Board of Directors


Greg Bentley

CEO and Chairperson of the Board

Greg Bentley joined his four brothers at Bentley Systems in 1991. Previously, he founded a financial trading software firm, which became part of SunGard Data Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 company on whose public-company board Greg served from 1991 through 2005. He holds an M.B.A. in finance and decision sciences from Wharton. Greg is a trustee of Drexel University, where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the Pennoni Honors College.


Keith A. Bentley

EVP, CTO, and Board Director

Keith Bentley is a founder of Bentley Systems and is the principal architect of the company’s technology directions. He has served as a director and an executive officer since Bentley’s inception, and was the company’s president until 1995 and CEO until 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida. Keith is the primary inventor on numerous company patents.


Barry J. Bentley, Ph.D.

Board Director

Barry is a founder of Bentley Systems and has served as a director and an executive officer since the company’s inception in 1984. He is one of the originators of MicroStation and has been continuously involved in the planning and development of Bentley’s software applications and technology. Barry served as chairman of the board from 1984 to 1996. His software development career dates back to 1979, when he co-founded and served as vice president of Dynamic Solutions Corporation, developing products for data acquisition and analysis. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.


Raymond B. Bentley

EVP and Board Director

Ray Bentley is one of the original developers at Bentley Systems and has served as a director since 2015. He is a lead developer for MicroStation and a chief architect in the Core-Graphics group. Ray earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati.


Kirk B. Griswold

Board Director

Kirk B. Griswold has served on our board of directors since 2002. He is a founding partner of Argosy Capital Group, Inc., a private equity and real estate firm. Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. with a dual major in finance and management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Janet B. Haugen

Board Director

Janet B. Haugen joined as a director in September 2020. She previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Unisys Corporation from April 2000 to November 2016. She also held positions as Vice President, Controller and Acting Chief Financial Officer of Unisys between April 1996 and April 2000. Prior to joining Unisys, she held positions at Ernst & Young from 1980 to 1996, including as an audit partner from 1993 to 1996. She currently serves on the board of directors, Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Compensation Committee of Paycom Software, Inc., a provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software, a position she has held since February 2018. Since May 2019 she has served on the board of directors of Juniper Networks, Inc., which designs, develops and sells high-performance network technology products and services, and as chair of the Audit Committee since February 2020. She also served on the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of SunGard Data Systems Inc., a software and services company, from 2002 to 2005.


Brian F. Hughes

Board Director

Brian F. Hughes has served on our board of directors since February 2020. He retired from KPMG LLP in 2019 where he served as partner since 2002. At KPMG LLP, Brian was also national private markets group leader from 2012 to 2019, national co-leader of KPMG’s venture capital practice from 2009 to 2019, and the practice leader of the technology and venture capital group at KPMG’s Philadelphia office from 2002 to 2009. He began his career in 1981 at Arthur Andersen and was elected partner in 1993. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Leadership Team


Greg Bentley

CEO

Greg Bentley joined his four brothers at Bentley Systems in 1991. Previously, he founded a financial trading software firm, which became part of SunGard Data Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 company on whose public-company board Greg served from 1991 through 2005. He holds an M.B.A. in finance and decision sciences from Wharton. Greg is a trustee of Drexel University, where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the Pennoni Honors College, and a trustee of the National Building Museum.


Keith A. Bentley

CTO

Keith Bentley is a founder of Bentley Systems and is the principal architect of the company’s technology directions. He has served as a director and an executive officer since Bentley’s inception, and was the company’s president until 1995 and CEO until 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida. Keith is the primary inventor on numerous company patents.


Gus Bergsma

Chief Revenue Officer

Gus Bergsma joined Bentley in 2005 after its acquisition of RAM International. He was named Chief Revenue Officer and SVP in 2016 and leads all of Bentley’s accounts globally. Gus has held several executive management roles at Bentley including global sales of structural and water applications and all small and medium-sized accounts. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Gus attained his civil engineer registration in California and practiced structural engineering early in his career.


