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Meet the management.

Jeff Lawson

CEO & Cofounder

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

Evan Cooke

CTO & Cofounder

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bobby Napiltonia

Chief Revenue Officer

Bobby brings 20+ years of success in information technology sales, marketing and business development with specific emphasis in channel sales, enterprise sales, software, consumer technologies and SaaS/PaaS. He has a proven history of managing productive teams, delivering and bringing cutting-edge products to national and global markets, identifying new lucrative markets, and igniting sales for both start-ups and mature companies. Bobby's out-of-box thinking, tenacity, and relationship building have been pivotal in launching new products and guiding companies toward new revenue heights. He's skilled in developing strategic partnerships that yield high returns and creating new market shares for new products. His experience spans, BEA Systems, Creative Technologies and most recently eMeter Corp.

Meet the Board of Directors.

Albert Wenger

Board of Directors

Albert sits on the Twilio board and is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures. Albert combines over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience with an in-depth technology background. As an entrepreneur, he has founded or co-founded five companies, including a management consulting firm in Germany, a hosted data analytics company, a technology subsidiary for Telebanc (now E*Tradebank), an early stage investment firm, and most recently (with his wife), DailyLit, a service for reading books by email or RSS.

Byron Deeter

Board of Directors

Byron sits on the Twilio Board of Directors and is a managing partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Byron is a successful entrepreneur and investor who has focused on cloud computing for the past decade. He founded Trigo Technologies in 1999 where he served as CEO and vice-president of business development. IBM acquired Trigo in 2004. Joining Bessemer in 2005, he has invested in companies such as Eloqua, Playdom, and Cornerstone OnDemand. Byron is graduate of U.C. Berkeley and was a member of a national championship rugby team.

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