About Us

Leading a new technology business focused on transforming digital commerce between buying organizations and suppliers.

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Prentis Wilson
President

As President of Varis, Prentis is responsible for helping establish and scale this new technology business focused on transforming B2B sourcing, purchasing, and supply chain for suppliers and buyers and all partners.

Prentis has a track record of successfully building large scale, disruptive, B2B technology businesses. Prior to joining Varis, he served as the President of Boxed Wholesale, a technology start-up. Previously, Prentis led and launched Amazon Business, growing it to more than $10 billion in annual sales. Prior to joining Amazon, Prentis held senior operations and B2B procurement roles at Cisco and Honeywell.

Prentis earned two Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one in mechanical engineering and one in business administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Daniel Smith
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel is responsible for all Private & Public Sector customer-facing and growth functions including go-to-market (Marketing, Sales & Customer Success), Corporate Development, and Customer Operations.

Previously, Daniel was at Amazon for seven years in executive General Management roles, including launching the B2B division of Amazon Devices & Digital and a founding member of the Amazon Business leadership team. Prior to that he spent 15 years at Perot Systems and Dell starting and leading global technology businesses, living in Dallas, London, Abu Dhabi, and San Francisco. Earlier in his career, he founded an Education Technology start-up.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University and was a Marshall Memorial Fellow.

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Anne Rung
Senior Vice President, Public Sector

Anne is Senior Vice President for Public Sector. In that role, she is responsible for the P&L for the Public Sector business, including how we pursue and grow Public Sector customer and partner development.

Most recently, Anne worked as Director, Public Sector, for Amazon Business, where she was responsible for scaling Amazon’s B2B business to support sourcing and procurement requirements, including regulatory compliance, across Federal, State and local customers. She also designed, launched, and led the bid capture team to successfully pursue competitively awarded public sector opportunities and managed the programs when they were awarded.

Prior to that, Anne served as U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer, a U.S. Senate confirmed position, within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. In her role there, she was responsible for implementing acquisition policies on behalf of the White House covering more than $440 billion in annual federal contract spending. Prior to joining the White House, Anne served as Deputy Secretary of Procurement for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Katrina Lindsey
Senior Vice President, Diverse Business Development and Chief Diversity Officer

Katrina is responsible for developing and driving relationships with diverse businesses and industry partners for Varis communities.

She previously served as SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer at Office Depot for four years and held similar Legal roles at Darden Restaurants, Inc. and the Walt Disney Parks and resorts, U.S., Inc.

Katrina’s leadership has been recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, a Power 50 in the 2021 National Diversity & Leadership Conference, and more.

She holds a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and a BS in Communications from Florida State University.

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Manuela Ajayi
Senior Vice President Core Platforms Strategy

Manuela and her team drive strategy and product planning for our Source-to-Pay and Marketplace solutions to ensure our technology platforms are advancing rapidly to support the needs of buyers and sellers in our communities.

Prior to joining Varis, Manuela spent five years at Amazon, most recently as General Manager responsible for Amazon Flex in North America along with international expansion. She also served as Director, Amazon Business, where she led Product and Engineering for Amazon Business International expansion and growth. Prior to that, she served as a Director at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland for three years and as a Director at Microsoft for 12 years.

Manuela holds a Master of Science degree in computer software engineering from the Politecnico of Milan and one in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

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Ragui Selwanes
Senior Vice President Payments

Ragui leads the Varis Payments and Financial Solutions business and is responsible for strategy, roadmap, and partnerships with payment and financial providers.

Ragui has over 30 years of success in high-profile, top-tier roles with industry-leading technology, healthcare and financial services organizations. Most recently, he worked as VP of Amazon Capital Services, Inc. and Director of World-wide B2B Payments, where he drove the Business Payments and Seller Lending businesses across all operating Amazon marketplaces. Prior to that he served as EVP Corporate Payments & General Manager of Healthcare, Channels & Alliances business unit at Fleetcor / Comdata, Inc., a diversified payments company.

Ragui holds an MBA & BS from the Leonard Stern School of Business at NYU.

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Rich Goldstein
Vice President Strategy and Integration

Rich is responsible for driving corporate-level strategy and growth of Varis and aligning strategies across business units to serve customers and external partnerships.

Rich has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Economics from Yale University.

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Carl Brisco
Vice President Product & Technology

Carl leads the technology teams responsible for the architecture, product, and engineering roadmap for the Varis platform.

Prior to Varis, Carl spent 19 years at Office Depot, where he was recognized as a Senior-level executive with an excellent track record of bringing technology and business teams together to develop innovative and winning solutions. He's a passionate leader dedicated to enabling teams to succeed by providing a culture that fosters empowerment and innovation, and an accomplished and results-oriented technical executive that’s willing to roll up his sleeves and do what it takes to develop and maintain a customer-focused technology organization.

Before joining Office Depot, Carl held several engineering roles at Mortgage.com and Spherion, focusing on eCommerce platform development.

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Jen Walden
Senior Director Executive Programs and Business Operations

Jen drives our excellence in operating and scaling for customers. She was previously at Blink Health, where she served as Sr. Director of Engineering and Operations. Prior to that role, Jen was Sr. Manager, Amazon Business – Business Operations and Program Manager, Amazon Business Product Tech at Amazon. She also held a variety of technology roles at Target.

Jen holds an MLIS from The University of Texas at Austin, and a degree in English language and Literature and Political Science from Kenyon College.