We’ve been doing this for over 45 years, and we take pride in our leadership team. Together, they make up decades of real estate and technology experience.
Patrick GhilaniChief Executive Officer
Patrick Ghilani is the Chief Executive Officer of MRI Software. Previously, he held the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of Global Professional Services at MRI. Under his leadership, MRI has experienced unprecedented global growth, both organically and through acquisition. The company has more than tripled the size of its client base, doubled its employee count, and recorded the highest client satisfaction scores in its history.
MRI pioneered the real estate software industry in 1971 and, under Patrick’s direction, it has solidified its position as a market leader and trailblazer. Before assuming the role of CEO in 2014, Patrick spearheaded a client-centric approach to innovation that remains at the heart of the company’s open and connected strategy.
Prior to joining MRI, Patrick successfully managed the strategy and operations of multiple enterprise software organizations serving global industries, including multifamily and commercial real estate. He held Vice President roles building and managing professional and support services for SmartOps Corporation (now an SAP Company) and UBICS, Inc, a technology consulting services firm. Earlier in his career, as a Management Consultant with Ernst & Young LLP, Patrick had global sales, management, and delivery responsibilities for large-scale ERP implementations for the Fortune 500.
Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.
John EnsignPresident & Chief Legal Officer
John Ensign is President and Chief Legal Officer of MRI Software and has been an executive with the company since 2010. He most recently held the position of Executive Vice President & General Counsel. In his current role, John oversees all international operations at MRI Software as well as MRI’s shared services, including global client support, finance, legal, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, litigation, partnerships, talent management, employee relations, and benefits.
Before joining MRI Software, John was the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Domin-8 Enterprise Solutions, LLC, a provider of property management software in the small to medium business space. John started his legal career with Bricker & Eckler LLP where he practiced corporate law with a focus on high growth companies. Prior to his legal career he served as an independent human resources consultant. He began his career at College Craft Enterprises, Ltd., a contracting company based in Chicago, where he focused on sales and operational management and new market development as a Division Vice President.
John earned his Master of Laws in Business and Taxation as well as a Juris Doctorate from Capital University and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University.
Russ ButlerChief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer of MRI Software, Russ Butler is responsible for setting the company’s technology strategy and leading its global product development teams. Russ joined MRI in 2018 and brings three decades of proven experience leading high-performance software organizations to drive product delivery excellence, innovation and business results.
Prior to joining MRI Software, Russ held executive leadership roles at Oracle, MICROS Systems, IBM, AT&T, and other leading software organizations. Most recently, as Vice President of Product Development for Oracle’s Hospitality business unit, Russ led technology development for the division’s software, hardware, and cloud offerings. His experience encompasses full product lifecycle responsibilities for application and enterprise software, including strategy, product management, agile development, DevOps, and release management.
Russ received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Mandira MehraChief Marketing Officer
Mandira Mehra is the Chief Marketing Officer of MRI Software. She joined the organization in 2016 with more than 15 years of experience leading technology marketing organizations in private and public company environments, from start-up to global Fortune 500.
Most recently, Mandira led marketing at Internap, a global Internet infrastructure provider, where she and her team executed a new brand strategy and built multi-channel demand generation programs to support the company’s strategic business transformation. Previously, she served as Vice President of Marketing Communications, Solution Area TV at Ericsson, where she managed the global marketing program for the company’s television business unit. Mandira also held the positions of Vice President of Marketing Communications at TANDBERG Television and Vice President of Marketing at GoldPocket Interactive. She began her career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company.
Mandira holds a B.A. from Williams College and a Masters degree from Harvard University.
Phil TrudeauChief Sales Officer
Phil Trudeau is the Chief Sales Officer at MRI Software, joining the organization in 2014. Phil comes to MRI from SAP America where he was VP of Enterprise Field Operations.
Prior to SAP, Phil was VP of Sales and General Manager at Domin-8, a property management and accounting software provider that was acquired by RealPage, Inc. His previous roles include EVP of Worldwide Sales & Services at Incentive Technology (formerly Centive), and as VP of Sales with ADP.
Phil received his bachelor’s degree in both Marketing and Management from Bentley University.
Dave CarnerSenior Vice President, Residential Solutions
As Senior Vice President for MRI Software’s Multifamily business unit, David Carner is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s Residential business. David joined the company in 2017 with more than 25 years of experience leading both public and private equity-backed multifamily technology organizations.
Most recently, David was the Senior Vice President of the Resident Division at First Advantage Corporation, the world’s largest background screening company. Previously, he held multiple senior management positions at RealPage, where his responsibilities included product management, operations, business development and marketing. He served as President of both LeasingDesk and CrossFire during his 18-year tenure at RealPage.
