Meet our leaders

A talented management team with deep and diverse experience

Tony DiBenedetto

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tony is a passionate technology leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He enjoys cooking, hiking, and leading the nonprofit that he founded – Think Big for Kids.

Stan Stephens

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER

Stan joined Appspace in 2001 while finishing his masters degree in advance distributed systems at Manchester University (UK). He is half of the original development team (the other is his wife).

Steve Terp

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Steve joined Appspace in 2020 from Revenue Analytics where he was CRO. When he’s not making go-to-market magic, Steve can be found doing all things Floridian – Go Gators!

Holly Grogan

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

Holly has over 20 years of experience in global executive-level human resource development. Her passion is creating empowered high-performance teams and workplace cultures. You’ll find Holly doing anything outside during her down time.

Sara Nichols

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

Sara Nichols is a Senior Executive and CPA with over 15 years of success as a financial and operational leader. Sara enjoys being a “volleyball mom” and values the opportunity to support the community through as Chair of Women United and President of the Plant High School Athletics Foundation.

Pete Schmied

CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER

Pete has more than 20 years of experience transforming technology organizations into customer-centric, customer obsessed teams. On the weekend, you’ll find him on the golf course or at a local live music spot with friends and family.

Maximo Castagno

CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER

Holly has over 20 years of experience in global executive-level human resource development. Her passion is creating empowered high-performance teams and workplace cultures. You’ll find Holly doing anything outside during her down time.

Jeff Cate

CHIEF PERFORMANCE OFFICER

Before Appspace, Jeff was Senior Managing Director at Hayman Capital. He has a B.S. from SMU, an M.S. from London Business School, is a CFA charter holder, and can be found visiting in-laws in Brazil.

Thomas Philippart de Foy

PRODUCT EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining in 2012, Thomas spent 15 years at Cisco. Although a Belgian national, he moved his family to Dubai years ago so he could shave once a week and stay tan year round.

Mike Hicks

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Carolyn has 20+ years of experience transforming content strategy for media and software organizations. She has an M.A. in American Studies from Trinity College, a healthy respect for mountain biking, and a dangerous, though inconsistent, cornhole game.

Scott Chao

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Before Appspace, Scott held leadership positions at DealerSocket, Stack Sports, and Cvent. He has an MBA from UT Austin and dual degrees from Duke University, meaning he loves March Madness!

Duke Skarda

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Duke joined Appspace in 2014 from IBM where he was the CTO of SoftLayer. He has engineering degrees from UTEP & UC Boulder, loves to sail (oceans, not lakes) and is often between Dallas and KL.

Brandon Miles

CO-FOUNDER

In a previous life, Brandon was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York & London. He has an economics degree from the University of Chicago, is an avid skier and a terrible surfer.

Jordi Plana

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

MacKenzie is a University of Oklahoma graduate with a degree in Classical Culture. When she is not reading a book, she can be found solving a problem or creating a detailed itinerary for her next vacation.

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