Management

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 , , , Chief Product Officer, 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. From July 2010 to April 2016, Ms. Gomez served in senior finance roles at salesforce.com, inc., a software company, including Senior Vice President Go To Market Distribution from July 2015 to April 2016, Vice President Sales and Support and Marketing Finance from June 2011 to June 2015, and Senior Director Marketing and General and Administrative Finance from July 2010 to June 2011. Prior to that she held finance roles at Visa Inc., a financial services company, and The Charles Schwab Corporation, a brokerage and banking company. Ms. Gomez holds a B.S. in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

Tom Keiser , , , Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Keiser has served as our Chief Operating Officer since August 2017. Mr. Keiser served as the Company’s Chief Information Officer from May 2016 until his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in August 2017, and as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Technology Operations from October 2016 until his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in August 2017. From January 2014 to March 2015, Mr. Keiser served as Executive Vice President of Global Product Operations at The Gap, Inc., an apparel company, where he also served as Chief Information Officer from January 2010 to December 2013. Mr. Keiser holds a B.S. in systems science from the University of West Florida.

Adrian McDermott , , , President of Products

Mr. McDermott has served as our President of Products since October 2016. 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 Legal Officer & SVP, Administration

Mr. Geschke has served as our Senior Vice President, Administration since October 2015 and as our Chief Legal Officer since May 2017. From July 2012 to May 2017, Mr. Geschke served as our General Counsel and Secretary. From April 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Geschke served as General Counsel of Norwest Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. From March 1996 to April 1998 and from May 1999 to March 2010, Mr. Geschke practiced law at Cooley LLP, a law 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 , , , Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Mr. Gennaro has served as our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales since January 2018. From April 2012 to December 2017, Mr. Gennaro served as a Territories Market Segment Leader for North America for Amazon Web Services, a software company. Prior to that, he 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 , , , Senior Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Titterton has served as our Senior Vice President, Marketing since May 2017. From January 2017 to May 2017, Mr. Titterton served as the Head of Global Campaign and Engagement Marketing for Adobe, a software company, where he also was the Head of Engagement Marketing and SMB Business, 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.

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