Leadership

Our leadership and all employees are committed to unleashing radical economic value from information ecosystems by transforming business with search

Management Team

Louis Têtu
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Louis Têtu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Louis co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for... [more]

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Louis Têtu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Louis co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle for $1.9B in 2012. Louis held the position of Chairman & CEO from the company's inception in 1999 through 2007. Taleo was recognized as the 11th fastest growing technology company in the United States within the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in 2004, and in 2005 it was the only software company among the Inc. 500 winners to issue an IPO on NASDAQ.

Prior to Taleo, Louis was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company with 5,000 employees. This followed Baan's acquisition of Berclain inc., which he co-founded in 1989 and where he served as president until 1996. Louis is an Engineering graduate from Laval University of Canada in 1985 and in 1997 was honored by Laval for his outstanding social contributions and business achievements. He also received the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award in the Technology and Communication category.

Louis serves on several Boards including Industrial Alliance Financial Group and the Quebec City International Airport authority, and is also Chairman of the Board of PetalMD, Canada’s largest medical cloud company. Louis is involved in private equity within technology, infrastructure projects within emerging countries, education and high school reinsertion for children from financially challenged families. Outside of his professional career, Louis is a commercially licensed helicopter pilot, a skier, a wine and travel enthusiast, and lives in Quebec with his wife and their three children.

Laurent Simoneau
Co-Founder, President and CTO

Laurent Simoneau is Co-Founder, President and CTO of Coveo, and is considered one of industry’s top enterprise search experts. Prior to Coveo, Laurent was CTO of... [more]

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Laurent Simoneau is Co-Founder, President and CTO of Coveo, and is considered one of industry’s top enterprise search experts. Prior to Coveo, Laurent was CTO of Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the company’s product strategy and directed the research and development of core technologies. Laurent also served as Chief Operating Officer at Copernic during which he successfully orchestrated the spin-off of the company’s enterprise search division in 2005 into what is now Coveo.

Laurent is a graduate of Université du Quebec, where he holds an MBA degree. He resides in Quebec City with his wife and children.

Guy Gauvin
Chief Operations Officer

Guy Gauvin is Chief Operations Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Gauvin worked for more than 10 years at Taleo, the leading international provider of cloud software for... [more]

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Guy Gauvin is Chief Operations Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Gauvin worked for more than 10 years at Taleo, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle in 2012, where he was an officer. During his tenure he served as Executive Vice President Global Services, held the role of Chief Operating Officer and was involved in leading the integration of several acquisitions globally. Prior to Taleo, Gauvin was Vice President of Worldwide Services at Baan Supply Chain Solutions, the supply-chain management solutions subsidiary of Baan ERP software company.

Guy received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Laval University in Quebec. Outside of work Guy enjoys cycling, playing tennis and hockey. He resides in Quebec with his wife and 2 children.

Jean Lavigueur
SVP and Chief Financial Officer

Jean Lavigueur, CPA, is Coveo's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Coveo, Jean co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for... [more]

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Jean Lavigueur, CPA, is Coveo's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Coveo, Jean co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle in 2012, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer from its inception in 1999 through 2005. He also held the role of Vice President, Finance. Taleo was recognized as the 11th fastest growing technology company in the United States within the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in 2004, and in 2005 it was the only software company among the Inc. 500 winners to issue an Initial Public Offering.

Prior to Taleo, Jean was Chief Financial Officer of Baan's supply-chain management solutions group, Baan SCS, a global enterprise software company with more than 5,000 employees. This followed Baan's acquisition of Berclain Group, Inc., a leading provider of supply chain management solutions, where he also held the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Preceding his employment with Berclain Group, Jean held senior positions in the audit and tax divisions of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), a global provider of industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services.

Jean is a graduate of Laval University, where he holds a degree in Business Administration. He has also been a Chartered Professional Accountant since 1986. Jean is an avid tennis player, bicycler and hockey player. He resides in Quebec with his wife and three children.

