Eric Thurston is president and CEO of Personify, the market-leading provider of technology solutions for associations, nonprofits and corporations. Since 2013, Thurston has led the company through a founder transition, a complete product evolution, and guided three acquisitions. Thurston has more than 20 years of software industry expertise. Before his time at Personify, he served in leadership roles at Mitratech, P2 Energy Solutions, Oracle and SAP.
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