Leading with passion, tenacity, and integrity
SMA Technologies exists to help companies unlock the potential of their people by automating the repetitive tasks that keep them from more critical work. Since our founding, SMA Technologies has been guided by the passion and drive of our senior leaders.
Their strategic, long-range view and dedication to solving clients' biggest challenges remain the cornerstones that have enabled our company’s longevity and growth.
Todd Dauchy is the Chief Executive Officer of SMA Technologies. He is responsible for planning and executing the overall vision, strategy and operations of the company. He started his career with SMA as Chief Technology Officer in 2012 and was promoted to President in 2018.
Prior to joining the company, Dauchy was a client of SMA working for a large credit union. He has also led a large data center for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company and guided the IT teams of two large consumer goods manufacturing companies through the acquisition and merger process.
Dauchy’s greatest strengths are change management, a passion for progression, and leadership. In every challenge he has faced, he was a leader in the company’s transformation to the next level of performance. He is known within the company for having his finger on the pulse of all of SMA’s major business initiatives, with an ability to provide guidance and make decisions with a deft touch.
Dauchy holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix in Business Administration. He has long been a fan of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, attending multiple events every year. He lives in Houston with his wife of over 30 years, with two grown children and four grandchildren. They have a shared passion for traveling and creating memories with their family.
Chief Product Officer
Ryan Dimick is the Chief Product Officer at SMA Technologies, responsible for creating and executing the product vision of the company. He oversees product management and development for all product lines, providing customers with automation expertise through the Managed Automation Services offering, assisting customers with Customer Support, and leads the internal Information Technology team.
Dimick has worked in positions within or serving Financial Institutions for more than 15 years and has a passion for using automation to provide superior customer service and reliability. Prior to joining SMA in 2013, he worked at a financial institution in various roles throughout IT. During that time, Dimick worked as part of a team to implement automation and recognized the impact it could have on its operations.
Outside of work, Ryan loves spending time with his wife, his son, pets, and extended family. He loves creating and thinks his inventive tacos are world-class. He is an avid gardener and loves being outdoors.
VP of Customer Success
Kayte Eckels is the Vice President of Customer Success for SMA Technologies. She oversees SMA’s Customer Success and Services team and is responsible for driving adoption, satisfaction, and growth within the portfolio. Kayte is an internal advocate for our customers focused on delivering value across the customer journey.
Prior to joining SMA, she led leading customer-facing teams at high-growth startups and thrives on helping her teams to grow and develop.
Outside of work, Kayte enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, as well as their 2 dogs and cat.
Chief Financial Officer
Sam Foshay is the Chief Financial Officer of SMA Technologies. He is responsible for the financial strategy, planning, corporate development and manages the company’s Finance, Accounting, and Legal departments.
Sam has more than a decade of experience of operating successfully in the software sector at various businesses. Prior to joining SMA, he served as CFO at Honorlock, a leading provider of proctoring software to higher education and corporate markets, and previously was SVP of Finance and Corporate Development at Social Solutions (currently Bonterra), a leading provider of case management solutions for not-for-profit organizations and government agencies.
Sam prides himself in a hands-on approach to improving the operations, financial health, and growth profile of the businesses he’s led. A proven operator, he has led successfully in many high growth environments with equal exposure to organic and inorganic growth models as well as private equity, venture capital and public environments.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Chapman University. He lives in Austin with his wife and son and is often found outside on a run or on a hike with his family.
People Operations Business Partner
Courtney Marciano is the People Operations Business Partner for SMA Technologies. She joined SMA in 2019 and is responsible for employee engagement, talent acquisition, total rewards, performance management, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Prior to joining SMA, Courtney held various human resources positions for retail organizations located throughout the Southeast. She is passionate about people-centered programs and processes that enhance the employee experience.
Courtney holds a bachelor’s in International Business and Supply Chain Management from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Outside of work, Courtney loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, extended family, and close friends. She and her husband enjoy traveling and exploring new places.
Chief Revenue Officer
Chris Sarro is the Chief Revenue Officer for SMA Technologies. He is responsible for all existing customer relationships, revenue, and satisfaction. Sarro is a committed advocate and tireless champion for our customers, focused on delivering value across the customer journey.
Prior to joining SMA, he spent the last decade leading customer-facing teams at high-growth startups. At digital research firm eMarketer, Chris was responsible for all subscription revenue, including new sales, onboarding, and customer success. He is passionate about creating and implementing effective systems to identify needs and meet customer goals.
Chris holds a BA in Politics and Economics from New York University. He credits NYU for enhancing his ability to bring out the best in teams with diverse cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.
Outside of work, Chris loves to spend time with his family. He and his wife enjoy taking their young daughters to Central Park and exploring the many wonders of New York City.
Chief Marketing Officer
Doug Vaughan is the Chief Marketing Officer at SMA Technologies, driving customer-led market strategies to maximize revenue and margin growth. He oversees SMA’s global marketing team that is responsible for building the SMA brand, positioning its products, and effectively telling its story to create, capture and convert demand.
Vaughan is a 25-year marketing leader with a reputation for innovation and delivering revenue growth for technology companies, ranging from tech giant Hewlett-Packard and to additive manufacturing pioneer 3D Systems. Prior to joining SMA in 2022, he was a fractional CMO for various mid-sized technology companies, helping develop and execute revenue growth strategies.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Vaughan earned his bachelor’s at Oregon State University and began his career as a business writer. He resides in southwest Washington state with wife of more than 30 years and their five adult children. He has coached youth athletics and has served on the board of local youth sports organizations over the last three decades.
Working for something greater
At SMA Technologies, our core values are deeply embedded in our company culture. They unite us across geographies and cultures by defining what’s important to our business and govern how we conduct it. We put our values into action every day through our work and relationships with our clients, employees, partners, and vendors. These are more than slogans — they’re the words we live by, every day.
Working as one team, both internally and with our clients, brings better results for everybody. At SMA Technologies we view ourselves as an extension of the client's team, always ready to help them overcome business challenges by providing innovative automation solutions.
Our tenacity comes from our strength of character. We are scrappy, determined, resourceful, and relentless in our approach to serve our clients and partners. We are willing to fight for what is right and are proactive in seeking solutions. We are tenacious and will not quit.
Eager to Win
Our passion comes from a deep caring for the success of our employees, clients, and partners, both personally and professionally. Every employee is expected to “own it” by taking the lead and seeing initiatives through from start to finish.