With a company and culture founded in open source, the leadership team is focused on making sure they are open with each other and the company. They work to gain understanding and deliver context across all aspects of the business to make the best possible decisions.
At Elastic, we see endless possibilities in a world of endless data. Driving innovation is my priority, and I have the pleasure of working with the bright minds at Elastic to create products and solutions that use the power of search to help our customers and community turn possibilities into results. I joined Elastic as chief product officer in 2021 and prior to that held senior product leadership and management roles at McAfee, Akamai, Informatica, and Sun Microsystems. My family and I live in San Francisco and enjoy hiking, skiing, and exploring national parks in our free time.
Chief Financial Officer
Elastic's finance and operations activities are as diverse as our company. Accepting payments in a new country, providing visibility on our business outlook, solving problems creatively with IT solutions, or ensuring our employees have a welcoming and comfortable physical environment — it’s all in a day’s work for us. As CFO, I have the privilege of leading this team. Before Elastic, I worked at Cisco, VMware, and Infoblox in roles covering both finance and sales. When I’m not working, I enjoy biking Bay Area trails and spending time with my amazing wife and three awesome kids.
Founder and CTO
I have been fascinated with search ever since I tried to build a recipe app for my wife in 2004, a journey that led to me writing the first few lines of code of Elasticsearch in 2009, founding Elastic in 2012, becoming CEO in 2017, and returning to the CTO role in 2022. I believe finding beauty and excelling is a combination of perspective and grit. As someone who got into computers by counting the number of job postings in the newspaper, I love building things — a product, a community, or a company — and the process of acquiring the knowledge to do so.
Chief Marketing Officer
At Elastic, marketing is all about driving engagement with customers, partners, and the community, and helping them learn how Elastic can help to transform their organizations through search. As CMO, I lead Elastic’s global marketing efforts across our many functional areas — product marketing, field marketing, digital marketing, partner marketing, brand strategy, and corporate communications. I’m passionate about building a marketing organization that delivers the best possible experience to our users. Before Elastic, I worked at Informatica, VMWare, and Symantec, where I focused on transforming brand experiences and growing cloud businesses. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family.
SVP of Global Human Resources
From recruiting to HR operations, business partnerships, and employee engagement, I have the honor of leading the team that builds, nurtures, and supports the growing number of Elasticians around the world. Prior to Elastic, I led HR at Plum Organics through a period of high growth following an acquisition by Campbell Soup Company; held various roles at Bloom Energy, which included a stint in Bangalore as the HR leader for India and Asia Pacific; and was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. I hold a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School Business. An adventurer at heart, I’m happiest when I’m on a trail in the mountains or paddling around with my hubby and crazy kiddo.
Chief Legal Officer
An orchestra is a team of musicians that has infinite opportunities to interpret and create music to inspire an audience. So too does Elastic’s legal team work together to provide innovative and simple solutions to new and complex problems, enabling operational excellence and ease of business for our customers. This is my priority, and I am proud and privileged to lead this diverse and dispersed organization as we continue to learn, grow and thrive.
Prior to Elastic, I was the General Counsel at Arm Ltd. and held senior leadership roles at Symantec Corporation, which acquired AXENT Technologies, Inc. where I was General Counsel. Prior to this, I worked in the international development sector, both at a nonprofit and for the World Bank, in the Africa Department.
I have lived and worked in various places across the U.S. and in Europe. I have a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Outside of the office, I love traveling, listening to music and exploring the arts, hiking with the dog and spending time with my family. I live in San Jose with my husband, two terrific kids, and our furry friends.