OUR MISSION

To empower people to run the world's best workplaces through technology

OUR STORY

We started BetterCloud in 2011 in response to the rapid adoption of cloud office applications (i.e. G Suite and Office 365). It was clear that SaaS was bringing a whole new level of collaboration and productivity to the workplace, along with a new set of challenges for IT.

Since 2011, SaaS is now trusted by everyone from startups to Fortune 500s, with many companies implementing cloud-only strategies. And SaaS isn’t just used for email and collaboration – organizations are now running all their mission critical functions (HR, Finance, etc) and storing their most sensitive data on SaaS applications.

The driving force behind our work is to ensure that organizations get the transformative value and benefits of adopting SaaS applications, while ensuring IT has complete control over the environment and can serve as an enabler for their organization.

As the market has changed, so have we. The first generation of our product was focused exclusively on managing and securing G Suite and was the catalyst for our growth to 2500+ customers all over the world, making BetterCloud the defacto solution for G Suite administrators.

In early 2017, we introduced the second generation of our platform to the market. BetterCloud now empowers IT professionals to manage and secure a number of best in breed SaaS applications and is adding support for new applications regularly.

2.5k+

Customers

60+

Countries

OUR TEAM

Our team is made up of some of the foremost experts on SaaS who are passionate about helping IT transition successfully to the age of the digital workplace. We’ve produced some of the most in depth research on the SaaS market, run the largest daily newsletters of modern IT professionals with the Monitor, and have over 2000 IT professionals in our Slack community.

We’re passionate about what we do and operate based on three simple but powerful guiding principles that have driven the kinds of people we hire, how we treat our customers, and the way we interact with each other.

  • Always Strive to Delight
  • Work Hard with a Sense of Purpose
  • Enjoy the Journey and Learn From It

160+

Employees

LEADERSHIP

DAVID POLITIS

Founder and CEO

David Politis is the founder and CEO of BetterCloud where he oversees the day to day activities of the company and is responsible for the overall product vision and business strategy. As a pioneer in the cloud services industry, David has vast experience launching and building high growth technology companies and an immense passion for enterprise cloud technology. | READ POSTS & ARTICLES

Before founding BetterCloud, David was an early employee of Cloud Sherpas (acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN]), a preeminent leader in cloud advisory and technology services. As the VP of SMB Solutions, David led Cloud Sherpas to become the leading cloud services partner to small and medium sized businesses worldwide.

Prior to Cloud Sherpas, David was the founding employee and General Manager of Vocalocity (acquired by Vonage [NYSE: VG]), which he grew into one of the top providers of cloud PBX technology. As General Manager, David ran day to day operations and led the company’s product strategy.

David is a native of New York City and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University. He has contributed to TechCrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat, Forbes, The New York Times, BetaBeat and others.

MORE FROM DAVID POLITIS

My Twenty Minutes on The Twenty Minute VC Podcast | BetterCloud Monitor
Why the Move to Cloud Office Systems is the Biggest IT Shift in 20 Years | BetterCloud Monitor
Idle to Action: Why Microsoft’s Change of Heart is a Turning Point for Cloud Adoption | BetterCloud Monitor
Let Users Choose Enterprise Cloud Applications | Network World
David Politis of BetterCloud: Start by Working Beyond Your Resume | New York Times
4 Ways Enterprise App Marketplaces Need to Improve | Venture Beat

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DAVID HARDWICK

Chief Technology Officer

David Hardwick is the Chief Technology Officer at BetterCloud where he is responsible for managing all engineering operations. | READ POSTS & ARTICLES

Prior to joining BetterCloud, David was the Director of Cloud Development at Cloud Sherpas, the leading Google Apps reseller and service provider in the world. At Cloud Sherpas, David was responsible for managing custom product development for customers worldwide. Using Google App Engine, David and his team created custom applications that made working in and securing Google Apps more efficient.

David has held several other positions in all functions of the technical field, including Senior Technology Manager at Sapient Corporation and Solution Architect at Fry, a leading eCommerce solutions provider.

David holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS in Engineering from Lehigh University.

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BART HACKING

Chief Financial Officer

Bart Hacking is the Chief Financial Officer of BetterCloud where he is responsible for all finance and accounting operations. | READ POSTS & ARTICLES

Prior to joining BetterCloud, Bart was VP Finance at Clickable, Inc., a SaaS online advertising technology provider that enables advertisers to analyze and manage search and social advertising campaigns across Google, Facebook, Bing, Twitter, LinkedIn and others in a single interface. During his tenure at Clickable, Bart led all global finance, accounting and legal activities at the company including a capital raise of $16 million and M&A activities leading up to Clickable’s acquisition by Syncapse Corp. in June 2012.

