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.
Doug Wendell
Chief Financial Officer
Doug Wendell is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Quick Base, where he oversees the organization's financial planning and analysis, accounting, sales operations and business enablement functions.

Doug brings 20 years of experience in the software industry, having advised senior leadership teams and their boards on both financing and strategic transactions.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Doug was a managing director in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies LLC, focused on the enterprise software sector. He also spent 13 years at Citigroup, where he was a managing director in their Technology Investment Banking Group specializing in the software sector. Additionally, he served as a trust officer at Northern Trust Corp. in the firm’s International Client Services Group.

Doug received an M.B.A from The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.
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.
George Mashini
Chief Revenue Officer
George Mashini is Chief Revenue Officer at Quick Base, where he is responsible for scaling the company's existing sales team and expanding Quick Base’s growing enterprise business.

George has nearly 20 years of expertise in software development, including a decade of spearheading technology initiatives as well as leading companies as CEO. He brings a breadth of knowledge to Quick Base in a variety of relevant domains, including enterprise applications, digital transformation and mobile.

Prior to joining Quick Base, George served as President and CEO of Catavolt, Hexagon's cloud and mobility platform. George led Catavolt from a bootstrapped startup through venture funding and ultimately, to an acquisition by a global public company. At Catavolt, he oversaw the production of more than 4,000 successful enterprise applications in over 30 countries for Fortune 500 clients. Previously, George led a digital transformation technology consulting firm and also held various engineering roles at organizations including Infor and Paragon Systems International.

George graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Computer Science.
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.
Joel Collins
Chief Legal Officer & SVP of Business Development
Joel Collins is Chief Legal Officer & SVP of Business Development at Quick Base, where he is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives.

Joel provides senior management with advice on company strategies and implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. Joel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.

Prior to joining Quick Base, Joel was General Counsel of Enservio, Inc., a SaaS and services provider to the property insurance industry. Enservio was acquired by Solera in August of 2016. Prior to Enservio, Joel was Assistant General Counsel at Sonus Networks, Inc. a provider of software and services to the telecommunications industry. Joel began his legal career at Ropes & Gray LLP in the securities and public company group.

Joel holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, a M.Ed. from North Carolina State University, a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Business.