Meet the industry leaders shaking up the world of enterprise DevOps.
Stephen joined CloudBees in 2021 as the company’s CEO. Prior to joining CloudBees, Stephen was chief strategy officer at Automation Anywhere, a pioneer in the robotic process automation space. A 30+ year technology industry veteran, Stephen has been part of senior executive teams at Symantec, Cisco, Sun and Hewlett Packard. Stephen has also been CEO at multiple market-making start-ups, including Cobalt Networks, Azul Systems and WorkMarket. Throughout his career journey, Stephen has focused on building high-performance development, go-to-market and marketing teams to bring mission-critical innovations to the world’s largest customers and partners.
He is currently on the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Executive Network and has served on numerous other technology company boards (public and private) throughout the years. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Sacha Labourey is co-founder and chief strategy officer at CloudBees, the enterprise software delivery company. CloudBees provides the industry’s leading DevOps technology platform that enables developers to focus on what they do best: Build stuff that matters. Sacha has been an active leader in open source software for twenty years, with roles ranging from development to integration to partnerships. A native of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, he learned to found a business by launching his own consulting firm while still working toward his Master's degree in computer science from Swiss science and technology university EPFL.
Sacha was a core contributor to Marc Fleury’s JBoss project, implementing its original clustering features. When JBoss became a business, he founded JBoss’ European headquarters in 2003 and served as GM for Europe and then CTO. Red Hat acquired both JBoss and Sacha in 2006, making him GM of their middleware division.
Sacha established CloudBees’ work-anywhere approach from the start, a decade before most companies were forced to make the leap. He works from Neuchâtel, where he lives with his wife, daughter and two cats - Nestor, who rules the house, and Tricotine, who is über smart and agile (but not as in development!). It was from Neuchâtel that he founded CloudBees with François Déchery in 2010. Sacha is proud of having hired the best Bees around the world, wherever they choose to live.
A native of France, Laurence began her career at Club Med where she was responsible for the finance and human resources operations for some of the leading Club Med locations in Spain, Italy, Mexico and Japan. In 2000, she moved to the Bay Area to become financial controller of a fabless semiconductor company.
Her path to CloudBees began in 2004, when she moved to Switzerland as financial controller for JBoss EMEA. JBoss was a very fast-growing company whose European business was headed by Sacha Labourey, before the Red Hat acquisition of JBoss. Their careers diverged for a few years, but when Sacha began working with François Déchery on the plan that would turn into CloudBees in 2010, he invited Laurence—who was then back in France— to take on the corporate controller position at CloudBees.
Laurence is married to a Dutch engineer. She has two teenagers, a baby dog and loves reading techno thrillers and historical fiction. Because Laurence and her family have lived in many countries, she enjoys the diversity, exposure to different cultures and the richness those experiences have provided. Together, she and her family speak six languages, fluently, and consider themselves citizens of the world.
John is chief revenue officer and leads the entire revenue organization at CloudBees, which includes sales, consulting, training and channel partners. He came to CloudBees from Hitachi Vantara, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the Americas, responsible for the complete P&L across the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Hitachi Vantara Federal Division.
With prior executive positions at companies such as Red Hat, HP and Tibco, John brings 30 years of experience building, directing and managing complex organizations in enterprise-level information technology sales and operations.
With more than 20 years’ experience across a wide range of software-driven companies, Susan oversees product development and engineering. Prior to CloudBees, at GitHub, she led a department of more than one hundred engineers, managers and quality specialists. At Adobe, she built the original Adobe Flex team and helped grow the Flex community to over a million developers. Susan also worked on the consumer side at Barnes and Noble/Nook Media as vice president of engineering for NOOK content services and brought OpenTable’s reservation app to market.
It became clear early in Susan’s career that great tooling was essential for high-performing teams. In fact, this recognition is what brought her career in and out of developer tooling - namely, the passion to build and deliver innovative tools that allow teams to ship higher quality software in an accelerated fashion.
Shawn Ahmed is senior vice president of product marketing and is responsible for the success of CloudBees Software Delivery Automation and CloudBees Software Delivery Management platforms. His remit encompasses CI/CD, feature flagging and build/test acceleration capabilities. Under the umbrella of product marketing, Shawn also manages product business, field enablement and business value consulting.
He’s no stranger to using business analytics to find and drive success, having held similar roles at Splunk and two separate five-year stints at SAP. Shawn has been a CEO of two companies, including Pivotus which he brought to a successful acquisition before joining CloudBees in 2019. Shawn graduated from UCLA in the Executive Management program and lives in southern California with his wife and three children.
Moritz was the founder and CEO of CodeShip, acquired by CloudBees in 2018. After leading the integration of the two companies, he now focuses on operations and corporate development. His diverse background in software engineering, product management and business has made him instrumental in acquiring companies strategic to CloudBees’ business, most notably Electric Cloud and Rollout.
Moritz is a native of Austria and lived in both Vienna and Berlin before moving to the United States. Boston was his first stop, but he now lives in Colorado where he enjoys the great outdoors, engaging in activities such as running, skiing, rock climbing and an occasional road race.
