Gustavo is an entrepreneur who loves solving problems. Equipped with a degree in Computer Science, Gustavo pursued a career in software engineering in Europe and Colombia. In 1989 he founded Bizagi, short for business agility. Despite running a global business, Gustavo's passion for delighting customers hasn't changed. Those around him admire his accessibility and hands-on approach, demonstrated through his daily customer interactions, involvement with product improvements, and strategic thinking. Gustavo remains the embodiment of Bizagi's values of integrity, honesty, and commitment to exceptional service.
Business-focused HR leader bringing over 20 years of HR experience to Bizagi. Specialising in the tech-sector, her previous roles include regional and global HR leadership at TIBCO software, along with a range of interim positions and HR strategy consultancy. Laura is passionate about creating the right environment for employees to achieve the organization’s goals by delivering the change management, organizational design and HR systems needed to maximize the potential of an organization’s workforce.
Laurie is a customer-centric, results driven leader that brings over two decades of marketing experience in highly competitive industries. Before joining Bizagi, Laurie built, launched and managed the go-to-market for Financial Services at ServiceNow and led the global incubation efforts across all verticals. Prior to ServiceNow, she held marketing leadership positions at large corporations like Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup and TD Waterhouse and counseled countless start-ups on their best path to market. Laurie is responsible for all aspects of Bizagi’s marketing efforts including demand generation, market research, strategy, advertising and customer and employee communications.
An experienced finance professional with a wide range of experience in leadership roles across many industries including software, technology, banking, professional services and more. Nick has a proven track record of partnering with the leadership teams of high growth businesses to build finance functions that have the capabilities to enable the organization to achieve its goals. Most recently Nick was the CFO for the International Business Unit at Blackbaud, a large publicly listed software company, partnering with the business to deliver the strongest period of revenue growth and margin improvement in the business unit to date. Previously Nick has also worked at Eversheds, BT, Lloyds TSB, American Express, Travelport and Accenture.
Richard brings two decades of industry experience to the Bizagi community. Richard spent nearly a decade in various leadership roles at Symantec in both Australia and the US, where he rose to the role of US Country Manager for the $1B+ Norton business. Richard joined Cloud Commerce company AppDirect in 2012 in its very early stage and helped AppDirect become a “unicorn” growing from $1M to $100M while serving as their SVP Global Sales. Before joining Bizagi, Richard joined Ingram Micro to lead their global cloud platform and software business as SVP of Global Sales, Services and Support and played an instrumental part in creating and launching the CloudBlue brand.
Elliot has spent 20+ years in the business of technology at both start-up and corporate organizations. After co-founding a Managed Service Provider and leading business development for a boutique software development shop in the early 90s, Elliot spent 13-years at Microsoft where he led the development and growth of the Hosting Service Provider business in North America to a $5ooM subscription software revenue stream. Before joining Bizagi, Elliot was General Manager of the global partner ecosystem at AppDirect where he helped them grow to a $1B valuation.
Robert Oostergetel is a senior business leader with over 20 years experience in leading sales, sales engineering, marketing, GTM and sales operations teams in the technology sector. Robert’s focus is on building and developing high performance teams, growing current partnerships and winning new business. He most recently held the position of Vice President, Sales and Services at CloudBlue and has succeeded in various roles at Symantec, spending over 14 years at the software company throughout his career.
An experienced Customer Success Leader with 12+ years growing fast-paced and dynamic companies. Responsible for designing, building and executing cross-functional customer success programs worldwide at both pre and post IPO companies. Cole has held various roles from Professional Services, Account Management and Customer Success that have all provided insight and expertise into the customer journey. Cole believes deeply that true partnership with customers is the true path towards success for customer and company.
Having worked in the software industry for over 15 years, Ed Gower is a global sales leader with experience in solutions consultancy and team management. In his most recent role at AppDirect, Ed built his own sales team and optimized pre-sales processes to deliver additional value to the business and customers. Prior to this, he spent 8 years in several roles at Advent Software including one as Senior Solutions Consultant - Sales Engineer in which he was responsible for the development, implementation and optimization of software solutions.
