Collin Holmes, Founder and CEO, started Chatmeter in August 2009. Prior to Chatmeter, Holmes was VP of Product Management and Marketing at V-Enable (now xAD). His extensive experience in the local search industry, both online and mobile, provides a solid foundation for the direction of the company. He has worked in leadership roles at several other startup companies and held other notable positions in product and marketing roles at Akamai Technologies and AT&T Wireless. He earned his MBA from San Diego State University and a BA from UC Riverside.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
John Fitzgerald is the Chief Financial Officer of Chatmeter. He brings over 20 years of experience working with growth-stage technology and digital media companies, having managed integral areas of business, including capital fundraising, acquisitions and divestitures, investor relations, strategic planning efforts, and business operations. Over the course of his career with venture-backed companies, John has raised over $200 million and has managed financial operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to Chatmeter, John was Chief Financial Officer of Mapp Digital. He began his career with Arthur Andersen, LLP and held the Chief Financial Officer role for: Verve, Brickfish, Veoh Networks, and BakBone Software.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Paul Koch has over 20 years of experience in the software development industry as a developer, manager, and executive. A lifelong entrepreneur, Koch started his first software company in 1998 and has since started, advised, and managed many other ventures. Koch has management experience ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies like Sony and Disney and has worked on CRM systems, video games, and just about everything in between.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Lee Auerbach is the Senior Vice President of Sales at Chatmeter, the leader in local search marketing and review management. He has over 15 years’ experience in helping digital and Martech companies grow including Groupon, Motivequest, Economist, Mediaplanet, and C.I.M. He specializes in scaling new technology companies and/or technology divisions in the marketplace. He now focuses on helping brands identify and integrate the right marketing technology to improve their online visibility and reputation. Auerbach is also an avid back-country outdoorsman and a 25-year veteran photographer.
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING
Cynthia Sener brings nearly 25 years of experience to Chatmeter with a background in local SEO, product development, strategic marketing, revenue generation, and sales. Sener’s customer-centric approach to driving business value, growth and revenue will support Chatmeter’s expansion into new verticals. Sener joins Chatmeter from a previous role as VP of operations and product at Rio SEO and has held leadership roles at data-centric organizations such as Acxiom, Hanley Wood, and Constellation Software.
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Jared Norris is the Senior Director of Operations at Chatmeter. Norris brings 12 years of experience building customer-obsessed teams and products to Chatmeter. Norris has proven success in growing and scaling business operations for startups, Pre-IPO and Post-IPO companies. He brings over 12 years experience at The Active Network and Medallia across Product, Support, Sales Leadership and GM roles. In his free time, he’s chasing his two kids both under 2 years old, traveling the world, playing below average golf or watching sports.
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
Kurt Klitzner holds over 18 years of management experience with extensive knowledge of high-growth startups and the software technology industry. Kurt held previous tenures at multinational market leaders including Verimatrix, Invensys Systems, Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT
Sridhar Nagarajan is an expert in bringing customer-focused SaaS products to a global market. Most recently he built the go-to-market team at Ecwid, a startup helping democratize e-commerce. He spent almost a decade at PayPal, scaling their product team and building a global payments solution for both SMBs and Enterprises. Nagarajan holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering (with Honors) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Technology Management from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Coua Phang is the Director of Human Resources at Chatmeter. She brings 11 years of expertise in Human Resources. Phang has proven success in creating cultures of collaboration and implementing change to achieve workforce excellence. She has a track record of coaching in the areas of transformational leadership, intercultural communication, team building, and managing change, with proven success in hiring top tier talent. Phang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Management and is an active member of SHRM. In her free time, she’s constantly on a mission to find the best soup dumpling, hiking, spending time with her family, and traveling as much as she can.
HEAD OF HEALTHCARE
Giselle has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare and technology/SaaS marketing, strategic planning, and agency operations. Prior to joining Chatmeter, Giselle held various leadership and executive roles at Influence Health, which was recently acquired by Healthgrades. At Chatmeter, Giselle is responsible for the development and execution of an effective business strategy specific to the healthcare market. Growing up in Medellin, Colombia, Giselle is fluent in Spanish and loves returning to visit whenever she can. She is an active volunteer in her community and graduated from John Carroll University with a business degree in Accounting.
HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Tehsin brings more than 15 years of experience in SaaS and location marketing. Before joining Chatmeter, Tehsin was the US VP of Business Development for Uberall and held multiple roles prior at ReachLocal, including being a member of the corporate strategy team, as well as leading the partner channel sales team. Tehsin holds a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.