The Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2023

The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2023. In our sixth year running this annual awards process, we are encouraged by the way leadership is evolving among the top tier CEOs in the SaaS industry. Increasingly, CEOs are beloved by their workforces, regarded as true stewards of organizations that will continue well into the future.  Not only are these leaders strategic and tactical in execution, they possess the intangibles of being visionary and inspiring thousands of people, mobilizing their teams day in and day out.  

This year's awardees, along with their companies, provide some of the most advanced software solutions the world has ever seen and it’s our bet that they have the foresight and capabilities to lead their companies to even greater heights.  

Some of this year’s distinguished honorees include Craig “Tooey” Courtemanche, who has grown Procore to become a leading global provider of construction management software, connecting over 2 million users across 150+ countries.  Another awardee, Therese Tucker, founded her company over twenty year ago and today BlackLine has made hundreds of thousands of accountants more efficient and humane, lowered the stress levels of internal auditors, and given CFOs extraordinary visibility into their organizations’ business performance, informing smarter decisions to enhance competitive standing. Lastly, with data-driven insights and best-in-class capabilities, Chief Executive Officer David Felsenthal has spearheaded the growth of EAB, which today serves over 2,500 schools, colleges, universities, and corporate partners.  

Through a thorough nomination process comprising input from colleagues, peers, and experts in the software industry in addition to in-house research, the recipients of the 2023 award were carefully selected. Please join us in recognizing and celebrating the achievements of  The Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2023


1. Darren Roos
Company: IFS
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Now in his 6th year as IFS CEO, Darren Roos has established IFS as a leader in ERP, FSM, ESM, and EAM technologies across its focus industries. His vision and pace secured the transformation of the company by completing its digital transformation in under 2 years while successfully evolving the business’ revenue model to be subscription-based and delivering results that continue to outperform the market. 

Over the 5 years since he took the helm, the company has achieved an ARR CAGR of 37%, a software revenue CAGR of 28%, and an EBITDAC CAGR of 46%. The company is expected to meet its revenue goals of $1.56 billion in 2023 with $430 million of EBITDAC, putting it well on track for $2 billion in 2025. Roos has kept his promise of delivering value to customers and putting them at the heart of the IFS value proposition. This has remained the business’ north star in both its day-to-day business, employee values, and the company’s M&A strategy. Author of the book “Moment of Service,” Roos is an established thought leader in the industry.

Roos built his career in global software businesses over 20 years. He previously served as president of SAP’s global ERP business, with prior roles as general manager of Northern Europe and chief operating officer of EMEA for the company. Roos was also formerly the president of EMEA, APJ, and LATAM at Software AG, during which time he also served on Software AG’s Group Executive Board.

Having grown up in South Africa, Roos understands the sound case for diversity in business and is very active in encouraging all employees to put equality and equity high on their agenda. In addition to his IFS role, Roos is a board director at Sitecore, Chairman of WorkWave and launched InnerWings, a confidence building foundation with his wife Melissa di Donato Roos.


2. Reggie Aggarwal
Company: Cvent
Title: Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Reggie Aggarwal is the Founder & CEO of Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider. A lawyer by trade, Aggarwal founded Cvent in 1999 with the goal of making meeting planning easier for his peers in the business community.

The Cvent business idea first came to light after Aggarwal spent years painstakingly planning hundreds of events for the Indian CEO Network, of which he was president. He found early success as a pioneer in the event technology space but had to lay off nearly 80% of his employees during the dot-com burst in the early 2000s. During this time, approaching bankruptcy and facing the possibility of failure, Aggarwal and the core executive team focused on the two things that mattered most for a successful business: its employees and customers.

Aggarwal graduated with a BS degree from the University of Virginia, a juris doctorate from Washington and Lee University Law School, and an LLM (post-law degree) from Georgetown University Law School. He also received an honorary doctorate from Southeastern University for his contribution to the community.


3. Raj Sundaresan
Company: Altimetrik
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Raj Sundaresan is a seasoned technology and business leader with extensive experience in cultivating successful product development teams around the globe. At Altimetrik, Sundaresan is responsible for leading and implementing the company’s growth strategy. He is focused on scaling offerings in a fast-changing technological landscape, strengthening the company’s focus on customer-centricity and building an employee-driven, open culture of innovation to foster talent.

Prior to Altimetrik, Sundaresan held leading roles with technology teams at Visa, eBay, and PayPal. At PayPal, he successfully scaled global product development teams and established development centers in India and Singapore. At eBay, Sundaresan helped fuel business growth by rapidly expanding merchant services as well as mobile, credit, and payment capabilities. At Visa, Sundaresan headed Digital and Mobile Product Development and oversaw the launch of widely acclaimed products such as Visa Checkout, Visa Token Service, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and other mobile enablement platforms. Hailing from Bangalore, Sundaresan is a computer science engineering graduate from Bangalore University and earned his MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University.


4. Mike Ettling
Company: Unit4
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Mike Ettling is the CEO of Unit4. Ettling takes pride in his ability to set a strong vision and strategy for a business and establish the purpose of creating All-In teams. He fundamentally believes in the competitive value of diversity and is a continuous learner.

Prior to joining Unit 4, Ettling worked as an advisor at PeopleDoc Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked at Unisys, holding several positions before eventually becoming vice president of Global BPO Strategy and Operations. He currently serves as the Non Executive Director at Impellam and NCC Group. Ettling received a Bachelor of commerce, accounting, auditing, and finance from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as a Masters in finance and private equity from the London Business School.


5. Ashan Willy
Company: Proofpoint
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Ashan Willy is the CEO of Proofpoint and directs a global workforce of over 4,500 employees focused on defending organizations from advanced threats and compliance risks by protecting their people—and in turn, safeguarding their data, business, and reputation.

Willy brings over 25 years of leadership experience in sales, channel development, engineering, product management, customer success, and worldwide go-to-market strategy across global markets to his role. Prior to Proofpoint, he led teams at Cisco, Webex, Juniper and Polycom. Willy holds a Master of business administration degree from Pepperdine University in California and a Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. He also holds a CCIE, among other industry designations.


