Quick Base Leadership Team

The Quick Base management team is comprised of industry experts and leaders. Together they provide the passion and experience to help businesses of all sizes drive productivity and digital transformation. They are dedicated to delighting our customers, as well as enabling our team to scale and succeed.

Ed Jennings
Chief Executive Officer
Ed Jennings joined Quick Base as chief executive officer in May 2020 and has a proven track record of accelerating enterprise growth for SaaS leaders. His unique strengths combine innovative market strategies, velocity sales leadership, and extraordinary team building.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Ed was chief operating officer at Mimecast, where he was responsible for the global marketing, sales and services teams and helped bring the company public in 2015. Under his leadership, Mimecast expanded its footprint into the enterprise space, grew its annual revenue from $82M to over $400M in four years, and scaled the team from 350 employees to 1,800, while expanding offices internationally.

In addition to his recent role at Mimecast, Ed has held marketing leadership roles at PTC and Veracode; at the latter, he defined the go-to-market strategy that enabled the company to quadruple revenues during his nearly four-year tenure. Veracode was sold to Computer Associates in 2017. He also has served as CEO for SaaS workflow solution Copanion that was acquired by Drake Software in 2010.

Ed is on the advisory board of Ten Eleven Ventures and the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. He is a regular speaker on a range of digital transformation and technology topics at Gartner, Forrester and FS-ISAC conferences.

Ed is a graduate of Boston College and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Steve Webber
Chief Financial Officer
Steve Webber is Chief Financial Officer at Quick Base, where he is responsible for the organization's financial function including planning and analysis, controllership and business partnering, while helping navigate our next stage of growth. He is a seasoned industry leader with more than 25 years of financial management and executive leadership.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Steve has held a number of financial and operations leadership roles with technology companies, both public and private. Most recently, he was CFO at Carbon Black; he also worked as Chief Operating Officer and CFO at Syniti (formally BackOffice Associates) and CFO at Cynosure. Steve also spent 19 years at EMC Corporation—in his last role there, he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Virtustream, a $450 million stand-alone SaaS subsidiary.

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree from Babson College and his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Deb Gildersleeve
Chief Information Officer
Deb Gildersleeve joined Quick Base as Chief Information Officer in June 2020, where she not only sets the overall vision and strategy for the technology organization, but also is at the forefront of the movement of enterprise CIOs embracing low-code technology.

Deb brings more 15 years of experience in technology and has a proven track record of managing relationships across the business, driving new processes and developing and leading teams across all areas of IT. She most recently headed up business unit IT at Pitney Bowes; prior to that, she served in IT leadership roles at Gartner for nearly 12 years, including the integration of global infrastructure and operations for Gartner’s acquisition of CEB. Additionally, she served as CIO of online marketplace data and analytics company Potoo, where she expanded and transformed the IT team, incorporating agile IT practices and implemented a new CRM.

Deb received an M.S. in Information Systems from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mike McGuinness
Chief Commercial Officer
Mike McGuinness is Chief Commercial Officer at Quick Base, where he is responsible for the company’s next phase of growth by expanding the enterprise sales model, scaling the existing high velocity sales organization and delivering measurable positive outcomes to our customers.

After more than three decades of experience, Mike is a highly respected sales leader in the Boston area with a track record of building high-performing sales and customer success teams.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Mike served as EVP and Chief Customer Officer at Veracode, responsible for all global sales, customer success, support and services. During his tenure, the company more than doubled sales and customers. Previously, Mike was SVP of Field Operations at Sophos, helping grow the company from $200M in sales to over $400m in less than four years. He also was a pre-launch employee at PTC as the company grew from $0 in revenue to over $800M; as SVP of Worldwide Sales, he led the sales team through growth from $250M to $750M.

Mike has a B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University, where he also served on the board of trustees from 2000 to 2012.
Eric Olson
Chief Marketing Officer
Eric Olson is Chief Marketing Officer at Quick Base. He joined in April 2019 to lead marketing, including go-to-market strategy, brand development, integrated campaigns, demand generation and customer marketing.

