Zach NelsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Zach Nelson is an accomplished software industry executive and visionary with more than 20 years of leadership experience. His career began with executive positions in marketing, sales, product development and business strategy at some of the most influential and innovative technology companies, including Oracle, Sun Microsystems and McAfee/Network Associates.
CEO of NetSuite since 2002, Nelson led the company's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from startup to a slate of over 6,600 active customers. Under Nelson's leadership, NetSuite has grown substantially year-over-year to become one of the industry's leading cloud computing companies. He was named one of the 10 Visionary CEOs of 2008 by InternetNews.com.
Nelson holds a patent in the field of application integration, and has several others pending approval. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.
Evan GoldbergFounder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board
Evan Goldberg spent eight years at Oracle Corporation, where he served as a vice president. He was involved in a variety of projects, all focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users. When he left Oracle, he started mBED Software and built groundbreaking web site technology. He founded NetSuite in 1998. Mr. Goldberg holds a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in applied mathematics from Harvard University.
Brian is in a unique position to diagnose the winners and the losers in technology and services. He was the longest running (10 years) and most senior director of Accenture's (nee Andersen Consulting's) global Software Intelligence unit—a position that required him to pick the best possible software solutions for hundreds of clients globally. Brian continues to remain close to technology buyers and sellers.
Brian's a frequent speaker at channel partner events, software user conferences and other technology venues. He's created TechVentive Inc.—a company that helps technology firms better understand their markets—and Vital Analysis—the research and publishing arm of TechVentive. You can also catch Brian on his widely read ZDNet blog: blogs.zdnet.com/sommer.
Guido HaarmansVice President, NetSuite Developer Network
Guido Haarmans has 17 years experience with developer programs. He spent 10 years at Autodesk, where he was pivotal in creating and growing the Autodesk Developer Network to more than 3,500 members and building a team of over 40 people responsible for all global aspects of the program. After Autodesk, Mr. Haarmans joined Driva Solutions (a CRM consulting firm founded by Amazon.com's first vice president of customer service) where he consulted companies like TiVo and Microsoft's MSN organization on improving their customer and partner satisfaction. Before joining NetSuite in 2008, Mr. Haarmans spent two years at CollabNet, building a developer community that reached over 70,000 members and creating a network of independent software vendors that spans the software application lifecycle.
Craig WestVice President, Channel Sales
Craig West joined NetSuite in September 2002 and has held several channel management roles within the company, including driving strategic channel direction and day-to-day tactical execution for all partnering operations in the Americas for more than three years. Prior to joining NetSuite, Craig was director of strategic sales at ACCPAC International, Inc. Before that, he spent 10 years at Ellin and Tucker, chartered as department head of the Technology Consulting Division, where he led a team whose primary responsibilities were sales, implementation and support of business management systems for small and mid-size businesses.
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