Top 25 Cloud Computing Executives of 2024

The Software Report is pleased to announce the Top 25 Cloud Computing Executives of 2024. Once considered a vague concept to those outside the tech realm, the cloud now has a ubiquitous presence across several industries. Statista predicts that the global cloud computing market will reach an estimated ~$680 billion by the end of this year, and a recent IBM survey found that 65% of respondents who identified as “optimizers” credited cloud computing for helping them reduce time to market. Amidst this rapid evolution, the cloud landscape can appear daunting to business leaders, but it also presents a world of opportunities.

This year's honorees represent the pinnacle of expertise across all facets of cloud computing. CEO and Co-Founder Adam Harris has helped connect more marketplaces in the hospitality industry than any other software company at Cloudbeds. At Druva, Co-Founder and CEO Jaspreet Singhis oversees the only vendor to ensure data protection across the most common data risks backed by a $10 million guarantee. Also among this year’s recipients is Kelly Kennedy, Chief Revenue Officer at Zeta Global, who has produced a record number of multi-year enterprise platform sales to boost her organization’s revenue. 

From pioneering cloud-based security and compliance solutions to comprehensive managed cloud services and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings, these executives are at the forefront, delivering innovative and state-of-the-art solutions to businesses worldwide. Please join us in recognizing the accomplishments of the Top 25 Cloud Computing Executives of 2024.


1. Julie Iskow
Company: Workiva
Title: President and CEO

Julie Iskow is President and CEO of Workiva, a global SaaS company that powers the use of connected data and automation reporting across finance, accounting, risk assessment, compliance, and environmental, social and governance. As the only platform to unite each of these areas, Workiva is trusted by 6,000+ companies across the world including Google, Paramount, and TD Bank.

Iskow has been a leader in the SaaS industry for more than two decades. An early proponent of the SaaS business model and its power to transform how businesses operate, she has driven progress at the corporate and advisory board levels. Her innovation-first mindset has allowed her to define Workiva’s global growth strategy, align on commercial operations goals, and effectively serve over 80% of Fortune 1000 companies.

Before joining Workiva, Iskow was EVP and Chief Technology Officer at Medidata Solutions, and prior to that a Chief Information Officer and SVP of Product Development at WageWorks. Earlier in her career, she spent over a decade in engineering and technology leadership positions, and was responsible for automation and robotics software used in high-tech manufacturing. Iskow holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a master's degree from UC Davis. 


2. Jaspreet Singh
Company: Druva
Title: Founder and CEO

As the Founder and CEO of Druva, Jaspreet Singh leads one of the fastest-growing companies in the multi-billion dollar data protection and management industry. Signh’s market and technology insights led him to create the first cloud-native data protection platform, which delivers innovative technology solutions and a distinctive consumption model disrupting a legacy of aging hardware and software. 

While under his leadership, Druva has reached a valuation of $2 billion and has been trusted by countless global enterprises including NASA, Marriott, and Leica. Today, it is the only vendor to ensure data protection across the most common data risks backed by a $10 million guarantee.

Before founding Druva, Jaspreet played pivotal roles at Veritas and Ensim Corp. He holds several patents and earned a bachelor’s in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.


3. Sam Gutmann
Company: Own Company
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Sam Gutmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Own Company, leads a data platform trusted by thousands of organizations to protect and activate SaaS data to transform their businesses. Under his leadership, the platform empowers customers to ensure the availability, security, and compliance of mission-critical data, while unlocking new ways to gain deeper insights faster. By partnering with some of the world’s largest SaaS ecosystems such as Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Microsoft Dynamics 365, Own Company enables customers to truly own the data that powers their business.

A software entrepreneur and pioneer in the online and cloud backup and recovery space, Gutmann previously served as an entrepreneur in residence at Golden Seeds, an early-stage investment group, as well as the former CIO of BassTech International, a global import/export trading company. Before that, he was CEO and Co-Founder of Intronis, an online backup software company he helped build using an industry-leading economic model that led to significant ROI. Gutmann is a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in management information systems.


4. Adam Harris
Company: Cloudbeds
Title: CEO and Co-Founder

Adam Harris is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cloudbeds, a hospitality management software that simplifies the working lives of professional property owners, operators, and employees. Since its founding in 2012, Cloudbeds has been through four financing rounds, acquired multiple companies, and driven billions in revenue for tens of thousands of properties. Used across 157 countries and counting, the software connects more marketplaces than any other in the hospitality industry.