Mark Floisand
Chief Marketing Officer

Mark Floisand is Chief Marketing Officer at Coveo. He has over 20 years of marketing, sales and general management experience in the technology industry, spanning blue... [more]

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Mark Floisand is Chief Marketing Officer at Coveo. He has over 20 years of marketing, sales and general management experience in the technology industry, spanning blue chip and start-up companies across three continents, including Apple, Adobe, BusinessObjects, SAP, Total Defense, Untangle and WeVideo. Mark was most recently with Sitecore, a Coveo technology partner, where he led product marketing.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; and an MBA from the University of Durham in the UK.

Richard Tessier
Co-Founder and SVP, Products

Richard Tessier is Co-Founder of Coveo and Senior Vice President of Products. With 20 years of experience in the search industry, Richard has a keen understanding of how... [more]

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Richard Tessier is Co-Founder of Coveo and Senior Vice President of Products. With 20 years of experience in the search industry, Richard has a keen understanding of how search can improve business processes and outcomes and has applied this knowledge to developing award-winning applications that change the very nature of work.

Prior to his role at Coveo, Richard was Director of Software Development at Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the enterprise software division. In 2004, he played a key role in the successful spin-off of this division into what is now Coveo.

Richard received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Laval University in Quebec. He lives in Quebec with his wife and three daughters. Richard enjoys sports and the outdoors and plays tennis and basketball and enjoys backpacking and snowshoeing trips across Quebec's backcountry.

Marc Sanfaçon
Co-Founder and SVP, Technology

Marc Sanfaçon is Co-Founder of Coveo and Senior Vice President of Technology. With more than 20 years of experience in application development, much of it in search,... [more]

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Marc Sanfaçon is Co-Founder of Coveo and Senior Vice President of Technology. With more than 20 years of experience in application development, much of it in search, Marc also is responsible for Coveo’s cloud operations. Marc is at the center of changing the nature of work by developing apps that make search pervasive throughout organizations.

Previously, Marc held the role of Director of Technologies for Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he directed the development efforts for the company's core search technologies.

Prior to joining Copernic, he held the role of Senior Software Developer with the Berclain Group Inc., a leading provider of supply chain management solutions.

Aside from his professional interests, Marc enjoys technology and sports, specifically water skiing, soccer and golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. He lives in Quebec with his wife and two children.

Bob Walmsley
SVP, Global Sales

Bob Walmsley is Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Coveo. Bob brings more than 20 years of high-growth technology sales experience to Coveo and he is responsible... [more]

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Bob Walmsley is Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Coveo. Bob brings more than 20 years of high-growth technology sales experience to Coveo and he is responsible for overall strategy, execution and operations in the sales organization. He is passionate about the potential of cloud-based search to change how companies do business, and he puts to work his significant sales leadership experience to help drive Coveo’s rapid sales growth.

Prior to Coveo, Bob was Vice President of Sales for DocuSign where he led the Enterprise, National Accounts and Public Sector teams to more than 5X revenue growth. Prior to DocuSign, Bob was Group Vice President of Human Capital Management for Oracle where he led sales for Peoplesoft, Taleo, JD Edwards and Fusion HCM. Prior to Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo, Bob served as Vice President of Enterprise Sales for North America where he oversaw sales, pre-sales and operations for Taleo’s fastest growing business segment.

Bob received a B.S. degree from the University of Florida in Public Relations. Outside of work, he enjoys distance running, surfing and hiking with his two daughters around their home in Atlanta, GA.

Dominic Lajoie
SVP, Global Services

Dominic Lajoie serves as Senior Vice President of Global Services at Coveo. In this role Dominic helps Coveo customers change the nature of work, for all of their... [more]

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Dominic Lajoie serves as Senior Vice President of Global Services at Coveo. In this role Dominic helps Coveo customers change the nature of work, for all of their customer engagement lifecycles, from the first customer engagement via personalized website search to empowering sales, customer service & field support with proactive insights to helping all employees upskill at the moment of need with search. Prior to joining Coveo, Dominic spent more than 10 years as a strategic consultant for CGI and Fujitsu in various management roles, helping organizations, such as Microsoft, Boeing, Russell Investments Group and State Government agencies, build innovative business solutions with leading technology.

Dominic is a Computer Science graduate of Université Laval in Quebec, and also a certified Scrum Master. Outside of his professional career, he enjoys the great outdoors by snowboarding and riding his road bike in Quebec city, where he lives with his family.

