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Meet Kibo’s New Executive Leadership Team

By Kibo Commerce
November 8, 2022
 

We’d like to introduce you to Kibo’s new Executive Leadership team! Changes to our executive team were strategically made to support our company’s growth and focus on building composable solutions in eCommerce, order management, and subscriptions. 

“As a recognized leader in commerce, Kibo needs an executive team that deeply understands our products, customers, and industry,” said Ram Venkataraman, CEO, Kibo. “It is a unique opportunity that we were able to build the new executive team entirely from within. This group of people has been with Kibo with a focus on commerce and has had direct involvement in Kibo’s growth and evolution over the last few years. I truly believe this is the team that will exceed our goals and strengthen our ability to deliver value to customers and partners.” 

Meet the Team 

Ram Venkataraman – Chief Executive Officer 

Ram Venkataraman

Joined Kibo in 2018 

As the CEO, Ram is focused on building an organization that can maximize its potential. He has always viewed leadership through the lenses of growing and ensuring the well-being of the individual and the team.  

He’s spent more than 25 years of his career working at software companies that range from bootstrapped startups to public companies. He has held senior executive positions for more than a decade driving product and technology functions. 

Fun Fact: His favorite cities to visit are Istanbul and Hong Kong. 

“Kibo is first and foremost a commerce technology platform. As I transition from Chief Technology Officer to Chief Executive Officer, I’ll be focused on allocating our resources and efforts to ensuring that the market knows that and echoes that sentiment.”

Ram Venkataraman, CEO, Kibo

Vinesh Vis – Chief Revenue Officer 

Vinesh Vis

Joined Kibo in 2018 

As CRO, Vinesh is focused on leading the marketing, sales, and partnerships teams to help achieve the company’s revenue goals. He has almost two decades of experience working for founder built, private equity backed, and publicly traded companies. At BigMachines, he led a sales team that pioneered the CPQ (Configure, Price, & Quote) space and an ultimate acquisition by Oracle. 

Fun Fact: His favorite car is a Ferrari 488 GTB.  

Thom Phipps – Chief Technology Officer 

Thom Phipps

Joined Kibo in 2019 

As CTO, Thom is focused on driving technical excellence and innovation across the platform, in order to enable partners and customers to meet their business goals effectively and efficiently. He led the creation of Volusion’s medium and large business omnichannel commerce offering, Mozu, which was acquired by Kibo in 2016. 

Fun Fact: “I have 2 daughters that always get the best of me, a dog that’s always hungry, another that doesn’t go left, and a lovely partner that nearly always supports me.” 

Brandon Flora – Chief Financial Officer 

Brandon Flora

Joined Kibo in 2021 

As CFO, Brandon is focused on reporting and communicating the company’s financial performance, partnering with other teams to forecast future performance, and analyzing data that will drive business decisions and actions. He’s worked for several leading private equity and publicly traded software and technology companies with operating experience in financial planning and analysis, strategy, business operations, sales operations, and go-to-market execution.   

Fun Fact: His favorite movie is the 1991 blockbuster hit, Point Break. 

Marjorie Edwards – Chief People Officer 

Marjorie Edwards

Joined Kibo in 2021 

Marjorie’s role at Kibo is centered around attracting and retaining top talent, providing an outstanding employee experience that drives business outcomes and cultivating culture. She’s spent most of her career in Human Resources for technology companies, leading through IPO, M&A and high impact transitions. 

Fun Fact: Her favorite TV show is a tossup between Ted Lasso, Call the Midwife, Succession, and Ozark.

Josh Randall – SVP of Client Success 

Josh Randall

Joined Kibo in 2016 

At Kibo, Josh is focused on the support and success of our clients through their entire life cycle. He’s been with Kibo for just over 5 years, starting off managing Tier 2 Technical Support, and has had roles across Support, Engineering, and back to Support again. 

“I am thrilled to continue my journey at Kibo and bring together the expertise of the Support, Engineering, and Client Success teams. We’ll be able to deepen our ability to meet the needs of the technology community and serve our clients in all aspects of their transformative initiatives,” said Randall. 

Sachin Sharma – SVP of Product 

Sachin Sharma

Joined Kibo in 2018 

In his role at Kibo, Sachin leads the Product Strategy, Product Management, UX, and Documentation functions and focuses on how Kibo can best innovate to drive additional value for current and future clients. Previously, he worked for Vista Equity Partners in their operating arm and worked with executive teams across Vista’s portfolio. 

Fun Fact: His favorite concert is LCD Soundsystem. 

Nico Zilveti – Director of Strategic Programs 

Nico Zilveti

Joined Kibo in 2019 

As Director of Strategic Programs, Nico is focused on executing key cross-functional initiatives that help propel Kibo forward. He’s been in the Vista ecosystem for several years with operating experience in strategy, partnerships, business operations, product marketing, pricing, new product rollout and systems overhaul at Kibo and previously at Khoros. 

Fun Fact: His favorite tac is Trailer Park from Torchy’s. 

Mike Stanczak – SVP of Professional Services 

Mike Stanczak

Joined Kibo in 2020 

In his role, Mike is centered around bringing our products to life for our clients — from mid-sales cycle through getting them live on our platforms and then adding more functionality post go-live. He has spent the last 12+ years working with SaaS companies delivering solutions that meet customer needs and delivering successful outcomes. 

Fun Fact: Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf and his favorite golf ball is Bridgestone TOUR B XS.

“The coming years are going to be big for Kibo” 

“I think the strategic transitions of several of our leadership, such as our CTO to CEO and VP of Support Engineering to SVP of Client Success reflects our commitment to the tech and business teams that purchase our products, the partners that complement our products, and our own people who support our customers. The coming years are going to be big for Kibo,” said Vinesh Vis, Chief Revenue Officer. 

Continue to check our blog and LinkedIn page for Kibo updates, but here’s a preview from our CEO.