At Cloudbeds, Harris leads a global team of over 750 professionals who speak more than 30 different languages and share a passion for creating innovative hospitality solutions. He has over 15 years of experience in finance, marketing, and technology, previously co-founding TicketSocket, a next-gen box office and event registration software company. Prior to that, he served as a Principal at Calacles; Director of Real Estate Finance at The Keating Hotel Group; ThinkEquity Partners as a senior associate; and at A.G. Edwards as a financial analyst. Harris earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


5. Adrian Ionel
Company: Mirantis
Title: CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman

As the CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of Mirantis, Adrian Ionel leads a company that helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. Combining automation and cloud native expertise, Mirantis provides a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments.

Co-founding Mirantis in 2009, Ionel helped build the company into an open source leader. Since then, it has become an OpenStack market leader and one of the most respected brands in cloud infrastructure. Leading Mirantis’ vision and strategy, Ionel oversees the company’s overall development rooted in a culture of customer intimacy, engineering excellence, and risk-taking. In addition to his leadership at Mirantis, Ionel is the founder and chairman at Dorsal — a company offering fast, reliable support for open source software, delivered by certified professionals without subscriptions or license fees.

Prior to Mirantis, Ionel was CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of eOnline (now part of Xerox), VP and General Manager EMEA at Qualys, and Venture Partner at Trident Capital. He earned an MSEE degree from the University of Erlagen-Nuernberg and spent his early years in R&D and product management.


6. Augusto Marietti
Company: Kong
Title: Co-Founder and CEO

Augusto “Aghi” Marietti is an inventor, technology entrepreneur, and angel investor. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Kong, he is on a mission to empower companies around the world to become API-first. A developer of cloud API technologies, Kong helps organizations of all sizes — from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises — accelerate time to market, cultivate new business opportunities, and deliver superior products and services. 

Built on the world’s most adopted API gateway, Kong’s unified cloud API platform delivers fast, reliable, and secure digital experiences. Organizations can increase developer productivity, security, and performance at scale with a single easy-to-use platform for API management, service mesh, and ingress controller. As one of the fastest-growing open source platforms, Kong is backed by a16z, Jeff Bezos, Index Ventures, CRV, Tiger, NEA Eric Schmidt, and Stanford University. Today, they manage over 400 billion API calls a day, serve 600+ customers, and are made up of more than 160,000 community members.

Prior to Kong, Augusto was the CEO and Co-Founder of Mashape, the largest API marketplace, which was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017. Before that, he founded MemboxX, the first European cloud service for storing documents and sensitive personal data. Marietti holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Catholic University of Milan. 


7. Shubham Mishra
Company: Pixis
Title: Co-Founder and Global CEO

Shubham Mishra is the Co-Founder and Global CEO of Pixis, a tech company that develops accessible AI technology to help brands scale all aspects of their marketing and decision-making in a world of icomplex consumer behavior. The company's codeless AI infrastructure currently comprises 200+ proprietary AI models. This allows customers to plug and play without having to worry about writing code or hiring specialized experts to handle the technology for them.

As Co-Founder and CEO, Mishra supports Pixis in serving more than 350 customers across 14 global locations through over 100 analytics, creative, and marketing channel integrations. Prior to launching Pixis, Mishra was a Co-Founder at Absentia Virtual Reality which focused on building a disruptive tech stack for game developers. The platform enabled over 10 million in-game asset generation via AI stack. Mishra earned an undergraduate degree in electronics and instrumentation from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.


8. Mike Palmer
Company: Sigma Computing
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Sigma Computing, Mike Palmer oversees a cloud-native analytics platform that uses a familiar spreadsheet interface to give users instant access to insights from their cloud data warehouse. Sigma makes the promise of data analytics a reality for enterprises’ most essential resources, business leaders, analysts, and domain experts at every level. It requires no code or special training to explore billions of rows, augment with new data, or perform “what if” analysis in real⁠-⁠time. 

