John has more than 35 years of experience helping guide some of the world’s most successful technology companies through start-up phases, major product launches, branding and marketing campaigns, rapid growth, acquisitions and IPOs. Before joining Deem, he was Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Customer Officer and General Manager at SolarWinds, an IT software company that grew from $325 million to $505 million in revenues during his tenure. SolarWinds was taken private in a $4.5 billion transaction – over a 75% premium from the time he joined the company. Prior to SolarWinds John was Chief Marketing Officer at Jive Software, where he helped grow the business from $75 million to $150 million in revenues in 24 months and completed a successful $1.75 billion IPO. John has served as CEO at several early-stage startups with successful exits and early in his career held senior leadership roles at Oracle, Apple and Intel. He also sits on the board of Untangle and Filld, and is a board advisor to the Stanford StartX accelerator, Prevedere and Motiva, as well as a being an instructor at Stanford University Continuing Education.
Tom has 35-plus years of experience in the IT industry and has been recently advising many small and start-up companies on IT-related issues including architecture, infrastructure management, cloud computing and Internet security. He was a former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of @Road, which was acquired by Trimble Navigation Ltd. in 2007. Prior to @Road, Tom served as Vice President of Network Engineering at Visa International, where he led the voice and data network engineering and operations functions. In that capacity, he played a key role in the rollout of Visa’s e-Commerce initiatives, enabling Visa to launch several internet-based services, including SET (Secure Electronic Transaction) and Bankruptcy/Fraud Risk Prediction Services, at huge scale with high reliability.
Tony is a 35-year travel industry veteran and an accomplished executive with deep expertise in travel and technology and a passion for moving the industry forward. Prior to joining Deem, he was Managing Director of Phocuswright, a premier research and consulting business to the travel industry. Prior to joining Phocuswright, he served as Chief Sales Officer for tech-enabled ground transportation company GroundLink. Previously, he fueled substantial growth as Senior Vice President of Travel Services at Deem/Rearden Commerce, where he assembled and led a team that built a distribution network of over 50 travel management companies and added 7,000 customers. His record of success in the corporate travel technology space began at B2B e-commerce leader GetThere, where he led the pre-IPO startup as Vice President of Sales during an explosive growth period that saw a tenfold increase in revenues and expansion of the customer base from five to over 2,200. Prior to GetThere, he spent more than 19 years in leadership roles at United Airlines, including his last assignment as National Sales Manager for the U.K. and Ireland. Tony is a frequent speaker at travel industry conferences around the world and is also an author of the popular travel industry blog IN: business travel.
Dave is a senior software finance and operations executive with a demonstrated ability to execute against a focused strategy and transform organizations into industry leaders. He has a unique background spanning venture-backed private companies, large public companies and a multi-national accounting and consulting firm. He has deep hands-on experience with SaaS B2B and online B2C e-commerce business models, including freemium. Prior to Deem, Dave was General Manager and Chief Financial Officer at VerticalResponse (a Deluxe Company). Before that, he was CFO at Satmetrix; CFO at Informative, Inc.; and Corporate Controller at Travelocity. He has also held financial management positions at SGI and Arthur Andersen.
Chethan is a veteran technology leader and a technologist with a deep background in travel and expense technologies and was involved early on in the creation of the travel technology business. He also has a wide range of experience building complex enterprise software for ecommerce and SaaS applications. In his most recent role he was Vice President of Software Development at Coupa, where he was responsible for supplier solutions, expense, mobile and analytics products. Prior to Coupa, he spent seven years at Deem as Global Vice President of Engineering, building the platform and leading various application teams. Prior to Coupa and Deem, he served in development and management roles at Merced Systems (acquired by Nice), OuterBay Technologies (acquired by HP) and WebVan.
Peg is a seasoned HR executive who has worked in Silicon Valley for the last 30 years, from rapid growth start ups to Fortune 500 companies. She specializes in partnering with business leaders and their teams in building organizational cultures that drive business goals. Peg began her career at Intel, consulted for IBM during their unprecedented transformation from hardware company to software company, and led the HR team at Xilinx, where the company placed in the Top 15 for five consecutive years in Fortune’s Great Place to Work listing. She was Vice President of HR at Adobe and QUALCOMM/Atheros and led both teams through the integration of major acquisitions. Peg was awarded the 2002 HR Leader of the Year Award, the YWCA TWIN award and a Beta Gamma Sigma award from Santa Clara University.