Zach Nelson's 20-year career spans executive positions in marketing, sales, product development and business strategy at some of the most influential and innovative technology companies, including Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems and McAfee. In 2000, as CEO of McAfee subsidiary myCIO.com, Nelson delivered the industry's first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security solution for business. Before that, Nelson was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Oracle, where he was responsible for global marketing strategy and implementation. At Sun, he drove the marketing and branding of the first version of the Solaris operating system and led the product and corporate marketing efforts at the company's SunSoft division. CEO of NetSuite since 2002, Nelson led the company's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from startup to a leading cloud computing company in the industry. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.
With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the IT industry, Jeff Honeycomb brings to NetSuite a wealth of experience stimulating business growth, handling aggressive corporate and client leadership roles, and solidifying profitable C-level relationships at companies in finance, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, communications, insurance, and more. As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Distribution—Services Industry, Honeycomb is charged with driving NetSuite's overall sales and marketing vision to address the needs of professional services firms. Prior to joining NetSuite, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of RightNow Technologies, where he was a pioneer in defining the then-new Software as a Service (SaaS) business model. He also previously served as President of Magic Solutions, a division of McAfee, providing service management software to the small- and medium-sized business marketplace. Honeycomb holds B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Southern Maine.
Chris Schafer is responsible for driving overall business and sales strategy and managing business operations of NetSuite in ANZ and Southeast Asia.
Schafer brings to NetSuite more than 12 years of technology and product development experience in the cloud computing industry. Prior to NetSuite, Schafer was with Questica Inc. where he developed and brought to the North American market a Cloud Computing budgeting solution for the public sector. Having previously held several senior sales leadership roles with NetSuite in the United States and Canada, Schafer is focused on working closely with the business market and driving the adoption of NetSuite's cloud computing business management software suites among businesses in the APAC region.
Craig is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and has experience managing the financial operations and internal systems deployment for high-tech companies in the UK and throughout Europe. Craig has been with NetSuite for more than 9 years and now manages all aspects of NetSuite's international product offerings, driving international strategy, internationalization and localization initiatives—ensuring NetSuite's products meet the needs of global organizations and local business for compliance requirements alike.
Craig has been instrumental in all of NetSuite's international activities, most recently the Japan market entry and German certification efforts, and continues to coordinate planning for further expansion within the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.
Gary Wiessinger brings to NetSuite more than 12 years of experience in the software industry. In his role as Vice President of Product Management, Wiessinger spearheads the product strategy and leads the product management team. Prior to NetSuite, he held a variety of posts at Intuit, where most recently he served as Director of Product Management for the company's Mid-Market Group. For four years, he led the vision, strategy and product management of Intuit's mid-market product line, including QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions and the Intuit Enterprise Suite. In that role, Wiessinger contributed to a fivefold growth in the company's mid-market sales and customer base. He led several product teams and drove a number of new releases, including four Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. Previously, he helped lead the verticalization of the QuickBooks product line and was Senior Product Manager of the QuickBooks Contractor Edition, Intuit's first major QuickBooks vertical launch. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wiessinger was a Vice President in Finance and Systems at Bank of America. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.