We feel pretty lucky to work together every day, and even though we argue and play devil's advocate to each other often, we can always grab a coffee or cocktail together.
Scott Kveton, Chief Executive Officer
Scott Kveton is Co-Founder and CEO and is responsible for overseeing the company’s overall strategic direction, planning and execution.
Prior to Urban Airship, Scott has built technology, developed business strategies and led engineering teams with companies including Amazon.com, Rulespace, JanRain and Vidoop. Scott also co-founded the OpenSource Lab and has lead many open source initiatives to mainstream usage, including the Mozilla Foundation, the Linux Kernel and Drupal.
Scott is widely recognized in the industry as an expert on mobile app strategies,user engagement and cloud infrastructure. Scott was named a Top 10 Mobile Mover for 2012 by VentureBeat and is a frequent speaker at leading conferences.
Christopher Dean, Chief Revenue Officer
Christopher is the Chief Revenue Officer of Urban Airship and is responsible for driving the company’s revenue goals through the management of the sales and business development organizations.
Prior to Urban Airship, Christopher was the Head of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Skype where he was responsible for corporate strategy, corporate development and strategic business development. Christopher later transitioned into the global Head of Business Development which included Skype’s four business units (mobile, consumer, enterprise and platform). Christopher has also held executive roles at Texada Capital, Epoch Partners, SmartAge.com and Worlds, Inc.
Christopher has a B.A. in Economics from Vassar College and a MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is married with three kids and lives in San Francisco.
Mike Herrick, Senior Vice President of Engineering
Mike Herrick is the SVP of Engineering at Urban Airship and is responsible for developing, operating, supporting, and sustaining Urban Airship’s products. He joined the company in 2010.
Prior to Urban Airship, Mike was the Vice President of Products for Collaborative Software Initiative. In that role, he was responsible for product management, product development, technical support, and hosted operations. Prior to Collaborative Software Initiative, Mike built a broad background in the software business with management and individual contributor roles at Liberty Mutual, C-bridge/eXcelon (now Progress Software), Mentor Graphics, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Mike holds a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Dayton.
Brent Hieggelke, Chief Marketing Officer
Brent Hieggelke is the CMO of Urban Airship and is responsible driving the company’s market growth strategy, product demand and product marketing.
Before Urban Airship, Brent spent over a decade helping brands optimize digital marketing initiatives in Marketing Executive positions at WebTrends, TouchClarity and Omniture. Most recently, Brent founded and launched Second Porch, the first Facebook-integrated social vacation rental site that was sold to HomeAway, Inc. in May 2011. Early in his career, Brent also co-founded New City, a media company in Chicago.
Brent has been awarded multiple marketing awards, and is a frequent speaker at both marketing and digital conferences.
Laurie Moulton, Chief Financial Officer
Laurie is the CFO and VP of Finance at Urban Airship and is responsible for leading the company’s financial, accounting, HR, IT and operations organizations.
Laurie is a seasoned financial executive with nearly 18 years of global leadership experience in both the public and private sectors of rapid growth high tech and software companies.
Prior to joining Urban Airship, Laurie founded an executive financial consulting firm focused on developing best in class financial practices and teams to take high growth companies to the next level. Before starting her own consulting firm Laurie was the VP of Finance and Interim CFO at Webtrends, a web analytics software company, where she was responsible for building and leading the global G&A organization. In addition, Laurie has held various senior financial management positions at other global high tech companies such as Tripwire and InFocus.
Joe Beninato, General Manager, Digital Wallet
As the General Manager, Digital Wallet, Joe is responsible for the strategy and execution of Urban Airship's digital wallet initiatives. Since graduating from MIT with a degree in aerospace engineering, he has worked with more than fifteen startups, serving as founder, employee, investor or advisor. Joe most recently was the founder and CEO of Presto, a venture-backed startup in partnership with Hewlett-Packard. Before founding Presto, he was Vice President of Product Marketing & Business Development at Roku. Actively involved in the Silicon Valley startup community, Joe has served on the board of directors for Presto, When.com, eDaycare (acquired by Arrowsight), and the non-profit Churchill Club.