Meet Our Leadership Team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mike brings more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience to Inflection. He has been CEO of a diverse set of innovative, VC-funded software companies, including LiveCapital, Tempo, Attributor, SugarSync, and Zetta, all of which were ultimately acquired. Mike’s experience in large companies includes leadership positions at Intuit and Johnson & Johnson, and board roles at Borders and Quicken. He started his career as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company in San Francisco and Sydney. Mike holds an A.B. in Economics and a J.D. from Harvard University. He is passionate about his family, his cats (5 at present), international travel, Game of Thrones, tennis, creative writing (when time permits), and quiet irreverence.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Peter brings more than 20 years of senior financial leadership to Inflection. Most recently he served as CFO for Zetta, Inc. where he helped to drive the financial strategy which led to its acquisition by ArcServe. Peter also has held CFO positions with SugarSync, Akimbo Systems, and Signatures Network and was a co-founder of OnVideon, Inc. Earlier in his career, he served in financial executive and analyst positions with AT&T and Colony Capital. Peter is CPA certified, a member of AICPA, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from DePaul University. Peter trained as a classical pianist and in his spare time composes music and spends time in his Palm Springs garden.
Nachi began consulting with Inflection in early 2007 and joined full-time in February 2008. Nachi is one of two mastermind architects behind STORM, Inflection's e-commerce and online marketing platform. He now oversees all of Inflection’s engineering organization. Before Inflection, Nachi was the VP of Software Development at Terrace Consulting, a Managing Partner of The Enticy Group, and VP of Product Technology at RelayHealth (originally named Healinx). As the Managing Partner of The Enticy Group, Nachi also consulted with Hot Topic Media, which led to his introduction to Inflection’s founders. Nachi's interests include sailing in exotic locations, snowboarding, long motorcycle trips, and spending time with his very accomplished daughters (and now grandchildren as well).
S. VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Brian’s operational leadership spans over 20 years. With a particular interest and aptitude in leading expansion both stateside and internationally, he has a rich history with organizations on the cusp of rapid growth. He joined PayPal during its infancy and subsequently led operations through international expansion, going public, and the eBay merger. He has also grown operations for companies such as Energy Pioneer, TPG, InfoUSA, TeleTech, West, Sitel, Teleperformance, and Transcom. Brian loves organization and streamlining processes, which likely explains his passion for technology. He has a fondness for all things Apple and GoPro, both of which he uses to produce a “Year in Review” video for each of his two daughters.
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
Ellen brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience to Inflection. She’s worked at large, public companies (Yahoo! and Intuit) and venture-backed startups where she’s had success building marketing teams and functions from the ground-up; retooling existing teams and functions; and scaling marketing and business performance. Ellen has a journalism degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Ellen enjoys yoga, hiking, scouting SF neighborhoods, and spending time with her daughter.
VICE PRESIDENT, PEOPLE
Marielle leads the People Team (HR and Recruiting) at Inflection. She has a passion for building diverse and high impact teams and launched the Company’s Diversity & Inclusion program. She’s led recruiting for businesses in the software, marketing technology and services, and entertainment industries, including Apigee, Estalea, and News Digital Media (Fox). Marielle is a graduate of UC Irvine and has a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Harvard. She enjoys skiing, running, continental philosophy, meditation, scuba diving, and cinema.
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT
Max joined Inflection in 2012 to lead the planning and launch of GoodHire. He now oversees all of Inflection’s product strategy, roadmap, development, pricing, and growth initiatives. Before joining the team, Max managed and launched B2B software products for HP and Microsoft. He received an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and undergraduate degrees from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. His passions outside of work include international travel, golf, pickleball, cooking, home brewing, and escape room games.