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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.