Company Leadership

The people who serve our clients are top-notch — experienced, smart, passionate about their work and excellent with customers. InsideSales.com's culture supports our people, fostering collaboration, encouraging them to rethink conventional wisdom and demanding that they deliver exceptional solutions.

Dave
Elkington

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder

David Elkington has a rich background in technology, venture capital and corporate development.

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Dave Elkington

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder

David Elkington has a rich background in technology, venture capital and corporate development. As CEO and Chairman, he has led InsideSales.com to consecutive 50-100% year-over-year growth rates, starting with the company’s inception in 2004. David has been active in the evolution and definition of the inside sales industry and speaks regularly. He is co-author of the groundbreaking Lead Response Management industry study, done in conjunction with James Oldroyd, PhD. (visiting Research Fellow at M.I.T.).

Ken
Krogue

President, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Kenneth Krogue founded InsideSales.com in November 2004, where he currently leads as President.

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Ken Krogue

President, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Ken brings more than 24 years of experience in sales, development and marketing in both domestic and international markets. Prior to joining InsideSales.com, Ken was one of the original founders of UCN, now inContact (NASDAQ:SAAS), where he held a number of positions including Chief Operating Officer. Prior to inContact, he built and directed the inside sales division at FranklinCovey (NYSE:FC), a leading provider of time and life management training systems. Ken is a weekly contributor on Forbes.com and an active thought leader in the inside sales industry. His blog is the top ranked blog in the world on the topic of inside sales.

Lindsey
Armstrong

Chief Operating Officer

Lindsey Armstrong joined InsideSales.com in March 2015, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in global technology sales leadership and management.

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Lindsey Armstrong

Chief Operating Officer

Lindsey Armstrong joined InsideSales.com in March 2015, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in global technology sales leadership and management. As the company’s chief operating officer, Lindsey will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations, guiding the company into its next phase of growth and global expansion. Before joining InsideSales.com, Lindsey spent more than four years with Salesforce, where she built growth engines in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as Latin America and Asia-Pacific. She previously held numerous executive positions with Oracle, Veritas and Symantec, driving substantial growth in international revenues and scaling capabilities across multiple countries. Lindsey is a proven, world-class executive with a track record of excellence. During her time with Veritas, which was acquired by Symantec in 2005, EMEA revenues skyrocketed from $20 million to more than $2 billion. Lindsey serves on the board of directors for SalesHood and Bluewolf.

Mike
Plante

Chief Marketing Officer

Mike Plante brings over 30 years of experience in technology marketing to InsideSales.

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Mike Plante

Chief Marketing Officer

Mike Plante joined InsideSales.com in January 2014, and brings more than 30 years of experience in technology marketing, strategy, product management and sales. Previous to InsideSales.com, Mike helped drive growth strategies for award-winning and category-leading products, such as GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC, as vice president of product marketing, marketing strategy and operations for the $730 million SaaS division at Citrix. Prior to Citrix, Mike spent nine years at Symantec, where he was the vice president of product marketing and marketing strategy. In this role, he was responsible for go-to-market and growth strategies for the $2 billion Norton portfolio of products. Before this role, Mike led Symantec’s European consumer marketing organization, a 36-member team responsible for delivering $540 million in annual sales from consumers and small businesses across Europe. Earlier in his career, Mike held senior leadership roles in marketing, sales and development with storage technology provider PowerQuest, financial services infrastructure provider iLumin and commercial training pioneer Wicat.

Dean
Robison

Chief Customer Officer

Dean brings more than 20 years of experience from Silicon Valley, including leadership roles with Salesforce, Aspect and Nortel.

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Dean Robison

Chief Customer Officer

Dean Robison leads all post-sales customer success initiatives at InsideSales.com, including account management, education and support. Dean brings more than 20 years of experience from Silicon Valley, including leadership roles with Salesforce, Aspect and Nortel. He spent 13 years in the SaaS (software-as-a-service) industry at Salesforce, most recently serving as senior vice president of M&A Integration. Dean splits his time between the company’s Provo, Utah, headquarters and its C9 offices in San Mateo, Calif. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University and graduated from the United States Naval Academy. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years.

Steve
Brain

SVP of Engineering

Steve Brain brings more than 25 years of hands-on experience in leading successful software engineering teams.

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Steve Brain

SVP of Engineering

Steve Brain brings more than 25 years of hands-on experience in software development and a proven track record of engineering leadership, delivering enterprise-grade platforms and solutions. Today, Steve leads a team of engineers who are enhancing InsideSales.com’s industry-leading sales acceleration platform for its growing pool of enterprise customers and businesses of all sizes. Before joining InsideSales, Steve led engineering and professional services at Qualtrics and spent seven years running large engineering teams at Amazon.com, and 12 years building high-frequency and global portfolio trading systems, including the first SaaS portfolio trading platform, at financial services leaders Citibank, Fidelity, Merrill Lynch and Instinet. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering, with honors, from the University of Warwick.

