Volan Technology’s Rapid Growth Accelerates with Key Leadership Hire and Board Director Appointment 

HOBOKEN, NJ (October 28, 2021) - Volan Technology, the leader in People Positioning software for workforce management, labor analytics, site safety and security, today announces two key appointments to its team. Highly accomplished enterprise software and SaaS sales leader Steve Strachan has been named Chief Revenue Officer, while private investor and investment banker John Stellato--formerly of The Pritzker Organization--has joined the company’s Board of Directors and is a key investor. 

“The addition of Steve and John is a major milestone for Volan as the market demand for our AI-based real-time location technology has grown even more quickly than I envisioned when founding the company,” said Michael Bettua, Chairman and CEO of Volan Technology. “They both bring a deep level of expertise and experience in scaling up companies for fast growth and are uniquely qualified to drive our company to continued success. I’m very proud to welcome them to the team.”

Steve Strachan, Chief Revenue Officer 
Steve Strachan’s remarkable sales leadership skills have been proven in both early-stage software start-ups that grew into successful IPOs and acquisitions, as well as high-growth public companies, resulting in more than $6.4B in exits. Strachan began his career with PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) where he served as Senior Vice President of Sales, Southern Europe, and helped lead the company to achieve an astounding 47 consecutive quarters of revenue growth. He then held the position of Vice President of Sales, EMEA, for Geotel which was acquired by Cisco Systems for $2B. Next, Strachan joined enterprise software startup BladeLogic (NASDAQ: BLOG) where he drove sales from nearly zero to $50M in revenue in just three years. He also recruited, trained and developed a worldwide sales force of top performers. This positioned the company to achieve nearly $100M in sales and launch one of the most successful technology IPOs of 2007, leading to a $900M acquisition by BMC (NASDAQ: BMCH). Strachan followed that with a sales leadership position for software company SumoLogic (NASDAQ: SUMO) which also had a highly successful IPO in 2020 and is now valued at $2B. 

Before he started his business career, Steve spent five years as a running back for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders.

In his position with Volan, Strachan will devise an enterprise scale sales strategy, recruit and train a worldwide sales team, and drive revenue for the company. 

John Stellato, Board of Directors 
John Stellato has a successful track record for guiding the development of public and private companies throughout a wide variety of industries. Most recently, Stellato served as President and Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco-based online broker-dealer and investment platform LOYAL3. Prior to that, Stellato spent nearly 20 years with The Pritzker Organization, based in Chicago, where he served as Executive Vice President with responsibilities including the analysis, structuring, underwriting and negotiation of private and public investments, with primary management oversight for numerous businesses owned by Pritzker family interests. Stellato also has held positions at Goldman Sachs & Co., the Boston Consulting Group and as an Officer and/or Director of numerous privately-held companies and philanthropic organizations. 

He holds an AB from Harvard College and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Stellato joins Volan’s existing Directors Karim Iskandar, CEO Europe of SaaS company Syndigo; Marbo Tse, Founder and President of Front Point Product Services; James Wood, founder and CEO of Silknet Software ($4.2B exit); and Chairman Michael Bettua. 

Volan Technology 
Headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey, and with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Charlotte, North Carolina, Volan Technology is revolutionizing workforce management, labor analytics, site safety and security for factories, airports, stadiums, hotels and schools. The Volan Positioning System (VPS) is an AI-driven solution of software and sensors that form a dynamic network that intelligently captures and analyzes 3D location positioning of thousands of individuals. Offering both real-time and historical data, VPS works with no dependency on existing infrastructure. The company’s “people positioning” micro-location technology has unparalleled accuracy, immediacy, and dependability without relying on smartphones, GPS or Wi-Fi. This platform enables organizations to achieve a paradigm shift in workforce optimization, operational cost reductions, incident and crisis response effectiveness, and virus mitigation. 
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About Volan Technology
Volan Technology offers a comprehensive data analytics, safety and security platform via its independent mesh network technology that works with zero dependency on cell, GPS or Wi-Fi. Founded by a team of veteran software innovators, the company’s Volan Positioning System™ (VPS) uses AI and micro-location data to dramatically improve emergency response effectiveness, provide immediate and accurate contact tracing, and provide valuable data analytics to a variety of industries.


October 28, 2021 | Press Release

Tech industry veteran Steve Strachan and Investment Banker John Stellato to drive the technology company’s revenue and strategic development, respectively

Steve Strachan,
Chief Revenue Officer

John Stellato, 
Board of Directors