Leadership

Steve Kokinos

Steve Kokinos, CEO

Steve is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Fuze.

Under his leadership, the company is transforming the way enterprises view communications as a key driver of business visibility, process improvement, and results.

Previously, Steve was a founder of BladeLogic, Inc., a recognized leader in the data center automation market with a Fortune 500 client list that includes GE, Time Warner, Microsoft, Cable & Wireless, Walmart, and Sprint, among others.

Prior to BladeLogic, Steven was founder, president, and CEO of WebYes, Inc., an early market leader in the Web hosting and application service provider arena. WebYes provided the electronic software distribution platform for all of Sun Microsystems’ software products, including Java, and was acquired by Breakaway Solutions in 1999. At Breakaway, Steve established and ran the company’s ASP business. He played a critical role in driving the business to $120M in revenue and taking the company public, and in just 18 months was responsible for Breakaway’s #2 worldwide ASP industry ranking.

Steve holds a B.A. from McGill University

Brian Day

Brian Day, CFO

As Chief Financial Officer, Brian leads financial strategy, planning, and operations for Fuze. Brian has a 25 year track record as a successful financial leader and operator at high-growth companies, most recently at Apperian where he served first as CFO, and then President and CEO through its sale in 2016.

Prior to Apperian, Brian held financial and operational leadership roles at Goal.com, Gomez, Inc., and Octave Communications. He began his career with Fleet Financial Group as a Vice President in the Bank’s structured finance group.

Brian has a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Outside of work, Brian is an avid sailor and skier and has even been known to show up at a triathlon or two.

Brian Kardon

Brian Kardon, CMO

As CMO, Brian is responsible for Fuze’s market positioning, demand generation, thought leadership, and integrated marketing worldwide.

Brian is a results-oriented marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience creating and implementing successful growth strategies. His experience ranges from startups to global, billion-dollar organizations.

Prior to Fuze, Brian was CMO at Lattice Engines, the leader in predictive marketing and sales applications. Before Lattice, Brian was CMO at Eloqua where he was part of the team that led Eloqua’s explosive growth and leadership in the marketing automation sector, resulting in a successful IPO and subsequent purchase by Oracle.

Previously, Brian was Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Forrester Research, where he helped turn the brand into a leader in the technology research sector. He also served as CMO at Reed Business Information, the largest B2B publisher in the world.

Brian was recently named a Top 10 Global CMO for companies <$250 million revenue by The CMO Institute and Top 15 CMO on Twitter by Social Media Marketing Magazine. He is also among the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management, named by the Sales Lead Management Association.

Brian received his BS and MBA degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Cedric Pech

Cedric Pech, SVP Worldwide Sales

Cedric Pech started his career in sales at PTC (CAD/CAM) as an account manager before being promoted into a variety of sales leadership positions. Subsequently, Cedric has been the VP of sales or EMEA GM for four software companies, including three publicly traded (BladeLogic, BMC software, and BazaarVoice).

Most recently, Cedric was the GM of EMEA at BazaarVoice, leading sales and services, where he was in charge of turning around a team of 160 people and a $45M recurring revenue business. Prior to Bazaarvoice, Cedric joined BMC Software as VP of sales, Southern Europe and Middle East after BMC acquired Bladelogic for $872M. In that position, Cedric lead a $120M business and doubled the productivity of the sales team over 24 months.

Before Bladelogic, Cedric developed his track record of building and growing teams, including an Indian-based contract engineering business and think3, an American startup where he lead EMEA sales and grew annual revenue from $5M in 2000 to $22M of annual recurring revenue in 2004 with a team of 30 account managers and 15 inside sales and lead generators.

Laurie Harrison

Laurie Harrison, General Counsel

As General Counsel, Laurie oversees all legal and regulatory matters for Fuze operations worldwide. Her responsibilities include managing Fuze’s transactional, intellectual property, litigation, and compliance matters. She brings to Fuze more than 15 years of experience representing high-growth, innovative public and private technology companies.

Prior to Fuze, Laurie was Vice President and General Counsel at Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music headquartered in New York City. Before Shutterstock, Laurie was Vice President and Senior Counsel, Corporate Affairs, at ACE Group (NYSE: CB), one of the world's largest multiline property and casualty insurers, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and global corporate and securities law matters.