Benoit Leclerc
VP, Strategic Accounts

Benoit Leclerc is Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Coveo. Benoit’s role is to assist Coveo’s sales team with select accounts that require special attention due to... [more]

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Benoit Leclerc is Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Coveo. Benoit’s role is to assist Coveo’s sales team with select accounts that require special attention due to their size, complexity, or strategic nature for the company. Prior to Coveo, Benoit was Vice President of International Sales at Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, where he helped build the company’s business in all regions.

Benoit has also been Managing Director for the Eastern Region of SAP Canada. His experience is complemented by the various roles he held with other best-of-breed applications and companies in the supply chain management and system integration sectors.

Benoit holds a Civil Engineering degree from Montreal University. Outside of work, he is a fan of home renovation projects and is a still-busy father of three young adults.

Karine Hamel
VP Finance

Karine Hamel, CPA, serves as VP Finance at Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Karine has cumulated over 15 years of experience in external audit at PwC, a global provider of... [more]

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Karine Hamel, CPA, serves as VP Finance at Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Karine has cumulated over 15 years of experience in external audit at PwC, a global provider of industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services. She held senior position on large audit accounts managing extensive teams with team members from around the world. As the lead of Coveo’s Finance team, Karine provide leadership and vision on the financial affairs of the organization.



Karine is a graduate of Université du Québec à Chicoutimi where she holds a degree in Accounting. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant since 2004. Outside of work, Karine likes to travel, to hike and enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters.

Mike Raley
VP, Marketing

Mike Raley is Vice President of Marketing at Coveo. Mike has fifteen years’ experience working at high-growth B2B software & services firms, in a range of global... [more]

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Mike Raley is Vice President of Marketing at Coveo. Mike has fifteen years’ experience working at high-growth B2B software & services firms, in a range of global marketing and operations roles. Mike joined Coveo in 2011 and previously served as Sr. Director of Demand Generation & Marketing Operations.

Prior to joining Coveo, Mike served as Marketing Director with Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact software. At Aspect, he led a team responsible for demand generation, field and customer marketing programs and events. Mike also served as Marketing Director at FTI Technology, the e-discovery software & services division of FTI Consulting, and at Sapient, where he managed operations, marketing, sales support and customer loyalty teams and programs.

Mike currently serves on the Partner Advisory Board of the Technology Services Industry Association. He lives in New York City and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut.

Jennifer MacIntosh
VP, Customer Success

Jennifer MacIntosh has over 20 years experience working with high-tech and financial services companies helping them to establish, lead, and grow their Customer... [more]

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Jennifer MacIntosh has over 20 years experience working with high-tech and financial services companies helping them to establish, lead, and grow their Customer Experience and Knowledge Management practices.

As VP of Customer Success, Jennifer is an advocate for the customer who leads customer engagement, adoption and value realization of the Coveo solution. She is passionate about helping companies leverage self-service and reuse knowledge to improve the customer experience while managing their organizational costs.

Prior to joining Coveo, Jennifer was Founder and Principal of Okas Consulting, a global consulting practice and former Coveo partner. Jennifer has also held executive roles as a change agent who significantly improved the customer experience at Yahoo, Quest Software (Dell) and Cognos (IBM).

Jennifer has deep knowledge and expertise in Analytics, Customer Experience, Support, Self-Service, and Knowledge Management. She is a certified KCS Practitioner, Trainer and active industry contributor.

Jennifer resides in Ottawa with her family and in her spare time enjoys painting abstract art.

Alain Bouchard
VP, Professional Services

Alain Bouchard serves as Vice President of Professional Services at Coveo. In this role, he leads the team integrating Coveo in the most complex customer IT ecosystems.... [more]

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Alain Bouchard serves as Vice President of Professional Services at Coveo. In this role, he leads the team integrating Coveo in the most complex customer IT ecosystems. Prior to joining Coveo, Alain worked for 17 years at CGI where he held various leadership and management roles. Alain led numerous teams, small and large, supporting many customers in the achievement of better business results through information technology.

Earlier in his career, he served as a communications and electronics engineering officer in the Canadian Army. Alain is a graduate of Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston (Ontario) where he holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical).

Outside of work, Alain enjoys golf, travelling and cooking. He lives in Quebec City with his family.