6. Craig “Tooey” Courtemanche
Company: Procore Technologies
Title: Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman

Craig “Tooey” Courtemanche, Jr. is the Founder, CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Procore. He founded Procore in 2002 with a mission to connect everyone in construction on a global platform and is passionate about bringing together two often disparate worlds: construction and software. Courtemanche has always been a builder—whether working as an apprentice in a carpentry shop, as a real estate developer, or founding software companies. Under his leadership, Procore has grown to become a leading global provider of construction management software, connecting over 2 million users across 150+ countries. Today, Procore trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker PCOR.

Previously, Courtemanche was CEO at Webcage, where they built a software consultancy developing corporate HR applications that connected to ERP systems. Earlier in his career, he worked with Skip Steveley & Associates as a software engineer.


7. Mark Anderson
Company: Alteryx
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Mark Anderson is the CEO of Alteryx. Alteryx powers analytics for all with the award-winning Alteryx Analytics Cloud Platform. With Alteryx, enterprises can make intelligent decisions across their organizations with automated, AI-driven insights. More than 8,000 customers globally rely on Alteryx to democratize analytics across use cases and deliver high-impact business outcomes.

Prior to Alteryx, Anderson was president of Palo Alto Networks, where he and his team grew the company from a pre-IPO in 2012 to become one of the largest security companies in the world. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Anderson led sales and go-to-market initiatives at F5 Networks, where he was instrumental in driving the company’s long-term, sustained hyper-growth.

For the past two years, Anderson has also served on the Alteryx Board of Directors. During his tenure on the Alteryx board, Anderson played an active role in the company’s operations and strategy. Anderson also served as the executive chairman at Avi Networks, a private, multi-cloud ADC innovator in Silicon Valley (acquired by VMWare in 2019), and has served on the board of directors for Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET) since August 2019. Earlier in his career, Anderson held leadership positions at Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies. He holds a Bachelor in Arts in business and economics from York University in Toronto.


8. Tianyi Jiang (TJ)
Company: AvePoint
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Dr. Tianyi Jiang (TJ) co-founded AvePoint in 2001 and has served as the organization's CEO since 2005. Jiang is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of AvePoint, which includes product innovation, investor relations, and business development. He is focused on delivering value to customers, partners, shareholders, and the AvePoint team, every day.

He received both Bachelor of Science and Master’s in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of philosophy and PhD in data mining from Department of Information Systems, Operations Management, and Statistics, Stern School of Business, New York University.


9. Taylor Rhodes
Company: Applied Systems
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Taylor Rhodes, CEO, leads Team Applied and is responsible for the company's overall strategy and operational execution. Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and an innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Rhodes joined Applied in 2019 after serving as chief executive officer of SMS Assist, the leading cloud-based software platform for multi-site property management. Previously, he was CEO of Rackspace, where he led the company’s growth from a cloud pioneer to an industry leader with more than two billion dollars in revenue while establishing the company as a mainstay on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Prior to Rackspace, he served as a leader in enterprise, financial, and corporate strategy roles at Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Rhodes is a former United States Marine Corps infantry officer and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves on the board of directors for Applied, Zenoss and Liquid Web, LLC.


10. Adam Elster
Company: Majesco
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Adam Elster joined Majesco as Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Elster and his team are leveraging the best minds in the insurance technology world to provide innovative, on-demand capabilities that help insurance carriers outperform and deliver. Over 2,000 employees are dedicated to revolutionizing insurance by empowering our customers to thrive in a software-driven world, creating better experiences, and engaging with their end-users in more meaningful ways.

Prior to joining the company, Elster served as president of Global Field Operations and member of the Executive Leadership team at CA Technologies, a $4.5 billion Fortune 500 organization and business partner to the world’s largest companies. There, he led high-performing teams that helped businesses grow across emerging markets and supported many of the world’s most powerful enterprise organizations through their digital transformation journey by helping them become more agile, more secure, and more capable of solving critical challenges and delivering innovation to adapt to changing market demands.

Under his direction, CA evolved from a legacy software vendor to a digital transformation leader across DevOps, API Management, Security and Agile Management. Elster holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Sciences in management and information systems from New York University. Elster currently sits on the board of Command Alkon, a global leader in integrated technology solutions for the heavy building materials industry, and HCSS, a software provider that helps construction companies streamline operations.


11. David Felsenthal
Company: EAB
Title: Chief Executive Officer

David Felsenthal serves as Chief Executive Officer of EAB, an education research, technology, marketing, and enrollment solutions firm. Under David’s leadership, EAB has grown to serve more than 2,500 schools, colleges, universities, and corporate partners with a focus on driving transformative change through data-driven insights and best-in-class capabilities. Passionate about education and about building compelling careers for EAB’s 1,800 employees, Felsenthal is proud to work alongside EAB’s experts to make education smarter and our communities stronger.

Across Felsenthal’s tenure, EAB has been recognized with numerous awards for its impact on its partners, service to its communities, and commitment to its employees, including the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality," the Washington Post’s’ “Top Workplaces,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s “Top Workplaces,” and the Washington Business Journal’s “Corporate Philanthropy by Volunteer Hours.”

Felsenthal previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO). In 2001, as CFO, David helped take The Advisory Board Company public. The company subsequently grew from $70 million in revenue and 400 employees to more than $750 million in revenue with 3,700 employees across 10 offices and three continents. In addition, the business expanded from health care into education in 2007; from its origins as a subscription research business, it grew into a leading technology and services provider with more than 50% of 2016 revenue from SaaS-based analytics and workflow software. Across David’s 17 years at The Advisory Board Company, the compound annual growth rate for revenue was 16% and the share price was 17%.

Earlier in his career, Felsenthal worked in product development and delivery while serving as Vice President of eHospital, a company focused on producing health care information and delivering it to patients and providers via the Internet. Felsenthal also worked as Director of Business Development at Vivra Specialty Partners, a private health care services and technology firm owned by Bain Capital and Texas Pacific Group. Felsenthal holds an MBA from Stanford University and graduated magna cum laude with an AB degree from Princeton University.


