We Are Highspot
Robert is Highspot’s co-founder and CEO, leading our mission to transform the way 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 multiple companies, including Colusa, which was acquired by Microsoft, and iTurf, which he helped take public in 1999. Oliver is also the author of the industry’s definitive guide to sales enablement.
As co-founder and Chief Product Officer, David oversees all aspects of design, product management, engineering, and operations. Before Highspot, David brought a number of products to market at Microsoft, including Windows NT, Office, and Visual Studio, and served as Partner Architect for Windows Azure.
Haley leads growth enablement and growth operations for Highspot’s go-to-market teams. In addition, she leads the company’s account-based strategy and account development team. Haley’s leadership builds on proven marketing and sales experience from several notable Fortune 500 companies, spanning consumer products, commercial real estate, marketing, and advertising.
Peter leads Highspot’s Trust Strategy, ensuring our customers’ security and privacy on the enablement industry’s most trusted platform. He combines a passion for trustworthy computing with deep technical expertise honed through more than 15 years of working with some of the largest technology, telecom, and finance companies on their information security practices. Peter most recently led security engineering for publicly-traded Smartsheet and prior to Smartsheet helped lead product security at Facebook. Earlier in his career, he was vice president at leading security consultancy iSEC Partners and worked at Microsoft during the company’s formation of the trustworthy computing initiative.
Matt brings more than 20 years of sales leadership experience to our company. Prior to Highspot, Matt held sales executive roles at Verisign, Teneros, Neustar, and, most recently, at Sunrun, where he scaled the company from a venture-funded startup through a successful IPO in 2015.
Derrick leads our account management team, ensuring customers love their Highspot solution with high adoption and business outcomes. His passion for driving great customer experiences comes from his more than 20 years of customer success and product management leadership at Adobe, Amazon, SAP, Omniture, and Gigya.
Gwen empowers our customers to harness the power of sales enablement and achieve maximum returns. Her more than 15 years of experience as a customer success leader include time as Chief Operating Officer at New Alchemy, and Vice President of Customer Service at both Ascentis and PayScale.
Jon leads marketing, community, and the partner ecosystem. Jon directed numerous go-to-market teams over 18 years at Microsoft, including a tenure as general manager of business operations for Microsoft’s international headquarters in Paris, France. Prior to Highspot, Jon served as vice president of the Adobe Document Cloud.
Jennifer drives the people engine that aligns individual and team capabilities to our business objectives and growth. Jennifer’s 15 years of experience building and scaling technology companies through people and programs include HR leadership roles at Skytap, EMC’s specialty sales organization, and Isilon Systems.
Jason leads our creative arm, keeping product and marketing efforts visually aligned and consistent. Jason has more than 20 years’ experience conceptualizing and designing enterprise brands and technologies for several large Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, VMware, and EMC.
Chris oversees accounting, financial planning and analysis, human resources, and risk management. Prior to Highspot, Chris held a variety of roles at Amazon including accounting lead for AWS, coordinator of Amazon’s worldwide accounting close, and as a leader within the SEC reporting and policy team. Most recently, Chris built the accounting team and operations infrastructure at Porch.com.
Jake is responsible for driving market expansion and growth through the Highspot ecosystem of strategic alliances and partnerships. Jake has held various roles focused on new market development and revenue growth throughout his career. Prior to Highspot, Jake led product marketing and go-to-market strategy for Apptio’s top-grossing products through its successful IPO. Jake has also held leadership positions at K2 Software, Microsoft, and IBM, as well as multiple startup and early-stage ventures.
Suzanne leads our talent and recruiting team. With more than three decades of recruiting experience, she has worked both with Fortune 500 companies and hyper-growth startups as an external recruiter and recruiting consultant. Suzanne is passionate about inspiring people to do their best work and is actively involved with multiple education and leadership development organizations at the state and national levels.
Jon leads our product development and management teams and has been building software in product, engineering, and leadership roles since 2000. Prior to Highspot, Jon managed teams at Seattle-based SaaS startup Moz and WDS (acquired by Xerox), and developed software for the British Government’s Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (now QinetiQ).
Matt manages our legal affairs and regulatory compliance. Previously, he served as Vice President and Head of Legal Affairs at System1, where he established the legal team and guided the sale of the company to an eventual acquisition by a private equity firm. Before System1, Matt served as Vice President of Legal and Compliance at Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) and Director of Legal at Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT).
Richard Langham serves as our Managing Director of Highspot EMEA. With more than 20 years of experience building and scaling high-performing sales teams in Europe, Richard is passionate about leading our growth in the region and providing customers with an unparalleled solution for driving growth. Prior to Highspot, Richard spent more than a decade working in different SaaS organizations, including Adobe.
Thomas is our Managing Director of Highspot D-A-CH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). His passion and experience for people, customers, technology, and transformation of various industries has been developed over the last 25+ years at companies such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, PegaSystems, and others, where Thomas has held various management positions.
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