Leadership - Appfire

Our leadership team

Randall Ward

Randall Ward is Appfire's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), focused on strategy, vision, and sales. He is an accomplished technologist and product strategist with a background in human behavior and software development. Randall has led some of the biggest brands you know through digital transformation including Apple, Target, MARS, Citrix, GE, L'Oreal, Abbott, Disney, and many more. He is an advisor for several businesses in the United States and Australia, a former researcher at Stanford University, and was previously with the US government, Oracle, and Vodafone.

Randall is a father, retired ultra marathoner, robotics enthusiast, and guitarist.

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Mat Gauvin

Mat Gauvin is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Appfire, driving operations, finance, human resources, and marketing across Appfire's portfolio of brands. His background is in organizational strategy, product marketing, experience design, and growth hacking. He is also an accomplished graphic designer and startup mentor. Prior to co-founding Appfire, Mat successfully ran political organizations for mayors, senators, and governors including an eventual major-party presidential candidate.

A former semi-pro baseball player and latin dance performer, Mat is an avid reader, lifehacker, and father.

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Leadership team

Board of Directors

Randall Ward

Co-founder and CEO, Appfire

Mat Gauvin

Co-founder and COO, Appfire

Sri Rao

General Partner, Silversmith Capital Partners

Lyndsay Kerwin

Vice President, Silversmith Capital Partners


Chris Brogan

Investor, NYT Best Selling Author

Ed Frederici

Former CTO, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Robert Nicholson

Venture Investor and Advisor

Strategic Investment Partner

Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $1.1 billion of capital under management. Silversmith's mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing, profitable technology and healthcare companies. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, MediQuant, Validity, and Webflow, among others. The partners have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies, including Dealer.com, Liazon, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, Wrike, and more. Learn more at www.silversmith.com →