President and Chief Executive Officer
Antonio Pietri is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AspenTech, and also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment to President and CEO, Pietri served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, where he led global Sales, Sales Operations, Professional Services, and Customer Support & Training. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Regional Operations, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore and Beijing, China.
Pietri joined AspenTech through the company’s acquisition of Setpoint, Inc. in 1996. At Setpoint, Pietri held a range of sales, services implementation, and consulting roles, where he oversaw integration of AspenTech solutions at European refinery and process manufacturing sites. In 2002, he relocated to Singapore as Vice President, Business Consulting, and was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region. He began his career at ABB Simcon as an applications engineer focused on advanced control and multi-variable controllers for refining.
Pietri serves on the Chemical Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Tulsa. He was the 2017 selection for the MIT Warren K. Lewis Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He holds an MBA from the University of Houston and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Senior Vice President, Chief Research and Software Development Officer
Tony Antoun is the SVP, Chief Research and Software Development Officer for AspenTech, leading the R&D group to drive product releases, including product development, architecture and standards, product quality (QE), product security, software operations, product documentation and eLearning. In this role, he will also focus on product-specific innovations, including sustainability features and technology research.
Tony has extensive expertise leading development for applications, cloud services & infrastructure and data platforms. He was most recently at MSCI, Inc., where he was Managing Director, and member of the Executive Team, driving digital transformation for financial investment data and modeling. There, he migrated products and services to the cloud and created a OneMSCI central platform and built a new set of Investment-Solutions-As-A-Service applications. Prior to MSCI, Inc., he was at GE Digital as Sr. Vice President, building the Intelligent Edge Platform. He contributed to the development of the Predix Edge2Cloud platform. He also spent 20 years at Microsoft where he held leadership roles in General Management and Software Development, most notably building the Office suite of applications for iPhone, iPad, Mac and web platforms.Tony holds a BS in Computer Science from Notre Dame University – Louaize.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to AspenTech, Chantelle spent 7 years with Cisco Systems Inc. She held multiple leadership positions, most recently as Senior Vice President, Finance driving the Cisco financial transformation to a recurring revenue business model. In addition, she was the CFO responsible for delivering compliant growth for the $13B Cisco Customer Experience divisional business. Previous roles at Cisco include Vice-President, Finance Americas where Chantelle led the $25B Americas division, partnering with the SVP, Americas Sales.
Before Cisco, Chantelle worked with GE where she held progressive, executive global finance roles. She drove finance and business performance by building winning teams, establishing strong partnerships, processes, and accountability. Through her 15 years with GE, Chantelle completed 3 executive finance leadership programs, worked 10 years in Europe and specialized in both Services and Operations/Supply Chain finance. She is Lean/6-Sigma Black Belt trained, and a champion for diversity leadership development.
Chantelle holds an Honors Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) and is on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Lazardis School of Business & Economics, WLU.
Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer
Manish Chawla is the SVP, Chief Customer Officer for AspenTech, leading our customer success strategy and partner engagement. In this role, he is responsible for driving excellence in customers’ outcomes by focusing on the end-to-end customer experience.
Manish is an experienced technology executive, most recently working as the Global General Manager, Industrial Sector, at IBM. In this role, his scope was broad, leading the IBM portfolio growth across a rapidly transforming set of industries that spanned Automotive, Electronics/High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, in addition to his many years of leading Energy, Resources and Manufacturing industries. He co-led IBM’s work around Energy Transition, Sustainability and Industry 4.0 including IBM’s focus on hybrid cloud and the Industrial Edge for Manufacturing and Resources.
Prior to joining IBM in 2008, Manish worked at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) from 1999 to 2007 and consulted with several global clients on a variety of transformation initiatives at scale. Before joining KPMG in 1999, Manish worked with Accenture in India and the UK for three years and was focused on manufacturing cost reduction projects as well as ERP implementations.
Manish earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and immediately matriculated at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad where he obtained his MBA.
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Stuart Harris is the SVP, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for AspenTech, responsible for corporate marketing and leading strategy development, focused on delivering sustained and differentiated performance.
Stuart has extensive global experience in automation and asset management within the process industries, including leading strategic planning, global marketing, digital strategy and industry programs. Most recently, he worked as Group President, Digital Transformation for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. While at Emerson, he also served as Vice President Planning and Global Marketing Officer.
Stuart earned a Higher National Certificate, Business and Finance from De Montfort University, in addition to a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management and a Master of Science degree in Marketing, from Staffordshire University.
Chief Product and Sustainability Officer
Rasha Hasaneen joined AspenTech in 2023 as Chief Product and Sustainability Officer with responsibility for the strategy and execution of all product-related activities including product marketing. She leads enterprise-wide sustainability efforts and collaborates across all business units to develop and execute on key initiatives.