Kelly Krumreich
VP, Commercial Operations

Kelly Krumreich has held numerous leadership positions, both customer-facing and operational, in Cloud/SaaS technology companies over the last two decades, primarily... [more]

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Kelly Krumreich has held numerous leadership positions, both customer-facing and operational, in Cloud/SaaS technology companies over the last two decades, primarily driving growth strategies in both Sales and Services. She brings unique talents in program management, process engineering, change management and go to market planning, that combine to transform strategic goals into actionable plans that produce results.

As VP Commercial Operations, Kelly leads a team whose mandate it is to drive operational efficiencies while helping the business to scale-up by designing and implementing processes and systems that enable growth.

Prior to joining Coveo, Kelly held an executive leadership position with Stantive technologies Group, a Salesforce ISV, where she built alliance and marketing capabilities from the ground up. Prior to that, Kelly spent 10 years at Oracle/Taleo in numerous roles, initially implementing solutions for Taleo customers, then moving into operational roles to lead Consulting Operations, then on to plan and execute on a go to market strategy for mid-market growth.

This varied experience has led Kelly to develop deep knowledge of critical business processes and the systems architecture required to enable a successful customer and partner experience.

Kelly also prides herself on her family, as a mom of two, and her home in the country where she enjoys gardening, cooking, water-sports and hiking.

Gauthier Robe
VP, Platform

As VP of Coveo’s Platform line of business, Gauthier Robe oversees the company’s Intelligent Search Platform and roadmap, including Coveo Cloud, announced in June 2015.... [more]

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As VP of Coveo’s Platform line of business, Gauthier Robe oversees the company’s Intelligent Search Platform and roadmap, including Coveo Cloud, announced in June 2015. Gauthier is passionate about using technology to improve customers’ and people’s lives. He has over a decade of international experience in the high-tech industry and deep knowledge of Cloud Computing, electronics, IoT, and product management.

Prior to Coveo, Gauthier worked for Amazon Web Services and held various positions in high-tech consulting firms, helping customers envision the future and achieve its potential.

Gauthier resides in the Boston area and has an engineering degree from UCL & MIT. In his spare time, Gauthier enjoys tinkering with new technologies and connected devices.

Sawan Deshpande
VP, Salesforce Line of Business

Sawan Deshpande is Vice President, Salesforce Line of Business at Coveo. He joined Coveo in 2013 and previously served as Director, Global Sales Engineering. An... [more]

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Sawan Deshpande is Vice President, Salesforce Line of Business at Coveo. He joined Coveo in 2013 and previously served as Director, Global Sales Engineering. An experienced leader in sales engineering and product management for software applications, Sawan held various roles at Oracle and was Sales Architect, Emerging Products at Salesforce before joining Coveo.

Sawan has a consistent track record in building and selling best-in-class software products. He was part of oDesk’s executive team that successfully raised $8M Series B funding from Benchmark Capital and was part of the founding technical sales team at LiveOps.

Sawan has a master’s degree in Technology Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lisa Sheets
Senior Director of Global Customer Retention

Lisa Sheets is Senior Director of Global Customer Retention leading a talented team with a clear understanding that customer growth and retention can only be achieved... [more]

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Lisa Sheets is Senior Director of Global Customer Retention leading a talented team with a clear understanding that customer growth and retention can only be achieved through attainment of business results and customer success. Prior to Coveo, Lisa was Senior Client Executive at Oracle, formerly Taleo, supporting some of the company’s largest Fortune 100 customers for their Human Capital Management SaaS Solutions. She joined Coveo in 2013 to start a similar team and since then has built its Global Customer Retention Team achieving market leading customer renewal rates and expansion objectives.



With over 30 years of engineering, sales and management experience, her career has included positions with Honeywell, DuPont, Westinghouse and Lucent Technologies. In addition to being KCS v6 certified, Lisa also attained her Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification during her tenure as IT Project Manager at Honeywell.



Lisa holds a Masters in Management from Rutgers University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. She resides in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband and two children – both currently attending college – as well as several four-legged fur kids (dog, three cats and two horses). She is an avid equestrian with a focus within the discipline of dressage.

