Modern Governance

Diligent Appoints New Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product and Strategy Officer to Bolster Company's Platform Innovation

Diligent propels its platform evolution across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG with appointment of Satheesh Ravala as CTO and Dan Zitting as CPO

New York, February 17, 2022 - Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, is excited to announce the appointment of Satheesh Ravala as its new Chief Technology Officer and Dan Zitting as its new Chief Product and Strategy Officer. Ravala and Zitting will evolve Diligent's integrated platform to help companies connect insights across their organization, facilitating more purpose-driven leadership.

Satheesh Ravala brings more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in the technology sector to Diligent. He will drive the company's technology strategy and expand its solution set to connect risk, compliance, audit and ESG for stronger governance. Ravala joins Diligent from Ellie Mae, now Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), where he led the company's successful transformation to a SaaS model and played a key role in the acquisition of Ellie Mae by ICE. Prior to that, he was at Yahoo! for over 13 years, where he held various technology leadership roles.

Dan Zitting brings more than 18 years of expertise in the technology industry to Diligent, including over a decade of experience building innovative governance, risk and compliance software solutions. In his new role, he will drive solution innovation and development at Diligent to connect governance to ESG data, risk, audit and compliance through an integrated platform. He joined Diligent in 2021 following the acquisition of Galvanize, where he was the CEO and guided the evolution of the company's solutions and overall growth of the business as it integrated to become part of Diligent.

"We are thrilled to have Satheesh and Dan at the helm of technological and solution innovation at Diligent," said Brian Safford, CEO of Diligent. "Their deep expertise in digital transformation, cloud-based platform expansion and bringing together global teams will help us achieve our vision of creating a world where every leader has the solutions to build more successful, equitable and sustainable organizations.'

"I'm excited to join Diligent at such a transformational stage in the company's journey,' said Satheesh Ravala. 'With over 1 million users across 130 countries using Diligent's platform, the opportunity for innovation is enormous. I look forward to working with Dan to expand our solutions to help our customers connect insights across risk, compliance, audit and ESG.'

'I am extremely pleased to start this next chapter driving market strategy and solution development at Diligent,' said Dan Zitting. 'I look forward to collaborating with Satheesh and the wider team to evolve and grow our platform to drive resiliency within organizations and promote stronger governance practices.'

About Diligent
Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG. Serving more than 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the world, we empower transformational leaders with technology, insights and confidence to drive greater impact and lead with purpose. Learn more at

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