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Meet the Clariti Team.

Meet the people behind the solution - the drivers of our success.

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Our Story

Our story begins in 1985, when frustrated government employees, sick of inefficient workflows, sought to automate the permitting and licensing process with software. This led to the founding of our former parent company, Municipal Solutions Group. Then, following years of success, hundreds of happy customers, and a strategic move to a cloud-based platform, in 2006, our investors chose to split the company in two, creating BasicGov; a stand alone, 100% software-as-a-service (SaaS) based company offering true cloud solutions for the public sector. Now, fast forward 14 years to 2020, and to the beginning of our most exciting chapter yet: after winning the largest permitting and licensing contract in North America in 2019, and raising considerable investment to drive our next stage of growth, in July, 2020, we announced our rebrand to Clariti - the only true cloud-based permitting and licensing solution for state and local government.

Jake Dancyger
Jake Dancyger
Co-CEO
Jake brings highly successful entrepreneurship experience to Clariti, where he joined as Co-CEO in 2020. Prior to joining Clariti, Jake built multiple businesses in the artificial intelligence, internet of things and marketplace spaces. Prior to that, Jake was a management consultant in Accenture's Strategy and Digital businesses. At Clariti, Jake has full ownership of product development, drives the customer success strategy and oversees some aspects of operations.
Cyrus Symoom
Cyrus Symoom
Co-CEO
Cyrus joined Clariti as Co-CEO in January 2020, after acquiring the company through his entrepreneurial investment firm, Explora Partners - one of his many successful business ventures. Prior to Explora, Cyrus led Uber Eats’ international expansion in Canada and Latin America, launching the business in 6 countries and 21 cities over his tenure. As Co-CEO, Cyrus drives the sales and marketing strategy, and oversees all aspects of sales, marketing and finance.
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Mike Togyi
Strategic Advisor
Mike has been with Clariti since 2009, previously serving as VP of Sales & Marketing, President & CEO, then President & Chief Strategy Officer, before taking on his current role as Strategic Advisor in October, 2020. As Strategic Advisor, he supports leadership with his 25+ years of experience in the development and execution of world-class businesses and products, and 10+ years of experience in building Clariti (formerly BasicGov) in the public sector and Salesforce domain.
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Ani Achugbue
Senior Director of Product
Ani joined Clariti in May 2020. He has over 20 years of experience in product operations, development, and strategy across several industries, and offers expertise in product lifecycle management and overall process improvement. As Senior Director of Product, he leads the product team and has full oversight of product strategy.
Oliver Woolgar
Oliver Woolgar
Vice President, Software Development & Engineering
Oliver joined the Clariti team in 2017 - A talented software development leader, he has over 15 years of experience building successful enterprise software solutions, and fostering motivated, engaged and high-performing technology teams. As VP, Software Development & Engineering, he oversees the full product lifecycle, and leads product strategy and development, from initial inception to final product.
Dan Israel
Dan Israel
Dan has over 18 years of experience designing, managing, and marketing successful applications for government; and most recently, as VP and General Manager of Vlocity’s government team, led the company to the #24 spot on Forbes Cloud 100 list of fast-growing companies. His past experience includes building industry-specific apps on the Salesforce platform at Vlocity; leading government marketing for Google’s Enterprise division; and leading teams developing CRM applications for the public sector at Oracle and Siebel Systems.
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Lee Ann Slinkard

Lee Ann has over 34 years of experience delivering best-in-class software solutions and scalable services in public sector and healthcare environments, and offers expertise in strategic leadership and tactical execution. Lee Ann previously served as Senior VP Professional Services at Accela, in which time she grew annual services revenue from $10M to $50M while improving margin 33%; and as VP Client Services at Healthlink - an IBM company - where she led multiple strategic consultation projects including IT centralization and strategic system selections.

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Amin Lalani

Amin is the Co-CEO of Avanti Software, offering a cloud-based payroll and people management solution to help companies build better workplaces. In addition to his technology leadership experience, Amin’s background is in finance, and he is a founding partner of Maple Tree Capital after his time at Hellman & Friedman and Goldman Sachs. Amin brings significant expertise in company building and corporate development.

Aaron
Aaron Perrine

Aaron is Managing Director at Trilogy Search Partners, an investment fund focused on acquisitions of small, profitable companies, sourced primarily through the search fund model. Prior to Trilogy, he worked as Product Management Leader at Amazon, and as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. Aaron is also on the board of several other software companies including Ascend Software and Utility Cloud.

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Keith Gross

Keith is currently a Director at Pacific Lake Partners, where he works with search fund entrepreneurs through all phases of the entrepreneurial journey - exploration, identification, acquisition, and operating. Keith also sits on the board of other software companies in a variety of verticals. Keith previously worked on the investment team at Hellman & Friedman, a large private equity firm in San Francisco that invests in software and business services companies. He brings expertise in finance and corporate strategy.

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Rameez Ansari

Rameez is managing director at Highland Creek Partners LLC; and is currently an adjunct professor in the management program at the University of Toronto. Rameez has been in operations and investing for over 20 years, and previously served as Co-CEO of FieldEdge, a vertical SaaS application, where he led the company’s successful transition from server-based to cloud-based software.

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