Elena Gomez
Chief Financial Officer



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Gomez has served as Zendesk's Chief Financial Officer since May 2016. From July 2010 to April 2016, Elena Gomez served in senior finance roles at salesforce.com, inc., a software company, including Senior Vice President Go To Market Distribution from July 2015 to April 2016, Vice President Sales and Support and Marketing Finance from June 2011 to June 2015, and Senior Director Marketing and General and Administrative Finance from July 2010 to June 2011. Prior to that she held finance roles at Visa Inc., a financial services company, and The Charles Schwab Corporation, a brokerage and banking company. Elena Gomez holds a B.S. in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.



  1. As chief financial officer of Zendesk, Elena Gomez brings an unparalleled knowledge of the SaaS business model and a proven ability to build teams. She brings her experience in managing global growth and scaling finance operations for a multibillion dollar company to Zendesk as it broadens its enterprise reach and expands its product portfolio. Her team operates as a well oiled machine that sets lofty goals ($1B by 2020) and executes them. She’s also a culture champion. Elena Gomez knows firsthand the daily struggle that women– especially minority women– face in business. She candidly discusses her own personal journey, the biggest hurdles facing women in tech and business, and how we can create holistic diversity & inclusion strategies (Elena is the executive sponsor of D&I at Zendesk). She is hands on at educating at the corporate level (hiring practices, retention, etc.), as well as the social level (education, overcoming cognitive bias, etc.)

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