12. Therese Tucker
Company: BlackLine
Title: Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer

During her tenure as CEO at BlackLine, Founder Therese Tucker was fast on her feet, a blur of color as she sprinted from one meeting to the next across four floors of the office tower that bears BlackLine’s name. A certified yoga instructor, she is equally nimble with words, a necessity given the arcane language of Finance and Accounting (F&A) that she has mastered. Her financial acumen and technological ingenuity have combined to make the work of hundreds of thousands of accountants more efficient and humane, lowered the stress levels of internal auditors, and given CFOs extraordinary visibility into their organizations’ business performance, informing smarter decisions to enhance competitive standing.

Prior to launching financial controls and automation software leader BlackLine in 2001, Tucker was the Chief Technology Officer at SunGard Treasury Systems. When she started BlackLine, she had more than 25 years of financial accounting and technology development experience under her belt and was initially focused on providing a wealth management solution to First National Bank of Nebraska. 

Tucker believes strongly in giving a percentage of her salary to charitable organizations and causes. She is on the Board of California Community Foundation. On an ongoing basis, she has supported the Los Angeles Mission, Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, PATH, Brotherhood Crusade, and Dream Center, a distributor of food to high-risk, poor areas of downtown Los Angeles.


13. Razat Gaurav
Company: Planview
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Razat Gaurav is CEO of Planview, joining the company in 2021. Razat has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space, with a proven track record of driving innovation-based growth and scaling up technology businesses. He is a trusted advisor to leading executives, boards and investors on topics related to digital transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining Planview, Razat was the CEO of LLamasoft, the leader in AI-based supply chain design and decisioning software. At LLamasoft, he drove an expanded product vision combined with a purpose-driven culture enabling the company to more than double its revenue in three years and resulted in a successful $1.5 billion acquisition by Coupa in November 2020. Prior to LLamasoft, Razat held leadership positions at Blue Yonder, i2 Technologies and Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice. He also served on the Board of Directors of Sparta Systems and LLamasoft. Razat was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020.

Razat serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) department. He is also engaged in various philanthropic and policy initiatives related to medical research, STEM education across minorities and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Razat graduated with honors in Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.


14. John Street
Company: Pax8
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

John Street is an award-winning entrepreneur who has launched many new businesses, including four that garnered Inc. 500 status. With Pax8, he has created a complete cloud commerce marketplace, aggregating leading solutions for outsourced IT service providers to efficiently manage their clients’ cloud operations.

Street currently serves on the Board for the Institute for Cultural Evolution, an emerging think tank focused on how integral philosophy can mitigate the effects of hyper-polarity in American society today. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, which he was largely credited with turning around from near bankruptcy to a thriving institution. His civic efforts also include his work as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines in the 1980’s.  Street graduated from the University of Notre Dame, with an undergraduate degree.


15. Steve Lucas (tie)
Company: Boomi
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Steve Lucas is CEO of Boomi, a leading integration platform as a service (iPaaS) provider, and a multi-time CEO with 27 years of leadership experience in enterprise software. He has held CEO and senior executive roles at some of the world’s leading cloud organizations, including Marketo, iCIMS, Adobe, SAP, Salesforce, and BusinessObjects. Lucas led both Marketo and iCIMS’ growth and transformation as CEO, driving successful multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and billion-dollar strategic investments for both organizations.

As the CEO of iCIMS, Lucas drove growth and profitability through product innovation and five strategic acquisitions over a three-year period. He established iCIMS’ position as the world’s leading talent acquisition cloud platform, as well as launched an entirely new product line, the Talent Cloud for recruiting, that enables 40% of the Fortune 100 to hire millions of people every year. In 2022, Lucas led a billion-dollar investment round in iCIMS from TA Associates, along with Vista Equity Partners, nearly tripling the valuation of the business.

At Marketo, Lucas accelerated double-digit growth and profitability, leading the take-private turnaround of the company, which resulted in a $4.75 billion acquisition by Adobe in 2018, the largest acquisition at the time in Adobe’s history. Lucas drove a complete transformation of the sales, marketing, and product portfolio for the business, more than tripling the value of the business and doubling recurring revenue in a 24-month period.

Prior to joining Marketo in 2016, Lucas was president of SAP’s Platform & Analytics Products globally, including SAP’s HANA, PaaS, Database, Analytics, Data Integration, and IoT businesses.

As a type 1 diabetic, he dedicates time to raising awareness, education, and funds to find a cure. He has served on the boards of the American Diabetes Association and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, where he speaks to youth about managing their diabetes and overcoming obstacles. Lucas holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Colorado, is a published author of several books, and serves on multiple philanthropic and educational boards.


15. Chaim Indig (tie)
Company: Phreesia
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Chaim Indig is CEO and Co-Founder of Phreesia, the leader in patient intake, outreach and activation, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Founded in 2005, Phreesia enables than 120 million patient visits a year—more than 1 in 10 visits across the U.S.—scale that has allowed the company to make meaningful impact on healthcare outcomes. Under his leadership, Phreesia has established a broad national footprint, developed strategic partnerships with some of the world’s largest healthcare companies, and earned accolades for the company’s role in helping to making care more efficient and patient-centered. Mr. Indig was also named to The Software Report’s list of the 50 Top SaaS CEOs in 2021. Prior to co-founding Phreesia, Chaim spearheaded the introduction of the analytics software company, Spotfire, Inc., into the pharmaceutical marketing space.


16. Nick Mehta
Company: Gainsight
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Nick Mehta is the CEO of Gainsight, an industry-leading platform that helps companies of all sizes and industries achieve durable growth through four industry-leading products — Gainsight CS, PX, DH, and Customer Education. With around 1,300 employees, Gainsight is a remote-friendly company that has offices in the US, UK, Netherlands, Israel, and India. Mehta has more than 25 years of experience. He began his career in 1998.

