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Powering retailers and brands
all the way to the top

Kibo is the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. To reach Kibo’s highest peak takes experience, resources, and will power to overcome its challenges. Now united as one company, we are summiting a new mountain to unify the consumer experience. MarketLive, Shopatron, and Fiverun have joined together to deliver the most advanced Cloud-based commerce technology. It takes teamwork to meet consumer demands, any time, anywhere, and on any device. This is Kibo, powering retailers and branded manufactures all the way to the top.

Kibo leadership team

Kenneth Frank

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Stevens

Chief Operations Officer

Jennifer Sherman

SVP, Product & Strategy

Jennifer Sherman brings to the table more than 17 years of enterprise software experience, including 13 years at Oracle where she held various roles in product management and product strategy for their logistics and distributed order management offerings. Following Oracle, Jennifer served as SVP of Product Management first at Aptean and then NAVEX Global before joining Kibo.

Jen has both a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University where she was a Mayfield Fellow.

Ed became COO of Kibo at the company’s launch in January 2016. He has a proven and varied background in both retail operations and in managing growing companies. Most recently, Ed served as Chairman and CEO for Shopatron for the past 15 years. He previously served as founder of NORVEL, Ltd, an importer of components for the toy and hobby industries.

Ed received his BA in Russian Literature from Stanford University.

Kenneth is an experienced technology leader with an extensive operational, product, and go-to-market background. Kenneth joined Kibo at its inception in early 2016 and was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Aptean Software, another Vista Equity Partners-backed portfolio company. Kenneth has also served as the President, Solutions and Marketing for Alcatel-Lucent and has had early managerial experiences in technology at AT&T Bell Laboratories, BellSouth, and BroadBand Office.

Kenneth received his BS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, his MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and his MBA from Emory University.

Gregg Ames

SVP, Global Sales

Rick Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Buhrfeind

SVP, Talent

Gregg joined the Kibo team in April 2016 and has global responsibility for fueling Kibo’s growth objectives, including sales, sales engineering, retention, inside sales, and sales operations. Gregg has a proven track record of driving significant growth in SaaS businesses. Most recently, he led Marketo in the enterprise segment, making it the fastest growth area in the company, helping grow the company from <$10M in revenue to over $210M in a five year period. Previously he worked at Oracle for 15 years where he held roles across inside sales, field sales for strategic accounts and sales leadership.

Gregg received his BA in Political Science from UC Davis.

Rick Simpson is the newest addition to Kibo as the Chief Financial Officer, joining the team in May 2016. In this capacity, Rick is responsible for all financial and back-office departments including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Facilities, Legal, and IT. Rick has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance and has an extensive track record of building and growing companies both organically and inorganically. Most recently, he held the CFO position for Appriss, a SaaS and data provider in the public services sector. Prior to that he has held CFO and senior finance roles in a number of manufacturing and services businesses.

Rick received his BA in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from Brigham Young University, and his MA and PhD in Finance and Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Eric Buhrfeind joined Kibo as the Senior Vice President of Talent in April 2016. Eric is responsible for our overall talent strategy, people programs, and processes supporting our business strategy for growth and high performance. Eric is an accomplished talent management leader with 25 years of experience in global human resources. He most recently served as the Chief People Officer of Aricent, a global product engineering services firm. Prior to Aricent, he spent more than 20 years with Accenture in various talent management leadership and consulting roles.

Eric received his BA in German and MA in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

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