Chris Bradshaw

Chief Marketing Officer

Chris Bradshaw is the chief marketing officer of Bentley Systems. Previously, he was chief marketing and product officer of Blue Prism Group, a London-based software company that specializes in robotic process automation. There, Bradshaw was responsible for vision, strategy, and road maps for the entire software portfolio. Bradshaw served at Autodesk in a variety of leadership roles, including chief marketing officer. He also managed flight software development for the United States Air Force, where he guided the development, testing, and integration of on-board computer systems for two national space programs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from Duke University.


Nicholas Cumins

Chief Product Officer

Nicholas Cumins is chief product officer at Bentley Systems. His team is responsible for the definition, development, and successful adoption of Bentley’s software solutions for advancing infrastructure. He has over 20 years of product leadership experience with established and startup companies in multiple software industries. Prior to joining Bentley, Nicholas served as general manager of SAP Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive marketing automation platform. He also served as chief product officer of Scytl, a platform for online voting, in Barcelona, and senior vice president of product with OpenX, a pioneer in programmatic advertising, in Los Angeles. Before OpenX, Nicholas had already served in a variety of senior roles at SAP, including product management, corporate strategy, and business development in the United States, Germany, and France. He earned master’s degrees in law and in business from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.


Santanu Das

Chief Acceleration Officer

Santanu Das is the chief acceleration officer at Bentley Systems, where he manages the corporate strategy for acquisitions, investments, and new startup businesses. He joined Bentley in 2005 after the acquisition of Research Engineers. His prior roles at Bentley include senior vice president of design integration, vice president of design and simulation, and vice president of structural and building. Santanu earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


David Hollister

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Advancement Officer

David Hollister has served as Bentley’s chief financial officer since joining the company in 2007. He is responsible for Bentley’s portfolio development activities, including M&A, venture subsidiaries, and Accelerated Commercial Development. David also leads Bentley’s Operations Advancement organization, as well as its business intelligence, IT, and cloud provisioning functions. Prior to joining Bentley, David served as CFO and a member of the board of directors for Broder Bros., Co., and as a director in the M&A TransactionServices practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He is a C.P.A. and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.


Katriona Lord-Levins

Chief Success Officer

Kat Lord-Levins is chief success officer and SVP at Bentley. She is responsible for leading the user success team, which strives to meet the business needs of users, build loyalty, and make Bentley their solution of choice. Before joining Bentley, Kat worked for two decades at Autodesk in several roles, including, most recently, focusing on building and leading the construction business unit customer success team. Prior to Autodesk Kat worked at Alias Research in Toronto, a software company that produced high-end 3D graphics software. Kat earned a degree in computer science from the University of Toronto.


Claire Rutkowski

Chief Information Officer

Claire Rutkowski joined Bentley in 2016 from MWH Global where she served as chief information officer, responsible for delivering IT strategy, services, and support to 7,000 engineering professionals around the world. At Bentley, Claire leads the company’s global IT organization, shaping and delivering a technology agenda across Bentley’s global business. By collaborating with executive leadership teams, she ensures Bentley leverages the most advanced technology solutions to achieve the goals of the company and its users. Claire holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and has received numerous awards, most notably Constructech’s Top 50 Women in Construction.   


David Shaman

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

David Shaman joined Bentley in 1998 as deputy general counsel in its Netherlands office and was named Bentley’s chief legal officer in 2016. Prior to this role, he served Bentley as general counsel and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the legal department’s global operations. Before joining Bentley, David was with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Covington & Burling LLP, in its Brussels, Belgium, office. David earned a jurist doctorate degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Florence Zheng

Chief Talent Officer

Florence Zheng was named chief talent officer in 2015. She is responsible for colleague talent management and development and oversees the company’s global human resources functions. Prior to her current position, Florence served as vice president of talent management. Over the past decade she has led Bentley’s human resources associated with creating and developing the company’s Asia organization. Florence began her career with Shell in recruiting, compensation, and business HR and also served in a human resources management position with GE Energy in China. Florence earned a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.