Prior to Clickable, Bart led finance, accounting and legal operations at Monitor110, a financial technology startup that consumed, categorized and mined unstructured internet data in near-real time for financial investors. Bart also led growth strategy initiatives at FitLinxx, a health and wellness technology company and evaluated and executed M&A transactions at Barnett & Partners, a New York-based boutique investment bank.

Bart holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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RUSSELL SACHS

Chief Revenue Officer

Russell Sachs is a veteran sales leader with more than 15 years of experience building winning sales teams and driving dramatic revenue growth for SaaS and enterprise software companies.

Prior to joining BetterCloud, Sachs served as executive vice president of Sales at Work Market, an online platform and marketplace that helps businesses manage freelancers, contractors and consultants, where he grew top line revenue tenfold in just three years. Sachs previously held the position of sales director for Large Enterprise Services at Dell, Inc. In that role, he led an enterprise team of nationwide service sales executives, who were responsible for selling Dell’s full suite of services to Fortune 1000 companies. Sachs also co-founded email services provider MessageOne in 2000, which was acquired by Dell Services for $155 million in 2008.

Russell attended Tulane University and holds a JD from the University of Miami, and is licensed to practice law in the state of New York.

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SHREYAS SADALGI

Chief Business Strategy Officer

Shreyas is the Chief Business Strategy Officer where he is responsible for accelerating the business through global revenue generating relationships, strategy for partnerships and platform and corporate development initiatives.

Shreyas brings 15 years of experience in growing businesses through strategic partner & customer development and product delivery through product & engineering leadership roles. Most recently, Shreyas was SVP Business Development at Centrify, a cloud identity security company where he helped scale Centrify to be an industry leader in two markets by inking strategic partnerships across mobile, SaaS and big data vendors.

Prior to Centrify, Shreyas held business development roles at Blue Coat (acquired by Symantec). Shreyas started his career as a founding engineer and leader at Tacit Networks (acquired by Packeteer) and later held product management/marketing leadership roles at Packeteer. Shreyas holds a M.S. degree in Computer Science (Rutgers University) and a B.S. degree in Computer Science (NIT, Karnataka, India).

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KEVIN SKIBBE

VP of Engineering

Kevin Skibbe is the VP of Engineering at BetterCloud where he is responsible for overseeing the day to day duties of the Development, Test Engineering and Architecture teams. Kevin’s passion is to continually bridge the gap between technology, business, customer and partner teams.

Before joining BetterCloud, Kevin was the VP of Engineering at Kabbage, the number one online provider of business loans. At Kabbage, Kevin managed the Engineering team during a period of rapid growth while successfully delivering complex partner integrations with companies like UPS, Intuit, Stripe, Square and others.

Prior to Kabbage, Kevin held several positions as a software developer continually refining his skills around both the art and the science of writing software. He’s coded in languages spanning from COBOL to JavaScript and continues to play with new technologies in his spare time.

Kevin is a native Georgian and holds both an MS and BS in Computer Science from Columbus State University.

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TAYLOR GOULD

VP of Marketing

Taylor Gould is the Vice President of Marketing at BetterCloud where he is responsible for guiding all marketing and lead generation efforts.

Taylor is passionate about inbound marketing, marketing automation, and marketing technology. Taylor has guided many of BetterCloud’s content marketing efforts, including unique and significant research on the SaaS-Powered Workplace and best practices published through the BetterCloud Monitor and the Cloud Technology Alliance. He has also been featured as a speaker at user conferences for marketing automation platforms Pardot, Marketo, and Salesfusion.

Prior to joining BetterCloud, Taylor was a Marketing Manager at Cloud Sherpas, a leading cloud services brokerage. Prior to Cloud Sherpas, Taylor was an SEO specialist at BKV, the largest independent advertising agency in the southeast, working for national clients such as Home Depot and Equifax.

Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

MORE FROM TAYLOR GOULD

Optimizing Email Response Rates – [Podcast] | Bowery Capital Blog
21 Rising Stars in Enterprise Technology | Alley Watch
The Marketing Nation Summit – A Customer Journey Deconstructed | YouTube
Picking the Right Partner in the Google, Microsoft Ecosystems | CMS Wire
Look Who’s Joining the Cloud (And Other Surprising Facts) | CMS Wire

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JON HALLETT

Chairman

Jon Hallett is the Executive Chairman of BetterCloud. Jon and David Politis architected the launch of BetterCloud in 2011, at which time Jon’s investment firm, Hallett Capital, leading the first round of company funding.