With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Palmer has a proven track record for developing and delivering solutions for both startups and Fortune 500 companies. As a former CMO, CPO, and GM across the enterprise technology landscape, he specializes in helping companies transform, grow, and scale innovation from idea to broad market success. Under Palmer’s leadership, 97% of employees at Sigma Computing say it’s a great place to work.

Prior to joining Sigma, Palmer served as the CPO at Druva where he defined a lower cost revenue acquisition model, increased net retention, and reimagined processes and technology by replacing antiquated on-premise solutions with emerging cloud technologies and services. Palmer earned a Bachelor of Arts in developmental biology with a minor in Spanish Literature from the University of Rochester.


9. Eran Gil
Company: AllCloud
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Eran Gil has been the Chief Executive Officer at AllCloud since 2018 and a board member since 2015. As CEO, Gil is responsible for the strategic vision and growth of a global professional services company that provides organizations with tools for cloud enablement and transformation. Through a unique combination of expertise and agility, AllCloud accelerates cloud innovation and helps organizations fully unlock the value received from cloud technology, data and analytics.

An entrepreneur, board member, investor, and advisor, Gil’s experience spans from senior leadership roles to CEO. Before AllCloud, he helped drive global sales and business development at Salesfusion. Prior to that, Gil co-founded Cloud Sherpas and led various teams from global sales through global business development. Launching in 2008, Cloud Sherpas grew to over 1,100 employees and $200 million in annual sales, and was acquired by Accenture in 2015.

In addition to his work at AllCloud, Gil is an active board member of Algopix, Xertica, and Enablo. He holds an MBA from the Goizueta Business School, Emory University in Atlanta.


10. Uday Hegde
Company: USEReady
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

As Co-Founder and CEO of USEReady, Uday Hegde leads a data and analytics firm that provides the strategies, tools, capability and capacity that businesses need to turn their data into a competitive advantage. Under his leadership, USEReady has harnessed modern Business Intelligence (BI) solutions with cutting edge AI platforms to unlock the power of data. The results-oriented solution ensures that customers are successful in adopting self-service technologies. 

Hedge and his company have partnered with the best in class BI, data, and cloud products such as Tableau, Snowflake, Alteryx, Informatica, Alation, Collibra, AWS, and Microsoft. USEReady has been named Tableau’s partner of the year several times for their collaboration. Last year, the company achieved ISO27001 and ISO27701 certifications for information security and data privacy, underscoring a commitment to protecting its customer data and complying with relevant laws and regulations.

Hedge has over 20 years of experience across the industry. Before co-founding USEReady, he was an asset management risk IT at Credit Suisse and prior to that, he worked with Hewlett-Packard Company as a senior software engineer. Hegde earned an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from The National Institute Of Engineering, Mysore.


11. Lucy Dimes
Company: iomart Group
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chair

Lucy Dimes is the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of iomart Group — a cloud computing and IT managed services business providing secure hybrid cloud, network connectivity, data management, and digital workplace capability. As CEO and Chair, she supports iomart’s commitment to connecting UK businesses, securing their infrastructure, and helping them scale anytime, anywhere. Their technology partners include Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, and Dell Technologies.

Dimes leads iomart with a passion for technology, customer experience, diversity, and sustainability. She has more than 30 years of experience in complex, highly-regulated international markets with a particular focus on product innovation, market entry, scaling for growth and expansion, and digital transformation. Before joining iomart group, Dimes held senior executive positions at companies among the Fortune 100 and 200, as well as private equity-owned companies spanning telecoms, technology, business services and financial services. 

Dimes currently sits on the Board of Babcock International Group, PLC, where she previously served as a director. She has an MBA from London Business School and an undergraduate degree in business administration and management from The Manchester Metropolitan University.


12. Michael Intrator
Company: CoreWeave
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Michael Intrator is the Chief Executive Officer of CoreWeave, a specialized cloud provider, delivering a massive scale of graphics processing units (GPUs) on top of the industry’s fastest and most flexible infrastructure. Under Intrator’s leadership, the company has empowered major visual effects studios to produce high-quality content faster; delivered real-time AI experiences more efficiently; accelerated early stage drug development; and supported the emergence of NFTs.  