Marie-Michele Caron
Senior Global Strategic Alliances Director

Marie-Michele Caron is the Senior Global Strategic Alliances Director at Coveo. She oversees the company’s alliance & channel strategy worldwide including the... [more]

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Marie-Michele Caron is the Senior Global Strategic Alliances Director at Coveo. She oversees the company’s alliance & channel strategy worldwide including the relationships with major technology alliances such as Salesforce, Microsoft and Sitecore and also looks after Coveo’s ecosystem of channel partners. She is passionate about helping companies deliver relevant end-to-end experiences and is committed to partnering with the industry’s best to make that possible.



With over a decade of experience in building strategic alliances and international business development within the high-tech industry, Marie has been instrumental in developing Coveo as a core practice within an extensive ecosystem of channel partners.



Marie resides in San Francisco and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA in International Business from Laval University. Outside of work, you can find Marie brushing up on her boxing skills and climbing the nearest summit.

Board of Directors

Louis Têtu
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Louis Têtu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Louis co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for... [more]

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Louis Têtu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo. Prior to Coveo, Louis co-founded Taleo Corporation, the leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle for $1.9B in 2012. Louis held the position of Chairman & CEO from the company's inception in 1999 through 2007. Taleo was recognized as the 11th fastest growing technology company in the United States within the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in 2004, and in 2005 it was the only software company among the Inc. 500 winners to issue an IPO on NASDAQ.

Prior to Taleo, Louis was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company with 5,000 employees. This followed Baan's acquisition of Berclain inc., which he co-founded in 1989 and where he served as president until 1996. Louis is an Engineering graduate from Laval University of Canada in 1985 and in 1997 was honored by Laval for his outstanding social contributions and business achievements. He also received the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award in the Technology and Communication category.

Louis serves on several Boards including Industrial Alliance Financial Group and the Quebec City International Airport authority, and is also Chairman of the Board of PetalMD, Canada’s largest medical cloud company. Louis is involved in private equity within technology, infrastructure projects within emerging countries, education and high school reinsertion for children from financially challenged families. Outside of his professional career, Louis is a commercially licensed helicopter pilot, a skier, a wine and travel enthusiast, and lives in Quebec with his wife and their three children.

Laurent Simoneau
Co-Founder, President and CTO

Laurent Simoneau is Co-Founder, President and CTO of Coveo, and is considered one of industry’s top enterprise search experts. Prior to Coveo, Laurent was CTO of... [more]

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Laurent Simoneau is Co-Founder, President and CTO of Coveo, and is considered one of industry’s top enterprise search experts. Prior to Coveo, Laurent was CTO of Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the company’s product strategy and directed the research and development of core technologies. Laurent also served as Chief Operating Officer at Copernic during which he successfully orchestrated the spin-off of the company’s enterprise search division in 2005 into what is now Coveo.

Laurent is a graduate of Université du Quebec, where he holds an MBA degree. He resides in Quebec City with his wife and children.

Jean-Paul Chauvet
President, Lightspeed

With over 20 years’ experience as a marketing and sales executive in the technology sector, JP has been a key element in the continued growth of Lightspeed. By... [more]

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With over 20 years’ experience as a marketing and sales executive in the technology sector, JP has been a key element in the continued growth of Lightspeed. By developing and leading Lightspeed's product strategy, go-to-market direction and taking a direct approach to engaging independent businesses, he has helped Lightspeed increase revenue, strengthen partner relations and achieve success month over month.

Candice Faktor
Partner at Faktory Ventures

Candice Faktor runs a seed stage fund investing in exponential technologies and network effect businesses. Candice is an Associate of the Creative Destruction Lab,... [more]

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Candice Faktor runs a seed stage fund investing in exponential technologies and network effect businesses. Candice is an Associate of the Creative Destruction Lab, Canada's leading deep tech incubator. Recently, she was the GM at Wattpad, where she helped scale Wattpad to be one of the world’s largest storytelling platforms with over 50MM users. Previous to this, Candice co-created Torstar Digital, a disruptive digital venture arm of Torstar, where she invested in, launched and scaled over 20+ mobile, social and digital businesses over 7 years. Before Torstar Digital, Candice worked for Monitor Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm. Candice is very passionate about putting Canada on the global stage for tech and is a frequent speaker on this topic.

Lawrence Pentland
Former Executive at Dell Inc.