Previously, Laurie was Deputy General Counsel at Boston-based EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leader in demand response and energy intelligence software, where she spent seven years managing and growing the company’s legal operations for the full lifecycle from an IPO-stage company to a global public company leader in its industry. Laurie began her legal career practicing corporate and securities law at the Boston office of WilmerHale, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and public company representation.

Laurie received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law.

Derek Yoo

Derek Yoo, CTO

Derek is co-founder and CTO of Fuze, responsible for the technology and product strategy behind the Fuze cloud communications platform. Fuze helps enterprises move their legacy on premise communications infrastructure to a cloud-based mobile user experience coupled with a rich set of data insights that help make end users and managers more efficient. Derek has spent the last 10+ years building and scaling the Fuze platform which includes voice, mobile, pbx, video, web collaboration, enterprise messaging, contact center, and data analytics features.

Previously, Derek served as product manager at BladeLogic, an industry-leading provider of enterprise data center automation software. At BladeLogic, Derek defined and launched products in the early devops market including a platform for automated server provisioning and ongoing configuration management.  Bringing the right devops message and product to the enterprise market was a catalyst for BladeLogic’s tremendous growth from a start-up through an IPO in 2007 and eventual acquisition by BMC Software for $880 million. Prior to BladeLogic, Derek worked at WebYes, a high end application hosting provider, where he developed and managed high availability ecommerce applications deployed across 11 data centers on four continents.

Derek holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson, CPO

As Chief Product Officer, Keith leads the strategy and growth of Fuze’s product portfolio. He brings to the organization a tremendous amount of product development expertise, with nearly 20 years of related experience.

Prior to Fuze, Keith was co-founder and CEO of Parlai, a Boston-based startup focused on cloud-based email analytics. Before Parlai, he held the position of SVP of Engineering for 10 years at Endeca, one of the great Boston-based enterprise software success stories, where he led the teams that built the company’s pioneering customer experience management, enterprise search, and business intelligence applications.

After Endeca was acquired by Oracle, Keith became Group Vice President, Software Development and was given expanded responsibility over the Information Discovery, Oracle Web Center Sites, Oracle Secure Enterprise Search, and Oracle Language Technologies product lines.

Keith holds a BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.

Mary Good

Mary Good, CPO

As Fuze’s Chief People Officer, Mary Good’s focus is on attracting, developing, and retaining the talented people Fuze needs to be successful in its mission and creating a challenging and rewarding environment that makes Fuze a great place to work.

Mary previously served as CHRO for hCentive, a SaaS-based healthcare technology company in Reston VA. In addition to hCentive, Mary has led the people function for four public technology companies including Blackboard, CACI, SRA International and AMS, Inc.

Mary holds an MBA with a concentration in HR Management from Syracuse University and a B.S degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She serves on the Penn State Research Foundation Board as well as on the board of several early stage companies. Mary holds an Executive Coaching Certification from the College of Executive Coaching and is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow.

Luca Lazzaron

Luca Lazzaron, SVP International Operations

Over the past 18 years, Luca Lazzaron has been a sales executive and general manager for multiple software organizations. He has vast experience scaling rapid growth startup and IPO companies as well as operational management experience at large worldwide corporations.

Luca was part of acquisitions at Geotel and Bladelogic, generating more than $3B in combined value. While at BMC, he managed teams of up to 2,000 employees that generated a total revenue of over $1B.

For the past two years, Luca has collaborated with several venture capital and research consulting firms and is an active investor and board member in early stage software and service startups. His unique visibility into well-funded companies led him to choose to work at Fuze over many of our competitors.

Luca received an ​MA in Business/Managerial Economics from Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia.

Outside of work, Luca is a committed supporter of the Istituto Serafico in Assisi, a unique institute that specializes in rehabilitation and long-term care for children with severe disabilities.

David Johnson

David Johnson, SVP Worldwide Services and Support

David Johnson is responsible for Fuze’s global customer services and support strategy and execution with a focus on delivering differentiated customer experiences throughout the customer life cycle. He has over 20 years of experience creating, leading, and innovating customer strategies to the delight of his customers.

David started his career in the U.S. Air Force and NASA, working in network engineering and communications. He then moved into the technical support field at Network General, quickly progressing into support management roles at International Network Services, Lucent Technologies, and AlterPoint.

After AlterPoint, David joined the support leadership team at Riverbed Technology, which received many industry awards for support best practices and global customer satisfaction from the Technology Services Industry Association and JD Power & Associates during his tenure. Most recently, David was vice president of global support at Panopto, a Seattle-based video content management company.

