Meet our leaders

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - FOUNDER

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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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER – FOUNDER

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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CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

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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CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Dan O'Connell

Dan is the Chief Strategy Officer at Dialpad. Previously, he was the CEO of TalkIQ, a real-time speech recognition and natural language processing start-up that Dialpad acquired in May of 2018. Prior to TalkIQ, he held various sales leadership positions at AdRoll and Google.

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CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Morgan Norman

Morgan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Dialpad. Prior to Dialpad, Morgan was the Global VP of Corporate, Brand, Growth Marketing at RingCentral. Morgan is returning to Dialpad where he led go-to-market and global marketing as CMO from 2015 to 2017. Prior to Dialpad, he held Marketing Executive roles at Copper, Zuora, NetSuite, and Microsoft.

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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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CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

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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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Jason Yang

Jason is the COO at Dialpad. He held prior roles leading the Marketing and Operations team at Dialpad and external leadership roles leading Demand Generation at Five9 and Digital Marketing at Charles Schwab.

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CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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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EVP GLOBAL SALES

Jim Nystrom

Jim Nystrom is Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Dialpad. With a successful track record building and scaling revenue teams in the communications and contact center space, Nystrom served previously as Chief Sales Officer at Cogito and Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Five9.

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SVP COMMERCIAL SALES

Homero Salinas

Homero Salinas is the SVP of Global Commercial Sales at Dialpad. Prior to joining Dialpad, Salinas spent more than three years at 8x8 where he led the Global Commercial Sales department. Prior to 8x8, Salinas spent 15 years at Five9 where he advanced from Director to Senior Vice President within the sales organization.

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SVP PRODUCT MARKETING

John Finch

As SVP, Solutions and Product Marketing at Dialpad, John Finch is responsible for industry solutions, customer marketing, analyst relations, and product marketing across all products. Most recently John held the position of VP, Enterprise Product Marketing at Zendesk and prior to that was in charge of RingCentral’s strategy and execution of global customer service marketing.

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SVP TELEPHONY ENGINEERING

Corey Burke

Corey is the SVP of Telephony Engineering at Dialpad. Prior to joining as our first engineer, he worked for over a decade as a manager and architect on embedded operating systems at Microsoft.

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SVP FINANCE

Steve LaCommare

Steve is the SVP of Finance at Dialpad. Previously, he ran Finance for security software start-up Nok Nok Labs, and prior to that was Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Saba Software during their IPO and growth phase.

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SVP OPERATIONS & STRATEGY

Nick Slater

Nick Slater is the SVP of Operations and Strategy at Dialpad. Previously, he was the COO and Head of International Sales at SAP Concur, where he helped grow revenues 500% over his nine-year tenure. He has also held roles in sales and operations for Manpower Group, 3M, and JP Morgan Chase.

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VP STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

Sangeeta Walsh

Sangeeta works closely with technology and development partners to create mutual GTM activities that grow applications in Dialpad’s app gallery, along with customer adoption and lead gen programs. Prior to Dialpad, she was focused on growing and building RingCentral’s developer and partner ecosystem. Sangeeta has a BS from Ohio University, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, and a post-graduate degree from Northwestern University.

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

Mr. William J. G. Griffith, IV, also known as Will, is a Founding Partner at Iconiq Strategic Partners. Mr. Griffith has been a Partner of ICONIQ Capital since 2013 and co-leading its merchant bank including its technology and direct investment efforts.

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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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Mark Shulgan

Mark Shulgan is Managing Director & Head of OMERS Growth Equity and serves on Dialpad's board. Mark led the Thematic Investing team at CPP Investments, served as the Chair of its Investment Committee, and was a VP at Fortress Investment Group. Mark graduated from Western University and University of Windsor.

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Lisa Banks

Lisa Banks is the SVP of Strategic Finance responsible for Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations and Operational Excellence at ServiceNow. She brings more than 20 years of accounting and Finance experience at Cisco, Marketwatch.com and Ernst & Young. Lisa is a CPA and graduated from Santa Clara University.

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