Dan
Freund

SVP of Commercial Business

Dan Freund joined InsideSales.com in 2016 after more than 16 years with Oracle.

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Dan Freund

SVP of Commercial Business

Dan Freund joined InsideSales.com in 2016 after more than 16 years with Oracle. Most recently, he led Oracle’s OracleDirect Inside Sales organization, one of the country’s largest inside sales teams with more than 2,000 employees. While Dan served as group vice president of OracleDirect, he led the team to nearly double revenue from $700 million to $1.2 billion in just five years. Dan will use his 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience to run InsideSales.com’s commercial business unit and usher in the company’s next phase of exponential sales growth. Dan earned a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Martin
Moran

GM and SVP of EMEA

Martin brings more than 25 years of experience in managing and growing business operations in Europe and globally.

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Martin Moran

GM and SVP of EMEA

Martin Moran brings more than 25 years of experience in managing and growing business operations across a variety of industries in Europe and globally, with a proven track record for building high-performance sales organizations. At InsideSales.com, Martin is responsible for leading the company’s regional growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will play a key role in helping to accelerate sales for Europe’s leading companies, just as he has made a significant impact in the region with his previous work. Martin joined InsideSales.com from Lumesse Limited, where he served as general manager and senior vice president for EMEA. Prior to Lumesse, Martin was responsible for sales and geo leadership roles at ServiceSource International and at Salesforce. As the first employee in Salesforce’s EMEA organization, he helped grow the company’s EMEA business to $300 million in annual revenue. Martin has also driven revenue growth for well-known technology companies like Oracle and Skype. He holds an accountancy degree from Brunel University in London.

Dave
Boyce

SVP, Strategy

Dave Boyce’s 20 years of technology experience include helping build and sell 4 companies and running retail product worldwide for Oracle.

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Dave Boyce

SVP, Strategy

Dave Boyce runs all customer operations, including the Momentum Strategy Team, technical implementation and customer success management. Prior to InsideSales, Dave helped build and sell four companies, two as an operating executive and two as a board member. After ProfitLogic sold to Oracle, Dave spent five years running product for the $350 million Oracle Retail global business unit. Prior to his operating roles, Dave was a consultant for Monitor Group in Boston, Los Angeles and South Africa. Dave is a popular adjunct professor of sales and marketing in BYU's Marriott School MBA program, and he holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as a bachelor of arts with honors in German literature and philosophy from BYU.

Jason
Brickley

Vice President, Talent Acceleration

Jason brings more than 20 years of global experience in leadership recruitment and development.

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Jason Brickley

Vice President, Talent Acceleration

Jason Brickley brings more than 20 years of experience in building and developing leadership teams within the technology industry. Jason is responsible for leading the company’s talent acceleration organization, known in some companies as the human resources department, including talent acquisition, learning and development, and talent services.    Jason’s experience spans a wide variety of professional environments, from high-growth startups to the Fortune 500. Prior to joining InsideSales.com, Jason spent eight years at Yahoo, where he oversaw global executive recruiting.    Jason holds a bachelor of arts in geography and government from Dartmouth College.

Tema
Laussen

Director of Do Good Foundation

Tema brings more than 23 years of experience in philanthropic corporate business operations to the foundation.

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Tema Laussen

Director of Do Good Foundation

Tema Hunkin Laussen joined InsideSales.com in August 2014 as the Executive Director of its Do Good Foundation. Modeled after the Salesforce.com Foundation’s 1-1-1 model, the InsideSales.com Do Good Foundation donates 1 percent of company revenue, 1 percent of employee time, and 1 percent of product to worthy local causes. With a background in residential real estate, Tema also brings to the foundation vast fundraising and customer service experience. Prior to joining InsideSales.com, she served as associate director of major gifts at LDS Philanthropies for nearly 11 years, where she facilitated major gifts to Brigham Young University Hawaii, Polynesian Cultural Center, Humanitarian Services and other LDS charities. Tema holds an MBA from Brigham Young University and she helped create a nonprofit organization called Native American and Polynesian Youth Athletic Advancement, doing business as Elevate My Game. The organization hosts youth basketball camps on Indian reservations and in Polynesian communities to teach basketball fundamentals and provides workshops on ACT/SAT prep, NCAA eligibility and life skills.

Board of Directors

The InsideSales.com board of directors is an extraordinary group of business leaders with strong track records of advising, running and growing successful high-tech companies.

Dave
Elkington

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder

David Elkington has a rich background in technology, venture capital and corporate development. As CEO and Chairman, he has led InsideSales.com to consecutive 50-100% year-over-year growth rates, starting with the company’s inception in 2004. David has been active in the evolution and definition of the inside sales industry and speaks regularly. He is co-author of the groundbreaking Lead Response Management industry study, done in conjunction with James Oldroyd, PhD. (visiting Research Fellow at M.I.T.).

