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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 Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), TrackMaven, and First Focus Campaign for Children, a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization.  Joe previously served on the boards of Dealertrack, Plex, Eloqua, e-Security, eGrail, and Ecutel.

    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 Duke Blue Devils or the hapless Washington Redskins. Joe is married with four children.

  • Tim Connor Tim Connor Chief Financial Officer

    As CFO, Tim’s core responsibilities at Code42 include financial reporting and analysis, and investor relations. He focuses on initiatives that scale Code42’s financial and administrative infrastructure, and also oversees the company’s business enablement, human resources, legal and facilities functions.

    Tim brings more than three decades of executive-level financial experience. Prior to joining Code42, he was chief financial officer at Datalogix, where he was responsible for all finance and administrative functions until its acquisition by Oracle in 2015. Tim also previously served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of operations at Access Health (until its acquisition by McKesson) and as managing director in technology investment banking at Lehman Brothers. In addition, Tim is a partner at Sequel Venture Partners, where he has invested in and served as a board member for several early-stage, high-growth SaaS and technology companies.

    When he’s not crunching the numbers, you’ll find Tim enjoying all the biking, golfing and skiing that Boulder, CO has to offer.

  • Rick Orloff Chief Security Officer

    Rick brings to Code42 more than 20 years of deep information security experience. Prior to joining Code42, Rick was vice president and chief information security officer at eBay, led and built a variety of global security programs at Apple (AAPL), and directed global security at Lam Research (LRCX). Rick is currently an active member of several advisory boards focused on new and emerging security technology companies.

    Throughout his career, Rick has driven meaningful and actionable results across a range of security areas, including global threat management, cyber intelligence, geospatial correlation of data and security operations centers.

  • John Durant John Durant Product Development SVP

    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. 

  • Karen Pisha Customer Success SVP

    Karen has built customer success programs for world-class brands like Adaptive Insights, Oracle and Eloqua—where she managed Customer Success teams and post-sale customer functions. By focusing teams on tech adoption and customer satisfaction, Karen helped Eloqua, an Oracle acquisition, more than triple revenues over four years and expand sales to its existing customer base. Prior to her role as SVP of Global Account Services at Eloqua, Karen served as global VP of Professional Services for SuccessFactors, where she ramped professional services team and revenues through a successful IPO. Out of the office, Karen boats, cycles and enjoys the outdoors with her family.

  • Steve Buege Steve Buege Consumer & Small/Medium Business SVP & General Manager

    Steve has more than 25 years of experience leading software, online content and professional services businesses, including several senior executive positions with large public companies, private equity portfolio companies and closely held private businesses. Most recently, Steve served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Quantum Retail Technology, a global data analytics company.

    Prior, Steve was CTO at Ascend Learning, and served as President and CEO of several global business units of Thomson Reuters.

    Steve received his M.B.A. from University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and graduated summa cum laude with bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Business Management and Economics from Minnesota State University. When Steve’s not hard at work at Code42, you’ll find him biking Minneapolis paths or boating Minnesota lakes and rivers.

  • Ann Fellman Ann Fellman Marketing SVP

    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.

  • Kirk Froggatt People SVP image Kirk Froggatt People SVP

    Kirk’s passion is for developing the talent and culture needed to get, keep and grow customers.  He brings deep experience leading HR, talent and organization development for global tech brands. He spent the first 20 years of his career in Silicon Valley where he launched his career at HP and ultimately became global head of HR at Silicon Graphics and Yahoo!. Following his passion, he also served as global VP of talent and organization development at Agilent Technologies and Ecolab as well as the Gemini Chair in Technology Management at the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute.

    When he’s not helping find and grow great talent for Code42, Kirk loves enjoying nature and boating at his cabin, cheering on the University of Minnesota Gophers at home games and working in his garden.

  • David Huberman David Huberman General Counsel

    As general counsel, David Huberman leads Code42's legal affairs worldwide, including commercial transactions, licensing, intellectual property, general corporate matters, governance and litigation.  David brings nearly 20 years of experience negotiating complex transactions, forging strategic relationships, and handling a broad range of legal and regulatory matters for private and public companies.

    Before Code42, he served as general counsel and corporate secretary at Rally Software, a leading provider of enterprise-class application-lifecycle- management SaaS, software, and services solutions, until Rally’s acquisition by CA Technologies in 2015.  Prior to Rally, David was general counsel and corporate secretary at Webroot, a provider of cloud-based Internet security and security intelligence solutions for consumers and enterprises, and assistant general counsel at Intrado, a provider of emergency communication services and technology. David was also an attorney with the Washington, D.C. firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding.

    David earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, the Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, and the Bachelor of Arts in public policy studies from Duke University. David lives in Denver with his wife, son and daughter, with whom he enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, and following Duke basketball.

  • 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 Documentation and Customer Champion Support. The Customer Experience Team ensures Code42’s solutions possess thorough, easy-to-understand documentation fully supported by the Code42 Customer Champions.

    Josh has more than 17 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.

  • 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.

  • Jerod Lindblom Jerod Lindblom Information Technology VP

    Before joining the ranks here at Code42, Jerod spent three years at Dell as the IT Director for Global Solutions Enablement.

    As VP of Information Technology at Code42, Jerod oversees multiple teams dedicated to accelerating our company’s business functions through maximizing our internal business systems, tools, workflow, operational processes and business intelligence. Most of all, he ensures that Code42 delivers best-in-class operational support to our customers, partners and colleagues.

    When not creating value-driven partnerships at work, Jerod enjoys boating with his wife and two sons during the few-and-far-between summer months we’re given here in Minnesota.

Board of Directors

  • 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.

  • Harry Gruner JMI Equity

    Harry Gruner co-founded JMI in 1992 in Baltimore and is co-managing general partner of the firm.  Mr. Gruner has been working with software companies for more than 30 years, having had the privilege of participating in the growth of the software industry from its infancy to where it is today. He has served on the boards of 40 software and information businesses in the last 22 years, including seven public companies, as well as many nonprofit organizations.  Mr. Gruner previously advised software companies in the technology investment banking group at Alex. Brown & Sons.  He also worked in marketing at computer-aided-design software developer Sigma Design.  Mr. Gruner received his BA from Yale University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • JMI Equity

    Founded in 1992, JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and services companies. Combining domain expertise and active partnership, JMI works with management teams to build market-leading businesses and create long-term shareholder value.

  • NEA

    NEA is a global venture capital firm partnering with entrepreneurs to build transformational businesses across multiple stages and sectors, with more than 200 IPOs and 320+ acquisitions since the firm’s founding in 1977.

  • 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.