Before joining Gainsight, Mehta was a CEO at LiveOffice, where he ran a market-leading cloud, and before that, a director of product management at XDegrees. Earlier in his career, he co-founded and was VP of at Mehta graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in computer science and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry.


17. Dan Rodrigues
Company: Tebra
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dan Rodrigues is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Tebra, a leading cloud-based healthcare technology platform formed in 2021 with the merger of Kareo and PatientPop.

Rodrigues founded Kareo in 2004 with the vision of making medical billing easy for doctors and their staff. Today, Tebra helps over 100,000 healthcare providers run more efficient and profitable practices while delivering outstanding patient care. Headquartered in Irvine and Los Angeles, California, Tebra has over 1,000 employees who are passionate about improving healthcare.

 Prior to launching Kareo, Rodrigues started creating technology for the healthcare industry in 2001 as a co-founder and managing partner of Skematix, a software consulting firm based in Southern California. In the late 1990s, Rodrigues was co-founder and CEO of Scour, a very popular search engine for finding music and video files online used by more than 10 million consumers. Rodrigues began his career as a software developer for RealNetworks and Visio. Rodrigues holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.


18. Stephen Reny
Company: Acquia
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Reny is the President and CEO of Acquia, an open source digital experience company that empowers the world’s most ambitious brands to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. Most recently, he was Acquia's Chief Operating Officer, leading all aspects of customer success, professional services, global support, security, and operations.

Prior to joining Acquia in 2018, Reny served for nearly three decades at organizations such as HP and Micro Focus, where he was vice president and general manager and ran the information management and governance and global SaaS businesses. He has held CEO, CFO, and COO roles spanning the technology, finance, corporate banking, investment banking, and private equity industries. Reny is a Bentley University alum.


19. David Yovanno
Title: Chief Executive Officer

A seasoned technology executive, Dave Yovanno founded in February 2017 and has been providing strategic leadership to premier SaaS companies in the MarTech space for more than 20 years. Yovanno is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in turnaround and fast-paced global marketing services and SaaS organizations, including in public company settings.

Before joining, Dave was CEO of Marin Software, a San Francisco-based global leader in paid search SaaS technology. Prior to Marin Software, he was president, technology solutions, of Conversant, a diversified marketing services company, and CEO of Gigya, a SaaS customer identity management platform. Dave has also served on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and as a lieutenant and CIO in the United States Navy. 

He currently serves as a board member of the Cloud Software Association, the largest network of more than 4,000 partnership leaders across SaaS. In 2022, Dave authored The Partnership Economy: How Modern Businesses Find New Customers, Grow Revenue, and Deliver Exceptional Experiences.


20. David Giannetto
Company: WorkWave
Title: Chief Executive Officer

David F. Giannetto serves as Chief Executive Officer of WorkWave, where he has led the company to become an industry-leading partner that delivers premier field service and last mile, full lifecycle SaaS software and solutions. His focus is on creating an organization of empowered employees focused on unifying field service, workforce management, sales and marketing, and payment facilitation fintech to provide customers with a tangible competitive advantage in their local markets. 

Giannetto has nearly 30 years of experience leading and managing international organizations focused on the deployment and usage of enterprise-level technology. Prior to his time as an executive for software companies, he was CEO of The Telos Group and the practice lead of the nationally respected EPM consulting practice of J.H. Cohn (CohnReznick). Earlier in his career, he was a hands-on service leader for Airborne Express and an officer in the US Army.

He is the author of three books and a nationally respected thought-leader on how information and technology can drive business performance. Giannetto received his MBA from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree from Monmouth University.


21. Chris Cabrera
Company: Xactly Corporation
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Chris Cabrera is the Founder and CEO of Xactly. Cabrera has led Xactly’s innovation as a founder and CEO since 2005. Shortly after founding Xactly, Cabrera established the XactlyOne Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that benefits employees and the communities they live in.

A thought leader and expert in sales performance management, incentive compensation, and employee motivation, Cabrera has won numerous awards, including the “Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the USC Marshall School of Business. In addition, Cabrera has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He is the author of Game the Plan, and The Unicorn Fallacy, a new book that helps leaders ditch the growth-at-all-costs mentality to build a company that lasts.

Cabrera sits on the advisory board for numerous start-up companies, speaks regularly at industry conferences, and is a frequent guest speaker at Stanford University, the University of Washington, USC, and Santa Clara University. He is on the advisory board for SCU’s Leavey School of Business.


22. Andy Byrne
Company: Clari
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andy Byrne began his professional career 30 years ago. Today, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Clari. Clari transforms the way enterprises sell, delivering new insights to drive action. Their team combines the power of mobile technology, machine learning, predictive analytics, and beautiful design to help sales teams be more productive, forecast more accurately, and make better business decisions.

Byrne first got his start in 1993 as a sales and territory manager at MiLAN Technologies. From there, he went on to Synoptics/Bay Networks before eventually rising to VP, Business Development, Channels, EMEA, and APAC Sales at Clearwell Systems, his most recent position prior to joining Clari. Byrne graduated from San Jose State University with an MBA in technology innovation and from University of Nevada, Reno, with an undergraduate degree in economics.


23. Zack Rosen
Company: Pantheon
Title: Co-Founder and CEO

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pantheon Zack Rosen leads the mission, strategy, and long-term vision of the company and the continued improvement and evolution of the product into an agile digital experience platform for enterprises. Under Rosen’s leadership, Pantheon continues to grow rapidly while retaining a focus on its talented and passionate team, loyal customer base, and the guiding mission of furthering the open web.

Rosen pioneered the first large-scale Drupal website for the Howard Dean campaign in 2003, which helped revolutionize the business model of politics from offline to the Internet. In addition, he has successfully co-founded a variety of organizations over the past fifteen years, including Chapter Three, a full-service web agency specializing in Drupal development; Mission Bicycle, a San Francisco-based bicycle manufacturer; California YIMBY, an advocacy group that is working to solve California’s housing crisis; and Act Now Coalition, the goal of which is to understand U.S. COVID Risk Levels for 3,000+ counties and 50 states was built in partnership with the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security, the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center, and the Harvard Global Health Institute.