Lawrence Pentland is a former executive at Dell Inc. where he led the Americas International division with full P&L responsibility for operations spanning 40... [more]

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Lawrence Pentland is a former executive at Dell Inc. where he led the Americas International division with full P&L responsibility for operations spanning 40 countries and five thousand employees, including manufacturing operations in Brazil. During his 10 years at Dell, revenues in his division grew from $750 million to $4.6 billion.

Prior to joining Dell, Lawrence held various industry roles and was a partner at Bain & Company Consulting in Boston and Toronto serving Fortune 500 companies in North America and internationally on issues of strategy, manufacturing and performance improvement. He is now a private investor in emerging technology companies.

Lawrence has also served as a Director at Telus Inc. and currently serves on several private technology company boards as well as on the Board Research Committee at the University Health Network in Toronto.

Lawrence holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey School, University of Western Ontario. He is married and has three children.

Sandy Scott
Principal, Mistral Venture Partners

Sandy is a Principal with Mistral Venture Partners, a seed stage venture fund in Canada.

Sandy began his career as an investment banker with the CSFB Technology... [more]

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Sandy is a Principal with Mistral Venture Partners, a seed stage venture fund in Canada.

Sandy began his career as an investment banker with the CSFB Technology Group focused on software and internet, and then spent several years at Vector Capital where he invested in technology buyout opportunities before turning his focus to entrepreneurship with time early stage companies in digital media and information services. More recently, Sandy spent 7 years focused on technology growth equity in Canada with Tandem Expansion.

Sandy graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Computer Science and Economics and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bill Shaheen
Operating Executive at Evergreen Coast Capital

Bill Shaheen has over 30 years of experience in Enterprise Software sales. Early in Bill’s career he was a Solutions Engineer for various database software... [more]

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Bill Shaheen has over 30 years of experience in Enterprise Software sales. Early in Bill’s career he was a Solutions Engineer for various database software vendors. Bill then moved into a sales role, and subsequently into sales management and eventually leading sales teams as the head of sales.

In 2004, Bill joined Taleo (RecruitSoft at the time) as an individual contributor sales professional. In 2012, Taleo was sold to Oracle and Bill exited the company as Group Vice President, managing N American enterprise sales and APAC sales. Bill went on to take a head of sales role at SumTotal Systems, which was eventually sold to Skillsoft. Bill is currently an Operating Executive at Evergreen Coast Capital.

Bill has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Westfield State College, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

Bill lives in Colorado with his wife and three grown children. Outside of work, Bill enjoys travel, music, exercise and participating in Denver’s thriving food and wine scene.

J. Alberto Yépez
Venture Partner, Trident Capital

Alberto Yépez is a Managing Director of Trident Capital. He joined the Coveo board in July of 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in growing innovative,... [more]

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Alberto Yépez is a Managing Director of Trident Capital. He joined the Coveo board in July of 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in growing innovative, industry-leading technology companies. He is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, actively investing in IT Security, Enterprise Software and Mobility.

Alberto is Chairman of the Board of AlienVault, Mocana Corporation and Neohapsis, serves on the boards of AirTIght Networks, BlueCat and HyTrust and was an observer on the Qualys (QLYS) Board of Directors. In addition to his board work on behalf of Trident, Alberto serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and is Chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).

Alberto’s past Directorships include Solera Networks (acquired by Blue Coat Systems), enCommerce (acquired by Entrust), Entrust (ENTU - acquired by Thoma Bravo), Third Brigade (acquired by Trend Micro), Thor Technologies (acquired by Oracle) and Vitria (VITR - taken private).

Prior to Trident, Alberto was a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record in building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. He was founder, Chairman & CEO of enCommerce, co-CEO & President of Entrust (ENTU) and Chairman & CEO of Thor Technologies, and held senior management positions at Oracle and Apple. He is an angel investor in Apigee and Securent (acquired by Cisco).

In addition, Alberto worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Warburg Pincus, served as Executive Chairman of a Bain Capital portfolio company, and was a consultant to the US Department of Defense as part of the DeVenCI Initiative. He is a member of the World Economic Forum. Born and raised in Perú, Alberto earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electronic Physics from the University of San Francisco; attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Perú.

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