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Michael Speranza

Chief Executive OfficerKantata

New York, NY

Member Since August 2022


Product Management
Agile Product Development
Business Strategy


Michael Speranza is CEO of Kantata. He has more than 20 years of private equity experience leading several global software and services companies. He specializes in defining compelling product visions and scaling companies from $100 million towards $1 billion in annual revenue. Previously, Michael was CEO of Avolin, a global provider of CRM, e-commerce and IT software solutions formed after the successful divestiture of the business he had previously led at Aptean, a global provider of ERP and Supply Chain software. Under his leadership, the company successfully integrated more than a dozen new products and services into its portfolio and grew to $150 million in annual revenue. Michael began his career working as a systems analyst at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab then moved onto Deloitte Consulting. Later he joined Avero, a successful THLee start-up that pioneered SaaS-based business intelligence for the hospitality industry where he was one of the first ten employees. Michael then embarked on a 20-year career working with leading private equity firms, including Goldman Sachs, SilverLake Partners, Centerbridge Partners and Vista Equity Partners. Michael is originally from New York and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Company details


Company bio

Kantata takes professional services automation to a new level, giving people-powered businesses the clarity, control, and confidence they need to optimize resource planning and elevate operational performance. Our purpose-built cloud software is helping over 2,000 professional services organizations in more than 100 countries focus and optimize their most important asset: their people. By leveraging the Kantata Industry Cloud for Professional Services™, professionals gain access to the information and tools they need to win more business, ensure the right people are always available at the right time, and delight clients with project delivery and outcomes.



Area of focus

Professional Services
Financial Services
Project Management

Company size

501 - 1,000