24. Katherine Kostereva
Company: Creatio
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Katherine Kostereva is the Founder and CEO of Creatio, a global vendor of a no-code platform to automate workflows and CRM with the maximum degree of freedom. As a person who’s been in the tech industry her entire life, Katherine Kostereva has always envisioned creating a world where any business idea could be automated in minutes. With this in mind, together with a small team, she bootstrapped Creatio without any external capital in 2014. The core idea was to design software that would give customers the freedom to own their automation. The freedom is delivered through unlimited customization and the ability to automate enterprise workflows without a line of code or special skills.

With the ever-growing need in workflow automation, Creatio invests a lot of time and effort evangelizing a no-code approach, which allows knowledge workers without technical skills to automate their enterprise workflows, without coding. To educate the world about no-code, in October of 2022 Katherine released a vendor-agnostic 200-page book — the No-code Playbook — that empowers teams to deliver business applications of any complexity with no-code.

Being a co-author of the book, she invested a lot of time and effort in putting together the key principles of no-code development, with the purpose of bringing this knowledge to a broad population of professionals, who want to automate their work, but don't have technical skills. The No-code Playbook covers the entire lifecycle of no-code development that is disrupting the world of enterprise software. The book covers the principles of no-code development and provides a detailed description of three core phases (Design, Go-Live, and Everyday Delivery) and twelve lifecycle stages.


25. Bernadette Nixon
Company: Algolia
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Bernadette Nixon is an entrepreneurial and driven CEO with a strong track record of growing and scaling global businesses, and she is focused on doing that at Algolia. 

In July 2021, she led the company’s $150 million Series D Funding, leading to a valuation of $2.25 billion, which nearly quadrupled the company’s valuation since its Series C Funding. In September 2022, she led the company’s acquisition of 

Prior to Algolia, she served as CEO at Alfresco, where she led the open source content services provider in redefining its go-to-market strategy, launching strategic new products, and building a world-class team to scale the company’s growth. Nixon has also held leadership positions at SDL PLC., OpenText, Metastorm, CA Technologies and the United Nations in Geneva. Bernadette received her Bachelor of Arts in business Studies and marketing from the University of Hertfordshire.


26. Mike Morini
Company: WorkForce Software
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Mike Morini is the CEO of WorkForce Software, the #1 rated workforce management solution for large, global employers and the first to deliver integrated employee communication capabilities. The company’s WorkForce Suite adapts to each organization’s needs—no matter how unique their pay rules, labor regulations, and schedules—while delivering a breakthrough employee experience at the time and place work happens.

Morini’s approach to driving company growth is centered on employees, customers, and the broader community of partners and analysts. Morini is a 30-year software veteran experienced in growing and scaling enterprise software companies. With an extensive background building out global cloud-based platforms, he has helped shape and guide multiple fast-growth companies in the cloud arena. Before joining WorkForce Software, Morini was previously in CEO and COO positions at SAP, Aria Systems, OutlookSoft, InterWorld, and Verbind. Morini holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University.


27. Raghu Ravinutala
Title: Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Raghu Ravinutala is the CEO and Co-Founder of, a global leader in Conversational AI that delivers autonomous, human-like experiences for customers and employees to accelerate enterprise growth.

The entrepreneurial bug had been conceded deep inside him for long before he co-founded in 2016, with a vision to make customer and enterprise interactions more effective and effortless. Since its inception, Ravinutala and his team have successfully expanded’s presence across the U.S., Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Australia, and Latin America, with 1000+ customers in 85+ countries.

Previously, Ravinutala worked for 16 years with leading tech companies such as Texas Instruments and Broadcom across leadership roles in engineering, product management, and business development, both in the Bay Area and India. He is also an elected member of the NASSCOM Executive Council 2021-23.


28. Wayne Jackson
Company: Sonatype
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Jackson is the CEO of Sonatype, a role he has held since 2010. Sonatype is a software supply chain management company. Recognized by globally renowned analysts as a leader in the industry, Sonatype enables organizations to innovate faster in a highly competitive market.

Prior to Sonatype, Jackson served as the CEO of open source network security pioneer Sourcefire, Inc., which he guided from a fledgling start-up through an IPO in March of 2007, later acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion. Before Sourcefire, Jackson co-founded Riverbed Technologies, a wireless infrastructure company, and served as its CEO until the sale of the company for more than $1 billion in March of 2000. Jackson holds a B.B.S. in finance from James Madison University in 1985 and has completed the executive education program for corporate governance at Harvard University.


29. Bhavin Shah
Company: Moveworks
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Bhavin Shah is the CEO and founder of Moveworks. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience taking companies from inception to scale. Prior to Moveworks, he was CEO of, which LinkedIn acquired in 2015. 

In 2016, Shah co-founded Moveworks, the leading AI copilot for the enterprise. Moveworks currently serves more than 300 enterprise customers, including NYSE, Hearst, Chubb Insurance, DocuSign, Mass General, and Toyota North America.


30. Raj Verma
Company: SingleStore
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Raj Verma is Chief Executive Officer at SingleStore, where he is responsible for leading the company, driving its growth, and charting its forward direction on behalf of its customers, investors, and employees. SingleStore delivers the world’s fastest distributed SQL database for data-intensive applications, SingleStoreDB. By combining transactional and analytical workloads, SingleStore eliminates performance bottlenecks and unnecessary data movement to support constantly growing, demanding workloads. 

With over 25 years of experience in the tech industry, Raj has worked with clients across multiple industries and organizations, from start-ups to enterprises. He is currently a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and the World Economic Forum.

Before joining SingleStore, Verma was a co-CEO at MemSQL and a chief revenue officer at Apttus. Earlier in his career, he worked with Wipro as a senior marketing executive. Verma earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from Bangalore University.


