FOUNDING TEAM

ANNE HARDY 

Anne Hardy, CEO

CEO. Anne is a high-tech executive with broad experience, including managing organizations to release telecom and enterprise software, leading research labs, managing developer relations, and initiating and driving deep cultural changes in the industry. She worked for over 10 years at SAP successively as VP of Research, VP of Developer Relations and VP of Culture. She is an Engineer (Telecom ParisTech), an MBA graduate (EDHEC) and a certified coach (New Ventures West). A passionate advocate for women in technology, she founded the Dare2BDigital conference and sits on the Anita Borg Institute’s Board of Trustees. Anne grew up as a competitive gymnast, and is now an ultra-marathoner and triathlete.


MARYLENE DELBOURG-DELPHIS

Chair of the board and head of research. One of the first European women to start a tech company in the Silicon Valley, Marylene co-founded ACIUS/4D with Guy Kawasaki in 1987. She later became the CEO of Exemplary Software (a spin-off from HPLabs), Brixlogic, a platform for the native implementation of XML Schemas acquired by Diebold, and TalentCircles. Throughout her career, Marylene has also assisted multiple companies as a shadow CEO or operational board member, including Atomz (acquired by Adobe), Lyatiss (acquired by F5 Networks) or Objective Marketer (acquired by EmailVision). A graduate from l'Ecole normale supérieure, Marylene has a doctorate in philosophy and taught formal logic and the history of sciences before becoming an entrepreneur.


DOMINIQUE HERMSDORFF

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CTO. Dominique is a veteran in the software industry and has operated as SVP of Engineering or CTO in databases, XML, banking, ATM software, payment processors, fab software management, social recruiting platforms and multiple other Enterprise solutions before co-founding Workrise. His broad startup experience ranges from QA, architecture, software design, development & implementation, unit-testing, continuous integration, DevOps, and management. He loves to listen to the customers' needs and translate them into kick-ass features.


GEOFFREY LEE

Software Architect and Data Scientist. Geoffrey studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he co-founded Alumwire/TalentCircles as an undergrad. He has over 10 years of experience in software design, architecture, computer security, UI/UX, DevOps, management, and outsourcing.