Michael started coding at age 11 and started his first IT company at age 15. Before (and during) college, he was one of the principal developers of DikuMUD, an online multiplayer computer game serving millions of users, which was a predecessor to massive role-playing video games like “World of Warcraft.” Later, while working as president of a successful multimillion-dollar custom software development company, Michael envisioned the need for a Microsoft-centric system for creating and managing websites. In 2001, he joined forces with four fellow internet zealots, founded Sitecore, and introduced a product with functionality and appeal that was completely disruptive in the market. These five continue to be key contributors to the company, with Michael leading the business as CEO.
Scott has developed and led growth and digital innovation strategies for more than 20 years, primarily in the enterprise tech industry. He has a track record of leading digital transformation to strengthen brands, grow demand, and delight customers. Prior to joining Sitecore, Scott served as senior vice president of marketing at Bazaarvoice and was vice president of global marketing for a $55 billion division at HP. At HP, Scott led a number of transformative company-wide initiatives, including pioneering the company's social practice, digitizing worldwide product launches, and restructuring the outbound go-to-market model. Scott is a frequent speaker at industry marketing events and often cited as one of the most influential marketers in tech.
Lars has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, innovation, market positioning, sales, brand development, and company acquisitions and investments. At Sitecore, he has been involved in the strategic development, positioning, and growth of the company as well as building the global re-seller and partner chain. Currently, he leads Sitecore’s software engineering and product management teams and is responsible for delivering market-leading products to our customers and partners. A lifelong inventor, Lars holds patents for a method and apparatus for providing electronic data and a method for building and managing a web site. He also holds board advisory positions for nemlig.com, Denmark's largest online supermarket, and for SPORT-MASTER, Denmark’s largest sporting goods retailer.
Philipp started his career in IT at netzkern GmbH, where he managed enterprise web project teams, and expanded into sales, operations, management, and digital marketing. He joined Sitecore in Australia and New Zealand, where he supported solution partners and served as regional managing director and then senior vice president of sales for global markets. His role evolved to focus solely on growing Sitecore’s European (DACH, Benelux, Nordics) teams and overseeing global internal and customer-facing operations, including systems, services, and cloud operations.
A trained economist, Kim has worked across almost every aspect of the business in his 10 years with Sitecore, first as managing director of the Sitecore Foundry, then as chief operating officer and as chief information officer, which makes him uniquely now suited to oversee global human resources for the company. Prior to joining Sitecore, Kim held various European management positions and co-founded a holistic business planning and communications agency, Elsass, Wagn & O A/S. During this period, Kim also co-founded several B2C e-businesses in which he is still active as board member.
Rich has been providing legal counsel to technology companies for over 20 years. Prior to joining Sitecore, Rich served as vice president and assistant general counsel to Autodesk, Inc., an innovative, industry-leading design software and services company. He was responsible for international legal issues relating to intellectual property matters, global compliance, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, human resources, privacy and data protection, and marketing. Previously, Rich was in private practice at the San Francisco offices of Sheppard Mullin and Bronson & McKinnon, where he supported technology companies with corporate and commercial litigation matters. Rich holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA and JD from Santa Clara University.
During a 20-year career at Microsoft, Jonas led the company’s transition to a cloud-first, mobile-first business model in Sweden by re-shaping the organization, building organizational capabilities and hiring the right leaders to manage the transformation. He held several senior executive positions at Microsoft in Europe, most recently as CEO of Microsoft Sweden. There, Jonas led more than 700 people and generated close to $1 billion in yearly revenue from traditional software sales, cloud and devices sales, as well as from consulting services. He now sits on the board of several influential companies and is a key advisor to Sitecore as chairman of the company's board.