, Iresh has made critical contributions toward establishing, maturing, and growing the technical foundation for Quark’s enterprise software base. Iresh has more than 19 years of experience in large-scale product development. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Punjab Engineering College and operates from Quark’s office in Chandigarh, India.