Chief Executive Officer
After spending 30 years in the software industry, Jay joined Optimizely a year ago to continue to accelerate the growth in the business by leveraging our industry-leading experimentation platform. Jay has a track record for scaling operations for world-class companies, such as Success Factors, Oracle, and Mercury Interactive.
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
As co-founder and executive chairman of Optimizely, Dan Siroker is responsible for leading the organization’s product vision and defining the future of the leading Experimentation Platform. Dan founded Optimizely in 2009 when he realized that tools only existed to help technical people do A/B testing and website optimization. He wanted to make it easy for anyone to do A/B testing and empower them to experiment.
Before Optimizely, Dan helped lead the backend team that built Google Chrome and worked as the director of analytics for Obama for America, where he led a team of software engineers and analysts to maximize voter registration and helped raise more than half a billion dollars. During the presidential transition, Dan served as an advisor and deputy director to The White House, defining the role of new media and developing projects in the Obama Administration.
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
As co-founder and CTO, Pete Koomen guides the technology vision behind Optimizely’s Experimentation Platform, ensuring businesses have access to the tools they need to test their assumptions and respond quickly to ever-changing market dynamics and customer expectations. Pete co-founded Optimizely with Dan Siroker in 2009 after spending three years as a product manager at Google, working on the Google App Engine and other projects.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Finance Officer
David is Optimizely’s COO and CFO and joined Optimizely in 2016 from eBay, where he was the CFO for the $30 billion North America marketplace. David is deeply passionate about the power of data to help people make better choices and to help businesses create extraordinary experiences for their customers.
Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Erin oversees Recruiting, People Ops, Real Estate and Workplace Operations at Optimizely. She has over 20 years of experience, including a decade leading Recruiting, Talent Development, and Employee Success at Salesforce. Erin received a BA in literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. When she’s not making Optimizely one of the best places to work, Erin also sits on the board of the Horizons Foundation.
Chief Marketing Officer
Carl Tsukahara is Chief Marketing Officer at Optimizely and is responsible for all global marketing and global sales development. A 25 year veteran of Silicon Valley, Carl Tsukahara has been CMO and Head of Products for multiple private and public companies.
Most recently, he was CMO and Head of Products at Evolv, a pioneer in applying machine learning and predictive analytics for operational workforce decisions and at Birst, a provider of cloud enterprise analytics. He has also held operational roles in Engineering and Field Sales. Carl holds a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Revenue Officer
Eric brings more than 25 years of experience building and leading global sales teams and developing successful go-to-market strategies for both private and public companies. As Chief Revenue Officer, Eric will be responsible for refining Optimizely’s global business development, sales, and partner alliance strategy in order to maximize revenue growth. He has decades of sales leadership experience, a strong track record of revenue growth accomplishment and proven success in transforming organizations as companies scale. Prior to joining Optimizely, Eric was the Chief Revenue Officer at Spredfast and Return Path. During his career, he also held senior roles at Nuance Communications, VirtuOz, and Rainmaker Systems.
Senior Vice President, Product
Claire is the VP of Product Management at Optimizely. Previously, she was the CEO and co-founder of Experiment Engine which was acquired by Optimizely in 2017. Claire is an expert in high-velocity experimentation programs, product strategy and user experience, and a passionate advocate for women in technology.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Bill Press is SVP of Engineering at Optimizely. Over the last 20 years, he has led engineering teams at leading enterprise software companies, such as Salesforce. Bill holds a PhD in Computation and Neural Systems from Caltech.
Vice President, Customer Success
Jennifer Ruth is the Vice President of Customer Success at Optimizely. She is committed to making our customers wildly successful and delivering a positive ROI on their experimentation investment. Prior to Optimizely, Jennifer worked with Adobe, American Express, and served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer.
Vice President, Controller
Sebastiaan de Jong
Vice President, EMEA
Sebastiaan is in de software industry for 17 years and is responsible for Optimizely’s progress and execution in the EMEA region. Before joining Optimizely, Sebastiaan was responsible for the European Business at Exact software, a leader for cloud accounting and ERP solutions.
Jo Ann Sanders
Vice President, Product Marketing
Jo Ann Sanders is VP of Product Marketing at Optimizely, and has over a decade of leadership experience in marketing and product management for top Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and Adobe. Her expertise spans digital marketing, digital transformation, mobile, cloud, diversity and inclusion, and executive leadership.
Vice President, Global Professional Services
Maurice brings 20 years of experience in the software consulting, and professional services industry. Prior to Optimizely, Maurice was Vice President of Professional Services, at Coupa Software, a cloud-based business spend management platform. He has extensive experience building professional services organizations. Maurice began his career at Sapient Corporation, as a software and business strategy consultant. He later joined companies such as Plumtree Software (acquired by BEA Systems), BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle), Oracle Corporation, and Adobe Systems, helping to build successful professional services organizations.
Maurice holds a Bachelor of Science, in Computer Science, from Yale University in New Haven, CT.
Vice President, North America Sales
DC brings over 20 years of successful sales leadership to Optimizely. He currently leads our North American Enterprise Sales team, creating and implementing our Go-to-Market strategy targeting the Fortune 1000. Prior to Optimizely, DC lead the North American Sales effort at Good Technology which was sold to BlackBerry. DC has also lead Enterprise Sales teams at CA Technologies and DigitalThink.
Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff, Hiliary is Optimizely’s core partner to identify key areas for business growth. She is a strategic advisor to our executive team and interprets data to ensure we’re making rapid decisions that benefit our business and customers. Previously, as a consultant with Accenture and leader in enterprise sales strategy at Salesforce, Hiliary has experience driving strategic cross-functional initiatives and aligning leadership with clear recommendations.
Vice President, Legal
Derrick joined Optimizely in 2018 as the company’s Vice President of Legal and Corporate Secretary. Derrick is a seasoned legal executive focused on helping high-growth technology companies mature and scale.
Vice President, Global Recruiting
As the VP of Global Recruiting, Sandi brings over 20 years of recruiting experience to the team at Optimizely, where she is passionate about creating an exceptional candidate experience. In addition to her Executive Search experience, she led recruiting teams at Salesforce and LinkedIn before joining in 2015.
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