Come have dinner, drinks, and lively discussions with Girl Geeks from Optimizely!
Optimizely’s Chief Customer Officer, Linda Crawford, will share her inspiring stories about how she become a C-level mover and shaker. Get involved in the conversation following Linda’s talk with our breakout discussion groups. Each group will be hosted by an Optimizely Geek and discussion topics will range from how women can empower each other to mentors to gender stereotypes.
Twitter: @Optimizely @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #OptimizelyGirlGeekDinner
Optimizely Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Food, & Networking
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Introduction to Optimizely & Discussion Groups
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Networking
Optimizely Girl Geek Speaker
Linda Crawford (Chief Customer Officer, Optimizely)
Linda is a visionary leader who has inspired her teams to drive innovation and customer success. Linda is currently the Chief Customer Officer at Optimizely. She leads Marketing, Sales and Customer Success at the company empowering the world to turn data into action. Data is important in almost everything in life and Optimizely allows companies to make better data-driven decisions and ultimately become smarter, faster and more successful. Prior to joining Optimizely, Linda served in several executive positions at salesforce.com, most recently as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Sales Cloud. The Sales Cloud is the trusted sales application for more than 100,000 companies around the world. She was responsible for customer growth, customer retention, product development and product vision. Additionally, Linda held several executive positions at Rivermine and Siebel Systems. Linda is currently on the Board of Directors of Demandware, the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions.
Optimizely Discussion Leaders
Dan Siroker (CEO & Co-Founder, Optimizely)
Dan is the co-founder and CEO of Optimizely. The original inspiration for Optimizely came from Dan’s experience as the director of analytics on the 2008 Obama campaign. Optimizely is the product he wishes he had in 2008 to make it easy for anyone to do A/B testing. Four years later, Optimizely is the world’s leading optimization platform, providing A/B testing, multivariate testing, and personalization for websites and mobile applications. Formerly, Dan was a product manager at Google and studied computer science at Stanford.
Pete Koomen (CTO & Co-Founder, Optimizely)
Pete is the co-founder and CTO of Optimizely, the world’s leading experience optimization platform providing A/B testing, targeting, and optimization for websites and mobile apps. Before co-founding Optimizely with CEO Dan Siroker, Pete spent three years as a product manager at Google, where he helped launch and grow Google App Engine. Pete holds a M.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Erin Flynn (Chief People Officer, Optimizely)
Erin is the Chief People Officer at Optimizely. Previously, Erin spent nearly a decade at Salesforce, where she was a SVP leading various orgs including Recruiting, Total Rewards, Talent Development and Global Employee Success (human resources). She also led the effort to make Salesforce one of the world’s most social, mobile, and open corporate cultures. As a result, Salesforce was ranked among Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” from 2009 thru 2014. Before joining Salesforce in 2004 as VP of Recruiting, Erin was Director of Executive & Corporate Recruiting at PeopleSoft. Prior to that, she led recruiting efforts for the Silicon Valley arm of Idealab. Earlier in her career, Erin worked as an executive search consultant. Erin received a B.A. in literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Amanda Swan (Product Manager, Optimizely)
Amanda is the website product manager at Optimizely. Previously, she was the Community Manager at Optimizely. Prior to that, she was a Technical Support Manager at Optimizely. Amanda is a proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and will jump at any chance to enjoy a Firestone tri-tip sandwich.
Haley Bash (Software Engineer, Optimizely)
Haley is a Software Engineer at Optimizely. Prior to Optimizely, she worked in investment banking. She holds an M.B.A. from University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Heather Watkins (Director of Marketing, Optimizely)
Heather is a Director of Marketing at Optimizely. Previously she ran Customer Marketing at Marketo. Heather is also a proud graduate of Arizona State University and also helps run the Nor Cal Alumni chapter, Go Devils!
Jessica Chong (Software Engineer, Optimizely)
Jessica is a Software Engineer at Optimizely. She has been making websites since 1999. Prior to working at Optimizely, she was a creative professional. She studied geography for her undergraduate degree but knew she would not be able to get a job with her major. She realized she could turn her middle school hobby of making websites into a career and pursued that. These days, Jessica does a lot of writing, editing, designing, frontend dev, and A/B testing.