Ellen Thorne is a global human resources leader who takes pride in connecting corporate strategies to the employee experience. Being “real” is one of Ellen’s leadership philosophies. She believes that showing up every day, authentic and genuine, leads to meaningful conversations, long-term professional connections and personal and professional growth opportunities. Born and raised in Italy, she moved 11 times and relocated permanently to the United States in the mid-1980’s. As the daughter of an IBM engineer, she grew up familiar with the technology sector and its culture. Ellen has years of experience in companies of all sizes and a passion for employee development. She works to keep CloudBees a magnet for talent, since the company continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
Ellen lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two teenage daughters and her furry baby. When not working, Ellen and her family enjoy salt life on the North Carolina coast.
Our HR team advocates for the business and the employees who are driving it. The goal of HR is to provide an environment and resources in which the employee experience is aligned with the CloudBees culture and business objectives.
Erin Lovern is the senior director, talent strategy at CloudBees. In this role, she is responsible for impacting the strategic HR direction of the global talent acquisition organization by leading talent acquisition, employment branding, diversity and inclusion functions. She is in charge of building a strong, consultative function by implementing an integrated talent strategy focused on attracting, developing and retaining top talent.
Outside of work, Erin enjoys traveling with her husband and two daughters, cooking, yoga and running. Her golden retriever, Tucker, is her favorite running partner.
Phil Mosberg is a senior talent acquisition specialist who joined CloudBees in January 2018. Phil is responsible for partnering with CloudBees leadership to help recruit the best talent to join the Hive. Prior to CloudBees, Phil spent four years as a lead recruiter with a national IT staffing firm specializing in technical recruitment services for Fortune 1000 clients. Outside of work, Phil enjoys spending time with his wife, hanging out with his dogs Brew and Eli and playing tennis.
Carolyn Valahu is a senior people business partner for sales, customer success and marketing, globally, at CloudBees. Carolyn began her career with Lettuce Entertain You, a restaurant management company, where she led people programs and had the opportunity to offer hands-on team member support. Carolyn then spent three years in London with Morningstar, Inc., cultivating her passion for helping others in the workplace. Following her return to the United States, Carolyn shifted gears from talent development to people business partners during her time at Relativity ODA, a Chicago based e-discovery software company. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Carolyn lives in Raleigh with her family and enjoys spending time in green spaces and mobilizing the community to conserve them for future generations.
Halaina Sandoval joined the HR team in January 2018 with much excitement! She was the second HR representative on the team and helped to build the starting foundation for our amazing HR team. She comes with eight years of experience in human resources and has a passion for helping people. Her career took a turn for the better when, following her dreams of becoming a nurse, she had a change in direction and interest and discovered her love of the human resources function. In her spare time, she loves to spend time roller skating and playing board games such as Pictionary and Monopoly with her family.
Emily Peter is a senior HR business partner supporting the R&D function at CloudBees, which includes product management, engineering, design and product marketing. She has spent her career in human capital at Deloitte Consulting, Korn/Ferry and PeopleFirm (since acquired by Ernst & Young). In these roles, she partnered with organizations of varying sizes to support their talent and leadership needs through times of transition, transformation and growth. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Vanderbilt University with a focus in human organizational performance.
Emily lives in Portland, Oregon, with her partner Adam and three very loud, very young children. She enjoys being outdoors in the Pacific Northwest and enjoying odd moments of peace and quiet.
Krissy White is a talent acquisition specialist at CloudBees. She joined the team in August 2020 to help with global recruitment. Prior to CloudBees, she spent three years on the talent acquisition team at Cisco. Earlier in her career, she received her Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and was a licensed therapist. She fell into the world of recruiting shortly after graduating with her Master's and has since loved helping to build up awesome teams and find job-seekers careers they love. Krissy lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and puppy, Tulip, and loves to read, bake, travel and participate in her newest hobby - aerial silks!
Angie Lynch is an HR generalist at CloudBees, with a focus on ensuring that our employees have a positive onboarding and offboarding experience. Most recently, Angie worked at Electric Cloud as office manager and administrative assistant to the CEO. Prior to that, Angie was home for 23 years raising her four kids while honing her skills as house manager, PTO president and youth competitive soccer team manager. Angie is a graduate of the University of Colorado and has a BA in psychology. Outside of work, Angie enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Simone Marty joined the people team at CloudBees in September 2016. Located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, she works part-time and is focused on engagement and WellBee-ing of the employees. As a speech therapist and researcher in sociolinguistics, she is really interested in how people cope with their skills and strengths in the workplace. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going for long walks in nature and playing the violin.
Sarah Parsons is an executive administrator at CloudBees, with a focus on supporting the executive team calendars, logistics, events and projects. She has been in the executive assistant role for over five years. Prior to joining CloudBees, Sarah worked cross-functionally with teams, including HR, finance, legal and sales in implementing process, and managing large programs and events. Sarah is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has a Bachelor's of Science in psychology.
Liz Pearl is the talent acquisition coordinator for CloudBees, a position that helps with company-wide recruitment support. She is originally from Los Angeles and worked in the tech and entertainment industries in a variety of different roles, from assisting executives to partnering as an HR leader. Liz lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two daughters and her dog Bruno. She loves the great outdoors.
Juliana Biviano joined the HR team at CloudBees in January of 2021 as the manager of total rewards and HR operations. Prior to joining CloudBees, Juliana specialized in supporting the EMEA region in all things total rewards-related. She is a graduate of Florida State University and has degrees in international affairs, Italian, psychology. She als has an MBA from Nova Southeastern. Outside of work, Juliana enjoys playing soccer, traveling and going for runs with her dog, Tuna.