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  • Joe Payne Joe Payne President and CEO

    Joe brings to Code42 more than 20 years of leadership and a proven track record with high-growth software companies. He has a broad experience base in delivering software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to enterprises across numerous industries. As President and CEO of Code42, he drives the company’s strategic direction and oversees all operations.

    Prior to Code42, Joe was Chairman and CEO of Eloqua—a SaaS business—where he recruited and led the team that grew Eloqua’s revenue from $11M to $125M in just six years. Joe led Eloqua’s successful IPO in 2012 and subsequent sale to Oracle for $957M in 2013.

    Prior to Eloqua, Joe was President and COO of iDefense, a VeriSign company, where he was responsible for all company operations. Before joining iDefense, he served as President and CEO of e-Security Inc. and President and CEO of eGrail. Joe began his career in brand management where he worked on the Coca-Cola brand and the Mr. Clean brand at Procter & Gamble.

    Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of public companies Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) and Dealertrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), and private companies TrackMaven and Plex Systems. Joe also serves on the not-for-profit board, First Focus Campaign for Children.

    Joe received his M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Duke University. When not hard at work, you can find Joe cheering for the U.S. National Soccer Team, his beloved Blue Devils or the hapless Washington Redskins. Joe is married with four children.

  • Mitch Coopet Mitch Coopet CTO

    A Code42 co-founder, Mitch has been a part of nearly every team at the company since day one. Mitch brings a fanatical devotion to our customers and their experiences with Code42 products and services. Decades of engineering and product experience provide the lens through which he helps set the direction for Code42’s endpoint data protection and security platform.

    Though a technologist at heart, Mitch's greatest source of pride is the amazing people and teams he has helped bring together at Code42. Little known fact: Mitch’s fear of paper cuts leads to his paper-free lifestyle. Ask and he’ll tell you it’s also good for the environment.

  • Liz Fortier Liz Fortier General Counsel

    Liz is responsible for global legal affairs within Code42’s rapidly growing business and culture of innovation. Prior, Liz was Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Syncada, a global B2B invoicing solutions provider, where she led legal and compliance functions. Prior to Syncada, Liz worked for several technology companies, and her areas of focus included global software licensing to the enterprise, intellectual property, M&A, corporate governance, employment matters and litigation. Liz graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with honors and earned her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. When she’s not reviewing documents, Liz enjoys making jewelry and spending time with her three children.

  • Brian Bispala Brian Bispala Architecture VP

    As a Code42 co-founder, Brian has been involved in the design, architecture and engineering of all Code42 solutions. In his current role, Brian guides architectural decisions, inspires and fosters a culture of innovation within Code42’s engineering team, and ensures flawless execution from product and platform concept to implementation. Previously, Brian held engineering roles at Accenture and Webhelp. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. When he’s not cranking out code, Brian enjoys skiing (both snow and water), traveling and spending time with his wife and three kids.

  • Josh Brix Josh Brix Customer Experience VP

    Josh has built Code42’s award-winning global customer support team, focused on delighting customers at every opportunity. In addition, he helped create the Customer Experience Team, uniting three groups: Quality Assurance, Documentation and Customer Champion Support. The Customer Experience Team ensures Code42’s solutions are of the highest quality, and possess thorough, easy-to-understand documentation fully supported by the Code42 Customer Champions.

    Josh has more than 15 years of experience in IT; he previously led support teams at Oracle Corporation and Stellent, Inc., and holds master’s degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Management from Concordia University.

  • John Durant John Durant Product VP

    John taps more than 20 years of experience in software development and motivating teams to lead the company’s endpoint data protection and security product direction. Before joining Code42, John worked for a Minnesota-based venture research firm where he used a lean startup approach and predictive analytics to develop business assets in technology and health care. Prior, he led software development efforts at Microsoft for eight years and co-authored the popular technical book, “XML Programming Bible, 3rd Edition.” In his free time, you’ll find John hiking mountains with some or all of his six sons.

  • Ann Fellman Ann Fellman Marketing VP

    Ann taps into more than 17 years of enterprise technology marketing and business development experience to drive marketing strategy for the company’s award-winning endpoint data protection and security solutions. Previously, she led product management for Rimage/Qumu Corp.’s Signal online publishing software, and was a Principal Product Director at Oracle. Ann has extensive experience in enterprise content management, enterprise portal and Enterprise 2.0 software markets, and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin.

  • David Graham David Graham Security VP

    With more than 20 years in information security, David brings deep knowledge of the challenges presented by increasingly sophisticated adversaries and growing regulatory requirements.

