Who is Copado?

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 over 100 international employees located in Chicago, San Francisco, London and Madrid, Copado has attracted a leadership team of Salesforce legends who faced the challenges of applying CI/CD DevOps to the Salesforce platform.  

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

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

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

VP 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 VP Products at Copado, David oversees product development and management, and is committed to redefining DevOps for the Salesforce platform.

Sanjay Gidwani


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

SVP 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 SVP Marketing at Copado. He has helped Copado effectively position itself as a DevOps industry leader in the Salesforce ecosystem. 

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.

Simon Bishop


Simon is a self-confessed tech nerd operating primarily in sales and business growth positions across technology and online industries. He prides himself on being a valuable business partner and trusted advisor building on industry and customer relationships – selling and supporting technology solutions that have a real impact for customers and partners. 

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. 

Sabine Gillert

GM India

Sabine is the General Manager of Copado in India. She is an experienced business leader with a proven track record in exceeding growth goals in a SaaS business. She is a natural “planner” and always tries to stay one step ahead, whether that’s the next process to implement a new strategy. With extensive on on-the-ground experience dealing with large multinational companies operating in Europe, Asia and the Americas she is excited to be working with the DevOps community in India.