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Leadership

Meet the Leadership Team

Ingo Bednarz

General Counsel

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Ingo Bednarz

Ingo oversees all legal and regulatory matters for Devo’s operations worldwide. He has 12 years of experience as General Counsel at leading software companies based in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining Devo, Ingo worked at LogicNow, a SaaS MSP provider, and TeamViewer, a connectivity software company. Before his in-house positions as General Counsel, Ingo was Senior Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a New York based law firm, advising various global investment firms and portfolio companies on M&A, IPOs, data privacy, IP and software licensing. Earlier in his career, he was an associate at Clifford Chance, an international law firm headquartered in London.
Jennifer Grunebaum

Jennifer Grunebaum

Chief Financial Officer

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Jennifer Grunebaum

Jennifer joined Devo as CFO in 2021. With over 20 years of experience and more than 15 years of leadership and executive experience, she is a visionary leader with a combination of financial, strategic and operational acumen that she uses to help drive profitable growth for Devo. Prior to joining Devo, Jennifer served in operational and strategic advisory roles at several SaaS companies backed by Insight Partners and Bessemer Ventures, both of whom are key investors at Devo. She previously served as CFO of Knewton, a SaaS-based educational technology company. Prior to that, she held executive leadership roles at McGraw Hill Education, Penguin and Time Warner.
Johannes Loeffler

Johannes Loeffler

Chief Customer Officer

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Johannes Loeffler

Johannes joined Devo as chief customer officer in 2021. Johannes is leading Devo’s post sales organization to ensure our Customers Success. He and his team are responsible for accelerating Devo’s efforts to provide customers with a seamless and superior customer experience. As COO, Johannes plays an integral role in Devo’s long-term growth and success by promoting a customer-centric mindset throughout the company. He has a proven track record of delivering effective customer-focused strategies and programs worldwide. Johannes led the customer success and services teams at PTC for eight years, most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Customer Success. He also served as PTC’s country manager for Spain. Prior to PTC, he held product technical management and bid management roles at T-Systems.
Gunter Ollmann

Gunter Ollmann

Chief Technology Officer

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Gunter Ollmann

Gunter Ollmann drives Devo’s product and security strategy; leading product management, security research, data science, and cybersecurity operations teams. He has more than three decades of information security experience from several cybersecurity consulting and research roles. Prior to Devo, Gunter spent more than four years as CSO protecting Azure customers and leading cross-pillar security strategy for the Cloud and AI security groups at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, he was CSO at Vectra AI, driving new threat research and innovation into machine learning and AI-based threat detection of insider threats. Gunter also served as chief security strategist at IBM, where he built and led the well-known and highly regarded X-Force team. He previously held chief technology officer roles at cybersecurity companies including NCC Group, IOActive, and Damballa.
Upesh Patel

Upesh Patel

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

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Upesh Patel

Upesh Patel has decades of executive-level experience in business strategy, partnerships & alliances and corporate development. Most recently, he was vice president of business development at container and cloud-native security pioneer Aqua Security. Prior to Aqua, he served as Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at CrowdStrike and served several years as Vice President of Business Development at Trusteer, which was acquired by IBM Security. Upesh also spent nearly a decade at Check Point Software driving business development, partnerships and strategic alliances.

Kate Reed

Chief Marketing Officer

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Kate Reed

Kate leads the company’s global marketing organization. In this role, she’s responsible for all aspects of Devo’s marketing strategy and execution including demand generation, branding, messaging and communications. Kate is a data-driven, global marketing executive whose 20-plus-year career has been focused on activating marketing as a growth engine and amplifying marketing’s impact on the business. Most recently, Kate was CMO of Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years at IBM in leadership roles including CMO for IBM’s $2.5B Security division, where she led a global team of 200 employees.
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Mike Smart

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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Mike Smart

Mike is responsible for the design and implementation of strategic people-related initiatives at Devo including organizational development, culture transformation, talent acquisition and employee diversity. He’s an accomplished global HR leader with more than 20 years of experience supporting multiple and diverse employee populations across all corporate disciplines. Mike is passionate about advancing the business through strategic HR consulting, organizational effectiveness, and people engagement. Prior to joining Devo in 2020, Mike was Global Head, Talent and Learning & Development at Trustwave.
Brian Froehling

Brian Froehling

Chief Revenue Officer

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Brian Froehling

Brian is responsible for global sales at Devo. He has more than two decades of experience in software sales, including leading global sales at Brightcove and sales leadership positions at CA Technologies, Pivotal Software and Symantec. Brian leads with a balanced approach supporting employee growth/development, customer and partner satisfaction, business results, and operational excellence. He has deep expertise in SaaS, open source, security and cloud business models at both pre-IPO companies and large matrixed organizations.
Marc van Zadelhoff

Marc van Zadelhoff

CEO

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Marc van Zadelhoff

Marc joined Devo as CEO in 2020. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, venture capital, business development and marketing in the cybersecurity space. A transformative technology leader, Marc thrives on building effective, high-performing cultures and driving continuous improvement in client service excellence. In two years, he’s helped oversee record growth, significant fundraising, and several acquisitions to help boost Devo’s market position. Previously, Marc was COO of LogMeIn, Inc., driving all go-to-market activities leading up to its $4.3B ‘take private’ sale. Before that, he was the co-founder and CEO/GM of IBM Security, a unit he helped to found and grow to more than $2.5B in software and services revenues.
Lars Wiesner

Lars Wiesner

Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Operations

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Lars Wiesner

Lars leads Devo’s engineering teams and is responsible for the development and implementation of Devo’s overall technology strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience leading both fast-growing and large, distributed software engineering teams in DevOps, CloudOps, and deployment. Wiesner joined Devo from Selligent, where he served as VP of engineering in Belgium and the U.S. He previously spent 15 years at SAP in Germany where in the last half of his tenure he was a VP and a member of SAP’s extended global leadership team. He also worked at Diebold Nixdorf and led the company’s retail software engineering and product management teams in the Netherlands.

Meet the Founders

Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Founder

Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia

Founder and VP of Engineering

Juana Nuñez

Juana Nuñez

Founder and VP of Engineering-Key Client Engagements

Pedro Palao

Pedro Palao

Founder and Chief Architect