Board Members and Investors
Meet the exceptional minds helping shape Spekit’s success — a diverse and visionary group of board members, investors, and advisors driving innovation and growth.
Zari co-founded Spekit with Melanie Fellay in 2018 and is now a member of the Spekit board. Experienced Product Leader and Harvard MBA whose prior experience includes building web and mobile apps for companies including Pandora, SquareTrade, RealtyShares and Rakuten.
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT BONFIRE VENTURES
Brett is the Managing Director at Bonfire Ventures. His entire career has been focused on growing software companies — fast. From 2013-2016, Brett served as COO at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Brett spent a decade at Salesforce.com where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles in Sales, R&D, and Operations including SVP Products, EVP/GM of Data Cloud, and EVP/GM of Marketing.
PARTNER & COO AT CRAFT VENTURES
Brian leads Craft’s investment team. As one of the first employees at Craft, Brian built the infrastructure that powers the firm’s investment process and hired a talented team to expand Craft’s growing portfolio. Prior to joining Craft, Brian was the VP of Business Operations at Zenefits where he led many of the company’s largest, cross-functional initiatives. Brian spearheaded Zenefit’s transition to a pure SaaS business, established the company’s most important channel partnerships, and led the compliance overhaul of its benefits management product.
Jaclyn Freeman Hester
PARTNER AT FOUNDRY GROUP
Jaclyn enjoys all things venture. She works closely with early-stage venture capital fund managers and startup founders as they launch and scale their businesses. Jaclyn joined Foundry in 2016 and her investment history has included Rover, Mapbox, Havenly and Techstars.
PARTNER AT OPERATOR COLLECTIVE
Leyla Seka, the second former Salesforce executive to back Spekit, brings decades of product-building experience along with ten years of scaling the Salesforce AppExchange, the largest B2B marketplace with more than 5000 applications and six million installs. She is admired for her dedication to diversity and inclusion, inspiring Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff to institute equal pay.
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER AT RENEGADE PARTNERS
Roseanne’s venture career has included investments including Glossier, Compass, MasterClass, TransferWise, Looker and KeepTruckin. Prior to the VC world, Roseanne’s tech career began after receiving her MBA from Stanford and serving as co-founder and product manager at multiple tech companies.
ANGEL INVESTOR IN ENTERPRISE AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, BOARD MEMBER, RECOVERING EXEC
Dan Scheinman is one of the West Coast’s leading angel investors with a portfolio including the likes of Tango.me, TomFoolery (acquired by Yahoo), Arista Networks and popular video-conferencing software, Zoom.us where he wrote the first check and now sits on the board.
FOUNDER & PARTNER AT OPERATOR COLLECTIVE
Mallun Yen is a board director, public company officer, technology executive, founder and global intellectual property leader who has launched and scaled businesses, transformed markets by disrupting industry conventions, and created vibrant worldwide communities.
PARTNER AT MATCHSTICK VENTURES AND MANAGING DIRECTOR AT TECHSTARS BOULDER
Natty co-founded Everlater, a blogging platform that radically simplified sharing travel experiences, and guided it from Techstars to an AOL acquisition in 2012. He’s the Managing Director for five Techstars Boulder accelerator programs and counting. Natty came on as a partner at Matchstick in 2018.
FOUNDER & CEO @SALESHACKER, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES ENGAGEMENT AT OUTREACH.IO
EVP PRODUCT, ZENDESK AND FORMER SALESFORCE VP
GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT, CUSTOMER SUCCESS + EXPERIENCE – SAUCE LABS
COO, CFO AND BOARD MEMBER AT TREASURE DATA