Eric Pulaski, Founder and CEO

Eric founded SmartVault Corporation in November of 2007, and currently serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. As founder, Eric has made it his mission to deliver a simple, low-cost document management solution that uses cloud-based technology (low cost) but is centered around integration with applications customers already use, such as QuickBooks® (simple). He contributed heavily to the initial formation and conception of SmartVault, and continues to play a vital role in the overall product design, roadmap, and go-to-market strategy.

Prior to SmartVault, Eric founded and served as CEO and Chairman of BindView Corporation, a leading supplier of security management software solutions. Under his management, the company successfully evolved from a privately funded software development group through a successful IPO, and the ultimate sale of the company to Symantec Corporation in 2006.

Eric is also an active member of the executive boards for the Holocaust Museum Houston, Teach for America, and the Houston Technology Center. He provides philanthropic support to arts, health care, and educational organizations.

Ben Oliver, Technology Director

As Technology Director, Ben is responsible for the design and delivery of current and future document management products, platforms and strategies.

With 15 years experience in the commercial software industry, all of which have been dedicated to document management with Reckon, Ben has served in a variety of technical, leadership and business roles. Working mostly with our fantastic R&D teams on a daily basis, Ben continues to leverage his relationships and experience born from directly designing, supporting, consulting, implementing and building effective solutions for customers for over a decade across a vast array of industries and individual requirements.

Dania Buchanan, Chief Marketing Officer

As vice president of marketing and business development, Dania is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s worldwide marketing strategy. In addition, Dania leads the company’s business development efforts, including the management of strategic partners and affiliates.

Dania has more than 20 years of marketing experience in the technology sector and holding executive/management positions in both small, venture-backed start-ups, and large, public companies. Prior to SmartVault, Dania was President and CEO for ChatYat, Inc., providing instant messaging applications to mobile consumers. Previously, Dania was Vice President of Corporate Marketing for NetIQ, a leading provider of systems and security management solutions, where she helped guide the company through several successful mergers and acquisitions. Dania has served in senior management roles with Blue Sky Marketing, iDOT Computers, and CompuAdd Computer Corporation.

Jason Kirkpatrick, VP Finance and Operations

Jason Kirkpatrick – SmartVaultAs vice president of finance and operations, Jason is responsible for customer support, implementation services, accounting and HR. As a veteran of subscription based business models, Jason’s primary focus is on improving customer retention, the foundation of prosperous growth for any subscription business. In addition, Jason’s background in operations consulting, business ownership, and software start-ups makes his contribution unique as true business partner his peers on the management team.

Jason has more than 20 years’ experience in various finance, consulting and operations management roles with significant experience in subscription based business models. Prior to joining SmartVault Jason founded and operated his own health services company serving the greater Houston area and successfully sold the business 3 years later. Jason has also been a group controller for $150M business unit of United Technologies and a consultant with Booz Allen.


Strategic Advisory Board

M. Darren Root, CPA.CITP – CEO, RootWorks

Darren is the Executive Editor of The CPA Technology Advisor, and remains in public practice as the principal of Root & Associates, LLC, in Bloomington, Indiana, and president of his consulting practice, RootWorks. He formerly served on the Board of the AICPA’s CITP Credentials Committee and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana CPA Society. He speaks at dozens of professional organizations each year and frequently serves as a guest lecturer at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Doug Sleeter – President, The Sleeter Group

Doug is the founder of The Sleeter Group, a national group of QuickBooks and accounting software consultants who serve small and medium-sized businesses. His in-depth knowledge of QuickBooks and his “systems” approach to solving small business accounting problems has earned him the reputation of being one of the nation’s leading QuickBooks and small business accounting software experts. He has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today magazine.

Stephen King – President and CEO, GrowthForce

Steve is the President and CEO of GrowthForce, the largest outsourced bookkeeping and controller service bureau in Houston, Texas. An innovator in the accounting industry, Steve has enabled small businesses to access systems, expertise and services typically available only to Fortune 500 companies. His experience with QuickBooks system design, best practices and management services spans nearly three decades. As an entrepreneur himself, Steve has a passion for helping small service businesses reach their growth potential.