Spredfast Leadership

Technology and Social Executives

Rod Favaron

Rod Favaron

President & CEO

Jim Rudden

Jim Rudden

Chief Marketing Officer

Keith Zoellner

Keith Zoellner

Chief Technology Officer

Olivier Gachot

Olivier Gachot

Chief Sales Officer

Rod Favaron

President & CEO

Rod Favaron is responsible for overall company operations and long-term strategic direction. Prior to Spredfast, Rod guided Lombardi Software from an early start-up into a global leader in BPM solutions acquired by IBM in 2010. Prior to joining Lombardi, Rod served as CEO of Mediaprise, Inc., a brand asset management software company; SVP Sales & Marketing for pcOrder.com, a pioneer in e-commerce software and internet content services; and as General Manager at Mentor Graphics Corporation. Mr. Favaron earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management. Mr. Favaron serves on the board of Bypass Lane, Perception Software, the Austin Technology Council and is a mentor for TechStars Austin

Jim Rudden

Chief Marketing Officer

Jim is responsible for brand, product and revenue marketing at Spredfast. Prior to Spredfast, Jim was VP of Global Marketing at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM) where he was responsible for brand and product marketing and all demand generation. He has more than 20 years experience in software marketing and implementation in the areas of enterprise software - including business process management (BPM), business rules management (BRM) and enterprise middleware technologies. He has held positions in Product Management, Marketing, Consulting, and Sales at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM), BetweenMarkets Software (acquired by Innovis) and Trilogy Software. Jim holds a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.

Keith Zoellner

Chief Technology Officer

Keith is responsible for product direction and delivery at Spredfast. Keith has over 20 years experience building and managing high caliber software development organizations in the delivery of business critical technology platforms. Prior to Spredfast, Keith was the CTO and VP of Engineering at StoredIQ where he guided the design and delivery of a petabyte scalable information management platform focused on the eDiscovery and Corporate Governance markets. Prior to StoredIQ, Keith was CTO and VP of Engineering at Mshow.com where he guided the delivery of a real time SAS-based content delivery platform focused on the web events market. Prior to that Keith was CTO at two eCommerce companies: Austin-based Ambac Connect and Seattle-based Commerce Direct International. In the early portion of Keith's career, he held senior leadership positions directing large engineering teams at Andersen Consulting and Electronic Data Systems. Keith graduated from the University of Missouri at St. Louis with a BS in Management Information Sciences.

Olivier Gachot

Chief Sales Officer

As the Chief Sales Officer of Spredfast, Olivier Gachot is responsible for all aspects of sales and leads -- a team that demonstrates the business value and fit of Spredfast's software solutions. With more than 20 years of sales leadership experience in enterprise software, Olivier brings a wealth of sales and leadership guidance to the growing company and market. Prior to Spredfast, Olivier was the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Skire, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate, which Oracle announced acquisition of in 2012. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Channels and Alliances at Lombardi Software, a market leader in business process management software that was acquired by IBM in 2010. Earlier, he served in leadership roles at Actuate, Interleaf and Sybase. Olivier has a master's of science in computer science from Le Havre Business School and a master's of science in agronomy from ISTOM.

Dan Doman

Dan Doman

VP of Business Development

Virginia Miracle

Virginia Miracle

Chief Customer Officer

Jay Harry

Jay Harry

Chief Financial Officer

Carol Howard

Carol Howard

VP of Human Resources

Dan Doman

VP of Business Development

Dan is responsible for managing Spredfast's partner relationships and corporate business development efforts. Prior to joining Spredfast, Dan most recently served as Director of Business Development at venture capital firm, Austin Ventures. In this capacity, he focused on early stage investments in the new media, Internet and social software industries. He has previous experience in the early stage venture capital business, as well as investment banking. Dan received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Northwestern University and an MBA from Boston College.

Virginia Miracle

Chief Customer Officer

Virginia is maniacally focused on Spredfast customer success at every stage of the partnership journey. She leads the teams focused on multiple elements of customer experience including account management, strategic services, training and enablement. Prior to Spredfast, Virginia was EVP of Digital Strategy at Ogilvy PR Worldwide where she led the North American arm of their social media and word of mouth marketing practice (now Social@Ogilvy). She has over a decade of experience in providing social media and marketing strategy and services to leading enterprise brands. She has held positions in corporate strategy, consumer marketing and word of mouth marketing at Dell, Inc., Brains on Fire and Trilogy Software. Virginia served as Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Board Chairman in 2013. She holds a B.A. in English from Princeton University.

