The executive team

Frank Bien

Frank Bien
Chief Executive Officer

With over 20 years growing and leading technology companies, Frank Bien built his career on nurturing strong corporate culture and highly efficient teams.. Prior to Looker, Frank was SVP of Strategy for storage vendor Virsto (acquired by VMware) and VP of Strategic Alliances at big-data pioneer Greenplum, leading their acquisition by EMC (now Pivotal). He led Product Marketing and Strategy at early scale-out data warehousing company Sensage and was VP of Solution Sales at Vignette/OpenText. Earlier in his career he held executive roles at Dell and the Federal Reserve.

Lloyd Tabb

Lloyd Tabb
founder, chairman & CTO

Lloyd Tabb spent the last 25 years revolutionizing how the world uses the internet and, by extension, data. Originally a database & languages architect at Borland, Lloyd founded Commerce Tools, acquired by Netscape. As the Principal Engineer on Netscape Navigator Gold, he led several releases of Communicator and helped define Mozilla.org. Lloyd later was CTO of LiveOps, co-founder of Readyforce and founder then advisor to Luminate. Lloyd combined his passion for data, love of programming languages and commitment to nurturing talent when he founded Looker.

Ben Porterfield

Ben Porterfield
Co-Founder & VP of Engineering

Ben Porterfield has worked in both engineering and product roles at numerous startups in and around Silicon Valley. He was the lead engineer at Sticky, Inc., later acquired by DeviceVM. He also co-founded Rally Up, a mobile startup acquired by AOL in 2010. At Looker, Ben leads the engineering team to create the best and most accessible BI platform available today.

Razzak Jallow

Razzak Jallow
VP and Head of Finance

Razzak is Looker’s VP and Head of Finance, leading the company’s FP&A, Accounting, and Revenue teams. Razzak has over 15 years experience across diverse technology companies with an emphasis on business models and scale. Prior to Looker, Razzak led finance teams at LendingClub through its post-IPO maturation, Apple through its iPhone 6 launch and scaling, and Adobe through its transformation from boxed software to the Creative Cloud.

Colin Zima

Colin Zima
Chief Analytics Officer

Colin Zima employs data to drive better decision making across businesses of all sizes, including high-growth start-ups and large corporations. Prior to Looker, Colin served as the Director of Data Science and Business Intelligence at HotelTonight, which he joined through the acquisition of his start-up, PrimaTable. Prior to founding PrimaTable, Colin spent several years as a statistician at Google in search ranking.

Lissa Daniels

Lissa Daniels
VP and Head of Marketing

As the VP of Marketing, Lissa leverages her 20 years of experience in marketing to drive and support sales goals across the globe. Prior to Looker, Lissa has worked at companies of all sizes and stages of growth, including, BEA Systems, VMWare, and Medallia. Through all of this, she has gained much valuable experience in regards to working with people, data, words, and images (in that order).

Lambert Billet

Lambert Billet
Chief Revenue Officer

For the last 25 years, Lambert Billet has led sales and BD teams from start-ups to large technology companies. As a VP of Sales at Endeca, Lambert led the teams selling Endeca's leading Information Access Software Platform. Prior to Endeca, Lambert was VP of the Americas for HP Software Business Intelligence & Information Management, and GM of Americas at Vignette. In his early career he was part of Sun Microsystems, as well as a successful IPO at Marimba. Lambert recently led sales & business development for an innovative data discovery analytics start-up, Ayasdi.

Keenan Rice

Keenan Rice
VP of Alliances

Keenan Rice has focused his career on building partnerships and developing corporate strategy in high-growth enterprise software companies. At Limelight Networks, he ran demand generation and marketing operations, while helping to reposition Limelight from a pure content delivery network (CDN) to a global digital media software provider. Most recently, Keenan worked at Turn, the leading marketing platform for real-time bidding, to drive interactive marketing and up-level the company’s position in the digital advertising industry.

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Ronaldo Ama
VP Engineering

Ronaldo currently leads the Looker Product Organization inside Google Cloud. Prior to Looker, Ronaldo ran engineering and product teams at various startups (such as Ayasdi, Greenplum and Acta) and large companies (such as Oracle, Informix, SAP and VMware), mainly focused on data management and analytics. With more than 30 years of experience in the software industry, Ronaldo had the opportunity to build and grow globally distributed teams, while working with field organizations to assist customers select and deploy technology to manage large-scale information systems. He holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Science, the latter from Stanford University with emphasis on database and operating systems.

Teresa Swart

Teresa Swart
Chief of Staff / VP Operations

Teresa Swart has over 15 years of experience leading Sales & Business Operations and as Chief of Staff, bringing organization & execution to high-growth companies. Prior to joining Looker as VP Exec Ops & Chief of Staff, she held key positions at Plantronics, MySQL/Sun/Oracle, Fusion-io, and Druva. Through this experience, she brings a proven track record of success in instrumenting operational efficiency and leading cross-functional initiatives.

Tait Kirkham

Tait Kirkham
VP of Customer Success

Tait has 20+ years of experience in field engineering management. Before joining Looker, he was VP of Worldwide Field Technical Sales & Services at Cloudera, where he led the growth of their sales engineering and professional services teams. Prior to Cloudera, Tait built the worldwide technical field sales and services organization—from the ground up—at Composite Software.

Daniel Mintz

Daniel Mintz
Chief Data Evangelist

Throughout his career, Daniel Mintz has focused on how people interact with data and how they can use it to get better at what they do. He’s passionate about the way analytics can help tackle the world’s toughest challenges. Previously, he was Head of Data & Analytics at fast-growing media startup Upworthy. Before that he was Director of Analytics at political powerhouse MoveOn.org.

John O'Keeffe

John O'Keeffe
Vice President of EMEA

John is Looker’s Vice President of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). He joined Looker in January 2017 to lead the company’s growth and expansion across the region. Prior to Looker, John served as the Head of EMEA for Nitro and the lead for Salesforce.com’s SMB and Commercial business in Europe. John is based out of Looker’s EMEA Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Shoji Ozawa

Shoji Ozawa
Japan Country Manager

Shoji is Looker’s Country Manager in Japan, driving the company’s growth and operations in the region. He has over 15 years of experience leading and growing software businesses in Japan and across APAC. Prior to joining Looker, Shoji held executive leadership positions at Oracle as Vice President and Operating Officer for its Cloud Application Business, and at Salesforce as its Executive Officer of Enterprise Sales for its Marketing Cloud Business. He has also held executive and marketing positions at Adobe, Omniture and DoubleClick.

Ryan Gurney

Ryan Gurney
Chief Security Officer

Ryan is Looker’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), having joined us in May 2017. Ryan is charged with maturing our security and compliance programs. Prior to Looker, Ryan was the VP of Security at Zendesk where he grew their program from 2 people to 18 globally, and assisted with the Company’s IPO. At eBay, Ryan managed a security engineering team focused on product security. Beyond building security and compliance, Ryan has also managed IT and led large security audit and consulting engagements while at PwC.

Barbara Lawler

Barbara Lawler
Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer

Barb Lawler is Looker’s Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer, advancing Looker’s global policies and practices. Prior to Looker she served as Chief Privacy Officer at both Intuit and Hewlett Packard, where she led the global implementation of privacy and ethical data innovation strategies. She is a globally recognized privacy leader who has an extensive track record in shaping the thinking of U.S. and global policymakers on data policy issues through direct interaction and formal testimony. Barb also serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Council of San Francisco.

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