Leadership Team

The WorkBoard leadership team is committed to helping organizations align, measure and achieve strategic priorities faster and creating a product they love to use.

Deidre Paknad

Deidre Paknad

CEO & Co-founder

Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on outcome mindset and tapping into ambition. Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.

Daryoush Paknad

Daryoush Paknad

CTO & Co-Founder

Daryoush Paknad co-founded WorkBoard in 2013 and has led its technology roadmap ever since. He's co-founded and led tech teams at several early stage startups. Earlier in his career, Daryoush played a key role in pivotal technologies as a member of the first four-person Adobe Acrobat team where he helped develop the Portable Document Format (PDF), at Netscape where he led a dev team working on its first generation enterprise server, and at Sun in its early Java initiatives. Daryoush is an avid cyclist who, not surprisingly, is passionate about using data to measure and analyze his results so he can win more and train less. He holds several patents and has a BS in computer science from the University of California.

Mike Greenberg

Mike Greenberg

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Greenberg oversees all of WorkBoard’s financial functions and is closely involved in business strategy and operations. Prior to WorkBoard, Mike served in several senior finance roles at both public and private companies. At Absolute Software (NSDQ: ABST), Mike served as Vice President of Finance, building and leading the FP&A, Financial Systems and Procurement functions, and helped lead the company’s transformational acquisition of NetMotion Software. Prior to Absolute Software Mike served as Director, FP&A at Forescout Technologies, where he played a critical role in both the company’s IPO in 2017, and its sale to private equity in 2020. Mike received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley as well.

Mike Hipp

Mike Hipp

Chief Revenue Officer

Mike Hipp leads the WorkBoard revenue organization, currently serving as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Mike joined WorkBoard in 2018 and has been an integral part of WorkBoard's success, including the launch of WorkBoard's European business. Prior to joining WorkBoard, he held sales leadership positions at notable technology companies, including PTC, Medallia, and Aprimo.

David Chase

David Chase

Chief Marketing Officer

David Chase leads the Marketing team at WorkBoard. David brings extensive experience in Product Marketing, and a record of driving efficient growth with Messaging, Content, Brand and Enablement at the center of the Marketing strategy. He began his career in Sales and while at 8x8 led the Sales Engineering efforts for the European market and many of the company's largest global enterprise clients. Originally from the UK and now living in Silicon Valley, David graduated with honors in Marketing from Coventry University and is an accredited Chartered Marketer from the The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Kamran Amjadi

Kamran Amjadi

SVP - Partnerships and Alliances

Kamran leads WorkBoard’s strategic alliance efforts with channel partners, systems integrators, and other solution providers like Microsoft and Workday. Earlier in his career he founded eCentives and took it public; most recently he led a strategic B2B market place initiative for Samsung US.

Susie Ughe

Susie Ughe

SVP People

With over 25 years of experience in high-tech companies, Susie Ughe thrives in growing companies from early to late stage start-ups. She has led global HR and marketing teams through hyper growth, acquisitions and IPOs. She is a certified Myers Briggs coach, holds a masters in clinical psychology and an undergrad degree in marketing. At one point in her career Susie owned a niche book store in the SF Bay Area and currently serves on the board of directors for a play-based preschool in San Carlos, California.

Investors

WorkBoard is backed by a group of experienced investors who support our long-term success.

Board of Directors

Deidre Paknad

Deidre Paknad
CEO and Co-founder
WorkBoard
Bio

Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards
Managing Partner
GGV

David Ulevitch

David Ulevitch
General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz

Margo Georgiadis

Margo Georgiadis
CEO-Partner
Flagship Pioneering

Cathy Benko

Cathy Benko
Former Vice Chair
Deloitte Consulting

Criss Harms

Criss Harms
Chief Financial Officer
ForeScout Technologies

Executive Advisory Board

Joel Neeb

Joel Neeb
VP Execution & Transformation, OCEO
VMWare

Gee Rittenhouse

Gee Rittenhouse
CEO
Skyhigh Security

Tina Murphy

Tina Murphy
President and CEO
GHX

Stephen Shafer

Stephen Shafer
President of Automotive and Aerospace Solutions Division
3M

Erik Huddleston

Erik Huddleston
CEO
Aprimo

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson
CIO
Albemarle

Fletcher Previn

Fletcher Previn
SVP & Chief Digital Officer
Cisco

Advisors

Gee Rittenhouse

Gee Rittenhouse
CEO
Skyhigh Security

Christina Wodtke

Christina Wodtke
Author of Radical Focus, faculty at Stanford, and OKR expert

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