Meet our leaders

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Craig Walker

Craig is the Founder and CEO at Dialpad. Previously, he was Founder and CEO of GrandCentral Communications (now Google Voice) and prior to that, ran Yahoo! Voice as the Senior Director of VoIP at Yahoo!.

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Brian Peterson

Brian is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Dialpad. Previously, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Google, building the front end of Google Voice.

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Vincent Paquet

Vincent is the Chief Product Officer at Dialpad. Previously, he was PM for Google Voice, co-founder and COO of GrandCentral, and Director of Business Development at Yahoo!.

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Jim Palmer

Jim is the Chief Ai Officer at Dialpad. Previously he was CTO and Co-Founder of TalkIQ, a conversational intelligence start-up with expertise in real-time speech recognition and natural language processing, acquired by Dialpad in May of 2018. Prior to TalkIQ, he was the founding engineer on the eBay Now local delivery service.

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Mike Kourey

Mike Kourey brings more than 25 years of financial and strategic leadership experience, most recently serving as CFO of Okta. Previously, Kourey served as the CFO of both Vlocity and Medallia. Kourey has been deeply involved in five successful IPOs as CFO, venture partner or audit chair.

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Nick Slater

Nick Slater is the Chief Revenue Officer (Interim) at Dialpad. Previously, he was the COO and Head of International Sales at SAP Concur for SMB, Mid-Market, and Majors, where he ran the operations for a 1,500 person organisation delivering nearly $1B in annual revenues. He has also held roles in sales and operations for 3M, JP Morgan Chase, and ManpowerGroup.

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Tasha Liniger

Tasha is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Dialpad. Prior to Dialpad, Liniger was a part of the founding team at BlueJeans as the VP of People where she helped expand the team globally and managed the company’s 100% year-over-year headcount growth.

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Prashanti Aduma

Prashanti Aduma is a transformative leader with more than 20 years of leadership experience at high-growth startups and enterprises. She brings deep experience in building world-class IT organizations to Dialpad, driving global strategic initiatives to enable next-generation technologies.

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Danny Gunter

Danny Gunter is Chief Customer Officer at Dialpad. He served previously as Senior Vice President of Global Sales at RingCentral, and Vice President and General Manager of Avaya Service Delivery. Gunter focuses on delivering value to customers and meeting their expanding needs as part of the company’s most critical objectives.

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Joe Faber

Joe Faber is General Counsel at Dialpad and oversees the company’s legal affairs worldwide. Prior to Dialpad, he served as senior counsel at Google for 15 years providing legal support for Google Voice, Google Fiber, Google Duo, and Google Phone. He was formerly senior counsel at AT&T and AT&T Wireless.

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Cari Goodrich

Cari Goodrich, a seasoned executive, excels in driving business growth. As Dialpad's Vice President of Marketing, she spearheads strategic initiatives for elevated presence and growth. Formerly the Growth & Customer Programs Leader at Google Cloud, Cari shaped customer strategies and managed Looker's integration. With expertise in events, marketing, and leadership, she holds accolades such as the Q4 Stratosphere Award at Google. Cari is ready to bring her dynamic leadership to new challenges.

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Austen Ezzell

Austen Ezzell is a hands-on designer with expertise in establishing cross-functional design teams. With a deep conviction that design thrives as a team effort, reliant on diversity, collaboration, and continuous refinement, Dialpad is cultivating a culture of design that infiltrates every facet of the organisation.

Our board of directors

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Marc Andreessen

Marc is an entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is the co-author of Mosaic, a co-founder of Netscape, and a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He currently sits on the board of directors of Facebook, eBay, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.

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John Kim

John is a Managing Partner at Amasia. Previously, he served as SVP at Mercuria Energy Group, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, and Portfolio Manager at Korean National Investments.

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Will Griffith

Will Griffith is a Partner at ICONIQ Capital, a global investment firm with more than $90 Bn of AUM where he founded ICONIQ Growth, ICONIQ’s growth equity platform.

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Rich Miner

Rich is a Director at Google focused on education-related technology. He has spent more than 30 years building and investing in innovative startups. Previously, he was a General Partner at Google Ventures and a co-founder of Android.

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Jen Grant

Jen Grant currently leads Appify as CEO. Previously, Grant led Looker’s marketing, led the rebrand of Elastic, grew Box to an industry-leading enterprise content company, and spent years leading the Google Apps EDU, Gmail and Book Search marketing teams. She holds an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Princeton.

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Michael Block

Michael Block is Senior Managing Director, Capital Solutions & Growth Equity at OMERS. In this role Michael leads a diverse set of private investment strategies and teams including Life Sciences, Clean-Tech and Growth Equity. Prior to joining OMERS in 2015, Michael was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto and Stockholm. Michael holds an HBA from the Ivey Business School.

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Lisa Banks

Lisa is currently the CFO of SpotOn, Inc. Previously, Lisa was SVP of Finance at ServiceNow for 7 years leading Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations. She brings more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience at Cisco,, and Ernst & Young. Lisa is a CPA and graduated from Santa Clara University.

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Callie Field

Currently the president of T-Mobile’s Business Group, Field is a key contributor to the Un-carrier’s longstanding reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the wireless industry. She previously served as a board member of ServiceMax.

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Dan O'Connell

Dan is the CEO of Front and former Chief Strategy & Ai Officer at Dialpad, where he delivered the first set of generative Ai features powered by Dialpad's proprietary large language model. Prior to that, Dan was the CEO of TalkIQ, a real-time speech recognition and natural language processing start-up acquired by Dialpad. Dan has also held various sales leadership positions at AdRoll and Google. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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