    At Code42, David has overseen the security program from its first policy through ISO27001 certification, and helps guide the company’s next-generation data security offering. Prior to Code42, David focused on security in the financial services sector with positions at ING and MoneyGram.

  • Chris Moses Chris Moses Global Sales VP

    As head of Sales, Chris focuses on building and training a global Code42 sales team that takes ownership, has higher capabilities and creates demand within accounts.

    Upon joining Code42, Chris initiated an aggressive campaign to elevate the team's competency level, specifically in proposal quality, including detailed financial justifications as well as the team's ability to differentiate Code42 solutions. Across his 15 years of experience, Chris has a proven track record of consistently delivering results and building winning teams.

  • Dave Payne Dave Payne Global Systems Engineering VP

    Dave leads a team of geeks who delight customers and create evangelists for Code42. Prior, Dave held pre-sales leadership roles at EMC, and built and sold an IT consulting business where he designed infrastructure for enterprises such as U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters, Boston Medical Center and Fidelity.

    Dave is an Eagle Scout, speaks Brazilian Portuguese and enjoys spending time with his wife of 15 years and their four children.

  • Jeff Sonsalla Jeff Sonsalla Engineering VP

    Jeff brings more than 25 years of high performance technical computing experience to Code42, serving the premier engineering team of the “Silicon Prairie.” Jeff held lead technical roles at Cray, and prior to joining Code42 was Senior Director of Engineering at SGI.

    When away from the keyboard, you’ll find Jeff riding on horseback across the Namib Desert or sitting in with a band.

  • Andy Hardy Andy Hardy Managing Director of EMEA

    Andy is Code42’s entryway into growing our business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His extensive background in international IT and finance was forged at Dell, Compellent and Nomura—Japan’s largest investment bank—where he began as IT Director, but also spent another six years investing in U.S. tech companies. Prior, Andy held senior roles in sales, product engineering and service management at Itochu of Japan and Avid in the UK.

    Andy’s love of aviation stems from his 25-year stint in the Royal Australian Air Force as an avionics engineer. In 2013, he flew his four-seater 1966 Piper Cherokee over 14,500 miles from London to Sydney, raising over $25,000 for charity.

Board of Directors

  • Ping Li Ping Li Accel Partners

    Ping has been with Accel Partners since 2004. He focuses on early stage and growth software and data center investments. He is also responsible for Accel's Big Data Fund. Ping is currently a board member of Blue Jeans Network, Cloudera, Code42, Lookout, Nimble Storage, Origami Logic, Primary Data, RelateIQ, Tenable Network Security and Trifacta. Ping has also been responsible for several Accel investments which have had successful exits including Arista (NYSE: ANET), Fusion-io (NASDAQ: FIO), Mochi Media (Shanda), Nimble Storage (NASDAQ: NMBL), Reactivity (Cisco), RelateIQ (Salesforce.com) and Yume (NYSE:YUME). Currently, Ping works with Stanford University in leading their Accel Innovation Scholars Program. He is also an adviser to Heavybit, a community for developer/operations-focused entrepreneurs.

    Ping has over two decades of experience as a technology investor and operating executive in helping build market leading technology companies and product lines. Prior to Accel, Ping worked at Juniper Networks as a Senior Product Line Manager for their flagship M-series router products, as well as Director of Corporate Development. He also served as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, advising technology clients in their growth strategies.

    Ping has extensive international experience as well. At Singapore Telecom, he served directly for the executive management team in operating and investing in Asian growth opportunities. Prior to SingTel, Ping worked at Goldman Sachs Asia, transacting technology IPOs and M&A.

    Ping has been named to the Forbes Midas List of Top Tech Investors and Business Insider’s 50 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech. Ping holds an AB from Harvard University, with honors, and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • Kirk Bowman Kirk Bowman Accel Partners

    Kirk Bowman joined Accel in 2011. Prior to Accel, Kirk's most recent operational experience was as the Sales Executive at Equallogic, a leading storage system company, which was acquired by Dell Inc. in 2008 for $1.4 billion. In the 20 years prior to Equallogic, Kirk held sales executive and general management positions at several category defining companies: VMware, Inktomi, Model N, Object Design, and Parametric Technology Corporation. This diverse background has allowed Kirk to develop industry experience with multiple technologies and sales strategies.

    Kirk currently serves on the board of various private companies, including Atlassian (software development and collaboration solutions), Code42 (enterprise, SMB and consumer data protection), Sookasa (encryption and HIPAA compliance), Couchbase (NoSQL database software), Grovo (digital learning platform), Semmle (data driven software engineering), and Delphix (data as a service). Kirk also advises several other private companies in sales strategy.

