Who We Are
SaaSgard LLC is a Woman and Veteran Owned Business founded by Lauren and Joe Paiva.
Prior to co-founding SaaSgard, Lauren was a successful entrepreneur who co-founded and served in various executive leadership roles in multiple companies, including two different software companies. Lauren has successfully helped dozens of companies improve their bottom line by ensuring their staff both want to to adopt technology and have the training necessary to do so successfully. A school teacher turned entrepreneur, Lauren quickly became invaluable to software start-ups that were heavy in technology, but lacking communication, training and people skills. After leading Human Resources, Customer Support, and Implementation Services for multiple, Lauren served in her last commercial role as the VP for Customer Implementation and Support Services a national, healthcare software company. Devoted to the cause or helping people experiencing homelessness, Lauren dedicated five years working directly with women in an emergency shelter.
Joe Paiva is a successful entrepreneur and business leader, who held multiple senior executive positions as a CIO and operational business unit leader in both private industry and government. Joe also retired from the US Army after more than 9 years of active and more than 20 years of reserves service in both cyber and amphibious warfare. Joe’s most recent roles included working as a Senior Director and Regional Vice President for Salesforce, Chief Information Officer for the US International Trade Administration (ITA), and senior leadership positions within both the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where he served as VA's Chief Technology Strategist and led a joint VA and Department of Defense (DoD) Presidential Initiative, and, at the US Department of Defense, as the Deputy Director for Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure and Network Operations. Before entering government service, Mr. Paiva was Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of multiple private and public U.S. and international companies. His commercial successes include taking a healthcare software company public; turning around a major IT services company, and establishing new business units in the U.S., Asia and Europe, His published works include a co-authored college textbook used in several top-rated universities and numerous articles about IT development, acquisition and implementation. Following the events of September 2001, Mr. Paiva returned to military service as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserves, retiring from the Army Cyber Warfare Command in 2017.