Founder, Chairman, CEO
Patrick Grady is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deem.
Grady is a recognized leader in business-to-business e-commerce and a pioneer in commerce-as-a-service (CaaS) technologies, delivering one of the first pure CaaS platforms to the market. Under Grady's leadership, Deem has evolved from a revolutionary idea to a leading cloud commerce company enabling businesses to save, sell, and syndicate across its network, resulting in lower costs, increased revenue and enhanced customer loyalty. Over the past year alone, more than $6.5 billion of relevant commerce transactions occurred across Deem.
Seeing the need to revolutionize the consumer shopping and merchant experience, Grady also co-founded the CardLinx Association with a mission of increasing interoperability, eliminating friction, and promoting the growth of the card-linked offers industry. In less than a year, the CardLinx Association has grown to include some of the largest banks, digital publishers, payment networks, merchant acquirers and payment processor companies in the world. CardLinx members serve or represent over 6 million merchants, have issued over 1.9 billion payment cards, and serve consumers with over 200 million card enabled accounts and over 700 million active daily users.
Prior to founding Deem, Patrick spent a decade in various venture capital and executive roles in the technology sector.
Patrick lives in San Francisco with his two precocious daughters.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Phil Steitz is focused on building a next-generation offers platform for Deem. With 20+ years of experience in business management and technology — including solutions development, operations, information security, architecture, strategy and technology finance, Mr. Steitz is driving his team to build the world’s preeminent relevance engine.
Phil joined Deem in early 2012, after becoming part of the company's Technical Advisory Board in May 2011. Prior to Deem, he served as Chief Information Officer for Barclaycard US, the credit card business of Barclays PLC in the United States, where he was responsible for all technology and information processing systems development and operations. He has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for American Express, where he oversaw global technology standards and strategy, enterprise utilities, technology innovation and strategic technology partnerships.
Phil previously held various technical and management positions at Intelligroup, Entersoft Systems (now BEA systems), Financial Dynamics and Target Systems Development. He holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Beloit College. He has served on several boards, including Sun Microsystems Executive Advisory Council, the Microsoft Interoperability Executive Advisory Council, the Intel Board of Advisors and the EMC Executive Council.
Chief Legal Officer
Gabriel Sandoval leads Deem’s legal department with nearly 20 years of legal experience advising high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Previously, Gabriel was Vice President and General Counsel at Ariba where he was responsible for all worldwide legal functions from the time the company was an emerging e-commerce business through its IPO. Prior to Ariba, Gabriel was Corporate Counsel at Oracle Corporation negotiating Oracle’s software licensing agreements; strategic alliance, ISV and OEM agreements; and joint development and marketing agreements. Fluent in English and Spanish, Gabriel also managed legal for Oracle’s Latin American Division for six months and the Financial Services Vertical across North America. Before becoming an in-house corporate attorney, Gabriel was a Business Associate at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, & Bentley.
Gabriel earned a BA in Economics from Stanford University and a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
General Manager, Deem Offers
Wade has a wealth of start-up experience, coupled with tenure at blue chip companies including Barclaycard, a global payment business that is part of Barclays Global Retail Banking division. While there, Wade served as Managing Director of the UK Partnership business in addition to working at Barclaycard US, where he was responsible for managing the company’s premier partnerships, including Apple, US Airways, and Barnes & Noble. Wade comes to Deem after founding TruYuu, an innovative online service that instantly matches people with relevant careers based on more than just a resume.
Wade holds an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.