Expanding the company’s physical infrastructure led CoreWeave to become North America’s largest private cloud provider for high-performance computing, serving over 45,000 GPUs at ultra-low latency to major US population centers. In 2023, CoreWeave became NVIDIA's first Elite Cloud Solutions Provider for compute-intensive workloads in the their Partner Network program.

Prior to CoreWeave, Intrator was a Co-Founder and CEO of Hudson Ridge Asset Management, natural gas hedge fund. Before that, he served as a Principal Portfolio Manager for Natsource Asset Management, LLC where he led a team that structured and syndicated some of the largest project-based carbon transactions in the world. Intrator holds a BA from Binghamton University and an MPA in environmental policy from Columbia University.


13. David Friend
Company: Wasabi Technologies
Title: President, CEO and Co-Founder

David Friend is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wasabi, a company that marks his sixth co-founded alongside CTO Jeff Flowers. Since 2017, Wasabi has revolutionized cloud storage with Hot Cloud Storage, offering a simple, cost-effective solution. Wasabi's technology enables users to store vast amounts of data affordably. With over an exabyte of storage already deployed and the amount doubling every eight months across data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia, Wasabi was designed to grow with customers’ data storage needs.

Friend’s first company, ARP Instruments, developed synthesizers used by Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and Steven Spielberg. He also founded or co-founded five other companies: Computer Pictures Corporation, Pilot Software, Faxnet, Sonexis, and Carbonite. 

David serves on the board of Berklee College of Music, where there is a concert hall named in his honor. Additionally, he is president of the board of Boston Baroque, an orchestra and chorus that has received seven Grammy nominations. David graduated from Yale University and attended the Princeton University Graduate School of Engineering where he was a David Sarnoff Fellow.


14. Yoram Novick
Company: Zadara
Title: CEO

Yoram Novick is the CEO of Zadara, a cloud computing company that develops computer software marketed as storage-as-a-service that can be used for public or private clouds. Joining in 2023, Novick cited Zadara Edge Cloud as one of the reasons he wanted to lead the team. With no other company providing edge cloud at this scale, users of Zadara’s are supported by a team of cloud experts and a 100% service-level guarantee. 

Today, Zadara operates 500+ globally distributed edge clouds supported by a world-class team of IT experts. Under Novick’s leadership, companies gain agility without sacrificing the features and functionality that enterprise IT teams demand. 

Previously, Novick was a CEO & Founder at Maxta Inc., and before that a VP and General Manager at NetApp. Earlier in his career, he worked with IBM as a research staff member. Novick earned an undergraduate degree and MS in computer science from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


15. Martin Hunt
Company: Verkada
Title: Chief Technology Officer

As the Chief Technology Officer at Verkada since 2017, Martin Hunt oversees a 240-person software engineering team that supports the company’s mission to protect people and property in a privacy-sensitive way. Under his leadership, the company has expanded from its original product line of cameras to six distinct product lines: video security, cameras, access control, environmental sensors, alarms, workplace, and intercoms. Collectively, Verkada’s products provide an integrated physical security solution for more than 24,000 customers worldwide. 

Hunt also leads the Verkada’s product teams across security, infrastructure, mobile, VerkadaOS, and its core platform. Today, his teams support more than one million Verkada devices that are online in more than 70 countries. 

Prior to Verkada, he spent close to a decade in engineering leadership at gaming companies, where he built high-performance game engines, educational tools, and HTML5 web portals. During that time, he also grew engineering teams at startups in Silicon Valley, Japan, and Vietnam. Hunt was admitted to the Stanford CS PhD program in 2010, but quickly saw an opportunity to invest his time in an entrepreneurial venture, which is what led to his successful foray into the gaming industry.


16. Kelly Kennedy
Company: Zeta Global
Title: Chief Revenue Officer

Kelly Kennedy is the Chief Revenue Officer of Zeta Global, a cloud-based marketing technology company that enables brands to acquire, grow, and retain customers. Zeta empowers enterprises to make smarter business decisions by combining proprietary AI, data, and multiple point solutions together into a single platform, resulting in better results for a lower cost of total ownership.

