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Quickbase Leadership Team

The Quickbase 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, CEO
Ed Jennings
Chief Executive Officer

Ed Jennings joined Quickbase 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 Quickbase, 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, CFO
Steve Webber
Chief Financial Officer

Steve Webber is Chief Financial Officer at Quickbase, 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 Quickbase, 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.

Sherri Kottmann, Chief People Officer
Sherri Kottmann
Chief People Officer

Sherri Kottmann is Quickbase’s Chief People Officer, creating and driving the vision for the overall employee experience through leadership of talent acquisition, business partner, HR operations, employee engagement, and D&I practices. She joined in September 2021 and is committed to unlocking the potential of every employee and fostering a culture of growth, support and inclusion.

Sherri has been championing the employee experience at fast-growing organizations, both private and public, for more than 20 years. She spent 12 years at Forrester, most recently serving as CPO, where she evolved the Employee Experience practice into an empathetic, data-driven, transparent, and trusted partner to the business. During her time in this role, she led the COVID-19 response, designed a fully reconstructed flex work program, and established Forrester's Diversity & Inclusion vision and strategy, including standing up their first employee-led and exec-sponsored D&I council. Prior to Forrester, she served in both HR and sales roles at EF Educational Tours.

Sherri has a B.S. in Biology and a minor in French, from Miami University at Ohio.

Mike McGuinness, Chief Commercial Officer
Mike McGuinness
Chief Commercial Officer

Mike McGuinness is Chief Commercial Officer at Quickbase, 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 Quickbase, 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, CMO
Eric Olson
Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Olson is Chief Marketing Officer at Quickbase. 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 Quickbase, 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.

Deb Gildersleeve, CIO
Deb Gildersleeve
Chief Information Officer

Deb Gildersleeve joined Quickbase 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 than 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.

Jon Kennedy, Vice President of Engineering
Jon Kennedy
Vice President of Engineering

Jon Kennedy is Vice President of Engineering at Quickbase, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of software development, platform operations and engineering processes in support Quickbase’s technology and innovation roadmap.

Jon brings more than two decades of experience building technical organizations to help companies successfully grow. Prior to Quickbase, he was at Amazon Web Services, where he led the development, launch and growth of a new data and migration service, AWS DataSync. While at AWS he also managed all aspects of software development and operations for the AWS Storage Gateway Volume/Tape Service. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Software Development at SimpliVity, the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure until it was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he was responsible for the development, release and delivery of the Simplivity’s OmniStack software. Jon was also a Director of Engineering at Sepaton, acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, and a Technical Staff member at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Jon has a B.S. in Physics from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute as well as a master’s degree in Physics from Boston University.

Ryan Duguid, Vice President of Product Management
Ryan Duguid
Vice President of Product Management

Ryan Duguid is the Vice President of Product Management at Quickbase, where he is responsible for defining product strategy, setting priorities and working across the company to ensure that Quickbase is building, releasing, and supporting products that delight millions of users around the world every day.

Ryan is a seasoned product leader, with more than 25 years of experience working in the software industry, helping build and grow successful companies across the globe. Prior to joining Quickbase, he was the Chief Evangelist at Nintex, a global leader in process automation, where he was a core part of the leadership team that grew the company from $25M in revenue to $250M in revenue, navigating two major private equity investments and four acquisitions in the process. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Microsoft in the SharePoint business, expanding the platform beyond its roots in collaboration and productivity to being the industry leader in document and records management, and pushing through $2B in revenue along the way.

Ryan has a BSc in Computer Science and Psychology from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Eric Speciel, Chief Customer Success Officer
Eric Speciel
Chief Customer Success Officer

Eric is Chief Customer Success Officer at Quickbase, responsible for customer success, technical support and consulting and enablement services.

With more than 20 years of experience in technology and services, he was most recently Global Vice President of Customer Success and Services and Mendix, where he led successive years of 40%+ ARR growth and integration activities following the company’s acquisition by Siemens.

Prior to Mendix, Eric held services and technical-sales leadership roles at high-growth SaaS companies including Zuora, Rapid7 and PTC. At PTC, he served on expatriate leadership assignments in Japan, France and China for a total of 12 years. Eric began his career in the aerospace industry as a mechanical engineer for CAE Electronics in Canada, where he specialized in design of flight simulators and space control systems.

Eric earned both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, and executive business-education certificates from Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Rebecca Castoldi, General Counsel
Rebecca Castoldi
General Counsel

Rebecca Castoldi is General Counsel at Quickbase 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 Quickbase, 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.