Faculty

The Right Conversation

BGIN faculty have two things in common: They've driven and enabled real growth for their organizations and they have wisdom to share from their victories and losses.

The Network is invitation only to ensure the relevance of conversations, the quality of the exchange and the value of the insights.

Lisa Faucher
SVP Business Innovation at Workday

Lisa leads Business Innovation at Workday. During her 14-year tenure, she was VP product management as well as VP implementation strategy and services, VP of services in the financial sector and held other leadership roles. Prior to Workday, Lisa was at ADP in sales and services roles.

Erik Huddleston
President, Cision

On any given workday, you will find Erik making sure the company is operating successfully, collaborating with colleagues and—above all—ensuring TrendKite customers are happy. Before leading TrendKite, Erik ran product for Sprinklr, post-merger with Social analytics firm Dachis Group. He ran the SaaS business, built, and brought to market Dachis Group’s flagship social analytics platform that enables brands to optimize their paid, owned, and earned tactics through the lens of earned media. Erik studied at the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan II Honors Program. Outside of the office, you’ll find him mentoring young entrepreneurs, perfecting a martial arts move, or cheering on his kids at their sporting events.

Marcin Kleczynski
CEO, Malwarebytes

As CEO, Marcin has overseen the phenomenal growth of Malwarebytes from a one-man band to a company with over 700 employees and offices located across the globe. Today he continues to lead the strategic expansion of the business and guide the long-term vision for the research and development teams. Marcin is recognized as a foremost authority on malware and frequently presents at cybersecurity conferences.

Mike Maples
Partner, Floodgate

Mike is known for coining the term “Thunder Lizards,” which is a metaphor derived from Godzilla that describes the tiny number of truly exceptional companies that are wildly disruptive capitalist mutations. Mike likes to think of himself as a hunter of the “atomic eggs” that beget these companies. He was involved as a founder and operating executive at back-to-back startup IPOs, including Tivoli Systems (IPO TIVS, acquired by IBM) and Motive (IPO MOTV, acquired by Alcatel-Lucent.)

Camellia Ngo
Chief People Officer, Malwarebytes

Camellia leads candidate and employee experience at Malwarebytes. She brings extensive human resources leadership experience that spans private and public technology companies, including compensation, and international business, insurance and employment law.

Mark Organ
Founder and CEO of Influitive

Mark Organ is the founder and CEO of Influitive, helping companies mobilize their advocates to produce massive increases in referral leads, reference calls, social media participation and more. He first revolutionized B2B marketing as the founding CEO of Eloqua (ELOQ), the world leader in marketing automation software, which was acquired by Oracle for $871M. In between, he was a go-to-market consultant for SaaS companies in North America and Asia.

Deidre Paknad
CEO at WorkBoard
Chair, BGIN - Business Growth & Innovation Network

Deidre Paknad is CEO and co-founder of WorkBoard. She’s been CEO of several high growth organizations and run a high-growth business at IBM. In addition to her primary role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams to clarify, align and measure strategic priorities. Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been recognized for innovation by the Smithsonian Institute.

Tamara Rezler
Chief of Staff, Cision

Tamara Rezler is a strategic business operations and program management executive with a proven history of owning and delivering business initiatives. She is adept at designing/redesigning processes to increase productivity, cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction. She combines a strong background in research and analysis with exceptional communication skills to solve complex problems and drive results.

Dug Song
General Manager of Duo Security at Cisco

A leading voice in information security, Dug has a history of building successful products and companies to solve pressing security problems. Prior to launching Duo, Dug spent seven years as founding Chief Security Architect at Arbor Networks, protecting 80 percent of the world’s Internet service providers and helping to grow the company to $120M+ annual revenue before its acquisition by Danaher. He also built the first commercial network anomaly detection system, acquired by Check Point Software Technologies.