As CRO, Kennedy has made great contributions to Zeta’s overall revenue growth by producing a record number of multi-year enterprise platform sales. In October 2023, Zeta launched Zeta Marketing Platform solutions to provide enterprise brands with upgraded AI capabilities that deliver better experiences for consumers and better results for marketing programs. The platform set a record soon after with 67% YoY usage growth of omnichannel digital marketing for Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Before joining Zeta, Kennedy held senior leadership positions at Merkle, Salesforce, and InfoGroup (now Data Axle), and has an extensive background in marketing technology tied to first-party data and customer retention. Kennedy graduated from Eastern Illinois University with an undergraduate degree in business marketing.


17. Matt Linghui Kong
Company: Bitdeer Group
Title: Chief Business Officer

Matt Linghui Kong became the Chief Business Officer of Bitdeer early this year, having previously served as the company’s CEO. Bitdeer provides a cloud computing platform and management system that allow users to manage their computing performance and receive infrastructure support. 

As CBO, Kong plays a key role in supporting Bitdeer’s digital mining solutions. With members across more than 200 countries and regions; over 3,000,000 websites visit each month; and mining farms deployed across Europe and North America, Bitdeer has grown into a global membership-base with a first-in-class miner sharing service. Kong also serves as a member of Bitdeer’s Compensation Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

With 16 years of experience, Kong is known as a leader in the bitcoin industry. Before joining Bitdeer, Kong was the head of the Application Software Department at Bitmain. Prior to building his extensive R&D experience in the field of information technology, he spent over 10 years in project management for Internet giants such as Baidu, Yahoo, and Tencent. Kong holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.


18. Michele Yetman
Company: Cloudflare
Title: Chief People Officer

Michele Yetman is the Chief People Officer of Cloudflare, Inc., a San Francisco-based company providing content delivery network services, cloud cybersecurity, DDoS mitigation, and ICANN-accredited domain registration services. Powered by an intelligent global network, Cloudflare’s connectivity cloud is a unified platform that helps businesses work, deliver, and innovate everywhere. Today, global leaders — including 30% of the Fortune 1000 — rely on Cloudflare. Clients include Dropbox, Shopify and L'Oréal.

As a Chief People Officer, Yetman effectively connects with frontline teams and works across functions to implement aligned strategic initiatives, drive large-scale transformations, and, ultimately, build a better Internet. Spending the last 27 years in human resources, Yetman has served as Director and Senior Director at ICOS and Amazon, as well as EVP of Employee Success at Salesforce. Yetman graduated from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in English and human resources.


19. Anneka Gupta
Company: Rubrik
Title: Chief Product Officer

Since 2021, Anneka Gupta has been the Chief Product Officer of Rubrik. The Zero Trust Data Security Company™ delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises. In addition to their commitment to Zero Trust Data protection, Rubrik provides ransomware investigation, incident containment, sensitive data discovery, and orchestrated application recovery — all on a single platform.

As CPO, Gupta helps oversee products that are designed to make companies unstoppable against cyberattacks and operational failures. As cyberattacks increase and become more sophisticated, Rubrik’s products help protect data, monitor data risk, and recover data and applications, so their clients can keep business moving forward.

Gupta has more than a decade of product and SaaS expertise with a track record of driving revenue growth, navigating expansions to new markets, and overseeing diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives. Previously, Gupta was the president and head of products and platforms at LiveRamp. She earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computational sciences from Stanford University.


20. Harsha Jalihal
Company: MongoDB
Title: Chief People Officer

Harsha Jalihal is the Chief People Officer of MongoDB. A developer data platform, MongoDB provides an integrated set of services that empower teams to address the growing requirements for today's wide variety of modern applications — all through one unified and consistent user experience. With tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries, MongoDB’s platform has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times since 2007; and millions of builders have been trained through MongoDB University courses.

As CPO, Jalihal oversees the company’s human resources operations on a global scale, supporting 2,100+ people in 29 countries. She leads workforce strategy, talent acquisition and development, diversity and inclusion, total rewards, and employee engagement, and serves on MongoDB’s executive leadership team. 

With more than two decades of experience, Jalihal was previously Vice President of HR at Unilever where she was responsible for delivering end-to-end HR strategy and operations. She also served as a part-time secondment to the World Economic Forum. Prior to that, she worked at Cognizant where she designed and operationalized strategy to drive early career hiring, and laid the early foundations of Cognizant’s current approach. Jalihal earned an MBA in marketing from Xavier Institute of Management and an undergraduate degree in statistics from Madras Christian College.


