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We are so excited to welcome four new leaders to our executive team to help drive our next phase of growth: Tasha Liniger, who is rejoining Dialpad as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO); Morgan Norman, also a boomerang, is coming back as Dialpad’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO); Jason Yang, promoted from SVP of Marketing and Operations to Chief Operating Officer (COO); and Brian Peterson, one of Dialpad’s co-founder, has been named Chief Technology Officer (CTO) after serving as our Senior Vice President of Product Engineering.

Learn more about Tasha, Morgan, Jason and Brian - and what they’re looking forward to accomplishing over the next year!

Tasha Liniger, Chief Human Resources Officer


Q: In your opinion, what is the most exciting thing about Dialpad?

A: That's easy: the people. I am blown away by the team we've built. I love connecting with Dialers I haven't met before. In my role, I have lots of opportunities to do that. I learn so much from everyone I meet, and always walk away from those meetings thinking "I am so excited they joined... they're going to do great things."

Q: What are you aiming to accomplish over the next year?

A: I’m at Dialpad to help the company scale globally. While that’s a huge undertaking itself, my main goal as we grow is to maintain the high bar that we have for talent while preserving the culture that we are all proud of.

Q: What is your remote worker tip for staying sane during the pandemic?

A: I'm a really early riser so it's been helpful to get my kids’ daily schedules set and meals prepped before I start work. No plan is ever foolproof but dedicating 30-45 minutes to organizing their days before they wake up has definitely helped to make my workday less chaotic. Besides that, I make sure I go outside to get fresh air and sunlight a few times a day. A quick walk around my neighborhood is the perfect stress reliever.

Q: Favorite thing to do outside of work?

A: I love hiking in the mountains near my house and playing tennis with my kids. Right now we are binge-watching Lost with our kids. It just blows my mind because my husband and I watched Lost together when we had our first son 15 years ago. How time flies!

Morgan Norman, Chief Marketing Officer

Q: In your opinion, what is the most exciting thing about Dialpad?

A: Dialpad has always attracted the smartest and brightest people hands down. Beyond that, I truly believe Dialpad has the product that will drive the best benefits to the market and to our customers — I’ve known this since my previous time at Dialpad. After being a part of 4 previous startups-to-unicorns, it is clear that this is the best product team I've ever met in my lifetime - and will probably ever meet.

Q: What are you aiming to accomplish over the next year?

A: We have an epic opportunity to help open back up America and the world with our technology. To do that we want the world to know there is a better way than old desk phones, and old software. I want to drive large-scale, global brand awareness for Dialpad and put us in a position to outgrow the competition. But beyond that, I’m here to bring together our amazing product with an unstoppable go-to-market engine. As part of that, I’ll ensure we continue our journey on designing for joy and happiness at every point of the customer lifecycle, which will create a healthier way to work for our customers, partners and Dialers.

Q: If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring three things - what would they be and why?

A: Oh… you got me… The first thing that comes to mind is a Kindle, but unless I bring a solar panel, not sure how I’d charge it! The other things that come to mind are music and things that will keep my creativity flowing — a Japanese (shakuhachi). Maybe I pull a Tom Hanks and bring a volleyball I can paint.

Q: If you weren’t in marketing, what would you be doing?

A: My ultimate goal from here is pretty simple — it’s to open a wine bar and art gallery - so I’d say that. I’d love to host some good Thursday night gatherings, meet some truly interesting people and drink a lot of wine. Hopefully, the community can share a lifetime of laughs and stories.

Jason Yang, Chief Operating Officer


Q: In your opinion, what is the most exciting thing about Dialpad?

A: The culture is world-class. Dialpad has deep roots which make it possible to attract and retain the very best talent in the marketplace. I've worked at some great places, but Dialpad is truly amazing.

Q: What are you aiming to accomplish over the next year?

A: I want to help build Dialpad into the most innovative player in the UCaaS-CCaaS market by massively increasing awareness and equity of the Dialpad brand. I want to drive predictable, sustainable, and rapid growth.

Q: What is your remote worker tip for staying sane during the pandemic?

A: Set boundaries for work. When the day is done, leave the physical office space and go to another part of your home. Leave the work-thoughts behind and be mentally present with your family.

Q: If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring three things - what would they be and why?

A: A bottle of rum, a pirate hat and a talking parrot. Might as well make the best of it!

Brian Peterson, Chief Technology Officer


Q: In your opinion, what is the most exciting thing about Dialpad?

A: Hands down the technology that we’ve developed. The complexity of what we have built over the past ten years - especially with the relatively small team that we had - is absolutely incredible. If you think about it, we’ve built a variety of technologies that companies typically specialize in - from our proprietary Voice Intelligence to the telephony backend, we’ve created a product that is completely unique and hard to replicate.

Q: What are you aiming to accomplish over the next year?

A: I want to unify our engineering team. At the moment, we have different teams working on different projects with their own concepts and processes. By bringing everyone together and focusing on alignment, it'll help us build solutions that are truly integrated, future-ready and meet the demand of a distributed global workforce.

Q: Favorite thing to do outside of work?

A: I like getting outdoors as much as I can, so when I’m not working you can typically find me at the beach surfing or playing soccer.

Q: What is your remote worker tip for staying sane during the pandemic?

Mix up your forms of communication. Don’t do just video meetings for everything and don’t just do text chat for everything either. People communicate in a lot of different ways and for different purposes. Not everything needs to be a meeting. Also, asynchronous text chat can wear on you as well. Sometimes it’s better to just quickly call the person and have a 5 minute conversation rather than back and forth for hours.

Q: If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring three things - what would they be and why?

A: I should probably say some kinds of tools, but that’s too obvious and boring. Most people would pick a book since it’s one of the only forms of entertainment you could have. I don’t even play the guitar, but I would choose a guitar. No better time to learn than stuck on a deserted island and I think I’d get endless entertainment from it. I’d also bring a surfboard and maybe a spear for fishing, because that sounds like fun.

To read more about Dialpad’s new C-suite appointments, check out our press releases announcing Morgan and Tasha’s roles as well as Jason and Brian's.


See our careers page for open positions!