K2 Leadership Team


Evan Ellis

Evan Ellis

Chief Executive Officer

Evan is a software industry veteran with over 30 years experience leading high growth technology companies. Evan’s impressive set of experience and skills will support K2’s transformation into a cloud-first company focusing on a broader market. Prior to K2, Evan was the President and COO of Xactly, a leading provider cloud-based incentive solutions, and served in a variety of executive and high-level management positions across the technology industry.

John Ederer

John Ederer

Chief Financial Officer

John brings more than 20 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience to K2. As CFO, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial strategy, reporting and economic returns. Prior to joining K2, John led global teams focused on finance, strategy, corporate development and investor relations at leading enterprise software companies, including MobileIron, TIBCO, SAP and Ariba.

Burley Kawasaki

Burley Kawasaki

Chief Product Officer

Burley is a software industry veteran with over 25 years experience of working in leading high technology and cloud-based companies. As Chief Product Officer, Burley leads K2’s global product management and software engineering organization and is responsible for K2’s product innovation, design and development as the company continues to drive digital transformation initiatives across enterprises. Prior to K2, Burley served as the EVP of product at Kony which was a leading platform in the low-code mobile and web application development market; and has also held a variety of leadership roles at Microsoft, Avanade, and Accenture.

Dennis Parker

Dennis Parker

SVP, Worldwide Sales

Dennis has 30 years in the software industry and is the SVP of Worldwide Sales at K2. As an early employee, he has been involved in the core development of the sales regions starting the K2 EMEA region from scratch and then evolving into a global role in the K2 sales business. Over the past 16 years, Dennis has provided executive leadership for multiple functional areas of the business including K2 Professional Services and Customer Success. Prior to joining K2, Dennis was the CEO at EBIT Software Solutions, a Microsoft solutions and services provider which was acquired in 2001 by AST Systems.

Nellie Thompson

Nellie Thompson

VP, Human Resources

Nellie is responsible to shape, develop and direct K2’s high-performance People Strategy, including talent management, employee and leader development, and engagement. Nellie has 15-years of global HR experience across a variety of HR and Operations positions in the technology industry.

Barry Hoffmann

Barry Hoffmann

VP, Customer Success

Barry has been an integral resource for K2’s customer service and technical support initiatives since 2003. Today Barry is responsible for the Customer Success Organization including technical support, cloud operations, training, and professional services, where he is focused on delivering both customer-centric and refreshingly unique in today’s world of digital process automation. Over the last 15 years, Barry’s passion for refining the customer experience has led to innovative and engaging solutions that enhance personable customer service.

Olaf Wagner

Olaf Wagner

SVP, Product & Engineering

Olaf is the SVP of Product Management and a co-founder of K2. He has been in his current position since the inception of the company in South Africa.

Ruan Scott

Ruan Scott

SVP, Channel

Ruan has over 15 years of experience in the digital process and transformation space working directly and indirectly with K2. As the founder of the recently acquired distributor, K2NE, Ruan rejoined K2 as the Senior Vice President of Channel focused on helping with the K2NE integration and supporting strategic initiatives for business and channel development.

Board of Directors


Evan Ellis
K2

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Evan Ellis

Evan Ellis

Chief Executive Officer

Evan is a software industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience leading high growth technology companies. Evan’s impressive set of experience and skills will support K2’s transformation into a cloud-first company focusing on a broader market. Prior to K2, Evan was the President and COO of Xactly, a leading provider cloud-based incentive solutions, and served in a variety of executive and high-level management positions across the technology industry.

Brian Decker
Francisco Partners

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Brian Decker

Brian Decker

Francisco Partners

Brian Decker is a Principal with Francisco Partners and focuses on investments in the software sector, with emphasis on security and infrastructure software. Brian currently serves on the board of directors of Plex Systems and Healthland and previously served on the board of Grass Valley.

Paul Weinstein
Azure Capital Partners

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Paul Weinstein

Paul Weinstein

Azure Capital Partners

Paul Weinstein is a founding general partner at Azure Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with more than $750 million under management. Paul, chairman of Unitas, also represents Azure Capital on the Boards of Unitas, Fonality, InterModalData, SwitchFly, K2 Software and Load Dynamix.

David Golob
Francisco Partners

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David Golob

David Golob

Francisco Partners

David Golob joined Francisco Partners as a Partner in 2001 and focuses primarily on investments in the software and services sectors. David currently serves on the board of directors of Avangate, Barracuda Networks, Micro Focus, PayLease, and Prosper.

Rudolf Pretorius
Treacle Private Equity

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Rudolf Pretorius

Rudolf Pretorius

Treacle Private Equity

Rudolf Pretorius is the non-executive director of SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. He assumed his current position in 2001. Rudolf represents Treacle Private Equity, which provided the initial capital for SourceCode. Qualified as a chartered accountant, he worked for a South African investment bank for 12 years prior to establishing Treacle Private Equity in 2000.

Adriaan van Wyk
Co-founder

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Adriaan van Wyk

Adriaan van Wyk

Co-founder

Adriaan is co-founder of SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc. – the developer of K2. He assumed the position of CEO upon inception in 1997. Since then, he and his co-founders grew K2 from a small South African start-up to a global software company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. He retired as CEO in 2017 and continues as a Board member. He is also a non- executive director / member of investment committee of Adansonia PE Opportunities Limited based in Mauritius.

Investors


Azure Capital Partners

Francisco Partners

FTV Capital