Our Team

Innovators in Document Process Automation

Our Leadership

60% of our leadership team at Authorium has previously worked in government. We're committed to shaping a future of agile, compliant, and intelligent business operations by enabling digital transformation within government agencies with complex document-centric processes.

Jay Nath

Jay Nath is Co-CEO & Founder of Authorium. Jay created Start-ups in Residence (STIR) in 2013 while serving as the first Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco, where he worked for over a decade. In that role, he was named an Obama White House Champion of Change, established the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, and created the pioneering Civic Bridge program, which brings pro bono talent from Google, McKinsey, Harvard Business School, and many other organizations to solve critical challenges, and created the Mayor’s Executive Fellowship as part of the Obama Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Before public service, Jay was VP of Product at SquareTrade, where he led the strategy for their flagship product, leading to their acquisition by Allstate for $1.4B. Before joining SquareTrade, he was a senior consultant at PwC, implementing healthcare software for Fortune 100 companies.

Kamran Saddique

Kamran Saddique is Co-CEO & Founder of Authorium. Kamran founded Authorium in 2014 to help governments solve problems through collaboration with the private sector. Kamran has been a serial entrepreneur on three continents for more than 15 years. Previously, he worked in the financial engineering sector, focusing on new technology ventures, including smart city initiatives. He served as head of investments to a company owned by one of the royal family members in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before that, he was the VP of Private Equity for Convergence Capital in the Dubai International Financial Center. He was responsible for closing transactions in real estate, aviation, mining, water desalination, carbon credits, health, education, and media. He started his career with Sun Microsystems and holds a Computer Science B.Sc. (Hons) and a Masters of Science in International Finance at Aston Business School.

Marlon Paulo

Marlon Paulo is the Executive Vice President of Professional Services at Authorium, Inc. With 20 years of experience in government operations, Marlon was formerly the Director of Procurement for Santa Clara County and the Chief Technology Procurement Officer for the State of California. During his tenure at the State, he modernized procurement and improved project delivery. Marlon’s innovative thinking led to a reduced acquisition time, resulting in numerous successful procurements of critical technology in 3 - 4 months. Leveraging a challenge-based approach to procurement, Marlon led the acquisition of several coronavirus-related solutions. The blueprint for his successes in addressing the technology challenges of the pandemic is now being used for large, complex information technology projects across the State of California.

Peter Stern


Peter Stern joined Authorium in 2024 as Chief Revenue Officer. He brought with him over 25 years of technology sales, leadership, business development, and startup experience. Prior to joining Authorium, Stern served as Executive Vice President at Inxeption, Chief Revenue Officer, and Head of Sales at Skedulo, Autopilot, Kenandy, and OpSource. Early on in his career, he was Vice President of Enterprise Corporate Sales at Salesforce. Stern attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a two-time All American on the men's NCAA water polo team. Stern is an active member of the Bay Area community.  In December 2010, he was appointed to the San Francisco International Airport Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom and was reappointed in 2014 by Mayor Edwin Lee and again in 2018 by Mayor London Breed.  In 2019, Stern was appointed to the California State Lottery Commission by Governor Gavin Newson.

Chris Rieth


Chris Rieth is Authorium’s Director of Customer Strategy where he works closely with our customers to identify the common administrative challenges they face and works collaboratively to identify innovative solutions to improving their daily workflows. Chris previously served in state government for 6 years at the State of Maryland as Director of the Governor’s Office with a portfolio spanning statewide innovation programs, performance management, and data initiatives. He spent the next decade continuing that service at the intersection of innovative SaaS software solutions and government innovation; from evangelizing and supporting data-driven government performance programs globally at a SaaS software startup to bringing data analytics programs to medium-sized cities with the Bloomberg Philanthropies / Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence.

Chris Mayhew


Chris is an IT security leader with over 18 years of experience in governance, risk, and compliance. Chris' expertise lies in developing and managing security and data privacy programs, leading incident response efforts and managing security risks, conducting and overseeing internal and external audits (SOC2, FedRAMP, StateRAMP, ISO, PCI), and implementing and managing security awareness and training programs. Chris is passionate about building and leading high-performing security teams and ensuring the security and compliance of information systems.

Ben Jordan

Ben Jordan defines himself as a transformational leader, executive-level product champion, creative director, designer, founder, and entrepreneur. Over the past 20 years, Ben has driven innovation and creative excellence, turning ideas into meaningful products and authentic experiences people love. Ben has led and inspired teams to create solutions across various mediums for some of the world's most well-known brands with an eye toward hands-on experience, an approach rooted in research, and a love for learning. He's a master at problem-solving and team-building, especially in tense and fast-paced environments.

"Benjo" has led creative branding, re-branding, and web/product development for some of the biggest companies in the world. His digital work has been seen by tens of millions, having worked on projects for Chili's, Facebook, Disney, and Airbnb. His unique experience allows him to serve as a bridge connecting design, product, engineering, and cross-functional teams with confidence.

Maya Wald

As Head of Marketing, Maya joined Authorium with seven years of experience in holistic strategic marketing roles, most recently at Asana. Over her career, Maya has been pivotal in shaping growth and customer acquisition efforts at organizations like FormSwift, Inxeption, and Asana, prioritizing efficiency and scalability. Maya's expertise spans diverse marketing domains: growth, customer marketing, marketplace expansion, and B2B strategy. Her track record showcases her talent for managing and cultivating marketing departments to drive results.

At Authorium, Maya's primary focus centers on assembling and scaling the marketing team, strategically enhancing their capabilities to bolster Authorium’s robust foundation in providing innovative solutions to federal, state, and local governments. Her efforts directly contribute to making impactful improvements in these institutions' daily operations and processes.

Kelley Dorning

Kelley came to Authorium after 7 years working for the State of California in various roles, including most recently 2 years as Assistant Division Chief, Contracts and Procurements for DHCS.

As Director of Customer Experience role, Kelley works closely with our clients to better understand their needs and ensure that the capabilities they are looking for are included in our advanced platform for Document Process Automation™. Foundational to our customers’ adoption of our technology service offerings is ensuring we architect and design solutions with a deep understanding of our customer’s needs and how we can accelerate their process flows.

Josh Goldstein

Josh is passionate about helping communities build resilience and about helping companies build great products and cultures. Before Authorium, he spent 15 years building companies working on hard public sector problems. At Authorium, Josh develops partnerships with companies with complementary technology, markets, and strategic initiatives.

Before Authorium, he served as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at UrbanFootprint., and was Co-Founder and CEO at Department of Better Technology (acquired by CityBase) and Chief Product Officer at CityBase (acquired by GTYH). Before shifting to startups, Josh worked extensively in the public and private sector at Google, the World Bank, and USAID.

Christine Mulroy

Christine is passionate about using technology to empower the public sector to solve society's most complex and important challenges. She has over 12 years of experience leading project implementation teams and driving customer success in the public sector, having worked in nonprofits, governments, or serving government clients her whole career.

At Authorium, she leads the Service Delivery Team, including our world-class Consulting and Professional Services teams that have earned the trust and loyalty of our government clients by delivering reliable and innovative solutions to drive efficiency and transform procurement operations through Authorium’s software.

Before Authorium, Christine spent 10 years at public impact-focused companies such as Socrata and Tyler Technologies, where she led the Global Services team to advise and build data-sharing programs to improve their daily internal operations and engage their citizens, and as a Project Manager for USAID-funded projects across the world.