At Copado, Customer Success Comes First

Meet the Founders

In 2013, two release engineers managing hundreds of Salesforce deployments across a multitude of different orgs, sandboxes and even countries built the first end-to-end native DevOps platform for Salesforce. Today, with close to 200 international employees located in 9 different countries, Copado is redefining how to achieve success on the Salesforce platform with its data-driven approach to delivering faster, higher quality releases and improving trust across customer transformation projects..

Ted Elliott

Ted Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Ted is the Chief Executive Officer of Copado. Before joining Copado in November 2018, Ted spent 18 years as the CEO of Jobscience, one of the first 5 ISV partners to Salesforce, until the company’s acquisition by Bullhorn. During his time with Jobscience, Ted experienced the challenges of releasing innovation on the Salesforce platform, and now strives to transform customers’ DevOps processes with Copado, the #1 DevOps platform for Salesforce.

Philipp Rackwitz

Philipp Rackwitz

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Philipp is the co-founder and Chief Strategy officer of Copado. Tired of managing error-prone manual releases, Philipp worked with fellow release engineer Federico Larsen to build a platform to improve release management on the Salesforce platform. As chief strategy officer, he built and manages the Copado Academy with the goal of inspiring widespread usage of DevOps practices for Salesforce.

Federico Larsen

Federico Larsen

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

After 11 years in the IT space, Federico saw a need for a platform that increased the efficiency of complex manual releases on the Salesforce platform. This inspired him to work with fellow release engineer Philipp Rackwitz to build a management system for Salesforce deployments. As the Chief Technology Officer of Copado Federico continues to work to improve and expand the platform’s capabilities to better serve customers.

David Brooks

David Brooks

SVP Product

David spent nearly 9 years at Salesforce as the VP of Product Management building the AppExchange and later managing teams on the Force.com platform team. In November 2015, he became the VP of Product Development at Jobscience where he managed the product line until its acquisition by Bullhorn. As the SVP Products at Copado, David oversees product development and management, and is committed to redefining DevOps for the Salesforce platform.

Sanjay Gidwani

Sanjay Gidwani

COO

After 6 years working for Salesforce culminating in the position of VP, Success Cloud, Sanjay joined Copado as the Senior Vice President, Growth. He’s now Copado’s COO and manages Operations and Customer Success. Sanjay’s leadership helps guide organizations on their journey through the 5 levels of DevOps maturity to better utilize the power of the Salesforce platform.

Andrew M. Leigh

Andrew M. Leigh

CMO Marketing

With 20+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry, including 6 years as the Director of Product Marketing for Salesforce.com and as the VP of Marketing and Alliances at Jitterbit, Andrew  serves as the CMO of Marketing at Copado. He has helped Copado effectively position itself as a DevOps industry leader in the Salesforce ecosystem. 

Sabine Gillert

Rip Gerber

President & Chief Business Officer

Rip brings more than 25 years of strategy, distribution and operations leadership experience in public and private enterprise software companies as an executive, board member and investor. He oversees the company’s international sales and operations spanning EMEA, LATAM, APAC and Japan, Copado’s global sales engineering function and the company’s alliance ecosystem. He also leads corporate development and Copado’s mergers and acquisitions.

Simon Bishop

Ram Reddy

VP Engineering & Managing Director, India

Reddy brings two decades of engineering and CRM experience to Copado from Siebel Systems, Vlocity and Salesforce Industries. Reddy was employee #1 at Vlocity and built the core platforms and industry apps that propelled Vlocity as the leader in industry cloud applications on Salesforce.

Walker Mitchell

Pat McQueen

SVP of Sales Engineering & Operations

McQueen brings decades of experience working with the most sophisticated Salesforce customers to maximize their cloud investment and deliver their transformation strategies. Most recently, McQueen was Senior Vice President, Distribution Readiness at Salesforce.org. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales Engineering, where he led Salesforce’s global pre-sales organization of 600+ technical and functional experts.

David Freeman

David Freeman

GVP Customer Success

As Copado’s Global Vice President, Customer Success, David manages the Sales Engineering, Professional Services, and InfoSec teams. Formerly Vice President, Professional Services and Implementation at Jobscience for over 6 years, David has extensive experience with the Salesforce platform and is committed to helping companies achieve Salesforce Success.

Kevin Robinson

Kevin Robinson

VP Enterprise Sales AMER

After 19 years working at Salesforce, Kevin joined Copado in September 2019, as VP of Enterprise Sales for North America. He is responsible for managing Copado’s enterprise sales team, and has substantial knowledge of enterprise sales within the Salesforce ecosystem.

Matt Hill

Matt Hill

Managing Director EMEA

Since 2010, Matt has been helping organizations across Europe realize the power of the Salesforce platform. Matt joined Copado in October of 2018 as the Managing Director EMEA, and strives to help Salesforce customers scale their organizations and maximize value with a true DevOps process. 

Sabine Gillert

Sabine Gillert

VP Customer Success

Sabine is an experienced business leader with 5 years in the Salesforce ecosystem and a proven track record in creating scalable processes to improve customer satisfaction and exceeding growth goals in a SaaS business. With extensive on-the-ground experience dealing with large multinational customers globally, she leads a global team of customer success and account managers at Copado.

Walker Mitchell

Walker Mitchell

Chief Financial Officer

Walker is the Chief Financial Officer of Copado. He has spent over 20 years working in finance, and was previously CFO at Pinmare S.L. for 8 years. With extensive experience in guiding companies through periods of transformation as a result of high growth, he is responsible for Copado’s finance team and financial strategy. 

Copado DevOps Creed


Version Control is the Source of Truth

Copado Manages the Branching Strategy (So you don’t have to)
User Story is the Container of Change
Low Coders are Developers Too
Pipelines Define and Enforce the Path of Promotion
Quality Gates Enforce the Rules
Every Change will be Recorded
Measure Everything
Our Customers Can Enhance and Extend Copado
Respect the Standards of the Cloud
Optimize for Small Batch Continuous Delivery
Focus on Delivery of Value to Stakeholders