Management Team



Meet the Kenesto Management Team


Michael Payne


Mike is a serial engineering, CAD, and PLM entrepreneur. As a prolific technologist, Mike co-founded several innovative technology companies, including PTC, SOLIDWORKS, and SpaceClaim. Now, he has turned to revolutionizing the concept of Document Management, Cloud Storage, and  Collaboration and Execution with Kenesto.

Mike’s educational background includes Pace University (MBA, Management); King’s College London (MSc, Physics); University of Southampton. At Northeastern University, he taught courses in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Mike is also a COE Fellow, as well as a CAD Society Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.


Gil Magor

Chief Technology Officer

Gil has more than 25 years experience of software development, management, and integration. Prior to becoming CTO at Kenesto, Gil was a project manager, architect, and team leader at Yael Software & Systems, a provider of healthcare computing services; a partner at Orange Cellular; and Clarizen, where he was responsible for external applications integration allowing customers to use their desktop applications to interact with Clarizen Web services. Gil’s motto is, Anything is doable!”


Vic Sanchez


Vic is a seasoned executive with industry experience and go-to-market skills. Prior to Kenesto, Vic held executive positions at Assemble Systems, Inforbix, Newforma, and Autodesk. Vic holds a B.S. degree in both Chemistry and Computer Science from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Arizona State University.



Leslie Minasian

Vice President, Partnerships and Alliances 

Leslie has more than 25 years of experience building partnerships and alliances that enhance systems and technologies. Prior to joining Kenesto, she worked at SpaceClaim, making early introductions to ANSYS. Working with Mike Payne, she was among a founding group of employees that led to PTC being publicly traded. Leslie earned a BS in Information Systems from Northeastern University.