Management Team

Shashank Kulkarni
Chief Executive Officer

Since its founding in 2004, Shashank has led ARInsights to become a reliable source of information and software for analyst relations professionals. In his role, he sets the vision and the strategy of the company and manages its operations.Prior to founding ARInsights, Shashank was the CEO of Sage Circle Group Inc. a software and services company funded by BV-Cornerstone Ventures and a Managing Director at the Parthenon Group. A career management consultant, Shashank has a proven track record of managing companies for profitable growth.Shashank started his management career at Bain and Company after graduating from the graduate school of business at University of Chicago. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Lucas Bond
Chief Technology Officer

Lucas leads the development and design of all ARchitect applications. With a focus on new technologies, Lucas believes that even the most complex functionality can be rendered into simple user interfaces. Pulling from decades of experience building applications of all kinds, Lucas promotes learning and sharing of knowledge amongst the tech team, as well as maintaining a relaxed and productive environment. After graduating from Lycee Francois Premier with a French Baccalaureate, Lucas obtained a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science from the Colorado College. Residing in Denver, Colorado, when Lucas is not sitting in front of his messy desk and impeccably clean retina screen, he can be found in the mountains chasing the latest snow storm or at the local skatepark.

Crystal Golightly
Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations

Crystal is responsible for full life-cycle client development. She works closely with clients to understand their requirements, support product implementation and provide on-going relationship management. Prior to joining ARInsights, Crystal was a Sales Operations Manager at an electronic block and algorithmic trading platform that is now part of Portware LLC. With a diverse background in operations and a deep understanding CRM solutions, Crystal takes a unique approach to identifying business challenges and crafting simple solutions for large and small client organizations. Crystal graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics focusing on Legal Studies. She also attended the City College of New York working towards a Master of Arts in the field of International Relations. She lives in Oakland, CA with her lovely corgis Ratchet and Clover.

Ed Capps
Vice President of Global Sales

As Vice President of Global Sales, Ed has overall responsibility for customer acquisition, customer retention and revenue growth. He also organizes the annual ARchitect User Forum. Prior to joining ARInsights, Ed worked for Sun Microsystems, Inc. for 10 years in various Account Executive roles, responsible for all lines of business. During his tenure at Sun, Ed experienced the significant impact that Industry Analysts have in technology buying decisions. Prior to Sun, Ed spent 13 years with MicroAge, Inc., primarily in the role of Business Development Director, growing MicroAge’s VAR channel. Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University. Ed volunteers his time in various activities for the elderly and the poor, and he supports his wife in dog rescue.