Mark Mader, CEO
With over 20 years executive leadership experience driving innovation for high-growth Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, Mark is a recognized leader in the technology community. He has been named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology for the Pacific Northwest, and GeekWire’s CEO of the Year. Under his leadership, Smartsheet was named Washington’s Best Workplace by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and Seattle’s Next Tech Titan by GeekWire.
Passionate about entrepreneurship and tech innovation, Mark is a contributor to media outlets like Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, and Entrepreneur, and has been a featured speaker at many events, including YPO Innovation Week, and the NYSE Tech Leadership Summit. He also serves as a board member of ZoomInfo, the University of Washington Information School, one of the nation’s top information science programs, and as a member of the New York Stock Exchange’s Listed Companies Advisory Board (LCAB).
A dual-citizen of Germany and the United States, he has spent considerable time working and living abroad and applies that global perspective to the products and services that Smartsheet delivers. Mark graduated with a B.A. in Geography from Dartmouth College.
Gene Farrell, CSPO
Gene Farrell is the chief strategy and product officer at Smartsheet, responsible for leading company strategy, corporate development, product management, product marketing, experience design, and strategic alliances.
With over 25 years of executive leadership experience driving transformation and growth across the consumer and technology industries, Gene is a recognized thought leader and innovator known for building disruptive new businesses for global brands. He was named a 2019 Innovator of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Gene joined Smartsheet in 2017, after five years at Amazon Web Services where he served as vice president responsible for enterprise computing. In this role, Gene pioneered new cloud businesses including Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime. Prior to his leadership at Amazon, Gene was a vice president at the Coca-Cola Company, where he founded and led the creation of the Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage platform. His groundbreaking work on Coca-Cola Freestyle was recognized by Forbes as one of the best new products of the decade and received the Edison Gold Innovation and Catalyst Design awards.
Gene received an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. Gene and his wife, Helen, live in Sammamish. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, cycling, snow skiing, and water sports.
Pete Godbole, CFO
Pete Godbole is Smartsheet’s chief financial officer and corporate treasurer. Pete is an enterprise software veteran, with more than two decades of experience as a financial leader in the industry. Prior to Smartsheet, Pete served as CFO of Hearsay Systems, Inc., CFO of GoodData Corporation, CFO of the end user computing business of VMware, Inc, and in various other finance roles for VMware, Inc., Hyperion Solutions Corporation, Autodesk Inc., and The Hewlett-Packard Company. Pete currently serves on the board of directors of Hearsay Systems, Inc. Pete received a B.S. in Business and Accounting from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Anna Griffin, CMO
Anna Griffin is chief marketing officer at Smartsheet. She brings more than two decades of experience in senior marketing roles and was most recently chief marketing officer at IEX Group, a disruptive trading exchange for U.S. equities. Prior to IEX Group, Anna spent five years at CA Technologies as senior vice president of corporate marketing, where she led a global re-branding effort. Before CA, she served for five years as vice president of global marketing at Juniper Networks.
Anna has also held executive-level positions at advertising and brand communication agencies, leading integrated marketing programs for brands such as Apple, Bank of America, Royal Caribbean, Sony, Saturn, and Land’s End. She has been awarded two Golden Effies, four Best B2B Campaigns of the Year, the Edgar R. Murrow Award for Digital Media, and was named 2016 Advertising Women of New York’s Game Changer, and Moves Magazine Power Woman 2018.
A native of Eastern North Carolina, Anna is a fierce college basketball fan (go UNC Carolina!) and is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children.
Mike Arntz, CRO
Mike Arntz is Smartsheet’s chief revenue officer and executive vice president of worldwide field operations, responsible for the company’s sales, service, and support operations. Before joining Smartsheet, Mike served as NetSuite's senior VP of sales, Americas. Prior to that, he spent nearly 20 years at Oracle Corp., most recently serving as group vice president, North America application sales, where he led and helped create the organization responsible for sales of Oracle's Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
Mike received degrees in engineering and biology from Michigan Technological University. In his non-work time he enjoys cheering on his three kids in their various sports activities, fishing, sailing, and skiing.
Praerit Garg, CTO
Praerit Garg is Smartsheet's chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering. He brings more than 23 years’ experience building large-scale distributed systems and internet services, and is co-inventor on more than 25 patents. He joins us from AWS, where he was general manager for identity, access, and directory services; prior to that, he co-founded Symform, a distributed internet storage startup which was acquired by Quantum. He also served for 12 years at Microsoft, was part of the original team that built Active Directory, and led the design and implementation of many of the user identity, access, and encryption features in Windows. He built and led a 300+ person organization that delivered distributed systems management capabilities across Windows, System Center, and Visual Studio products.
Praerit is passionate about building an engineering culture of innovation that scales, finding simpler solutions to hard problems, and delivering great experiences for our customers. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University. In his free time, he loves to travel with his family, experiencing different cultures and their food, art, architecture, and related human history.
Megan Hansen, CPCO
As the Chief People and Culture Officer at Smartsheet, Megan is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing world-class talent as the company grows globally.
Megan assumed her current role after serving as the Vice President of People at Smartsheet, where she led the integration and execution of talent acquisition, total rewards, talent management, people partnerships, people operations, and diversity equity and inclusion.
Prior to joining Smartsheet in 2019, Megan was the Senior Vice President of People at MOD Pizza, responsible for creating authentic and meaningful employment experiences for the 7,000+ MOD Squad members across the U.S. Previously, Megan spent four years at Outerwall, where she served as VP of Talent Management for the Coinstar and Redbox brands, and seven years at Frog Design.
Megan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.
Paul Porrini, CLO
Paul Porrini is Smartsheet’s chief legal officer and secretary. He has over 20 years of experience leading public and private technology companies through periods of significant growth and change. Paul most recently served as president and chief executive officer at YuMe, Inc., a global digital video advertising platform; prior to that, he was their executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Previously, he was vice president, deputy general counsel, and assistant secretary at Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), a large cap technology company. Before that he was senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Bluestone Software, Inc., a web app server enterprise software company. He has also held partner and associate roles at several law firms.
Paul began his legal career in the US SEC's Division of Corporation Finance. He holds a B.S. in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and an L.L.M. (Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center. In his spare time, Paul likes keeping track of his 3 grown children, hiking, cycling, and playing hockey.