Meet Our Leadership Team

Our executive team brings decades of expertise to interviewstream’s strategy and
operations. Through passion and commitment to growth, they drive our mission
to simplify interviews, inspire change, and get hiring done anywhere.

Monique Mahler, VP Marketing

Monique Mahler

Chief Executive Officer

Monique has spent over 20 years in marketing, sales and operations leadership roles, primarily focused in tech and professional services. She has worked for several high growth companies including Relativity, HUB International, and Navman Wireless (now Teletrac Navman).

Monique is passionate about educating and continuous learning. She believes that every person and experience you have teaches you more about yourself and the world that you live in and she is motivated by making a difference in the lives around her.

Monique is an avid reader, a bit of a data junky, and a self-proclaimed Chicago tech enthusiast. Outside of the office, she rides horses, spoils her two dogs and travels regularly.

Ryan Royal, CTO

Ryan Royal

Chief Technology Officer

Ryan has been focused on technology for the past 20 years, starting out as a developer and moving into senior leadership roles at Emmi Solutions, Pharos Innovations and CellTrack. He focuses on building products that drive change within complex and highly regulated landscapes.

Ryan pairs a start-up mentality with creative problem solving and this defines how he works with his team to turn vision into reality. He believes in investing in his colleagues to help them achieve their personal goals and enjoys nothing more than taking a simple idea or thought and turning it into a reality where it has a substantial positive impact to an end user.

When not leading the charge on new technological frontiers or working on lowering his golf handicap, Ryan likes to hang out in this woodworking shop building custom furniture.

Mark Burge, VP, Sales

Mark Burge

VP, Sales

Mark has over 2 decades of experience leading high performing sales teams. He has deep knowledge of the entire sales process from open to close and is passionate about coaching and developing sales people. Most recently, Mark spent time growing and scaling sales teams at SambaSafety, Salesforce, Aerohive, and AT&T Wireless.

He is a data-driven leader, bringing quantitative and qualitative data together to help sales people reach their full potential. He believes working smart AND hard will yield the best results, in conjunction with listening more than talking. The motto he’s adopted and lives by is – work for it, more than you hope for it.

When he’s not working, he’s on the golf course, taking walks with his wife, spending time with his kids, or enjoying a glass of cabernet.

Ben Volpe, VP, Finance & Operations

Ben Volpe

VP, Finance & Operations

Ben has over a decade of experience helping companies drive growth and success in their organizations. Most recently, he worked in the Strategy and Transactions Group at Ernst & Young performing financial analysis and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on tech and software.

Ben likes solving puzzles in all forms, both in his personal and professional life, and pairs passion with creative problem solving to turn unrealized potential into reality. His aim is to focus his experience and determination to generate business results.

Beyond work, Ben loves to spend time with his family – his wife, kids and pup – enjoys playing golf and poker, and often drowns his sorrows in Chicago sports.

Esteban Gomez, Director of Marketing

Esteban Gomez

Director of Marketing

Esteban is a data-driven marketing leader with experience helping high-growth companies drive success in their organizations. Having worked in multiple industries, including education technology and HR technology, he pairs a problem-solving mentality with a passion for marketing to create innovative, meaningful, and people-centered campaigns.

He is a strong believer in lifelong learning – a message he shares with his team daily – and in helping those around him reach their personal and professional goals. Esteban is a proud graduate of the University of South Florida, where he majored in Marketing.

Away from work, Esteban stays occupied through a variety of interests and activities that include sports, art, nature, and travel. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing pick-up soccer games with friends, and traveling. He has visited many countries including China, Colombia, Italy, and Peru.

Faith Peterson, Director of Product

Faith Peterson

Principal Product Manager

Faith has been driving products forward for more than 15 years with her unique combination of analytical, management, and design skills coupled with human-centered values. Her experience spans SaaS applications, mobile, and enterprise systems across education, healthcare, online retail, and fintech. She is a Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)TM and Certified ScrumMaster®.

Faith believes software should serve people, amplifying the power of their skills and magnifying the expression of their talents. She is motivated by creating tools and processes that enable people to work confidently and coordinate their efforts with others effectively.

