Mike—tell us a bit about your background and what brought you to Quickbase?
Well, I built my career in sales, specifically tech sales. I was very lucky to be at a great company in the late 80’s/early 90’s, PTC. I was the first sales rep hired, and I held many different positions there and was able to see the operation scale and grow. I eventually became the SVP of Global Sales and was able to oversee the full global operation. I then went on to be the CEO of a couple of startups that were successfully sold to bigger companies. I found my way back into sales and customer success leadership at Sophos. There we were able to double the sales over 3.5 years before selling the company. Most recently I was at Veracode, where we also over doubled sales in about 4 years.
What brought me to Quickbase is the size, growth and potential for impact the market has as well as the stage of the company. The market for low-code is very big already yet it’s in the early stages of development. I really like talking to businesses about problems they have and helping to solve them, and that’s what Quickbase does. I have learned a great deal working in information security for the last decade of my career, but I’m excited to work with different parts of the business now.