31. Shaun Clark
Company: HighLevel
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Shaun is the Co-Founder and CEO of HighLevel, an all-in-one CRM system that is the ultimate tool for digital marketing agency owners. HighLevel went from 900 users to 150,000 users in a two-year span. Shaun explains the organic growth of his company. From a great communicative customer base to a community environment for all digital marketing agencies.

Clark started his journey 25 years ago as a web developer at Babcock & Jenkins. He also founded AnswerConnect, the people-powered live answering service dedicated to being the voice of your business, Blue Columbia Holdings, and InvoiceSherpa. Clark also worked as COO at Solestruck from the ground up.


32. Joaquim Lechà (tie)
Company: Typeform
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Joaquim “Kim” Lechà is Chief Executive Officer at Typeform. Lechà joined Typeform in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, bringing more than 20 years of experience at high-growth companies to focus on consolidating market leadership and ensuring operational effectiveness. 

Prior to Typeform, Lechà held roles as COO and CFO at Social Point and has served in various leadership positions across sectors, including mobile gaming, e-commerce, SaaS, online classified ads, and other technology-enabled businesses. Lechà is a graduate of Esade Business School in Barcelona in Spain, and the Stanford University Executive Program.


32. Rodrigo Bernardinelli (tie)
Company: Digibee
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Rodrigo Bernardinelli Co-Founded Digibee based on the principles of simplicity, agility, and strong human connections, with the goal of freeing less technically savvy customers from their reliance on developers for more rapid, cost effective digital transformations. After receiving a Bachelor in Computer Science and an MBA, Bernardinelli went on to senior roles at CA Technologies and Zup Innovation.

Founded in 2017, the Digibee team is based throughout the Americas, with offices in Weston, Florida, and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Their platform allows enterprises to compete and excel in today’s rapidly changing digital environment. The technology is cloud native, low code, fully recyclable, and discoverable—connecting applications, processes, and people for faster time-to-market without a major investment.


33. Sean Hinton
Company: SkyHive Technologies
Title: Founder and CEO

Sean Hinton is the Founder and CEO of SkyHive Technologies, a generative AI software company that rapidly reskills companies and communities around the world. SkyHive has built the world’s only Quantum Labor Analysis platform to optimize human economies in real-time, supporting customers across all industries and geographies globally and focusing on strengthening the overall economic resilience of labor markets and workforces around the world.

Before his role at SkyHive, Hinton was President of the Waterpark and Attractions Divisions at WhiteWater West Industries Ltd., where he started in 2011 as EVP Business Development. Currently, he is a board member at Sky Hive and Technation. Beyond the corporate arena, Hinton has served on the boards of the OECD Future of Work Task Force, the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence Future of Work Task Force, and Co-Chaired the Entrepreneur’s Circle at the Canadian American Business Council. He was also a board member of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and played a key role as a Knights of Columbus Chapter Founder.

Hinton is recognized globally as an Unreasonable Future Fellow, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and a member of YPO. In 2023, he joined the Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. Hinton's academic background includes an MBA from Queen's University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa


34. Mike Murchison
Company: Ada
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Mike Murchison is CEO of Ada, the world’s leading customer service AI platform. A serial entrepreneur focused on using AI to transform the conversation between businesses and their customers, he champions the Canadian innovation ecosystem at home and abroad.

Before starting Ada, Mike founded several other tech companies, including a social search community and a consulting firm for Fortune500 clients. He also worked as a customer service agent, which led him to understand firsthand how AI could make life better for customers and support teams. Founded in 2016, Ada automates billions of customer interactions for brands like Meta, Verizon, and Square. Murchison envisions a world where every company is AI-first, harnessing the technology to create incredible customer service experiences.


35. David Campbell
Company: Tropic
Title: Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

David Campbell is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tropic, the next-generation procurement platform that’s helping modern CFOs take control of their bottom line. By orchestrating procurement, supplier management, and spend optimization from one consumer-grade platform, Tropic enables companies to automatically capture every savings opportunity in their spend.

The idea for Tropic manifested after a successful career as a sales executive. Dave helped grow martech startup Wunderkind from $0 to $100 million as VP of Strategic Accounts before moving to Microsoft, where he worked directly with CXOs at top Fortune 500 companies to establish 9-figure agreements as Global Business Manager. This journey exposed him to every shape and size of the procurement function, which is how he realized that it was broken.

Campbell observed that explosive cloud software spending had fundamentally disrupted legacy procurement practices. Tropic believes that yesterday’s tools can’t solve today’s procurement problems. Their mission is to deliver a user-friendly procurement experience that saves companies money in every possible way. They call it procurement paradise.

In less than four years, Tropic has gone from a stealthy startup to managing billions of dollars of spending for some of the most innovative businesses in the world, like Notion, Plaid, and Nextdoor. Along the way, Campbell has led the charge, raising more than $85 million from top-tier VCs like Insight Partners and building a championship team of 250+ passionate professionals that are turning Tropic’s vision into the industry standard. Campbell runs challenges at Tropic all the way to the ground and still takes customer calls and support tickets himself, in addition to setting the highest-level strategy. Employees of Tropic can expect a quirky “Top of Mind Thoughts” video from David every Friday.


36. Diaz Nesamoney
Company: Jivox
Title: Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Diaz Nesamoney is the founder and CEO of Jivox, a company delivering a technology platform for personalized digital marketing. He has had two prior successful ventures. He was previously co-founder, president, and chief operating officer at Informatica, which he took from a startup to a publicly traded company in 1999. Informatica pioneered data integration software as a category and is now the market leader with over $2 billion in revenue and a $10 billion market cap. Before founding Jivox, he founded Celequest and served as its CEO until early 2007, when the company was acquired by Cognos/IBM. Celequest introduced the market's first business intelligence appliance, a disruptive innovation that led to its acquisition. 

Nesamoney is a member of the Council of Global Advisors at the Yale University School of Management and has been a board member for over 11 years of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. 

Nesamoney holds a Masters degree in computer science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India and is the holder of eight technology patents. Nesamoney is also the author of the first book on personalized digital advertising.


