Mikkel Svane , , , CEO, Founder

Mr. Svane co-founded Zendesk and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2007 and as a member of our board of directors since August 2007. He was appointed Chair of our board of directors in January 2014. Prior to founding Zendesk, Mr. Svane founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Caput A/S, a software company, and served as a technology consultant. Mr. Svane holds an A.P. in marketing management from Arhus Kobmandsskole.

Morten Primdahl , , , Founder

Mr. Primdahl co-founded Zendesk and served as our Chief Technology Officer from 2007 through 2017. Mr. Primdahl holds a Bachelors in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Masters, Sci. IT. in computer science and information technology from the IT University of Copenhagen.

Alex Aghassipour , , , Founder

Mr. Aghassipour co-founded Zendesk and has served as our Chief Product Officer since August 2007. Mr. Aghassipour holds Bachelors in electrical engineering from Danmarks Ingeniørakademi and a Masters in information technology from the Technical University of Denmark.

Elena Gomez , , , Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Gomez has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2016. Ms. Gomez has served on the board of directors of Smartsheet, Inc., a software company, since October 2017 and the board of directors of PagerDuty, Inc., a cloud computing company, since November 2018. From July 2010 to April 2016, Ms. Gomez served in senior finance roles at, Inc., a software company, including Senior Vice President Go To Market Distribution from July 2015 to April 2016, and Vice President Sales and Support and Marketing Finance from June 2011 to June 2015. Ms. Gomez holds a B.S. in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Adrian McDermott , , , Chief Technology Officer

Mr. McDermott has served as our Chief Technology Officer since April 2021. Mr. McDermott served as the Company's President of Products from October 2016 until April 2021. Mr. McDermott has served on the board of directors of FireEye, Inc., a security software company, since January 2019. Mr. McDermott served as our Senior Vice President, Product Development from July 2010 until October 2016. Mr. McDermott holds a B.Sc. in computer science from De Montfort University.

John Geschke , , , Chief of Staff

Mr. Geschke has served as our Chief of Staff since November 2019 and as our Chief Legal Officer from May 2017 to January 2021. Mr. Geschke served as our Senior Vice President, Administration from October 2015 to November 2019 and as our General Counsel and Secretary from July 2012 to May 2017. From April 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Geschke served as General Counsel of Norwest Ventures Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Geschke holds an A.B. from Princeton University with a concentration in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from Stanford University.

Toke Nygaard , , , Chief Creative Officer

Mr. Nygaard has served as our Chief Creative Officer since November 2011. From January 2002 to September 2011, Mr. Nygaard was the Founder and Creative Director at Cuban Council, a digital design company.

Norman Gennaro , , , President of Sales

Mr. Gennaro has served as our President of Sales since November 2019. Mr Gennaro served as our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales from January 2018 to November 2019. From April 2012 to December 2017, Mr. Gennaro served as a Territories Market Segment Leader for North America for Amazon Web Services, an information technology service management company. Prior to that, Mr. Gennaro held senior roles at the Oracle Corporation, a software company, including Vice President from March 2006 to March 2012, and Senior Technical Director from January 2000 to March 2006. Mr. Gennaro holds a Management in Information Systems degree from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Notre Dame de Namur University.

Jeffrey Titterton , , , Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Titterton has served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since April 2021. Mr. Titterton served as the Company's Chief Marketing from October 2018 until April 2021, and served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Marketing from May 2017 until October 2018. From January 2017 to May 2017, Mr. Titterton served as the Head of Global Campaign and Engagement Marketing for Adobe Inc., a software company, where he also was the Head of Engagement Marketing, Creative Cloud from August 2013 to January 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer for 99designs, a graphic design marketplace, from August 2011 to August 2013. Mr. Titterton holds a B.A. in English and a concentration in economics from Cornell University.

InaMarie Johnson , , , Chief People and Diversity Officer

Ms. Johnson has served as our Chief People Officer since June 2018 and in November 2019 assumed the role of Chief People and Diversity Officer. From July 2015 to June 2018, Ms. Johnson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Plantronics, Inc., an audio communications company. From September 2011 to June 2015 she held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer at UTi Worldwide Inc., a supply chain management company. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson held senior leadership roles at Honeywell International Inc., an international technology and manufacturing company, including Vice President, Human Resources Functional Transformation and Vice President, Human Resources, Communication and Six Sigma. Ms. Johnson holds a B.A. in social sciences, with an emphasis in human resource management, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. in organizational development and management from John F. Kennedy University.

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