David holds a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Steve Kokinos

Steve Kokinos, CEO

Steve is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Fuze.

Under his leadership, the company is transforming the way enterprises view communications as a key driver of business visibility, process improvement, and results.

Previously, Steve was a founder of BladeLogic, Inc., a recognized leader in the data center automation market with a Fortune 500 client list that includes GE, Time Warner, Microsoft, Cable & Wireless, Walmart, and Sprint, among others.

Prior to BladeLogic, Steven was founder, president, and CEO of WebYes, Inc., an early market leader in the Web hosting and application service provider arena. WebYes provided the electronic software distribution platform for all of Sun Microsystems’ software products, including Java, and was acquired by Breakaway Solutions in 1999. At Breakaway, Steve established and ran the company’s ASP business. He played a critical role in driving the business to $120M in revenue and taking the company public, and in just 18 months was responsible for Breakaway’s #2 worldwide ASP industry ranking.

Steve holds a B.A. from McGill University

Derek Yoo

Derek Yoo, CTO

Derek is co-founder and CTO of Fuze, responsible for the technology and product strategy behind the Fuze cloud communications platform. Fuze helps enterprises move their legacy on premise communications infrastructure to a cloud-based mobile user experience coupled with a rich set of data insights that help make end users and managers more efficient. Derek has spent the last 10+ years building and scaling the Fuze platform which includes voice, mobile, pbx, video, web collaboration, enterprise messaging, contact center, and data analytics features.

Previously, Derek served as product manager at BladeLogic, an industry-leading provider of enterprise data center automation software. At BladeLogic, Derek defined and launched products in the early devops market including a platform for automated server provisioning and ongoing configuration management.  Bringing the right devops message and product to the enterprise market was a catalyst for BladeLogic’s tremendous growth from a start-up through an IPO in 2007 and eventual acquisition by BMC Software for $880 million. Prior to BladeLogic, Derek worked at WebYes, a high end application hosting provider, where he developed and managed high availability ecommerce applications deployed across 11 data centers on four continents.

Derek holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian Day

Brian Day, CFO

As Chief Financial Officer, Brian leads financial strategy, planning, and operations for Fuze. Brian has a 25 year track record as a successful financial leader and operator at high-growth companies, most recently at Apperian where he served first as CFO, and then President and CEO through its sale in 2016.

Prior to Apperian, Brian held financial and operational leadership roles at Goal.com, Gomez, Inc., and Octave Communications. He began his career with Fleet Financial Group as a Vice President in the Bank’s structured finance group.

Brian has a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Outside of work, Brian is an avid sailor and skier and has even been known to show up at a triathlon or two.

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson, CPO

As Chief Product Officer, Keith leads the strategy and growth of Fuze’s product portfolio. He brings to the organization a tremendous amount of product development expertise, with nearly 20 years of related experience.

Prior to Fuze, Keith was co-founder and CEO of Parlai, a Boston-based startup focused on cloud-based email analytics. Before Parlai, he held the position of SVP of Engineering for 10 years at Endeca, one of the great Boston-based enterprise software success stories, where he led the teams that built the company’s pioneering customer experience management, enterprise search, and business intelligence applications.

After Endeca was acquired by Oracle, Keith became Group Vice President, Software Development and was given expanded responsibility over the Information Discovery, Oracle Web Center Sites, Oracle Secure Enterprise Search, and Oracle Language Technologies product lines.

Keith holds a BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.

Brian Kardon

Brian Kardon, CMO

As CMO, Brian is responsible for Fuze’s market positioning, demand generation, thought leadership, and integrated marketing worldwide.

Brian is a results-oriented marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience creating and implementing successful growth strategies. His experience ranges from startups to global, billion-dollar organizations.

Prior to Fuze, Brian was CMO at Lattice Engines, the leader in predictive marketing and sales applications. Before Lattice, Brian was CMO at Eloqua where he was part of the team that led Eloqua’s explosive growth and leadership in the marketing automation sector, resulting in a successful IPO and subsequent purchase by Oracle.

Previously, Brian was Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Forrester Research, where he helped turn the brand into a leader in the technology research sector. He also served as CMO at Reed Business Information, the largest B2B publisher in the world.

Brian was recently named a Top 10 Global CMO for companies <$250 million revenue by The CMO Institute and Top 15 CMO on Twitter by Social Media Marketing Magazine. He is also among the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management, named by the Sales Lead Management Association.

