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Who is Copado?

In 2013, two release engineers managing hundreds of Salesforce deployments across a multitude of different orgs, sandboxes and even countries built the first end-to-end native DevOps platform for Salesforce. Today, with over 100 international employees located in Chicago, San Francisco, London and Madrid, Copado has attracted a leadership team of Salesforce legends who faced the challenges of applying CI/CD DevOps to the Salesforce platform.  

Ted Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Ted Elliott is the chief executive officer of Copado. Before joining Copado in November 2018, Ted spent 18 years as the CEO of Jobscience, one of the first 5 ISV partners to Salesforce, until the company’s acquisition by Bullhorn. During his time with Jobscience, Ted experienced the challenges of releasing innovation on the Salesforce platform, and now strives to transform customers’ DevOps processes with Copado, the #1 DevOps platform for Salesforce.

David Brooks

VP Product

David Brooks is the VP Products of Copado. David spent nearly 9 years at Salesforce as the VP of Product Management building the AppExchange and later managing teams on the Force.com platform team. In November 2015, he became the VP of Product Development at Jobscience where he managed the product line until its acquisition by Bullhorn. As the VP Products at Copado, David oversees product development and management, and is committed to redefining DevOps for the Salesforce platform.

David Freeman

VP Sales Engineering

As Copado’s Global Vice President, Customer Solutions, David Freeman manages the Sales Engineering, Professional Services, and InfoSec teams. Formerly Vice President, Professional Services and Implementation at Jobscience for over 6 years, David has extensive experience with the Salesforce platform and is committed to helping companies achieve Salesforce Success.

Philipp Rackwitz

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Philipp Rackwitz is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Copado. Tired of managing error-prone manual releases, Philipp worked with fellow release engineer Federico Larsen to build a platform to improve release management on the Salesforce platform. As chief strategy officer, he built and manages the Copado Academy with the goal of inspiring widespread usage of DevOps practices for Salesforce.

Sanjay Gidwani

SVP Growth

After 6 years working for Salesforce culminating in the position of VP, Success Cloud, Sanjay joined Copado as the Senior Vice President, Growth. He manages Copado’s customer success team whose purpose is to guide organizations on their journey through the 5 levels of DevOps maturity to better utilize the power of the Salesforce platform.

Walker Mitchell

Chief Financial Officer

Walker Mitchell is the Chief Financial Officer of Copado. He has spent over 20 years working in finance, and was previously CFO at Pinmare S.L. for 8 years. With extensive experience in guiding companies through periods of transformation as a result of high growth, he is responsible for Copado’s finance team and financial strategy. 

Federico Larsen

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

After 11 years in the IT space, Federico Larsen saw a need for a platform that increased the efficiency of complex manual releases on the Salesforce platform. This inspired him to work with fellow release engineer Philipp Rackwitz to build a management system for Salesforce deployments. As the chief technology officer of Copado Federico continues to work to improve and expand the platform’s capabilities to better serve customers.

Andrew M. Leigh

SVP Marketing

With 20+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry, including 6 years as the Director of Product Marketing for Salesforce.com and as the VP of Marketing and Alliances at Jitterbit, Andrew Leigh serves as the SVP Marketing at Copado. He has helped Copado effectively position itself as a DevOps industry leader in the Salesforce ecosystem. 

Arwa Kadourra

SVP Global Sales and Sales Operations

Arwa joined Copado in August of 2019 as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Sales Operations. Prior to joining Copado, Arwa was Senior Director, Cloud App Dev Solution Sales at Microsoft where she was responsible for global revenue, field strategy, and partner alignment. She is committed to building the foundation for an over-performing sales team.