Tim Weatherall is a results driven and business focused sales leader with a proven track record of building teams and achieving growth by implementing strategic and organizational change. Tim is passionate about combining commercial excellence with creativity in order to fuel growth, and has 20 years of experience in technology sales across companies including Blueprint, Opentext, Eptica and CA Technologies.
Jurgen Neubauer is an experienced sales leader with 20 years of management experience in international companies as Chief Revenue Officer, Executive Vice President Sales and Managing Director. Jurgen has a proven track record in sales for enterprise business software and SaaS Solutions with experience of taking companies through start up, fund raising, IPO and M&A. His experience spans organizations including IBM, Pega, Smart Focus and Selligent.
Senior executive with extensive experience leading business sales and service units in the information technologies and communications sector in Latin America. Prior to joining Bizagi Francisco was Latin America VP of Sales for Oracle Communications, preceded by similar leadership roles at organizations including Intellego and Hewlett Packard. Francisco believes in a continuous growth strategy through a value add approach and this combined with Bizagi´s products creates a unique opportunity to support the path to digital transformation for our customers.
Eva has nearly twenty years of experience as a consultant for financial institutions across the globe. Throughout her career in PWC, Arthur Andersen and in her time at Bizagi, she has led a wide range of strategic transformation projects including organizational change, internal control systems and process redesign, as well as strategic and operational efficiency.
Jesus Sanchez manages product development and engineering execution for the Bizagi platform. Innovative, challenging, and willing to be challenged, Jesus is a rare breed of CTOs with a passion for software usability and a quest to deliver solutions that enable both business and technical users to get results fast. With over 20 years’ leadership experience of managing the entire lifecycle of software development, Jesus has a wealth of knowledge to deliver the company’s ambitious technology vision.A Javeriana University graduate with a degree in Electronics Engineering, Jesus is an active OMG member, responsible for defining BPMN and CMMN standards.
Responsible for many of Bizagi’s internal operations and infrastructure including sales, services, support and administration, Marcel also spearheads Bizagi’s industry and customer satisfaction programs. As a Bizagi co-founder, Marcel has vast company knowledge, excelling in roles spanning everything from product management and strategy through to online services and support. These insights are proving invaluable when delivering robust operations supporting Bizagi’s global expansion. Marcel’s prior experience includes working for IBM and Credit Suisse in Switzerland. He holds degrees in Finance and Computer Science from Universidad De Los Andes, Colombia.
Peter is Professor of International Management at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and Fellow of Jesus College. He is Chairman of Bizagi Group and has served as a non-executive director of companies spanning whisky through to green energy. Formerly with Merrill Lynch and The Boston Consulting Group, he earned his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. His research covers globalisation, strategy, M&A and ecosystem innovation. He is the author of ten books. The latest, Ecosystem Edge (2020) explains how companies can build and leverage a network of partnerships that sustain competitiveness in the face of disruption.
Benedetto “Ben” Staccia
Ben is a Managing Director at Invus, based in Paris. He serves on the board of several technology and consumer companies. Prior to joining Invus in 2008, Ben was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with clients in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, energy, technology, and financial services. Ben received an MBA from Harvard Business School and also holds an MS in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and from Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Mario is a Managing Director at Invus (www.invus.com), based in Paris. He is on the board of several European technology and software companies. Prior to joining Invus in 2008, Mario had ten years of management consulting and operational experience, including in software development. He has an engineering degree from Telecom ParisTech and an MBA from INSEAD. He joined Bizagi’s board in 2019.
Tom is the founding director of the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Assembled in 2019, the School includes Computer Science and Statistics departments together with the Information School. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Tom had been a founding director and CEO of Acquia, a Boston-based software company that he grew from founding to $175M in revenue and 800 employees. Tom has also served in several executive roles in software companies in his 40 year career, including Teleatlas (TomTom), Systinet (Mercury Interactive/HP), webMethods, Baan, and MRO Software (IBM).
Koen is a Managing Director of Aver Associates, and is based in Luxembourg. He serves on the board of several holding companies. Prior to joining Aver Associates in 2005, Koen was an independent tax and legal consultant in Luxembourg. Before then he worked as a tax counsel with Tiberghien tax lawyers, Ernst & Young and a private bank in Luxembourg. Koen is a JD from Ghent University and holds a Masters in financial planning from the University of Antwerp Management School and an LLM from Georgetown University Law School.