Randall Ward is Appfire's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), focused on strategy, vision, and sales. He is an accomplished technologist and product strategist with a background in human behavior and software development. Randall has led some of the biggest brands you know through digital transformation including Apple, Target, MARS, Citrix, GE, L'Oreal, Abbott, Disney, and many more. He is an advisor for several businesses in the United States and Australia, a former researcher at Stanford University, and was previously with the US government, Oracle, and Vodafone.
Randall is a father, retired ultra marathoner, robotics enthusiast, and guitarist.
Mat Gauvin is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Appfire, driving operations, finance, human resources, and marketing across Appfire's portfolio of brands. His background is in organizational strategy, product marketing, experience design, and growth hacking. He is also an accomplished graphic designer and startup mentor. Prior to co-founding Appfire, Mat successfully ran political organizations for mayors, senators, and governors including an eventual major-party presidential candidate.
A former semi-pro baseball player and latin dance performer, Mat is an avid reader, lifehacker, and father.
Ajay is the Director of Product Engineering for the Wittified brand of Atlassian apps. In addition to being a Founding Engineer at Appfire, he has previously contributed as a Solutions Architect and earned numerous certifications through the Atlassian University.
As Vice President of Operations, Alex is responsible for finance, operations, and human resources and draws on her years of diverse experience in procurement, vendor negotiations, finance, and operations at major universities.
Aravind is Appfire's Director of Product Engineering for the Bob Swift brand of apps. Prior to joining Appfire, Aravind led teams at two other technology companies and earned certifications as a SCRUM Master and a Project Management Professional.
Betsy is Appfire’s Vice President of Business Systems & Processes and brings years of experience in technical consulting and managing enterprise platforms at a major financial services company. She worked with Appfire as a client prior to joining the team.
As Regional Director of Business Operations, Bipasha is responsible for staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development, office administration, and business finance for Appfire's Hyderabad office. Prior to Appfire, she managed HR for other tech companies and earned her MBA in Human Resources.
Bob Swift is the Chief Product Architect and original creator of Bob Swift Atlassian apps. After creating dozens of top-selling apps, Bob joined the Appfire family and now primarily focuses on the Atlassian Command Line Interface family of products and other automation apps.
As Vice President of Corporate Development, George is responsible for partner relationship building and corporate development, and draws on years of experience in sales, negotiations, and relationship-building roles.
As Director of Marketing, Holly leads a team of product marketing managers, growth analysts, and digital marketing specialists. She has an MBA in marketing and previously held leadership roles at a digital marketing agency and a tech startup.
Jeff is Vice President of Research & Development with 30+ years of product development experience. Prior to joining Appfire, he led software teams at several tech companies and worked closely with Bob Swift.
Sasha is the Director of Global HR at Appfire, where she is responsible for all staffing, compensation, benefits, training, development, and more. She previously led the HR team at a large health care company and earned a law degree.
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