37. Jon Meachin
Company: Fleetio
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Jon Meachin is the CEO of Fleetio. He joined the company as COO, where he collaborated with leadership across Fleetio while overseeing their business operations team. As Fleetio rapidly scales the company, Meachin plays a vital role in empowering organizations across the world to manage and optimize their fleet operations.

Fleetio's cloud- and mobile-based fleet management software enables fleets of all sizes to automate fleet operations and manage asset lifecycles. The company has customers in 80 countries, in industries such as landscaping, business and consumer services, construction, transportation, delivery, trucking and freight, and many more.

Before joining Fleetio, Meachin was COO at A Cloud Guru, Vice President of Finance at Campaign Monitor, and Vice President of Corporate Development and Finance at McKissock, LP. Meachin graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA and from Brown University with an undergraduate degree.


38. Bill Gibson
Company: Deposco
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Bill Gibson began his professional career 21 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Deposco. Deposco’s Bright Suite of omnichannel fulfillment supply chain applications is how fast-growing companies rapidly scale their warehouse management and order management operations, so they can see what inventory they’ve got, where it is, and where to position it to fulfill demand when It’s Grow Time™. It’s the only solution that provides this much actionable insight into both your supply chain and the broader marketplace. Streamlined into One Solution, One Focus, One Team.

Gibson first got his start in 1993 as an account executive at Manugistics Inc. From there, he went on to Grotech Ventures and then became a managing partner at The Albermarle Group, his most recent position prior to joining Deposco. Gibson graduated from University of Virginia Darden School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in literature.


39. Mike Lamb
Company: Clearwave Corporation
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Mike Lamb is the CEO of Clearwave Corporation. Lamb brings a strong background in executive leadership in technology and digital healthcare. He spent more than 20 years at ADP in senior sales and operations leadership across major and global client segments, followed by seven years as COO and then CEO of Viverae/SimplyWell, an employer wellness company.

As Division Vice President and General Manager at ADP, Lamb was responsible for 17,000 clients at their southeast service center, generating over $260 million in revenue. Later, under his leadership as Division Vice President of Implementation, his teams launched more than 1,000 client implementations annually, producing $450 million in total recurring revenue. Under his leadership at Viverae/SimplyWell, the company tripled revenues and clients.

Mike’s experience of success and growth places Clearwave in a strong position to continue solving its client’s problems by reducing patient and staff workloads, providing excellent patient experiences, and accelerating revenue collection.


40. Kishore Gopalakrishna
Company: StarTree
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Kishore Gopalakrishna is the Co-Founder and CEO of StarTree a cloud-based software company that enables business customers to derive advanced insights from real-time and historical data. It is worthy to note that StarTree was founded by the core software engineering team and inventors of Apache Pinot™, which currently powers hundreds of user-facing applications at companies across industries, including LinkedIn, Uber, Target, 7Eleven, Etsy, Walmart, and more.

Gopalakrishna is the original author of many distributed systems, such as Apache Pinot, ThirdEye, Apache Helix, and Espresso.Gopalakrishna also worked with various companies, such as, LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Tavant Technologies  He started his career at Oracle as an application developer. Gopalakrishna graduated from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka with an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics.


41. Gaurav Saran
Company: ReverseLogix
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

In 2014, Gaurav Saran founded ReverseLogix with a passion for leveraging disruptive and emerging technologies and creating a cloud platform that truly solves and optimizes product returns. He is especially passionate about using return technology to reduce waste and emissions and is committed to building technology that serves people and the planet.

Saran is a trusted advisor for ReverseLogix customers, which include DHL Supply Chain, FedEx, Samsonite, Amer Sports, Cole Haan, Electrolux and Foxconn. His expertise and engaging communication style make him a trusted source for media seeking to understand the returns/reverse logistics market, such as FreightWaves, Entrepreneur Magazine, TechCrunch, DC Velocity, Supply and Demand Chain Executive, and Business Insider, to name a few.

Prior to ReverseLogix, Gaurav was with Microsoft, where he led enterprise sales for Fortune 500 companies and drove strategic executive relationships. He has served at a number of Silicon Valley start-ups, such as Zoho, executing strategy, business development, sales, and marketing, taking several organizations from the early stages to becoming established growth companies.

Gaurav mentors young professionals in the industry and enjoys seeing others develop, grow, and become successful. Gaurav holds a BS in ecommerce marketing and telecommunications and an MBA in global strategic management from California State University, Hayward.


42. Melanie Fellay
Company: Spekit
Title: Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Melanie Fellay is leading the revolution to shatter the glass ceiling and unleash the full potential of every employee. Described as having “unshakeable grit and a thirst for solving complex problems,” Fellay has devoted her professional life to advancing a vision of a world where every employee has access to the knowledge they need to be successful, exactly when and where they need it. 

Fascinated with the science behind how we learn and absorb information, Fellay uncovered glaring gaps between how employees are traditionally trained in the workplace and how humans actually retain knowledge. 

She co-founded Spekit to solve this challenge, creating the only platform designed around how people learn—in the moment of need. Flipping the script on the outdated LMS courses, PDFs, and lengthy training sessions of the past, Spekit automatically surfaces answers and training directly within the applications or workflows where questions arise. Never again must an employee leave what they’re doing to get the resources, guidance, or support they need. 

Today, the world’s most innovative companies, including Uber Freight, iHeartMedia, Southwest Airlines, and Invesco, rely on Spekit to maximize the growth and impact of their employees. The company has raised $60 million in venture funding from a suite of notable investors, including Craft Ventures, Felicis, Operator Collective, Matchstick Ventures, Renegade Partners, Foundry Group, Bonfire Ventures, and Dan Scheinmann.

Along the journey to reinvent learning at work, Mel actively shares the trials and tribulations of scaling an organization as a female founder. From overcoming imposter syndrome to embracing radical candor to leading a team with your heart first, she is redefining what it means to be a “boss lady” in a male-dominated world.


43. Roger Sholanki
Company: Book4Time
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Driven by a profound desire to foster innovation, Roger Sholanki embarked on his entrepreneurial journey by founding Book4Time in 2004. Since its inception, his brainchild has charted a meteoric rise, establishing itself as a magnet for premier hotel chains and top-tier brands within the wellness industry.

