Press Release

Three strategic appointments to strengthen Board’s position as a leader in enterprise planning solutions.

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 - Boston, Massachusetts

Vijay Kurkal appointed Chief Operating Officer, Sean Maxwell, Senior Vice President of the Americas, and F.J. Gould, Senior Vice President of Alliance & Channel.

Board International, a leader in enterprise planning solutions, proudly announces the appointment of Vijay Kurkal as Chief Operating Officer, Sean Maxwell as Senior Vice President of the Americas, and F.J Gould as Senior Vice President of Alliance and Channel. These leaders will be instrumental in strengthening the company’s ability to deliver great solutions to customers, in close collaboration with partners.    

As Board COO, Vijay will bring together cross-functional teams to build and package market leading solutions for customers. With an exceptional track record in technology leadership, Vijay brings a wealth of experience to Board. He recently served as the CEO of Resolve Systems, where he oversaw the strategic growth of the company by bringing AI for IT operations and automation to customers around the world. He previously held leadership positions at Insight Partners, VMware, and Bain & Company, accelerating the growth of a wide array of technology companies and introducing state-of-the-art product lines.  

We are thrilled to welcome Vijay to Board. With his proven expertise driving operational excellence and fostering innovation, he will play a pivotal role in guiding our organization to new heights of success. Said Jeff Casale, CEO of Board. 

Sean Maxwell will be responsible for leading Board’s expanding presence in North America, driving great outcomes for customers across the region. With deep expertise leading effective and successful global enterprise software sales teams, Sean’s experience spans large global enterprises and technology start-ups from the Americas to EMEA and Asia-Pacific. He joins Board from Absolute Software, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer, leading all commercial activities for Absolute’s global markets. Sean also brings extensive experience from his tenure at Symantec in sales strategy and field enablement roles, and previously held sales leadership roles at Virtual Instruments and EMC.

Commenting on the appointment, Jeff added: 

Sean’s leadership in working successfully with enterprise customers and fostering strategic partnerships makes him an ideal fit for our organization as we continue to expand in North America.

F.J. Gould will spearhead efforts to strengthen the partnership and alliance ecosystem, extending the reach of Board to an even larger customer base. He brings over two decades of extensive experience leading sales and channel teams across technology markets. His most recent role saw him successfully steering the North America Channel and Technology Alliance teams at HashiCorp. Prior to this, F.J. held executive positions at Turbonomic, VMware. Notably, he began his career in the U.S. State Department, where he served in diplomatic posts in Europe and the Americas. Fluent in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, F.J. brings a unique global perspective and a rich cultural understanding to his leadership role.

CEO Jeff Casale is excited to bring F.J. onboard:

 "F.J.’s strategic vision aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering innovation and success with our partnership.” 


Victoire Depoix  

VP Global Communications