Johanna Goergen (Software Engineer, Optimizely)
Johanna is a Software Engineer at Optimizely. Prior to working at Optimizely, she worked as a summer research scholar at her college in the web application testing lab, and conducted research with the Systems Group at University of Chicago. She holds a B.s. in Mathematics and Computer SCience from Washington & Lee University.
Kate Nichol (Customer Success Program Manager, Optimizely)
Kate is the Customer Success Program Manager at Optimizely. She manages a team of Customer Success Managers who are focused on supporting and enabling our clients through their testing journey. Prior to that, she was a Customer Success Manager Optimizely, where she started the Mid-Market Customer Success team focused on building systems and processes to facilitate managing a large number of clients. Kate holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Queen’s University.
Kristin Brey (Director of Sales Development, Optimizely)
Kristin is Director of Sales Development at Optimizely. Prior to that, she was a Market Development Manager at Optimizely. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – International Women’s Health from the University of California at Berkeley.
Lyndsey Williams (Senior Technical Support Engineer, Optimizely)
Lyndsey is a Senior Technical Support Engineer at Optimizely. She is a full stack web developer with a strong background in urban bilingual education and a passion for back-end development and testing. She holds a M.A. in Urban Elementary Education from Mercy College and a B.S. in Political Science and Government from Vassar College.
Roz Greenfield (Head of Global Customer Experience Enablement & Training, Optimizely)
Roz is Head of Global Customer Experience Enablement & Training at Optimizely. Prior to Optimizely, she worked at Cisco in Sales Enablement & Instructional Design with Global Sales Academy. She graduated from University of Maryland College Park.
Taylor Starr (Account Executive, Optimizely)
Taylor is an Account Executive at Optimizely. Prior to that, she worked in Enterprise Market Development at Optimizely. She started as a Sales Development Representative at Optimizely. Taylor holds a B.A. in Journalism, Politics, Psychology from New York University.
Wintha Kelati (Marketing Automation Manager, Optimizely)
Wintha is a Marketing Automation Manager at Optimizely. Prior to that, she led Customer Retention & Analytics at Box. She holds a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard University.
Brigitte Donner (VP Product Marketing, Optimizely)
Brigitte is the VP Product Marketing at Optimizely. Prior to Optimizely, she was VP Marketing at Campaign Monitor. Prior to that, she held leadership roles at Salesforce.com. Brigitte holds an M.B.A. from University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business, and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Jame Ervin (Marketing Operations, Optimizely)
Jame is in Marketing Operations at Optimizely. She is interested in helping organizations use technology to improve their business, especially for marketing, sales and customer support professionals. In her career, Jame impacted technology implementation for improved efficiency, capturing better metrics and increasing revenue. Prior to Optimizely, Jame was a Product Marketing Manager for StoneFly. She started at Dynamic Network Factory in 2004 as an account executive, later growing to sales engineer. Prior to that, she worked for Apple (then Apple Computer) as an Apple Solution Consultant. Jame holds a degree in American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Jennifer Lin (Engineering Manager, Optimizely)
Jennifer is an Engineering Manager at Optimizely. She is the hiring manager for front end, full stack, web client, and all intern positions. Prior to Optimizely, she was a member of the technical staff at Wonder Workshop (formerly Play-i). Prior to that, she was Director of Robot Alchemy at Scribd. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Computer Science with minors in Mathematical Sciences, Political Science and Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Neha Singla (Engineering Manager, Optimizely)
Neha is an Engineering Manager at Optimizely. She started as a Software Engineer at Optimizely for three years before being promoted to engineering management. Prior to Optimizely, Neha was a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft in Redmond, where she authored a Reporting SDK that bypasses the SQL Reporting Server (SRS). Neha holds a Master’s in IT from Scuola Superiore ‘Sant’ Anna’ di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, and a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Technology, University of Mumbai.
Event Tickets & Details
Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on August 10, 2016 at Eventbrite! Donations are non-refundable. All proceeds go toward need-based scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women.