David holds a BA Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Chuck McDowellSenior Vice President, Commercial Solutions
Chuck McDowell is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for managing MRI’s Commercial Suite product and ensuring client success. Since joining the MRI consulting team in 2007, Chuck has held a number of key leadership positions focused on providing clients with innovative and high quality implementation and training services. As Vice President of Global Professional Services at MRI, Chuck led a number of major initiatives, including the creation of the MRI Enterprise Learning Library (MELL), the development of MRI’s Client Experience Program, and managing some of the largest implementations in the company’s history. With over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and professional services, Chuck has spent the majority of his career working in the real estate market within all major sectors across the globe.
Prior to joining MRI, Chuck was a long-tenured management consultant with Capgemini (formerly Ernst & Young) where he focused on leveraging both software technology and process improvement to deliver solutions to the global real estate industry.
Chuck holds a Bachelors of Business Administration (Accounting) from Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
Stan PriceSenior Vice President, Investment Solutions
As Senior Vice President for MRI Software’s Investment business unit, Stan Price is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s Investment solutions, which include products obtained through MRI’s acquisitions of Integratec and Cougar Software.
Stan co-founded Integratec in 2002, where he successfully managed the company’s client relationships and delivery, operations management and strategic planning. Previously, he served in leadership positions at AGL Resources and its affiliates. Stan has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, business development, engineering, and strategic planning.
Stan received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and a MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.
Stephen BakerVice President, Global and Strategic Markets
Stephen Baker is the Vice President of International and Strategic Markets and has been an executive with MRI Software since 2011. He is responsible for leading the organization in the development of next generation property management solutions internationally.
Prior to joining MRI, Stephen spent several years developing a successful software and services startup in the transactional real estate market. Stephen began his career at Motorola working across multiple business sectors and ultimately overseeing the global strategy, marketing, and technology development of location-based services for the Motorola Mobility business. He is also the primary inventor on a significant body of intellectual property for Motorola location-based services.
Stephen has a B.S. in Engineering and Economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Marc DiCapuaVice President, Client Support & SaaS Services
Marc DiCapua is the Vice President of Client Support, MRI’s SaaS Services, and Corporate IT. He is responsible for providing expert support to MRI clients as well as overseeing the IT infrastructure to ensure a reliable, secure SaaS environment. As an MRI veteran of over 20 years, Marc has held leadership positions within various areas of the organization, including Product Management, where he helped drive the strategic development of MRI’s Commercial Management, Foresight and Accounts Payable product lines, and within Professional Services, where he led implementations of many of MRI’s largest institutional clients.
Prior to MRI, Marc worked as Manager of MIS at The Yarmouth Group, a subsidiary of Lend Lease Corporation, where he implemented a full suite of networking technologies, as well as the MRI Property Management and Accounting Applications across their entire portfolio. Marc began his career as a Staff Accountant with Northern Lake Properties, a real estate investment and property management company.
Marc attended the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Sarah JialanellaVice President, Talent Management
Sarah Jialanella is the Vice President of Talent Management for MRI Software and has been with the company since 2010. She is responsible for developing and directing MRI’s talent management strategy, including talent acquisition, employee engagement, development, and retention.
Sarah’s expertise has been instrumental in creating a cohesive human resource strategy and culture throughout each of MRI’s global office locations. As a member of MRI’s leadership team, Sarah is passionate about partnering with other leaders in the company to cultivate an environment where top talent will thrive and grow.
In addition to being a certified Professional in Human Resources, Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising/Public Relations and Marketing from Marietta College.
Roman TelermanVice President, Finance
Roman Telerman is the Vice President of Finance for MRI Software and has been with the company since 2010. He is responsible for managing the financial strategy, operations, and forecasting for MRI Software. Roman uses his financial leadership experience to help drive growth, scalability, and profitability for the company.
As a member of MRI’s leadership team, Roman is passionate about helping shape the products and services used by our clients each day.
In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Roman holds a Master and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Cleveland State University.
Brian ZrimsekIndustry Principal
A well-known subject matter expert, industry panelist, and trusted advisor in the real estate tech market, Brian Zrimsek is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian leverages his experiences as a former client, IT leader, and Technology Analyst to help shape product strategy and direction. Brian is responsible for product management and direction for MRI’s Residential solutions.
Brian joined MRI in 2014 as Chief Product Officer and has more than 25 years of large-scale enterprise software experience, most recently as an IT Vice President at The Irvine Company. Prior to Irvine, Brian was VP of Research at Gartner, Inc., where he provided executive advisory services within the enterprise software arena. He spent the first decade of his professional career as a Management Consultant with Andersen Consulting, Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen focused on enterprise software.
Brian received his B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.