Eric has nearly two decades of experience as a senior go-to-market leader in high-growth technology businesses. Prior to Quick Base, Eric was Chief Marketing Officer for Sovos, where he built the private equity-backed software business’ brand, growth strategy and marketing function from the ground up. Previously, he spent several years in event technology, first leading a high-growth division of Active Network as its general manager where he helped the business enter new markets and establish itself as a market leader for event technology. Then, as CEO of Zerista, he helped grow and sell the mobile startup, building its go-to-market strategy, assembling a cross-functional team and establishing a scalable growth model.

Eric has a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University.
Jay Jamison
Chief Product & Technology Officer
Jay Jamison is Chief Product & Technology Officer at Quick Base. He joined in September 2017 to lead the overall product strategy and roadmap for the business.

Jay has nearly two decades of experience in the technology industry with a focus on high-growth markets. Throughout his career, he has developed product strategies and roadmaps tailored to meet the needs of customers of all sizes —from small businesses to the world’s largest enterprises.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Jay was the Vice President of Strategy for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Software Defined and Cloud Group, where he was responsible for the business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships for that organization. Prior to that role, he was the Vice President of Product Marketing for HPE Helion, HPE’s cloud software division. He also has held leadership roles at Microsoft, and built extensive experience founding and investing in many high-growth startups.

Jay holds a Master's in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University.
Amy Cohn
Chief Human Resources Officer
Amy Cohn is Chief Human Resources Officer at Quick Base, where she is responsible for the company’s talent and organizational development strategies and oversees the HR and Talent Acquisition teams.

Amy has more than 15 years of experience driving employee programs to support growth and culture at start-ups and mid-size technology organizations. She brings deep experience in HR operations, talent acquisition, leadership development and employee engagement.

Prior to Quick Base, Amy held senior HR leadership roles at Compete and Localytics. While at Compete, she served as the Vice President of Human Resources, helping to scale the organization from 75 employees to 175 employees in less than two years. Following Compete’s merger with Dynamic Logic, Amy became Senior Vice President of HR of the newly formed Millward Brown Digital.

Amy holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon.
Tuba Kacikoc
Vice President of Strategic Programs
Tuba Kacikoc is Vice President of Strategic Programs at Quick Base, where she is responsible for defining business strategy, leading key transformation initiatives and building operational scale, efficiency and excellence.

Tuba has nearly 15 years of experience in digital transformation, technology and business strategy, and a proven track record leading strategy, analytics and business operations within late-stage venture capital backed startups.

Prior to joining Quick Base, she was Strategy Director at C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation, where she focused on strategic go-to-market initiatives. Previously, she built and led the business strategy and analytics function at Qualtrics, focused on growth strategies, business forecasting and more, ultimately supporting the company’s acquisition by SAP several days before its planned IPO. Tuba also spent several years as a consultant, both at Accenture and McKinsey, where she served Fortune 500 companies on strategy and business technology topics.

Tuba holds an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mark Daoust
Chief Customer Success Officer
Mark Daoust is Chief Customer Success Officer at Quick Base where he is responsible for driving exceptional value and results for the organization’s 6,000+ customers.

Mark has more than 20 years of enterprise technology experience with a track record of leading high-performing, customer-focused organizations. At Quick Base he is tasked with operationalizing the organization’s customer success efforts. In this role, he oversees the Customer Success Managers, Solutions Engineers, Support, Training and the partner program for certified solution providers.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Mark spent 15 years at HPE, most recently as a Vice President of Operations and Services. At HPE, he led a 350-person team focused on enablement, implementation, delivery and support for seven software-as-a-service products. Previously, he served as a General Manager of Sapient Corporation in Cambridge.

Mark holds an M.B.A. from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College and a B.S. in Commerce from Santa Clara University.
Rebecca Castoldi
General Counsel
Rebecca Castoldi is General Counsel at Quick Base and has more than 15 years of experience representing technology companies and helping them navigate the changing legal landscape as they scale. In her role, she is responsible for leading the legal function and managing the company’s legal affairs, as well as advising on company strategies.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Rebecca served as General Counsel for Zagster, Inc., a bike sharing company running over 200 bike shares nationally. She also was General Counsel at Lola Travel and spent seven years at Brightcove, Inc., serving as VP of Business and Legal Affairs. Before her in-house legal team experience, Rebecca started her career in intellectual property and media at Prince Lobel and Fish & Richardson.

Rebecca has a B.A. from Connecticut College and a J.D. from Northeastern University.