Our Board of Directors is a visionary group of thinkers who work closely with our leadership to help Coupa break new ground in spend optimization. We’re proud to introduce you to them.
Rob brings 15 years of experience in enterprise software to his position as CEO at Coupa. Prior to joining Coupa, Rob spent four years with SuccessFactors, the global leader in Performance & Talent Management delivered via the software-as-a-service model. As a member of the SuccessFactors executive management team he served as their global vice president of product marketing and management. Rob has also directed product management at Siebel Systems, where he contributed to building their Employee Relationship Management suite of applications into Siebel’s fastest-growing product two years after launch. Before that, Rob was an associate at McKinsey & Company and a global project manager at Accenture where he managed numerous successful global SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Neeraj joined Battery in 2000 and invests in enterprise software/SaaS, technology-enabled services and Internet companies. He was a founding investor in BladeLogic (acquired by BMC). In addition to BladeLogic, Neeraj’s investments include Applimation (acquired by Informatica), Bazaarvoice, Brightree, Consona (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Glassdoor, Guidewire Software, Internet Brands (acquired by Hellman & Friedman), LifeMed Media, Marketo, Mass Relevance, Omniture (acquired by Adobe), RealPage, Sprinklr, Tealium, VSS Monitoring (acquired by Danaher), Wayfair (formerly CSN Stores), and Yesware.
Prior to Battery, Neeraj worked as a product manager at Real Networks, an operating executive at SkyTV, and a management consultant with Booz-Allen. Neeraj holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University as well as an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School. He is a Charter Member of TiE, an active advisor to several local entrepreneurs, and has been named numerous times to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks the top 100 venture capitalists around the world.
Charles is an accomplished venture capital investor who has been with EDV since 1999. His primary focus is on companies with the potential to radically change the capabilities, cost/performance and energy efficiency of datacenters and enterprise computing environments. This includes companies in the systems, storage and cloud computing sectors. Prior to joining EDV, Charles served as a partner at Piper Jaffray Ventures, where he helped manage the firm’s technology venture capital funds. Charles gained early venture capital experience at Scripps Ventures, where he helped design and implement an early-stage investment strategy for a newly formed venture fund. Early in his career, Charles was involved with the design and implementation of healthcare IT systems at the Mayo Clinic, including Mayo’s first radiology information system.In addition to his for-profit boards, Charles serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Camp Chippewa Foundation, and works actively with several other education-based non-profits.
Charles received a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Jonathan Ebinger, General Partner, joined BlueRun Ventures in September 2000 and is based in Menlo Park. He focuses on communications, media, and mobility opportunities.
Jonathan has 15 years of marketing and finance experience in the telecommunications industry. Previous experience includes Vice President of Marketing for Qwest Communications, and senior level positions at Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions and MCI Communications. In addition, Jonathan founded and successfully exited Simply Savings, Inc., an Internet shopping service.
He received his M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and holds a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech.
Jim is a Coupa Board Observer. He is a General Partner in the Venture Capital group at Crosslink and focuses on investments in Digital Media & Internet Services and Software and Business Services. Prior to joining Crosslink in 2002, Jim brought 20 years of technology investment banking and management experience to the firm. Jim’s prior positions included Global Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS, where he built a powerful global technology investment banking practice from scratch, Chief Operating Officer at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, where he ran all aspects of the firm’s investment banking and brokerage operations, and led the firm to record growth in revenue and market share prior to its acquisition by Prudential, and Head of Technology Investment Banking at Robertson Stephens, where he built the technology investment banking team into a leadership position in the industry.
Jim holds an AB degree in Chemistry from Darthmouth College, and a JD and MBA from Stanford University.
Bryan joined Mohr Davidow in 2008. He made the move to venture capital after a two decade career that began at Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems (EDS) with stops at three technology start-up companies, all of which became market leaders. The most recent, Agile Software, he started in 1995. At Agile, which led the creation of a new category now called product lifecycle management (PLM), Bryan served as CEO from start-up through a public offering and secondary that raised over $500M; executed on almost two dozen private and public M&A transactions; steered a major strategy shift following the bursting of the B2B bubble in 2001 that required rebuilding the management team and board and led to the eventual acquisition of the company by Oracle at a revenue run-rate that was more than double its peak during the B2B bubble. Bryan serves on the advisory boards of the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and on the boards of the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum and Montalvo Arts Center.
Bryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Scott is the CEO of ShopRunner, the leading provider of consumer-targeted, premium e-commerce-related services (e.g. 2-day delivery, free shipping on returns, member-only offers, etc) available at dozens of leading merchants, such as American Eagle, Toys-R-Us, Drugstore.com, FTD, PetSmart and Sports Authority. Prior to ShopRunner, Scott held several senior leadership roles in online, payments and commerce-related companies, including serving as CEO of Yahoo!, President and CTO of PayPal, EVP at Inovant (Visa) and CIO of Barclays Global Investors. He is and has been a Board member for many fast-growth, private companies, including Coupa, Vertica (acquired by HP), Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK), Zuora, PerkStreet, Kabbage and Plastiq.