Ken
Krogue

President, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Ken brings more than 24 years of experience in sales, development and marketing in both domestic and international markets. Prior to joining InsideSales.com, Ken was one of the original founders of UCN, now inContact (NASDAQ:SAAS), where he held a number of positions including Chief Operating Officer. Prior to inContact, he built and directed the inside sales division at FranklinCovey (NYSE:FC), a leading provider of time and life management training systems. Ken is a weekly contributor on Forbes.com and an active thought leader in the inside sales industry. His blog is the top ranked blog in the world on the topic of inside sales.

Dafina
Toncheva

Partner, U.S. Venture Partners, InsideSales.com Board Member

Dafina is a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners. Prior to becoming a venture investor, Dafina held roles in development and product management at Microsoft. She worked on MSN Live ID and MS Office, and co-authored several key patents. Dafina has served as a Director at MATRIXX Software Inc. and Risk I/O, and was a board observer at Aria Systems, PGP, Imperva, RedSeal, and Cloudflare. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Computer Science, with special focus on cryptography, efficient algorithms and database systems from Harvard University.

Josh
James

Founder, CEO, and Chairman, DOMO, InsideSales.com Board Member

In 1996, James co-founded the first enterprise SaaS business, Omniture; took it public in 2006; and sold it to Adobe in 2009. It was the number one returning venture investmentout of 1,008 venture capital investments in 2004. In 2010, James started SaaS-based Domo to redefine the business intelligence market and transform the way business is managed. Josh serves on the boards of Demand Media, a NYSE-traded company; Rakuten, a publicly traded, five billion dollar revenue e-commerce company in Japan; InsideSales.com; and Save The Children, the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need.

Lars
Leckie

Managing Director, Hummer Winblad, InsideSales.com Board Member

Lars is a Managing Director at Hummer Winblad and has played a key role in the firm’s investments in SaaS, virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in 2006, Lars was involved in founding and operational roles at start-up companies. He was a co-founder of AutoFarm (now Novariant), a company focused on GPS and robotics. Lars has a Masters of Science (Engineering) and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He also holds an Engineering Physics degree from Queen’s University (with Honors). Lars sits on the board of the SIIA (Software Information Industry Association).

Mark
Gorenberg

Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners, InsideSales.com Board Member

Mark Gorenberg is a managing director of Zetta Venture Partners, a venture firm founded in 2013 to focus on early stage investments in analytics. Over the last 25 years, Mark has served as the first venture capital investor and a board member for numerous successful analytics start-ups, including Domo, InsideSales, Omniture (IPO and acquired by Adobe), AdForce (IPO and acquired by CMGI), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Scopus Technologies (IPO and acquired by Siebel) and Crowdfactory (acquired by Marketo). In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Mark to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, a 21-person advisory group of the nations leading scientists and engineers. Mark is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation. In 2012, Mark became a Director of the National Venture Capital Association.

Dave
Barrett

Managing Partner, Polaris Partners, InsideSales.com Board Observer

Dave has 18 years of public company operating experience and 15 years as a technology investor, partnering with SaaS companies through rapid growth and successful exits. Dave has served as VP/GM Sales & Services for Lotus Development/IBM, SVP Worldwide Operations for PureAtria/Rational/IBM, and Chief Operating Officer of Calico Commerce (IPO). He has served on he Boards of Polaris portfolio companies which have included Centra Software (IPO), LogMeIn (IPO), Imprivata (IPO), MarkMonitor (Thomson Reuters), Phytel (IBM), Archivas (Hitachi Data Systems), Automattic/Wordpress, Egnyte and Recurly. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, formerly served on the Microsoft Advisory Board, and is an active mentor to the MIT & Harvard entrepreneurial communities. He holds a B.S. from The University of Rhode Island.

Advisory Council

Advisory council members share their extensive expertise in financing, operations, technology, recruiting and business strategy with the InsideSales.com executive leadership team. The council includes respected individuals from a wide range of industries and disciplines.

Brett
Error

Chief Scientist and Chief Strategy Officer at Domo and one of Top 20 patentees in Utah with inventions in web data.

Craig
Ramsey

35-year veteran of the technology industry and serves on the board of Glide Foundation, Guidewire Software and Salesforce.com.

Fraser
Bullock

Managing Director of Sorenson Capital and former COO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Jeff
Kearl

Entrepreneur and angel investor, has invested in more than 20 start-ups including Ancestry.com, Omniture, and Skullcandy.

Michael
Nieset

Partner in Heidrick & Struggles and member of the global Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Practice.

Nick
Efstratis

Managing Director at EPIC Ventures, invests in early stage technology companies as a venture capitalist.

Sandy
Robertson

Founding Partner of Francisco Partners, serves on the board of Dolby Laboratories, Pain Therapeutics, and Salesforce.com

Steve
Young

Managing partner and co-founder of HGGC, prior to HGGC he was a co-founder and managing director of Sorenson Capital