Robert is Highspot’s co-founder and CEO, leading our mission to transform the way that millions of people work. Prior to founding Highspot in 2012, Robert spent more than 15 years as Corporate Vice President of the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft. A veteran entrepreneur, he also co-founded Colusa, a cross-language virtual machine that was acquired by Microsoft in 1996.
Oliver, our co-founder and Chief Solution Architect, is passionate about partnering with customers to solve their growth and enablement challenges. Oliver has co-founded various companies, including Colusa, which was acquired by Microsoft, and iTurf, which he helped to take public in 1999. Oliver is also the author of the industry's definitive guide to sales enablement.
Tim is a managing director at Madrona Venture Group, where he has been investing in enterprise technology founders and companies since 2006. His investments span Cloud, Predictive Analytics, SaaS, DevOps and Microservices. Prior to Madrona, Tim worked in corporate development at Microsoft where he sourced, structured and negotiated acquisitions, closing 14 transactions for over $850 million. Tim started his career at a start-up in the satellite communication market. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University.
Doug joined ICONIQ Capital in 2019 as part of the growth equity team. Prior to ICONIQ, Doug was managing director at Shasta Ventures, where he focused on investing in SaaS and mobile companies that help enterprises to optimise relationships with customers and employees. Prior to Shasta, Doug was a general partner at InterWest Partners for 15 years. He was the first investor in Marketo (MKTO) and served on its board of directors for 10 years through its successful IPO. In addition to Marketo, Doug has invested in nearly a dozen SaaS companies along the customer journey. Doug began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York focusing on technology and healthcare before working in business development at Amazon.com. Doug received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.
As a partner at OpenView, Blake focuses on application software, and has led the firm's investments in Highspot, Expensify, Pantheon, and Logikcull. Prior to OpenView, he was an investor at Battery Ventures, where he helped lead investments in companies like Optimizely, Glassdoor, Sprinklr, Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO)
Tracey is the former president of Informatica, where she served as a member of Informatica's board of directors prior to being asked to join Informatica's management team. As president of Informatica, Tracey was responsible for global sales, marketing, sales operations, and customer success. Prior to Informatica, Tracey has held sales leadership roles at Proofpoint, Polycom, Cisco, and more. She currently serves on the board of three companies: Sailpoint, Sumo Logic, and Highspot. Tracey is also an advisor for Blackrock's Long Term Private Capital Group. Tracey also serves in a nonprofit organisation known as Impact 100, whose mission is to unite women to make a difference in our communities.