Christal Bemont is the Chief Executive Officer of Talend. She is a seasoned executive with a demonstrated track record in defining and leading sales and go-to-market strategies to significantly scale cloud businesses. Previously, she spent 15 years at SAP Concur, most recently leading its $2B business organization as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to her CRO appointment, Christal was Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAP Concur’s Small, Midsized and Nationals (SMN) business unit. Early in her career, Christal served in a number of capacities focused on operational and technical roles at Motorola, Extensity, and Clarify.
Ms. Denzel is the former interim CEO of Outerwall. Prior to that position, she served as the Senior Vice President of Big Data at Intuit and held several executive roles at HP Enterprise including SVP of HP’s Global Enterprise Software Business. Denzel currently sits on the boards of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Ericsson, and NortonLifeLock. She also previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AnitaB.org, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of women in computing.
Elizabeth Fetter, a three-time public CEO, brings significant leadership and technology experience to Talend, having worked for companies in networking and B2B SaaS spaces. She previously served as CEO for Symmetricom Inc., QRS Corporation, and Jacent Technologies. Ms. Fetter is currently a director on a number of corporate, non-profit and advisory boards, including McGrath RentCorp, Fox Factory Holding Corp, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Elissa Fink brings significant marketing experience to the board, most recently having served as CMO for Tableau. She currently sits on the board of several technology companies, including Qumulo and Pantheon. Prior to Tableau, she was Executive Vice President at IXI Corporation, a financial services technology company acquired by Equifax, Inc.
Pat Jones has been Chairman of the Board of several public technology companies and most recently was Chairman of the Board of InsideSecure SA (now Verimatrix), a digital content protection software company based in France. He has had considerable independent board member experience with a variety of technology companies, including software companies like Openwave Systems and Novell Inc. He was CFO of Gemplus SA (now Gemalto) as the company completed its IPO. Before that, he was VP Finance-Corporate Controller of Intel Corp., and was CFO of LSI Logic prior to that. Pat started his career at IBM and has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Ryan Kearny is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Development at Lassen Peak, a software security company. He previously drove technology strategy, roadmap, and growth for more than two decades in various executive roles, including CTO, at F5 Networks, an application services and application delivery networking company.
Steve Singh serves as a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group. Previously Mr. Singh, has served as Chairman & CEO of Docker, as a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE running the SAP Cloud Business Group, and as Chairman & CEO of Concur. Mr. Singh currently serves as Chairman of Talend, Executive Chairman of Center ID, Chairman of Modumetal, and a director at Clari and WaFd Bank.
Thierry Sommelet is Managing Director within the Mid & Large Cap division of Bpifrance Investissements, the private equity arm of the French public investment bank (formerly known as Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement, or “FSI”). Prior to joining FSI, he spearheaded investments of Caisse des Dépôts, a French public entity, in telecom infrastructure projetcts and digital services. Before that Thierry held different positions with HSBC, in Paris and New York, Los Altos-based Renaissance Software (now part of Sungard) and media company InfosCE. Thierry graduated from ENPC civil engineering school in Paris and holds an MBA from Insead.