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At Accela, Zack reviews and manages the company’s legal contracts. He is an attorney admitted in New York, who has worked in New York Supreme Court Treatment Courts researching correlations between the law and successful drug treatment therapies. He also worked at the Chilean Ministry of Justice drafting criminal justice legislation for the Chilean legislature.

Heidi Lorenzen is VP of Marketing at Accela. She is a high-impact global marketing executive with a 25+-year international career and passionate about taking fresh approaches to addressing the dramatic shifts in marketing that are placing unprecedented demands—and opportunities—on marketers. Heidi is known for her ability to see the deeper potential in companies, products and people, then pointing her passion, creativity and strategic thinking to create the absolute highest value from them. She's adept at leading change, repositioning companies, building legendary teams, reaching lofty goals, coaching and mentoring toward high performance, and “pushing the envelope” on creativity and innovation.

Srini Kakkera is Accela’s Chief Technology Officer, focused on overseeing critical engineering functions, technical platform strategy and management of development teams, hosting operations with embedded security and compliance. Srini is a seasoned industry veteran with an entreprenual background who has built and delivered world-class cloud products.

Ed Daihl is the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Accela. He has nearly four decades of government, SaaS and systems integration experience, and has driven top-line growth and increased margins for public and private equity-backed companies. Most recently, Ed served as Senior Vice President for Epicor, where he managed automotive and retail software solutions spanning 5,000+ clients in 11 international markets. From 2006 to 2014 Ed served as CEO for Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leading provider of software solutions for the healthcare industry. At SIS, Ed led the release of numerous new product lines that enabled substantial revenue growth for the company, as well as significant reduction in implementation time and complexity for SIS’ customers. Previously, he also served in various executive positions including President at both CAPS Logistics and BaaN Supply Chain.

Khaled Jaouni joined Accela in October 2010, bringing more than 14 years of experience in business management, development and transformation, as well as systems integration. Prior to joining Accela, he held a number of senior positions with leading multinational firms in the United States and the Middle East, including Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini, and Boeing. His background includes leadership of numerous strategic initiatives, as well as solution-delivery and program-recovery projects for various Fortune 100 companies and leading Middle East businesses. Khaled was also a Partner at Ithmar Capital, a Dubai-based private equity firm, where he served on the boards of seven companies. The Harvard Business School published a case study exclusively on Ithmar Capital as an example of a venture capital success story in the Middle East.

Khaled holds a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University and a master's degree in business administration from the Edinburgh Business School. He also has been a guest speaker at several regional business conferences.
Scott Connors has worked for the City of Pittsfield, MA for more than 14 years. Currently, he is the Project Manager for the City’s IT department and was responsible for helping redesign the municipality’s website. He has previously served as a dispatch supervisor and 911 operator for the City.