Meet our Executive Team

Chris Astle
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of QSR International, Chris is a natural leader with strong entrepreneurial instincts who provides a passion for delivering practical technology solutions for customers’ business needs. With more than 20 years of executive experience within the information and business technology sector, Chris’ extensive background in global technology sales, marketing, and business development has helped grow QSR’s business by nurturing strategic partnerships and overseeing ongoing product updates that expanded NVivo’s increasing third-party integration functionality and benefits. While working for medium- and large-sized companies, including global organizations Cisco Systems and Microsoft, Chris developed a proven track record as a strategic thinker with strong management skills delivering year-over-year growth.   
Alan Cooke
Chief Financial Officer
Alan leads QSR’s finance, legal and human resources teams, and is responsible for QSR’s financial strategy and growth. He brings extensive strategic and operational experience in the software industry to his role, including 12 years as CFO for Attivio. Alan was also a software equity analyst at Merrill Lynch, and a business development director at Oracle. Before that, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, providing strategic and operational advice to major corporations. Alan is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He graduated with a BA in accounting and economics from the University of Ottawa, a JD from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
David Marks
Chief Product & Technology Officer
David leads the way for technology in his role as CP&TO at QSR International, across everything from data management policies, IT security, data compliancy to future state technology requirements to grow QSR's offering and continue to provide market leading software solutions to our customers. David brings a wealth of senior management experience from his many years in executive positions at Foxtel, where he helped drive and deliver key projects and maintain high systems availability for both internal and external customers. David is an experienced IT leader, with a deep expertise in project management, customer care, billing strategy, service delivery, data strategy and IT management. With 22 years of experience in the cable and communications industries, he has built deep expertise and strong relationships with C-Suite. In previous executive roles at Foxtel, David built a wealth of knowledge in operational challenges and served as Foxtel’s Director of Information Technology. Prior to that, he led Foxtel’s customer care and billing operations, and held operational leadership roles in corporate systems management.
Mark Riendeau
Chief Revenue Officer
Mark leads QSR’s global sales, marketing and customer experience operation and is responsible for our go-to-market, driving all new and expansion revenue worldwide. A passionate and pragmatic leader, who is committed to successful customer engagements, Mark empowers the team to thrive and leverages his experience to advance successful partnerships in all facets of the business. Prior to joining QSR, Mark was SVP of Sales at AppNeta, growing revenue by over 50% during his time there. He brings over 20 years of experience as a senior sales leader at both startups and Fortune 500 companies, has also held leadership positions at Webtrends and Oracle and attended Bentley College.