21. Sandra Morris
Company: Ampere Computing
Title: Chief Information Officer

At Ampere Computing, Sandra Morris is the Chief Information Officer and leads IT and facilities responsible for scaling the company’s work environments, including the IT platforms and tools that ensure employee productivity across their worldwide offices. As a modern semiconductor company, Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world’s first Cloud Native Processors. Built for the sustainable cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere works with leading cloud service providers to help them accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications.

Prior to joining Ampere, Morris worked as a technology executive at Eastman Kodak, leading the consumer digital imaging services business. Before that she was the CIO of Intel, with responsibility for Intel’s global e-business solutions. Morris earned an MS in human development from the University of Delaware, and has completed post-graduate work in communications and human development from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a master of fine arts from Pacific University, and completed the executive graduate business program at Stanford University.


22. Nicole Nakashian
Company: InvestCloud
Title: Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of InvestCloud, Nicole Nakashian supports a cloud-native, singular, no-code software platform for digital and commerce enablement within the financial industry.  InvestCloud supports more than 1.29 million trades per day, over 33.9 million accounts, and 550 industry-leading clients such as Wells Fargo, Fiduciary Trust, and VP Bank. Under Nakashian’s leadership, the company delivers secure and scalable infrastructure powered by a client-centric support team driven to exceed expectations.

Before joining InvestCloud, Nakashian worked with Conifer Financial Services as a Chief Information Officer, and at Agio as a Chief Operating Officer. She previously served as an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank, and as VP for both Andor Capital Management and BlackRock Financial. Nakashian earned an MBA from Long Island University Post and an undergraduate degree in communication from University of Albany.


23. Roshan Kindred
Company: PagerDuty
Title: Chief Diversity Officer

Roshan Kindred is the Chief Diversity Officer of PagerDuty, a cloud computing company specializing in an SaaS incident response platform for IT departments, and designed to alert clients to disruptions and outages. As the CDO, Kindred leads diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and ensures PagerDuty is creating a fair, equitable, and inclusive experience for all employees. Her mission is to ensure the company’s teams feel a sense of belonging that frees them to innovate and collaborate with authenticity.

With 15 years of experience in DEI leadership, Kindred was previously the Chief Diversity Officer and Principal at InSeason Development Group, where she established an DEI roadmap that led senior executive leadership to adopt diversity goals as part of an annual incentive compensation plan. Previously, she served as the board chair of Iron Mountain's DEI Advisory Board. Kindred has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and organizational development from San Jose State University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.


24. Amy Moynihan
Company: JumpCloud
Title: Chief People Officer

Amy Moynihan is the Chief People Officer of JumpCloud, an enterprise software company headquartered in Louisville, Colorado. JumpCloud offers a cloud-based directory platform for identity management across users, their IT resources, and their fleet of devices, ensuring secure connections, full control, and visibility between them all.

Moynihan is a seasoned people leader, with more than 20 years of HR leadership experience across public, private, and startup technology organizations. Prior to JumpCloud, Moynihan was the Vice President of Human Resources at Aspen Technology, a leading provider of enterprise asset optimization solutions. Before that, she served as a Senior Director of Human Resources and Business Transformation at Kronos. Earlier in her career, she worked with Uromed as an HR Generalist. Moynihan earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Stonehill College.


25. Jenny Akerman-Smith
Company: Launchmetrics
Title: Chief Operating Officer

Jenny Akerman-Smith is the COO of Launchmetrics, a brand performance cloud used by fashion, luxury, and beauty executives to connect with the modern consumer in a constantly changing landscape. With over a decade of industry expertise, Smith supports Launchmetrics in empowering more than 1,000 customers to create inspiring, impactful and measurable experiences. 

Having joined Launchmetrics when it was known as Fashion GPS in 2010, Jenny played a pivotal role in the company's global growth strategy. Her contributions helped lead to the successful merger of Fashion GPS & Augure to form Launchmetrics. Today, she is responsible for overseeing Human Resources, Operations and Global Program Management for the business' most strategic initiatives.

Before her current role, Jenny worked her way up at Launchometrics first as European Operations Manager, and then Managing Director of the UK. Jenny graduated from the London College of Fashion with a degree in fashion management and marketing.