Tealium is run by a top leadership team consisting of technology, Internet, software, enterprise, and digital marketing industry veterans who know just what it takes to create solutions that solve major pain points for marketers and data-driven professionals in organizations across the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Lunsford has more than two decades of experience as a technology and Internet executive and leader. Jeff previously served as President, CEO and Chairman at Limelight Networks, which he took public in 2007 as part of a $240M IPO. From 2003-2006, Jeff was the CEO of WebSideStory, a SaaS-based web analytics pioneer that went public in 2004 and is now part of Adobe Systems. Prior to that, Jeff was the CEO of TogetherSoft, a software development tools company that was sold to Borland Software. A former naval aviator, Jeff received a B.S. in Information and Computer Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Founder & Chief Technical Officer
Mike Anderson founded Tealium in 2008 and has served as the chief architect behind the company’s market-leading tag management and unified marketing platforms. He previously worked at WebSideStory (Adobe Systems), where he served as a senior engineer on the core architecture team. As the builder and leader of the company’s professional services team, he oversaw analytics tag implementations for Disney, Best Buy, Target, Cisco, Citi, FedEx, and more. Mike studied electrical engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and computer science at California State University San Marcos.
Ali Behnam founded Tealium in March 2008, helping design and launch the company’s enterprise tag management platform, Tealium iQ. Prior to Tealium, he worked at WebSideStory (now Adobe Systems), overseeing all product management and product marketing for the company’s enterprise-class products. Ali later transitioned to the company’s professional services team, where he led online business optimization consulting for major brands. Ali holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He studied structural engineering at the University of California, San Diego.
Chief Financial Officer
Doug Lindroth brings nearly 25 years of experience as a senior global financial executive in the technology industry, including eight years as a public company Chief Financial Officer and board member. Doug previously served as a Senior Vice President and CFO at Limelight Networks (Nasdaq: LLNW), where he completed several M&A transactions and raised capital in the public markets. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President, CFO, and board member at Bakbone Software, which was acquired by Quest Software. From 2003-2006, he was the CFO and a board member at Memec Group which was sold to Avnet, Inc. Doug is a CPA and received a B.A. in Business Administration from San Diego State University.
Chief Legal Officer
Phil Maynard serves as Chief Legal Officer for Tealium. Previously, Phil was Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Limelight Networks, where he developed significant patent litigation experience that brought him through the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to Limelight, he held senior legal positions at IBM and FileNet Corporation. Phil graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Law School.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ted Purcell is a proven leader of growth and enterprise technology and services companies. He successfully executes all aspects and lines of business of the customer engagement lifecycle to generate high growth and customer-oriented companies. Ted leads with an authentic, people-oriented leadership agenda where culture is optimized with clarity, accountability, and high performance. He previously served as the SVP/GM of Marketo’s commercial business as a key member of the team that was first acquired by Vista Private Equity Partners in 2016 and then by Adobe Systems in 2018. Before Marketo, he ran the Global Sales and Customer Success business for Clarizen, after having spent ten years at SAP, where he served in various sales and senior leadership roles across customer segments, industry verticals, and multiple technology categories.
Chief Marketing Officer
Heidi Bullock is an experienced marketing executive who has built a 20+ year career working at both global enterprise technology companies and start-ups. Most recently, she was the CMO of Engagio, where she was responsible for the go-to-market strategy, product marketing, internal sales, corporate communications, and ABM initiatives. Before Engagio, Heidi was the Group Vice President of Global Marketing at Marketo. Heidi has contributed to key thought leadership guides, including the Clear and Complete Guide to ABM Analytics and the Definitive Guide to Account-Based Marketing, Lead Generation, Content, Mobile Marketing, and Engaging Email. Heidi is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer for B2B marketing.
Chief Customer Officer
Carole McCluskey is a seasoned executive with experience on both the sell side and buy side of technology. An empathic leader, she is passionate about making customers wildly successful and inspiring the organizations responsible for doing so. She has been the chief information and technology officer at TrueBlue, MOD Pizza and Outerwall (the automated retail solutions developer responsible for redbox®, Coinstar® and ecoATM®) and held executive customer success roles at TIBCO Software, Sage Intacct, and Edifecs. She serves on the board of directors for Myndshft and advises a number of early stage technology companies. She earned her B.S. in Industrial Technology-Digital Systems from California State University at Fresno.
Chief Innovation Officer
Jay Calavas has more than 15 years of proven digital marketing experience, and is responsible for helping promote the global adoption of the Tealium brand and products. Prior to this role, Jay first ran global sales at Tealium, helping grow the company into the market leader for enterprise tag management. After that he orchestrated the global launch of AudienceStream, the first real-time segmentation and action engine designed for marketers. Before Tealium, Jay provided his leadership skills across the digital marketing ecosystem with companies such as ExactTarget, TouchCommerce, Visual Sciences and WebSideStory (now Adobe Systems). Jay studied marketing and finance at James Madison University.
VP, Worldwide Customer Success
Chris is a business and marketing strategy leader with over a decade of experience spanning a wide variety of functional areas including customer support operations, software development, analytics, project management and the various aspects of digital marketing. Prior to Tealium, Chris was founder and CEO of Upbuilt LLC, which specialized in game development and content syndication reaching millions of daily active users. Earlier in his career he worked as a Technical Account Manager in support of customers at WebSideStory and then Omniture. Chris has a B.S. in Information Systems from San Diego State University.
VP, Revenue Operations and Education
Laurie leads Tealium’s global sales operations as well as the company’s enablement programs. She has over 15 years experience in technology and strategy, helping to foster data-driven optimization efforts at growth-stage organizations. Prior to joining Tealium, Laurie led business operations at MuleSoft and sales operations at Limelight Networks. Laurie holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in economics and BS in math and computer science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
With over 25 years of industry experience, Ivan Batanov is an accomplished technology expert, strategist, and software development executive. He brings a blend of vision, leadership, and technical expertise to the engineering and operations teams at Tealium. Before joining Tealium, he was the CTO of Kyriba, the global leader in cloud treasury and finance solutions (acquired by Bridgepoint.) He previously served as VP Engineering at ServiceNow through revenue growth from $100m to $1b and IPO. Ivan has held senior leadership roles with the Windows Azure team at Microsoft and Yahoo and is a co-author of several patents.
VP & Managing Director, EMEA
Lindsay McEwan has almost 20 years of proven strategic leadership and commercial management expertise gained within leading marketing and technology businesses. His previous roles include Director of Sales at Adobe Systems UK, Managing Director at Neolane Software (acquired by Adobe) as well as positions with Oracle, TIBCO & Kana.
Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific & Japan
Will Griffith, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific & Japan
Following a career spanning more than 20 years in marketing technology, Will Griffith is instrumental in strengthening Tealium’s position in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). With a background in data and extensive leadership experience, he is helping Tealium expand its global market position and secure key partnerships across the region. Will relocated to Sydney from the UK in 2012, when he set up the first APJ office for marketing automation vendor, Eloqua, which was acquired by Oracle in 2013. Most recently Will served as the Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand at Marketo, an Adobe company. He has also held various sales and product roles at RedEye and smartFOCUS. Will holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from The University of London.