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Meet the management.

Jeff Lawson

CEO & Co-Founder

Jeff brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial product leadership experience to Twilio. Jeff served as Product Manager for Amazon Web Services, and has held founding executive roles for NineStar, and

Lee Kirkpatrick

Chief Financial Officer

Lee brings over 20 years of experience in Finance and Operations at high growth and technology companies. He has served in executive roles at SAY Media (formerly Videoegg), Kodak Digital, Ofoto and held various senior roles during 9 years at Reuters. Lee received his MBA from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from USC, and currently serves on the Board of Lincoln Heathcare.

Lynda Smith

Chief Marketing Officer

Lynda brings over 25 years of experience in marketing, sales and general management across a diverse set of industries. In her capacity as SVP Marketing/Chief Marketing Officer for a number of companies including Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Nuance, Genpact, Jive, WeVideo and now Twilio, Lynda has been responsible for the full end-to-end marketing responsibilities of an organization. Lynda has an undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Simpson College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She is on the faculty of Stanford University where she serves as a lecturer in Global Entrepreneurial Marketing and Professional Education programs.

Sandy O'Gorman

Chief People Officer

Sandy has held senior HR and operational management positions with 7 small, medium and large global companies, including Hyperion Solutions Corporation where she was part of their 100% profitable growth to $975M in less than 3 years. An expert at executive assessment, selection and team development, she has also managed global staffing, compensation & benefits, talent development, communications and many restructuring and outsourcing initiatives over her career.

Ott Kaukver

VP of Engineering

Ott was an early employee at Skype, where he built the engineering team, essentially from scratch, to over 300 in three years. Under Kaukver, Skype launched SkypeOut, a $1 billion product line. Ott served as the General Manager of Software Development at Helmes previous to his time at Skype, and holds a Bachelor of International Business Administration from the Estonian Business School, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Patrick Malatack

VP of Product

Patrick is as passionate about elegant UI design as he is about simple, easy to use API’s. Before starting at Twilio, Patrick worked in a Product role at Microsoft working on Project Server/SharePoint & OneNote. Prior to Microsoft, Patrick received a Masters & Bachelors degree from Carnegie Mellon University studying Human-Computer Interaction.

Evan Cooke


Evan has years of experience architecting high-availability, highly secure provider-class applications. Prior to Twilio, he served as a Postdoctoral research fellow in network security and distributed systems at the University of Michigan.

Meet the Board of Directors.

Albert Wenger

Board of Directors

Albert Wenger is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Before joining USV, Albert was the president of through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor (Etsy, Tumblr). He previously founded or co-founded several companies, including a management consulting firm and an early hosted data analytics company. Albert graduated from Harvard College in economics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT.

Byron Deeter

Board of Directors

Byron Deeter, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, leads their global cloud practice and has been involved in cloud computing since 1999. In addition to BVP’s Twilio investment, he has lead Bessmer’s investment in Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), Criteo (CRTO), Eloqua (ELOQ), (Acq: AOL), Playdom (Acq: Disney), Box, Clearslide, DocuSign, and SendGrid. Prior to joining Bessemer, Byron was a successful entrepreneur, investor, and most recently worked as an executive at IBM after the acquisition of Trigo, where he served as president & CEO.

Jim McGeever

Board of Directors

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.

John Wolthuis

Co-Founder and Board observer

John brings over 15 years of experience architecting large scale web applications, serving in senior development roles with Reuters, Finaplex, and

Scott Raney

Board of Directors

Scott Raney is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures focusing on information and consumer technology with a particular emphasis on cloud computing, on-demand software, enterprise infrastructure and mobile apps and platforms. Scott serves on the board of directors or has been involved with Redpoint's investments in, (acquired by Citrix), Cyanogen, Expensify, Heroku (acquired by Salesforce), Jumptap, Path, RelateIQ, Stripe and Twilio.

Prior to joining Redpoint, Scott served as Senior Manager of New Products with NorthPoint Communications, a data CLEC providing nationwide DSL services. Scott managed NorthPoint's first consumer product and led product development of other new products. Prior to NorthPoint, Scott worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company, where he helped clients in the private equity and telecommunications industries. Previously, Scott was the Director of Engineering for VideoPort Technologies, a developer of videoconferencing hardware. Scott began his career at Andersen Consulting as a member of the Advanced Technology Group where he assisted clients in the telecommunications industry.

Scott holds a B.S.E.E., with high distinction, from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Rick Dalzell

Board of Directors

Mr. Richard Dalzell was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of, Inc. until his retirement in 2007. Previously, Mr.Dalzell served in numerous other positions at, Inc., including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Architecture and Platform Software and Chief Information Officer from 2001 to 2007, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 2000 to 2001 and Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 1997 to 2000. Prior to his employment with, Inc., Mr. Dalzell was Vice President of the Information Systems Division at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 1994 to 1997.

Mr. Dalzell brings to the Board extensive experience, expertise and background in internet information technology gained from his service as the Chief Information Officer of, Inc. He also brings corporate leadership experience gained from his service in various senior executive roles at, Inc.