In addition to being a current investor in over 25 tech start-ups, Mr. Hallett is actively involved as Chairman or as independent Board advisor at enterprise software companies StrataCloud, Salesfusion, Cloud Sherpas, CloudTags, QASymphony and others. As an operator, Jon has served as CEO or interim CEO on multiple occasions, experiencing successful outcomes in each case.

Jon started his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and holds a B.S. in Engineering from Lehigh University.

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DAVID POLITIS

Board Member

David Politis is the founder and CEO of BetterCloud where he oversees the day to day activities of the company and is responsible for the overall product vision and business strategy. As a pioneer in the cloud services industry, David has vast experience launching and building high growth technology companies and an immense passion for enterprise cloud technology.

Prior to Cloud Sherpas, David was the founding employee and General Manager of Vocalocity (acquired by Vonage [NYSE: VG]), which he grew into one of the top providers of cloud PBX technology. As General Manager, David ran day to day operations and led the company’s product strategy.

David is a native of New York City and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University. He has contributed to Mashable, VentureBeat, Forbes, BetaBeat and others and has a monthly column in TechRepublic’s Google in the Enterprise blog.

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DAVID ARONOFF

Board Member

David Aronoff is a General Partner at the firm whose investment interests and experience include the SaaS, cloud, mobile, data analytics, video and information security sectors. David currently manages the firm’s New York City office.

Prior to joining the firm in June 2005, David spent nearly a decade focusing on early-stage investing at Greylock Partners and held management roles at Chipcom, an enterprise network equipment vendor where he led development efforts in Ethernet bridges, switches and routers. While working full-time on his MBA, David co-founded the Attitude Network (acquired by TheGlobe.com), an Internet content startup with the top two game sites of the day, HappyPuppy.com and GamesDomain.com. Earlier in his career he held technical positions at Bell Labs where he developed secure network systems.

David holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, cum laude and with college honors, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

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IN THE NEWS

Press inquiries: press@bettercloud.com | Get IT news for the modern world at the BetterCloud MONITOR

BetterCloud Press

2017 Fast50 Crain’s New York Business | October 9, 2017 | Crain’s New York Business

BetterCloud Included in Gartner’s First-Ever Market Guide for Cloud Office Management Tools PR Newswire | October 9, 2017 | BetterCloud

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017 Forbes | September 26, 2017 | Susan Adams

BetterCloud Extends SaaS Management Platform Beyond G Suite Focus Talkin’ Cloud | December 6, 2016 | Nicole Henderson

BetterCloud completes pivot from G Suite to general SaaS management TechCrunch | December 6, 2016 | Ron Miller

BetterCloud Launches New Automation Capabilities to Put IT in Control of the Modern Workplace BusinessWire | June 14, 2016 | BetterCloud

David Politis of BetterCloud: Start by Working Beyond Your Résumé The New York Times | July 25, 2015 | Adam Bryant

BetterCloud Raises $25 Million From Accel To Create Universal Tools For Monitoring The Office Cloud TechCrunch | March 26, 2015 | Danny Crichton

Google Names First Apps Premier Technology Partners Talkin’ Cloud | June 11, 2014 | Chris Talbot

BetterCloud’s investors bet $6M that Google Apps will become the foundational layer of the enterprise cloud PandoDaily | September 25, 2013 | Nathaniel Mott

Five Ways to Deliver Proactive Customer Service Forbes | December 10, 2016 | Shep Hyken

With 15K Businesses On Board, BetterCloud Lands $5M To Help Accelerate The Adoption Of Google Apps In The Enterprise TechCrunch | January 10, 2013 | Rip Empson

Research Mentions

Report: More than half of IT professionals think the cloud makes their jobs harder TechRepublic | October 6, 2016 | Brandon Vigliarolo

6 tips to get the most out of Google Apps for Education TechRepublic | September 14, 2016 | Andy Wolber

Cloud Apps Dramatically Impacting IT Pros And Businesses, While Security Remains A Pain Point Cloud Tech | July 26, 2016 | James Bourne

When Good Communication Goes Bad Fortune | March 4, 2016 | Barb Darrow

Google for Work Much Quicker to Deploy Than Office 365 CIO | January 20, 2016 | Matt Kapko

Look Who’s Joining the Cloud (And Other Surprising Facts) CMS Wire | June 19, 2015 | Erika Morphy

IT Pros Hungry for SaaS Apps, But Have No Plan (or Budget) to Secure Them: Report BetaNews | October 21, 2016 | Ian Barker

Phishing Your Own Employees to Improve Security ITProPortal | May 31, 2016 | Austin Whipple

Survey: Number of All-Cloud Companies Will Grow Five-fold By 2020 Forbes | June 15, 2015 | Joe McKendrick

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