Experience, performance, and vision.Meet Our Executive Team
Meet the 6Connex Executive Team.
The 6Connex leadership team blends industry experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and technical skills to shape the future of virtual environment platform and help our customers succeed.
Ruben Castaño | CEO
Ruben Castaño is a board member and the CEO of 6Connex.
Ruben is an accomplished professional with an extensive track record of success building and scaling strategies and operations that drive high-velocity revenue growth, profitability, and expanding market share in B2B SaaS organizations. His 25+ years of experience include C-level and management positions at companies such as Blue Software LLC and 1WorldSync.
Henry Tran | CTO
Henry Tran is the Chief Technology Officer at 6Connex.
Henry is an executive with 20+ years of business and technology experience, including leadership roles at Virtustream, PROS, Rackspace, and most recently, Alert Logic. Henry has built his career successfully transforming organizations’ Product Management, Technology, Customer Success, and Operations capabilities, including converting established, traditional software businesses to SaaS. Henry started his career as an engineer with a Cisco Certified Internetwork Engineer certificate, where he was awarded two patents.
Luiz Martins | CMO
Luiz Martins is the Chief Marketing Officer at 6Connex.
Luiz boasts more than 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, and operations at several multinational companies. As an executive at Esko, 1WorldSync, and Mitsubishi, Martins established a track record of success launching SaaS-based technologies globally. Early in his career, Martins was a partner and Brazil country manager for a start-up company funded by J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley.
Joakim Jönsson | CPO
Joakim Jönsson is the 6Connex Chief Product Officer at 6Connex.
Jönsson brings his 20+ years of experience in online environments to 6Connex, where he supports the company strategy, leading the product strategy and roadmap. His experience was acquired leading teams in both Singapore and London for well-known players in the industry, including ON24 and Virtue Broadcasting (now WorldTV).
Geoffrey Wellen | CCO
Geoffrey Wellen is the Chief Customer Officer at 6Connex.
Geoff has excelled in helping companies design and deliver world-class service that exceeds customer expectations for more than 30 years. His global experience in service delivery includes transforming large organizations and managing extensive vendor partner networks in start-up, high-growth, and blue-chip companies including Apple, CDW, CareerTrack Seminars, and AT&T. Geoff earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Master of Hospitality Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Emily Wilson | CFO
Emily Wilson is the Chief Financial Officer at 6Connex.
Emily is a seasoned financial executive, with more than 20 years of experience in financial management and operations including venture capital fundraising, debt lending, and corporate restructuring. In her most recent role as Vice President of Finance at Perspectium, she led improvement initiatives to optimize efficiency, drive profitability, and fuel top line growth. Prior to her role at Perspectium, Emily held leadership positions at Awarepoint, ALOR, and TC Digital Games, LLC. Emily holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accountancy from Wake Forest University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jon Bohrer | VP, Operations
Jon Bohrer is the Vice President of Operations at 6Connex.
Jon brings more than 20 years of leadership experience with supply chain and B2B SaaS technology companies, where he has consistently improved sales processes, operations, and commercial business strategies with global customers. In addition to leading commercial operations at Esko, 1WorldSync, and Filtration Group, Jon played critical roles on the transition teams following acquisition. Early in his career, Jon co-founded a venture-funded internet start-up, which gave him great perspective and experience in business strategy and processes.
Our Board of Directors
Michael Girdley is the Chairman at Dura Software. Michael manages the firm’s strategic initiatives including acquisition strategy and growth planning/execution. He also adds technical expertise to Dura’s business operations.
Previously, Michael was Managing Director of the Geekdom Fund, a seed-stage tech venture capital fund with $50+ million under management that has invested in over 50 high-growth tech companies. Michael has also co-founded several tech-related companies and nonprofits: Codeup, Alamo Angels, and the RealCo Accelerator. Prior to diving into San Antonio’s tech sector, Michael was CEO of Alamo Fireworks, the largest retailer of consumer fireworks in Texas. Under his leadership, the family business transitioned from 3rd to 4th generation leadership and grew by over 50%. Academically, Michael’s background is rooted in technology. He received a BS in Computer Science from Lafayette College.
Paul Salisbury is the Chief Executive Officer at Dura Software. Previously, Paul operated as a Senior Vice President for Rackspace. Paul left Rackspace in May of 2017 and co-founded Dura Software in 2018. Prior to joining Rackspace, Paul served as Professional Services Regional GM at Dell Computer Corporation where he oversaw the delivery of consulting services engagements for the Eastern United States. Paul’s 25+ year career in technology also includes implementing large-scale ERP solutions at Ernst and Young Consulting in the United States and abroad and leading Manufacturing Process Controls efforts for Procter and Gamble. Paul holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of Texas.
Ruben Castaño is a board member and the CEO of 6Connex.
Ruben is an accomplished professional with an extensive track record of success, building and scaling business and driving high-velocity revenue growth, profitability, and expanding market share in B2B SaaS organizations. Prior to joining 6Connex, Ruben was the Chief Revenue Officer of BLUE Software where he led the global sales organization. Previously Ruben served as the Vice President & Managing Director, Americas, at 1WorldSync, and had valuable work experience at Sterling Commerce, Parametric Technology Corporation and ADP.
Darren Lachtman is the co-founder of Brat TV, the leading Gen-Z digital network. Brat launched in 2017 and has built a loyal audience of over 65 million unique viewers. In 2020, Darren was named one of Goldman Sachs “Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” as part of Goldman Sachs prestigious Builders and Innovators showcase.
Previously, he founded Niche, a marketing technology company that provides creators with the ability to grow, understand, and activate their social presence across all networks. Niche was acquired by Twitter in 2015 and Darren served as the global director, continuing to lead the Niche team around the world. Darren currently sits on the boards of the Ad Council and World of Children and holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern University.
Ali is the CEO of FORM.com, a fast growing SaaS Platform that enables mobile data collection for frontline workers.
Ali brings over 20 years of software (SaaS) leadership experience where he specializes in developing customer centric corporate strategies that drive growth for the organization. Prior to joining FORM.com Ali was the CEO of BLUE Software, a market leader in label and artwork management solutions which was acquired by Esko in 2018. Previously, Ali held various leadership positions at 1WorldSync, VeriSign and Accenture. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Illinois.
Matt is a board member at Dura Software and the founder of Hampton River Partners, LLC, a private investment firm that invests tactically in both operating businesses and real estate.
Previously, Matt was a Senior Analyst at Pelorus Jack Capital (“PJC”), a San Francisco-based investment partnership. Prior to PJC, Matt was a founding team member of Challen Asset Management (“CAM”). Matt opened the firm’s Menlo Park, CA office and was responsible for driving primary research on individual direct investments, as well as funds. Previous, Matt was an Investment Manager at Northgate Capital, a multi-billion dollar alternative asset management firm. Matt also had valuable early experience at CB Richard Ellis, DivcoWest and Payden & Rygel. Matt earned an MBA with a Finance emphasis from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Wendy serves as Chief Marketing Officer at GES, a full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, exhibits and experiential experiences in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Wendy manages a global team including branding, corporate marketing, digital, line-of-business marketing, and exhibitor services. Previously, she was VP Americas at Mitel, the Chief Marketing Officer at BenefitMall and also the Chief Marketing Officer at Telligent. She also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Skywire Software, helping drive the team towards its eventual acquisition by Oracle in 2008.