March is National Women’s History Month and provides an opportunity for us to pay tribute to the generations of women who make valuable contributions to society. Please join us in taking a moment to salute women in leadership roles at a few of our cloud-forward customers. As the cloud continues to permeate the corporate landscape, these forward-thinking women are paving the way for others, and helping to protect their organizations, partners, and customers along the way.
Christa Quarles, CEO, OpenTable | www.opentable.com| San Francisco, CA
As CEO, Christa leads the global vision and strategy for OpenTable. Prior to joining OpenTable, she served in a variety of financial and operational leadership roles at NextDoor, The Walt Disney Company and Playdom.
OpenTable is an online real-time restaurant-reservation service that provides online reservations for about 32,000 restaurants around the world and seats about 17 million diners every month. OpenTable partners with Bitium to provide easy single sign-on access for all cloud apps enabling employee productivity. OpenTable has benefitted from Bitium’s services both as a customer and an integration partner.
Kate Johnson, CFO, Act-On Software | www.act-on.com| Beaverton, OR
Kate Johnson serves as Chief Financial Officer at Act-On, where she is responsible for all the financial, accounting, planning, and human resource aspects of Act-On’s business. Kate is a seasoned finance and business professional with over 16 years of experience in public and private high-tech and software companies. She served most recently as Chief Accounting Officer and VP of Finance for Jive Software, where she played a leading role in the company’s IPO process.
Act-On is a leading provider of cloud-based integrated marketing automation software, helping 3,000+ companies tie inbound, outbound and nurturing programs together across multiple platforms. The company’s mission is to power small marketing teams with big ambition.
Bitium has helped Act-On to easily transition between cloud apps using auto provisioning and SAML as the needs of their business change.
Elizabeth McCune, Head of Global Marketing, Group M | www.groupm.com| New York, NY
Elizabeth McCune is Head of the Global Marketing, Communications and Business Development team for GroupM, where she has global oversight of the GroupM brand as an entity and the sum of its operating companies. She also oversees major business development and revenue growth across GroupM. More recently her strategic leadership was instrumental in some of the company’s largest new business wins, including NBC Universal and Nestle USA and Canada. Outside of GroupM, she is a member of the New York Junior League, spending time with grammar school children weekly through the League’s Cultural Enrichment of the Youth program.
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, as well as Xaxis and Catalyst. The focus of GroupM is the intelligent application of physical and intellectual scale to benefit trading, innovation, and new communication services, to bring competitive advantage to their clients and their companies.
GroupM uses Bitium to quickly and easily onboard employees to new client projects and enable them to use the latest cloud apps. Employees can just as easily be offboarded ensuring security of client and company data.
Caroline Tuan, COO, Balsam Brands | www.balsambrands.com| San Francisco, CA
Caroline Tuan is the COO of Balsam Brands where she oversees operations, direct marketing and is a champion of cross-functional decision-making and coordination. Her professional career has included strategic planning and marketing roles for leading consumer brands at Levi Strauss & Company and as a consultant at Bain. She also has experience in the non-profit sector at The Bridgespan Group and YouthBuild USA.
Balsam Brands is a multi-brand e-commerce retailer that designs and sells holiday and home decor. The company has been listed as one of the Inc 5000: America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for four years in a row and Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Retail Websites for five years in a row.
Bitium helps Balsam Brands ensure optimal usage of apps and monitor password security for all their employees.