    Kirk is a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches a course in building and managing professional sales organizations. He lives in Saratoga, California with his wife and two children. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.

  • Michael Gorman Michael Gorman Split Rock Partners

    Michael Gorman is a founding Managing Director of Split Rock Partners and focuses on investments in software and internet services companies.

    Prior to founding Split Rock Partners, Michael was Managing General Partner of St. Paul Venture Capital, which he joined in 1995 and focused on software and internet services investments. He is an active supporter of the Minnesota entrepreneurial community, and works closely with organizations providing guidance to emerging companies. In addition, Michael served as president of the Minnesota Venture Capital Association in 2000 and 2001.

    Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University, as well as MBA and JD degrees from Harvard University. He began his venture capital career with the Harvard Management Company. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with Bain & Company, where he assisted clients in the development and execution of corporate strategies.

  • Mike Stankey Mike Stankey Workday

    Mike Stankey is vice chairman at Workday and focuses on the company’s market expansion, key customer relationships, external communications, and leadership development. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Previously, from 2009 to 2015, Mike served as president and chief operating officer.

    Prior to joining Workday in 2009, Mike was a partner at Greylock Partners, where he focused on the next generation of enterprise technologies. Before Greylock, Mike served for five years as chairman and CEO at PolyServe, a storage virtualization software company that was sold to Hewlett-Packard under Mike’s leadership in 2007. Mike began a nine-year career at PeopleSoft starting in 1993, where he held various general management and sales management roles, including senior vice president of North American sales. Mike has served on the board of directors of Code42 since 2014.

    Mike is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

  • Joe Payne Joe Payne Code42

    Joe brings to Code42 more than 20 years of leadership and a proven track record with high-growth software companies. He has a broad experience base in delivering software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to enterprises across numerous industries. As President and CEO of Code42, he drives the company’s strategic direction and oversees all operations.

    Prior to Code42, Joe was Chairman and CEO of Eloqua—a SaaS business—where he recruited and led the team that grew Eloqua’s revenue from $11M to $125M in just six years. Joe led Eloqua’s successful IPO in 2012 and subsequent sale to Oracle for $957M in 2013.

    Prior to Eloqua, Joe was President and COO of iDefense, a VeriSign company, where he was responsible for all company operations. Before joining iDefense, he served as President and CEO of e-Security Inc. and President and CEO of eGrail. Joe began his career in brand management where he worked on the Coca-Cola brand and the Mr. Clean brand at Procter & Gamble.

    Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of public companies Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) and Dealertrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), and private companies TrackMaven and Plex Systems. Joe also serves on the not-for-profit board, First Focus Campaign for Children.

    Joe received his M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Duke University. When not hard at work, you can find Joe cheering for the U.S. National Soccer Team, his beloved Blue Devils or the hapless Washington Redskins. Joe is married with four children.

  • Mitch Coopet Mitch Coopet Code42

    A Code42 co-founder, Mitch has been a part of nearly every team at the company since day one. Mitch brings a fanatical devotion to our customers and their experiences with Code42 products and services. Decades of engineering and product experience provide the lens through which he helps set the direction for Code42’s endpoint data protection and security platform.

    Though a technologist at heart, Mitch's greatest source of pride is the amazing people and teams he has helped bring together at Code42. Little known fact: Mitch’s fear of paper cuts leads to his paper-free lifestyle. Ask and he’ll tell you it’s also good for the environment.

  • Matthew Dornquast Matthew Dornquast Code42

    Matthew is a high-tech visionary radically committed to developing intuitive, user-friendly technology that exceeds expectations. As Code42 co-founder and CEO from 2001 to 2015, Matthew drove the company to a market leadership position in endpoint data protection and security.

    In 2014, Matthew was named a “Titan of Technology” by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and won the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Prior to Code42, Matthew served as chief scientist at Webhelp, chief technology officer for Fallon McElligott and founder/owner of Microworks.

Investors

  • Accel Partners

    Founded in 1983 and based in Palo Alto, CA, Accel Partners has a long history of partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel has helped entrepreneurs build more than 300 successful technology companies, many of which have defined their categories, including Atlassian, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Groupon, Spotify, Trulia and others.

  • Split Rock Partners

    Split Rock Partners is focused on investing in leading software and Internet services companies. Split Rock invests across all stages of company development, providing capital through flexible investment strategies including primary investments, direct secondary, and blended structures. Their objective is to support exceptional management teams and creatively address the challenges of financing growth. The Split Rock team manages over $1 billion of committed capital and is currently investing from two funds totaling $575 million.