Austin Senseman to Step Down as CEO, Dave Masom to Take the Helm
Birmingham, AL – September 13, 2023
Conserv, a leader in cultural heritage preservation, announced today that its Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Austin Senseman, will be stepping down from the CEO position, effective September 15.
Dave Masom, currently Chief Product Officer, will be promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
“Nathan McMinn and I started this business to build better tools for the millions of people that care for our shared cultural heritage. It’s been a rewarding journey leading Conserv, and I’m very proud of what our team has accomplished,” said Austin Senseman. Thank you to everyone who has supported me, my team, and Conserv on our journey. With your support Conserv is on track to be a sustainable, valuable company that will continue to have a positive impact on cultural heritage professionals all over the world, for many years to come. I’m confident that under Dave’s leadership, Conserv will continue to grow and to serve our customers at a very high level.”
Dave Masom has been with Conserv since early 2022, serving as the group’s product leader. Under his guidance, the company has released major improvements to its market-leading environmental monitoring software and scaled its infrastructure to serve a growing number of collections.
“I’m truly honored to take on this role and continue the legacy that Austin and Nathan have built,” said Dave Masom. “Conserv is poised for exciting developments, and I am committed to steering our team towards new horizons while upholding the values and mission that make us unique.”
This transition comes at a time when Conserv is closing a fundraising round and reaching significant revenue milestones. The Board of Directors believes this leadership change will bolster Conserv’s growth trajectory and solidify its position as an industry leader.
The Board wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to Austin Senseman for his invaluable contributions, vision, and dedication to Conserv since its inception. Austin will remain involved with Conserv as a Board member, ensuring a smooth transition and the company’s continued growth.
Conserv is a comprehensive view of your collection environment supported by a team of preservation professionals. With Conserv’s continuous, automated data collection and analysis, professionals reduce their manual effort by 90%. Collections partner with Conserv to manage their collection environment with confidence.
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