Jay Harry

Chief Financial Officer

Jay is responsible for business strategy and planning, financial management and reporting. Prior to joining Spredfast, Jay most recently served as Director of Finance at Smiley Media (a member of Deloitte's Fast 500) and Director of Finance at Lombardi Software. While there, he focused on financial planning, creating infrastructure and providing process and visibility to facilitate rapid growth. He has previous experience in the high tech, early stage venture capital business. Jay received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Carol Howard

VP of Human Resources

Carol oversees Spredfast's human resources department. She brings more than 17 years of successful human resource experience and leadership to the company. She specializes in developing strategic and tactical plans, aligning HR activities to business goals for maximum impact and guiding leaders in organizational change. Prior to joining Spredfast, Carol served as Vice President of Human Resources for Lombardi Software, Inc. Carol has a BS in Healthcare Administration from Texas State University, a MBA and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics both from St. Edward's University.

Ken Cho

Ken Cho

Co-Founder and Board Member

Mike Dodd

Mike Dodd

Board Member, Austin Ventures

Doug Pepper

Doug Pepper

Board Member, InterWest Partners

Satya Patel

Satya Patel

Board Member

Ken Cho

Co-Founder and Board Member

Ken is one of Spredfast's co-founders. He brings 15 years of worldwide management, sales and technology experience. Prior to co-founding Spredfast, Ken headed up Client Services for a social media software start-up. Prior to that, Ken held sales and business development roles such as managing IBM's multimillion dollar Visa account. Prior to IBM, he held leadership roles at VerveLabs (founder), Enron, Lehman Brothers, and Price Waterhouse (now IBM). Ken received a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA with a focus in marketing and information management from the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin.

Mike Dodd

Board Member, Austin Ventures

Mike Dodd, Partner, joined Austin Ventures in 2008 and focuses on early and expansion-stage software and web-enabled business and consumer services. Most recently, Mike was SVP of Corporate Development with Omniture, Inc., a publicly traded analytics and online business optimization software company that was acquired by Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) for $1.8B. During his tenure, which began prior to Omniture's IPO, Mike led the identification, acquisition, and integration efforts around Omniture's acquisition of two domestic and two international companies which totaled approximately $500 million in consideration. Prior to Omniture, Mike was Senior Vice President and General Manager at Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), a consumer online content subscription business. He was also a Partner with Europatweb, a venture capital firm where he worked with companies such as Liquidity Services Inc (NASDAQ: LQDT) and Ancestry.com, and a technology investment banker with Robertson Stephens in San Francisco. Mike received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in finance from Syracuse University.

Doug Pepper

Board Member, InterWest Partners

Doug Pepper has been with InterWest's IT group since 2000, investing in technology-enabled services, digital media and Consumer Internet companies. Doug is a board member of Badgeville, Bloomspot, CarWoo, INVIDI, Marketo, Spredfast, Tapjoy, and Varolii. He led InterWest's investment in Flurry and Optimizely. Doug also invested in Rod Favaron's prior company, Lombardi Software, which Rod grew to be the leader in Business Process Management software. Prior to joining InterWest, Doug worked in business development at Amazon.com. Before Amazon.com, he was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York. Doug received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Satya Patel

Board Member

Satya Patel was most recently VP Products at Twitter. Prior to Twitter, Satya was Partner at Battery Ventures, a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide. Satya previously held product management positions at both Google and DoubleClick and investment roles at two New York-based early stage venture capital firms. He currently serves as a Board Member of KIPP Bay Area Schools, FreeWheel Media and Lotame as well as an investor and/or advisor to a number of early stage startups.

Adam Marcus

Adam Marcus

Board Member, OpenView Partners

Adam Marcus

Board Member, OpenView Partners

Adam joined OpenView Venture Partners in 2009 and is currently on the boards of several of its portfolio companies. Adam focuses on investing in and building companies in several sectors, including software, digital media, and technology-enabled businesses. Prior to joining OpenView, Adam worked at Battery Ventures focusing on investments in SaaS, e-commerce and digital media. At Battery, Adam was on the Board of J. Hilburn, a Board Observer at ExactTarget (NYSE: ET), and was actively involved with Cortera. Prior to Battery, Adam was Director of Corporate Development for The Boston Celtics, where he led strategic initiatives for the team. He also worked at Lycos (sold to Telefonica), where he was responsible for M&A, private equity and joint venture investment within North America, Europe and Asia. Earlier in his career, Adam worked in Business Development at Gamesville.com (sold to Lycos) and at Tripod.com, which was an early innovator in the online community space (sold to Lycos).