Management Team

Rick-Carlson

RICK CARLSON

Rick is a founder of SharpSpring and CEO of the group. He started with the goal of bringing marketing analytics and automation tools to small and medium businesses on an affordable and easy-to-use SaaS platform. Rick has 12 years of executive management experience in the technology sector, holding positions such as president, CEO, general manager, and board positions at several successful Internet security companies such as AVG. Rick now seeks to transform the digital marketing technology sector by offering an innovative, easy-to-use digital marketing solution to customers around the world.

Michael Power - CFO - SharpSpring

Michael Power

Michael joined SharpSpring in December of 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the global financial and administrative operations of the company. Michael brings over 30 years of experience in progressive finance and accounting roles. Prior to joining SharpSpring, Michael was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Connectwise, an IT management SaaS company, where he helped lead a successful sale to Thomas Bravo, for an undisclosed amount (reported at approximately $1.5 billion). Michael holds an active CPA in the state of Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Villanova University.

Travis Whitton

As Chief Technology Officer of the SharpSpring group, Travis tackles the technological challenges of providing customers with a rock-solid digital marketing solution. A co-founder of SharpSpring, Travis is responsible for the technical design and rapid growth of the SharpSpring service, credited with the implementation of advanced technologies such as SharpSpring’s automation engine and visitor identification service. Prior to his role at SharpSpring, he was the primary data storage architect at Grooveshark.com.