Brian received his BS and MBA degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Good

Mary Good, CPO

As Fuze’s Chief People Officer, Mary Good’s focus is on attracting, developing, and retaining the talented people Fuze needs to be successful in its mission and creating a challenging and rewarding environment that makes Fuze a great place to work.

Mary previously served as CHRO for hCentive, a SaaS-based healthcare technology company in Reston VA. In addition to hCentive, Mary has led the people function for four public technology companies including Blackboard, CACI, SRA International and AMS, Inc.

Mary holds an MBA with a concentration in HR Management from Syracuse University and a B.S degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She serves on the Penn State Research Foundation Board as well as on the board of several early stage companies. Mary holds an Executive Coaching Certification from the College of Executive Coaching and is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow.

Cedric Pech

Cedric Pech, SVP Worldwide Sales

Cedric Pech started his career in sales at PTC (CAD/CAM) as an account manager before being promoted into a variety of sales leadership positions. Subsequently, Cedric has been the VP of sales or EMEA GM for four software companies, including three publicly traded (BladeLogic, BMC software, and BazaarVoice).

Most recently, Cedric was the GM of EMEA at BazaarVoice, leading sales and services, where he was in charge of turning around a team of 160 people and a $45M recurring revenue business. Prior to Bazaarvoice, Cedric joined BMC Software as VP of sales, Southern Europe and Middle East after BMC acquired Bladelogic for $872M. In that position, Cedric lead a $120M business and doubled the productivity of the sales team over 24 months.

Before Bladelogic, Cedric developed his track record of building and growing teams, including an Indian-based contract engineering business and think3, an American startup where he lead EMEA sales and grew annual revenue from $5M in 2000 to $22M of annual recurring revenue in 2004 with a team of 30 account managers and 15 inside sales and lead generators.

Laurie Harrison

Laurie Harrison, General Counsel

As General Counsel, Laurie oversees all legal and regulatory matters for Fuze operations worldwide. Her responsibilities include managing Fuze’s transactional, intellectual property, litigation, and compliance matters. She brings to Fuze more than 15 years of experience representing high-growth, innovative public and private technology companies.

Prior to Fuze, Laurie was Vice President and General Counsel at Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music headquartered in New York City. Before Shutterstock, Laurie was Vice President and Senior Counsel, Corporate Affairs, at ACE Group (NYSE: CB), one of the world's largest multiline property and casualty insurers, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and global corporate and securities law matters.

Previously, Laurie was Deputy General Counsel at Boston-based EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leader in demand response and energy intelligence software, where she spent seven years managing and growing the company’s legal operations for the full lifecycle from an IPO-stage company to a global public company leader in its industry. Laurie began her legal career practicing corporate and securities law at the Boston office of WilmerHale, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and public company representation.

Laurie received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law.

Luca Lazzaron

Luca Lazzaron, SVP International Operations

Over the past 18 years, Luca Lazzaron has been a sales executive and general manager for multiple software organizations. He has vast experience scaling rapid growth startup and IPO companies as well as operational management experience at large worldwide corporations.

Luca was part of acquisitions at Geotel and Bladelogic, generating more than $3B in combined value. While at BMC, he managed teams of up to 2,000 employees that generated a total revenue of over $1B.

For the past two years, Luca has collaborated with several venture capital and research consulting firms and is an active investor and board member in early stage software and service startups. His unique visibility into well-funded companies led him to choose to work at Fuze over many of our competitors.

Luca received an ​MA in Business/Managerial Economics from Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia.

Outside of work, Luca is a committed supporter of the Istituto Serafico in Assisi, a unique institute that specializes in rehabilitation and long-term care for children with severe disabilities.

David Johnson

David Johnson, SVP Worldwide Services and Support

David Johnson is responsible for Fuze’s global customer services and support strategy and execution with a focus on delivering differentiated customer experiences throughout the customer life cycle. He has over 20 years of experience creating, leading, and innovating customer strategies to the delight of his customers.

David started his career in the U.S. Air Force and NASA, working in network engineering and communications. He then moved into the technical support field at Network General, quickly progressing into support management roles at International Network Services, Lucent Technologies, and AlterPoint.

After AlterPoint, David joined the support leadership team at Riverbed Technology, which received many industry awards for support best practices and global customer satisfaction from the Technology Services Industry Association and JD Power & Associates during his tenure. Most recently, David was vice president of global support at Panopto, a Seattle-based video content management company.

David holds a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.

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