Leadership

Executive Team

Ian Baird

Group Chief Executive, Canada

Ian Baird is the Group Chief Executive of Canada for Arise.  Ian joined Arise in May 2012 and is responsible for Arise’s Business Development and Operations in Canada.
 
Prior to joining Arise in 2012, Ian was the Head of Global Accounts for EMC Consulting.  In addition, Ian had been Global General Manager of EMC’s cloud based Information Transformation Solutions.  Ian joined EMC as CTO of Grid Computing and built the company’s grid strategy and technology directions.  Prior to EMC, Ian was Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales Operations, and Grid Business Strategy at Platform Computing, now an IBM company.  Before Platform Computing, Ian was Senior Vice President at BCE Emergis, leading the transportation and telecommunications verticals as well as General Manager of their internet service provider and electronic new service businesses. 
 
Diversity has been a cornerstone of Ian’s career as he held many positions including serving as Publisher and General Manager with Thompson Newspapers and working as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer.  Ian has served on many volunteer boards and was co-founder of both the Canadian and Newfoundland Crimestoppers Associations. Recently Ian served as an advisor to Rypple.com a successful start-up that was acquired by Salesforce.com. Ian is currently a Board Member with Three2n international, a company focused on 3D business analytics and mapping.
 
Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Business and Marketing from Memorial University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program.

Martin H.R. Ingram

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Martin H. R. Ingram is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Arise. Martin joined Arise in April 2012 and is responsible for all information technology of the organization.
 
Prior to joining Arise in 2012, Martin served as Vice President of Global Critical Accounts and Services Engineering at Avaya Corporation, where he was responsible for 300+ people across five different organizations that provide support for Avaya services and Avaya customers globally, 24/7.
 
Before Avaya, Martin held several executive roles at Oracle Corporation during his tenure of over eight years. Most recently, as the Director of Enterprise Systems Management Global Support Team, Martin oversaw daily operations, including scheduling, skills development, process analysis, tool implementation, and building and reinforcing customer relationships.
 
Martin is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Florida, and holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from North Carolina State University.

Martin H.R. Ingram

John A. Meyer

Chief Executive Officer

John A. Meyer is Chief Executive Officer of Arise Virtual Solutions. John joined the company in 2011 to drive the organization’s growth, set the strategic vision and manage the global operations of the business. John has over 28 years of leadership experience with large publicly traded organizations, and building high growth organizations in both the United States and internationally.
 
Prior to joining Arise in 2011, John served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Acxiom Corporation, a $1.2 billion global interactive marketing services company with more than 6,500 employees. Previously, he served as President of the Global Services group of Alcatel-Lucent for five years, where he was responsible for more than $6 billion in annual revenue and the management of more than 20,000 people. Prior to joining Lucent, he spent almost 20 years in a number of high-profile positions at Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), including Chairman of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operating Team, President of Diversified Financial Services and Credit Services Divisions, and CIO for the company’s GMAC business. John’s global, multi-industry experience at EDS was marked by numerous successes, including doubling revenue in EMEA from $3.6 billion to $7.2 billion in four years.
 
Before entering the business world, John served as a flight commander and was selected as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a MBA from the University of Missouri and a BS in management from Pennsylvania State University.

John A. Meyer

Scott Etheridge

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Scott is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Arise and is responsible for leading and managing its global financial activities. Scott is also responsible for developing overall company strategy with the CEO, as well as international expansion.
 
Before joining Arise in 2009, Scott was the Vice President and CFO of the Partnered Brands division of Liz Claiborne, where he led a $1.5 billion global wholesale operation. Prior to joining Liz Claiborne, Scott spent 13 years at NBC Universal, a subsidiary of General Electric, where he served in numerous leadership roles. His most recent role was Senior Vice President and CFO for NBC Universal International. In that role he led $3 billion in annual sales and was responsible for international expansion.
 
Scott has served as a member of the Finance Committee of the New York Chapter of American Red Cross. While at GE, Scott earned General Electric’s Six Sigma Quality Green Belt Certification, graduated the GE Experienced Financial Leadership Program and the GE Management Development Course.
 
Scott is a graduate from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting.

Scott Etheridge

Lisa R. Carstarphen

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Lisa R. Carstarphen is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Arise. Lisa joined Arise in December 2011 and is responsible for leading the Arise legal team, as well as providing corporate governance leadership and legal counsel to the Arise senior executive team.
 
Prior to joining Arise, Lisa served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Russell Hobbs, Inc. (formerly known as Salton, Inc. and Applica Incorporated) for over ten years where she was responsible all legal matters for the company, including securities, corporate finance and corporate governance matters. Before Russell Hobbs, Inc. Lisa was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and served as Vice President, Associate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Capital Bancorp, a bank holding company.
 
Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years of broad-based legal experience in providing boards of directors and senior corporate management of public and private companies with counseling on a wide variety of legal matters.
 
Lisa received her Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina, where she served as a member of the North Carolina Law Review, and her undergraduate degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami. Lisa is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Lisa R. Carstarphen

David J. Cartwright

Group Chief Executive, EMEA

David is Group Chief Executive of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at Arise and is responsible for growing and accelerating Arise’s business services and operations throughout this region.
 
Before joining Arise in June 2010, David spent 20 years at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. A partner for the last 10 years, his roles with Accenture spanned sales, sales management, transition, delivery and operational management in the U.K., Ireland, France and the U.S.A. David led a number of Accenture’s largest and most complex sales utilizing the full range of Accenture’s services both onshore and offshore. He has worked in the healthcare, utilities and more recently in the financial services sectors. David spent two years running Accenture’s outsourcing business within the financial services industry for the U.K. and Ireland during a period of over 200% revenue growth.
 
Prior to Accenture, David spent two years at NCR Ltd., a global technology company, developing new business and implementing IT systems.
 
David graduated from Loughborough University in the U.K., with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Diploma in Industrial Studies.

David J. Cartwright

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