NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) is a public software company. The company was founded in October 1998 by Evan Goldberg and Larry Ellison — and was initially known as NetLedger, Inc.
Zach Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer
Zach Nelson has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, sales, product development and business strategy with leading companies including Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and McAfee/Network Associates. Nelson has been CEO of NetSuite since 2002. Nelson led NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007 and its rise from start-up to the industry's leading provider of cloud computing business management software suites in the world. He was named to 2013 Business Insider's 50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech list, and to Fortune magazine's 2012 Businessperson of the Year list. Nelson holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.
Evan Goldberg, Founder,
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 website technology. He founded NetSuite in 1998. Goldberg holds a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.
Jim McGeever, Chief Operating Officer
Jim McGeever is responsible for many of NetSuite's internal operations including sales, services, support and administration, and spearheads NetSuite's industry and customer satisfaction programs. He joined NetSuite in 2000 and, as chief financial officer, rapidly built a global financial organization across seven countries and was a driving force behind NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007. Previously, McGeever was director of finance for Clontech Laboratories, the corporate controller at Photon Dynamics, and a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young. He holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and in 2007 was named the Bay Area CFO of the Year.
Ron Gill, Chief Financial Officer
Ron Gill is responsible for overseeing the company's global financial strategy and operations. Since joining NetSuite in 2007, he has been responsible for NetSuite's accounting and finance functions, serving as vice president of finance, then as senior vice president of finance. Prior to joining NetSuite, Gill was vice president, finance, at Hyperion Solutions. Previously, he held a variety of financial positions with several of the world's largest technology companies, including SAP, Dell and Sony. Gill holds a Master of International Business Studies degree from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from Baylor University.
Jeff Honeycomb, President, North America Distribution
With more than 30 years of IT-related leadership experience, Jeff 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 President, Distribution, Jeff is charged with driving NetSuite's overall sales strategy and sales operations in North America.
Prior to joining NetSuite, Jeff was President of Magic Solutions, a division of McAfee, providing leading edge Service Management solutions to the Small and Medium marketplace. Previously, he was President and COO of Oracle RightNow Cloud Service, formerly RightNow Technologies, a global cloud CRM company, which has been a leader in the move to cloud solutions.
Jeff received a BS/BA from the University of Southern Maine.
Pete Daffern, President of EMEA and EVP of Verticals
Pete Daffern is the President of EMEA and Executive Vice President of Verticals at NetSuite. In this role, Mr. Daffern oversees direct and channel sales and business operations in the EMEA region and direct NetSuite's vertical strategy. Mr. Daffern brings to NetSuite more than two decades of experience in leadership positions at global technology companies. Prior to joining NetSuite, he served as the CEO of ClairMail during its acquisition by Monitise, served as Chairman and CEO of Purisma (acquired by Dun & Bradstreet), and has held various leadership positions at Vitria Technology and Crystal Decisions. Mr. Daffern holds a B.S in Mathematics and Statistics from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.
Tim Dilley, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Services and Chief Customer Officer
Tim Dilley has more than 25 years experience in technology customer service and has held executive management positions in professional services and customer support. At NetSuite, he is responsible for driving customer success and manages global teams in consulting, training, customer support and client management. Prior to NetSuite, Dilley was senior vice president of Global Customer Services at Informatica, an associate partner for Worldwide Utilities at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and a co-founder of Axiom Management Consulting. Dilley holds a B.S. in business administration from California State University at Fresno.
Kathy Zwickert, Chief People Officer
A strategic HR executive with a wealth of experience in high growth start-ups, turnaround situations, and large corporate/public company environments, Kathy Zwickert oversees NetSuite's global HR programs and operations. Before NetSuite, she served five years as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Oclaro (NASDAQ: OCLR). Prior to joining Oclaro, Kathy was Head of Human Resources at Solid Information Technology, a supplier of database solutions. Prior to Oclaro, Kathy was the senior HR executive at Keynote Systems and also managed Accenture's first Global Human Resource and Tax Team. She began her career at Ernst and Young and is a Certified Public Accountant. She earned her bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.