Beyond the workday, Faith remains interested in the social and organizational aspects of software as it affects the people who create it and use it, and the dynamics of the organizations that produce it and rely on it. She also indulges in her eclectic and wide-ranging interests in art, architecture, photography, nature, and the outdoors. (Pronouns: she/her)

Beth Dreksler, Managing Director, Customer Support

Beth Dreksler

Managing Director, Enterprise Support

Beth is a reliable, innovative manager with over 15 years of progressive leadership responsibilities starting with management roles at Jewel Osco, American Stores, private in-home healthcare, and most recently CellTrak Technologies. She has experience with developing and improving procedures, processes, and communication by contributing innovative ideas, expertise, knowledge, and team spirit.

Beth is a customer service expert who has critical thinking, sound judgment, and the ability to resolve problems tactfully and diplomatically. She loves to celebrate success while working through any challenges encountered.

She genuinely cares about people. There is nothing more gratifying than helping somebody go through an experience that makes them happy, confident, and strong. Her favorite quote is “Every expert was once a beginner” – Rutherford B Hayes.

Away from work, she is happiest spending time with her husband and her three children laughing and treasuring every moment.

Advisory Board Members

Our Advisory Board is deeply invested in interviewstream’s success and
has a wealth of experience advising companies through high growth.

Chris Joseph, CEO

Chris Joseph

Managing Partner
Clovis Point Capital

Chris is the Co-founder and Partner Principal at Clovis Point Capital. Prior to Clovis Point, Chris worked on investment teams at Main Street Capital Corporation and Republic Holdings. Chris began his career in investment banking at J.P. Morgan. Over the course of his career, Chris has worked on dozens of transactions representing more than $3 billion of total invested capital.

Chris is passionate about scaling technology businesses. Operating small businesses is no easy feat, and his decision to co-found Clovis Point was driven by his love for rolling up his sleeves to help teams work together in new ways and tackle strategic challenges that accompany growth.

Whether he’s snow skiing, scuba diving or just going for a walk with his wife and son, Chris is most relaxed when he’s outside.

Robert Shuford, Partner, Clovis Point Capital

Robert Shuford

Managing Partner
Clovis Point Capital

Robert M. Shuford is a Co-founder and Partner at Clovis Point. Before starting Clovis Point in 2014, he was a managing director at Main Street Capital Corporation (“Main Street”) and a senior associate at Avail Consulting, LLC. Robert has typically focused on the lower middle-market companies and has worked on transactions representing over $190 million of total invested capital.

Robert is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society of Houston. He also serves on the board of the Houston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is involved with various charitable organizations including the ADaMS and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Robert is big on travelling and the outdoors and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

Brian Bergeron, Partner, Clovis Point Capital

Brian Bergeron

Partner
Clovis Point Capital

As Partner, Brian manages Clovis Point’s Portfolio Services Group. Brian applies hands-on management and supervision experience to Clovis Point’s portfolio companies beginning in due diligence, through transformation and operations, until exit.

Brian has over 25-years of experience working with private equity-backed development-stage software businesses including positions as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. In these roles, Brian has supervised and managed the full spectrum of operating activities for these businesses.

Most recently, Brian served as President and Chief Financial Officer of CPaT Global, LLC, a Clovis Point Capital portfolio company, where he was responsible for transforming the company into the market leader in aviation training software.

Brian received his B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Brian is a Certified Public Accountant.

David Wieland, Managing Partner, Motivate Venture Capital

David Wieland

Managing Partner
Motivate Venture Capital

David is one of the original co-founders of RIVS (now interviewstream) and has also founded several other companies including InnFlux, RIVS, IrishAngels, Motivate Ventures, iEstates, and Cardigan Capital.

Having invested in over 100 startup companies, David believes in enabling others to be the change they want to see in the world. His career got a kickstart when he answered 12 (out of 15) questions on Who Wants to be a Millionnaire, which he attended with his then-fiance, now wife. This capital was used to grow his very first business.

Aside from work life, David can be found fishing, skiing, and being a philanthropist. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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