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Rocket Software Appoints Three Industry Veterans to its Executive Team

12 October, 2023


Alyse Daghelian to serve as Chief Revenue Officer, Michael Curry to lead Data Modernization Business Unit & Liz Fischer takes on Chief Legal Officer role

Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass. — October 12, 2023Rocket Software, Inc. (“Rocket Software”) a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, today announced it has appointed Alyse Daghelian as Chief Revenue Officer, Michael Curry as President of the Data Modernization Business Unit, and Liz Fischer as Chief Legal Officer. Daghelian, Curry, and Fischer each bring more than two decades of experience to their roles and will report directly to Rocket Software CEO Milan Shetti as members of Rocket’s Executive Leadership Team.

"The appointments of Alyse, Michael, and Liz reflect our dedication to growth and innovation, and our commitment to the highest ethical values,” said Shetti. “Alyse’s vast expertise in scaling high growth technology businesses highlights our focus on value-driven growth. Michael, with his deep experience in software and systems integration, underscores our focus on effective product strategies and data-driven solutions. With her expertise in M&A, technology licensing, and corporate governance, Liz emphasizes our commitment to upholding top-tier legal standards.”

Global Sales and Tech Veteran to Drive Continued Growth

Prior to joining Rocket Software, Daghelian served as Global Vice President, Technology Workflows for ServiceNow, where she was responsible for global sales and go-to-market for the company’s expansive portfolio. Daghelian also served as Global Vice President, Sales and Service, at IBM, where she was responsible for global sales and services of IBM’s large-scale Data and AI business across 170 countries, all major industries, and all routes to market including field-facing, partner, and digital routes.

“As a passionate sales and technology leader, I bring an aggressive growth mindset and deep expertise driving all aspects of revenue performance,” said Daghelian. “I am thrilled to bring my expertise to a company that places such an emphasis on value-driven growth and look forward to charting new milestones with this remarkable team.”

Seasoned IBM Leader to Advance Data Modernization

Curry most recently served as an Executive in Residence for Great Hill Partners, a Growth Private Equity firm, where he led a detailed market assessment of the Data and AI markets. Curry has also held leadership positions in multiple software companies, including 17 years at IBM leading strategy and execution in business lines across integration, AI, data governance and analytics, and SaaS business applications. He has served as a member of the IBM Technology Team, the IBM AI Ethics Board, and the IBM Distinguished Industry Leader Board.

“Joining a company as committed as Rocket Software in empowering its customers to reimagine their interactions with data is a privilege," said Curry. “As the new leader of the data modernization business unit, I am eager to drive forward initiatives that not only enhance our current offerings but also pave the way for new innovations to help our customers to harness the full potential of their data."

Chief Legal Officer Brings Vast Experience in Tech Transactions, IP

Prior to joining Rocket Software, Fischer served as General Counsel for Perch, a technology-driven commerce company, where she was responsible for negotiating and driving strategic transactions and financings, including M&A and debt transactions. She also managed the company’s extensive IP portfolio and all litigation matters.

Fischer also served as General Counsel at BitSight Technologies, a cyber risk and security ratings company, where she created the company’s legal function. Prior to BitSight Technologies, Fischer held a legal leadership role at Constant Contact, a leading publicly traded email marketing SaaS solution that was taken private by Endurance International Group.

“I’m honored to be joining a company with the market influence, global reach, and growth trajectory of Rocket Software,” said Fischer. “I look forward to contributing legal guidance to a team that exhibits such dedication and high ethical standards to its mission of helping customers modernize without disruption.”

For more information on Rocket Software’s leadership team, click here.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software partners with the largest enterprises, in all industries, to solve their most complex IT challenges, across infrastructure, data, and applications — with solutions that simplify, not disrupt their modernization journey. Trusted by over 10,000 customers, Rocket Software helps enterprises modernize in place with a hybrid cloud strategy, so they don’t need to re-platform or build from the ground up. The company’s 2,600 global employees work with customers to accelerate and optimize their modernization journey while meeting evolving market needs. Rocket Software is a privately held U.S. corporation headquartered in the Boston area with centers of excellence strategically located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Rocket Software is a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity. Follow Rocket Software on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit

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