In its early stages, Book4Time cast a wide net, attracting a diverse clientele that spanned across various sectors. From automobile detailing companies to veterinary hospitals, and from day spas to salons, the platform catered to virtually any appointment-based service business imaginable.

The pivotal year of 2008 witnessed Book4Time achieving a breakthrough moment as it secured its inaugural enterprise-level client, the illustrious Elizabeth Arden's Red Door. Not only was this a significant milestone for Book4Time, but it also marked a historic moment for North America, as Red Door stood as the continent's first spa, having been founded in 1910. This partnership served as a stepping stone to success, fortifying Book4Time's position within the industry.

In 2012, Book4Time celebrated a significant milestone as two major hotel brands, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, joined its burgeoning roster of corporate clients. This marked the year when Roger Sholanki made the arduous decision to pivot and redirect the company's focus exclusively towards the multi-location and enterprise spa and wellness market. Fast-forward to the present day, and one can discern the impressive trajectory of Book4Time, a trajectory fueled by its unwavering commitment to innovation and its steadfastly loyal clientele, as evidenced by an astounding 97% retention rate, a plethora of glowing client testimonials, and industry-wide awards for innovation.


44. Sudhir Bhojwani
Company: ORO Labs
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Sudhir Bhojwani is the Co-Founder and CEO of ORO Labs, a procurement startup that makes procurement incredibly easy and efficient for all employees. ORO's smart intake engine directs any business user to a compliant process. With ORO, you guide any business user through even the most complex purchase request with ease.

Previously, Bhojwani was a chief product officer at SAP Ariba and a senior software engineer at  Wells Fargo Bank. Bhojwani also founded Vayulogic, Inc., and Trailside Systems. Earlier in his career, he was a director of engineering at Eturn. Bhojwani earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from Savitribai Phule Pune University.


45. Paige Schaffer
Company: Iris Powered by Generali
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Paige Schaffer is the Chief Executive Officer at Iris, a B2B2C global identity and cyber protection company owned by the 190-year-old multinational insurance company Generali. Iris opened its first Washington, DC office in 1982 with a simple mission: to bring customers from distress to relief: anytime, anywhere.

Before joining Iris, Schaffer was a vice president of client service solutions & delivery at ResortCom and a VP of client management at Point Marketing. Earlier in her carrer, Schaffer worked with Maritz Travel Company as a director of finance and IT. Schaffer earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and business from Southern Methodist University.


46. Jim Atkinson
Company: RedTeam
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Jim Atkinson is the CEO of RedTeam. With more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in high-growth technology companies, Atkinson brings a unique set of skills, perspectives, and relationships to lead RedTeam through its next phase of growth.

Prior to Redteam, Atkinson served as president and chief customer officer at Bluebeam and was responsible for all customer facing and supporting operations for the company. During his four year tenure, he helped scale the company’s sales over 2.5 times and added over 1 million new users by keeping customers at the forefront of the strategy. Prior to Bluebeam, Atkinson held senior leadership roles with companies ranging from small, privately-held technology companies to large, publicly-traded multinational corporations in the media and entertainment technology industry.


47. David Ratner
Company: HYAS Infosec
Title: Chief Executive Officer

David Ratner is the CEO of HYAS Infosec. Ratner leads the long-term vision for HYAS and the day to-day mission to bring confidence to HYAS clients. His career spans various areas of software and technology, from writing code for some of the first and largest mobile and messaging systems to scaling, growing, and exiting multiple venture-backed, private-equity-owned, and public software companies.

Vancouver-based cybersecurity company HYAS is leading the charge in the war against attacks of all kinds, including ransomware, supply-chain attacks, phishing, trojans, and the nasty stuff that hasn’t even been named yet.

Before joining HYAS, Ratner was a CEO at Realm and a CEO and President at Openwave Messaging. Earlier in his career, he worked with Openwave Systems as a VP of digital identity. Ratner earned his PhD and MS in computer science at UCLA and his undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science at Cornell University.


48. Rohit Choudhary
Title: Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Rohit Choudhary began his professional career 18 years ago. Today, he is the CEO and Founder of Founded in 2018, Campbell, CA-based Acceldata has developed the world's first enterprise data observability platform to help enterprises build and operate great data products. Acceldata's solutions have been embraced by global customers, such as Dun & Bradstreet, Oracle, PubMatic, PhonePe (Walmart), HCSC, and many more.

Choudhary first got his start in 2005 as an engineer at Tavant Technologies. From there, he went on to InMobi before eventually rising to director of engineering at Hortonworks, his most recent position prior to joining Choudhary graduated from SJCE with an undergraduate degree in engineering.


49. Hans Dockter
Company: Gradle Inc.
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Hans Dockter is the Founder of Gradle and CEO of Gradle Inc., the international software company behind the Gradle open source build system, and the creator of Gradle Enterprise, a software that enables deep insights into the software manufacturing process, accelerates your builds, and helps developers fix failures faster. 

Prior to Gradle, Inc., Dockter successfully led numerous large-scale enterprise builds and emerged as a thought leader in project automation. He is an advocate of Domain Driven Design, having taught classes and delivered presentations on this topic together with Eric Evans. Dockter also founded the JBoss-IDE.


50. You Mon Tsang
Company: ChurnZero
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

You Mon Tsang is the CEO and Co-Founder of ChurnZero. Tsang is a software innovator and company leader with experience with enterprise and consumer applications. He founded Churn Zero in 2015. ChurnZero is a real-time customer success software platform that assists subscription businesses in combating customer churn. Their Customer Success software empowers businesses to gain insights into their customers' product usage, evaluate their health, and predict their likelihood to renew.

Tsang previously worked at Vocus as a CEO. He also founded various companies, such as Engine140 is a startup focused on social marketing, now part of Vocus, Biz360, a pioneer in market intelligence. Tsang graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business with an MBA and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in urban studies.