Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Wahbe is co-founder and CEO of Highspot. Previously, he was Corporate Vice President of Marketing for the Server and Tools Division at Microsoft. He oversaw worldwide product and business management including product planning, pricing, packaging, branding and advertising, as well as sales integration and working with the partner ecosystem. Prior to that, he led the Connected Systems Division, which was responsible for the distributed computing platform and tools in Windows Server. Before Microsoft, Robert was co-founder and CEO of Colusa. Colusa provided a cross-language virtual machine that provided secure execution within systems such as databases and operating systems. Colusa was acquired by Microsoft.
Co-Founder and Vice President, Customer Services
Oliver Sharp is co-founder and VP of Customer Services at Highspot. Oliver leads the team that manages the on boarding of all new customers, professional service engagement, as well as their on-going support needs. He has led or participated in most of Highspot’s largest and most complicated launches, including Concur, Booking.com, MultiView, PayScale and many others. Previously, he helped to start Colusa Software, which was acquired by Microsoft. He was also co-founder and CTO of iTurf, helping to take it public in 1999. Oliver served in a number of roles at Microsoft, including general manager of the Connected Server Team. In addition to delivering a variety of server products, he was responsible for managing the BizTalk field team, which supported strategic engagements worldwide. The product is used by over 90% of the Fortune 500, and more than 50 mission critical deployments were directly managed by the field team with very high customer satisfaction. Oliver received an MS and a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley.
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
David is co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Highspot. David oversees all aspects of design, product management, engineering, and operations. Previously, David was Partner Architect for Windows Azure, where he drove the design and architecture of security and messaging services. Prior to Windows Azure, David worked on a wide range of technologies, including distributed computing, productivity applications, developer tools, and operating systems. He helped found several teams and brought a number of products to market, including Windows NT, Office, and Visual Studio.
Vice President, Design
Jason Hoover is VP of Design at Highspot. He leads the creative arm across the company, keeping product teams and marketing efforts aligned visually with consistent user experiences. Jason has over 18 years experience conceptualizing and designing enterprise-scale solutions for several large fortune 500 companies; Microsoft, Starbucks, and EMC. He has also led the design of several startup efforts; MSN Green (while at Microsoft), Mozy (acquired by EMC), and now Highspot. Also an accomplished photographer, Jason's published work has received several awards and been featured in numerous books, magazines, and other publications.
Vice President, Account Development
Haley Katsman is Vice President of Account Development at Highspot. Haley leads the strategy and execution of Highspot's sales development and enablement efforts. She is responsible for building and scaling the team focused on increasing awareness and generating demand for the company, as well as driving alignment between marketing and sales. Haley brings marketing and sales experience from several notable Fortune 500 companies across the consumer products, commercial real estate, and marketing and advertising industries. Haley holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and Foster School of Business Sales Certificate from the University of Washington.
Vice President, Finance & Operations
Chris Larson is Vice President of Finance & Operations at Highspot. In this role, Chris has responsibility for accounting, financial planning and analysis, human resources, and risk management oversight. Most recently, Chris was with Porch.com, building their accounting team and infrastructure. He also oversaw human resources and M&A diligence support. Prior to Porch, Chris held a variety of roles at Amazon including accounting lead for AWS during times of rapid growth, coordinator of Amazon’s worldwide accounting close, and leader within the SEC reporting and policy team. Prior to Amazon, Chris was with the Deloitte Seattle audit practice for seven years, serving a mix of public and private clients including Starbucks and Clearwire during their 2007 IPO. Chris is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Public Accounting from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Vice President, Marketing
Jake Braly is the Vice President of Marketing at Highspot, responsible for market development and global growth. Before Highspot, Jake led product marketing and go-to-market strategy for Apptio’s top grossing products through its successful IPO. Prior to Apptio Jake held various positions at K2 software, Microsoft Corporation, and IBM as well as multiple startup and early stage ventures. Jake holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Colorado.
Vice President, Sales
Matt Weil is vice president of sales at Highspot. Matt brings more than 20 years of sales leadership and management experience to the company. Most recently Matt was vice president of sales at Sunrun, leading the company’s direct sales efforts and scaling the company from a venture-funded startup through a successful IPO in 2015 and continued growth. Prior to Sunrun, Matt served as vice president of sales at Verisign, president/CEO and vice president of sales at Teneros, and vice president of sales at Neustar and UltraDNS (acquired by Neustar).