Rasha most recently served as Vice President of Innovation and Product Management Excellence at Trane Technologies and the Executive Director of the Center for Healthy and Efficient Spaces. Through various leadership roles, Rasha has transformed the customer experience for companies including Ingersoll Rand, General Electric, SAP, Hitachi, Lucent Technologies and General Motors. Rasha is a seasoned executive with a broad background in product management, product marketing, sustainability, engineering, strategy, planning and lean thinking.
Rasha has an interdisciplinary PhD in Sustainability spanning the chemical engineering, business and public policy disciplines from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Engineering and Management in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University. She is also a registered Professional Engineer.
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Mark Mouritsen joined AspenTech in 2023 as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer with responsibility for setting the strategic vision, priorities and goals for legal and compliance, aligned with the company’s broader business objectives. He serves as a legal and business advisor to the company’s senior leadership team on the wide variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters impacting AspenTech and the industry.
Prior to AspenTech, Mark was SVP, Legal – Global Operations at Dell, where he led the legal team supporting the company’s global manufacturing, procurement, logistics, trade compliance and supply chain resiliency activities. He spent almost 19 years directing legal matters for Dell across many business units and regions. In 2019, Mark relocated to Singapore to lead the company’s legal team in Asia Pacific, Japan and China. His extensive experience spans a wide range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance.
Mark received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees with honors from the University of Texas and was admitted to the bar in Texas.
VP and General Manager, AspenTech DataWorks
Nicole Rennalls joined AspenTech in 2022 and serves as Vice President and General Manager, AspenTech DataWorks, which provides flexible data mobility and integrated data management, edge and cloud infrastructure, and a production-grade AI environment to build, deploy and host at enterprise speed and scale, empowering our customers to get actionable insights faster than ever with our next-generation industrial AI solutions.
Prior to AspenTech, Nicole was President of Global Traffic Technologies, a subsidiary of Vontier Corporation and maker of traffic priority control systems for municipalities worldwide. She also held leadership positions at Tektronix and Eaton Corporation.
Based in our Houston, TX office, Nicole is passionate about inclusion and diversity. As chair of ID&E at Vontier, she helped set their equality goals and implement a multi-year strategy. She brings this focus to AspenTech, along with emphasis on customer insight, innovation, team development and continuous improvement.
She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief Integration Officer
Steve Santy leads our Business Transformation Office, overseeing and driving strategic priorities across our transformation pillars. He also leads the Emerson Commercial Organization team in AspenTech, which provides enablement to Emerson through go-to-market collaboration and support.
Steve has more than 30 years of experience in leading commercial and operations teams. Prior to joining AspenTech, Steve served as President of Emerson’s Exploration & Production software business unit. Steve joined Emerson in 1998, where he held several global leadership roles in commercial strategy, business development, operations and product development. Before, Steve worked for MTI Analytical Instruments and Andros, Inc.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Physical Chemistry from the University of California.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Filipe Soares-Pinto serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sales, based out of Houston, Texas.
Prior to his current role, Filipe was AspenTech’s SVP of Sales and Operations in Growth Markets, which included Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier, he was the SVP of Asia Pacific, based out of Singapore, having relocated from Brazil where he served as Vice President of Latin America. Previously, he was the Vice President of Southern Asia, based in Thailand.
Filipe joined AspenTech in 2002 through the acquisition of Hyprotech.
Filipe holds an MBA from ESADE Business School in Spain and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK.
Chief Human Resource Officer
Sharon Vinci is the Chief Human Resource Officer for AspenTech, responsible for development and engagement of the company’s diverse, growing global workforce.
Sharon has over 25 years of HR experience in the areas of people strategy development, business partnership, talent attraction and management, employee engagement, culture evolution, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational effectiveness focused on creating opportunities for success for colleagues and building healthy organizations.
Prior to joining AspenTech, she was Segment CHRO at Jabil, where she supported C-suite leadership and the Board of Directors while leading broad enterprise initiatives, including leadership team effectiveness, competitive M&A selection and transfer processes, multiple organizational change and transformation projects, leadership and tech talent development processes, and actionable Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plans.
Sharon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida State University.
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Sophia Xu is the Chief Corporate Development Officer, responsible for strategic acquisitions and inorganic growth initiatives. She leads internal and external teams in all stages of M&A transaction process including M&A strategy formulation, deal sourcing, business case analysis, due diligence, valuation, negotiation, definitive agreement and board approval.
Prior to AspenTech, Sophia held leadership positions at Progress Software and Verizon Communications. She was part of the Strategy, Corporate Development & Planning team that led the transformation of Verizon from a legacy wireline business into a leading wireless carrier and a diversified player in technology services. Sophia spent the earlier part of her career on Wall Street, advising blue chip corporate clients on acquisition/divestiture/joint venture opportunities, arranging financings of syndicated bank loans, bonds, public and private equity. She was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Investment Banking in New York and London. Over her career, Sophia has completed over $145 billion of transactions spanning US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Sophia holds an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a BA with Honors from Mount Holyoke College.