Our Team

Copado is on a mission to make release days obsolete for delivery teams worldwide.

Meet the Founders

Meet the men behind the magic.

Copado’s founders didn’t set out to change the world — they just wanted to see their families more often. In 2013, two release engineers (Federico Larsen and Philipp Rackwitz) built the first end-to-end native DevOps platform for Salesforce to combat all the late nights, weekend war rooms and overworked teams. And the rest is history.

Today, Copado is powered by 700+ employees across 15+ countries and four continents. We accelerate digital transformation for the most powerful brands on the planet. And we’ve never lost sight of our founders’ vision: To make release days obsolete.

Ted Elliot
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.

Ted Elliot
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.

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.

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.

Mark Desrosiers
Chief Revenue Officer

Mark brings close to 20 years of platform and commercial sales experience from giants like Salesforce and Oracle. He leads Copado’s global revenue functions which includes Sales, Sales Strategy & Operations, Renewals & Expansion, and Customer Growth.

Mark Desrosiers
Chief Revenue Officer

Mark brings close to 20 years of platform and commercial sales experience from giants like Salesforce and Oracle. He leads Copado’s global revenue functions which includes Sales, Sales Strategy & Operations, Renewals & Expansion, and Customer Growth.

Sanjay Gidwani
Chief Operating Officer

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.

Sanjay Gidwani
Chief Operating Officer

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.

David Dahlberg
Chief Marketing Officer

David has extensive senior experience as a marketing executive in the software industry. He specializes in brand positioning and communication, demand generation, marketing operations, field marketing, enterprise, and channel sales.

David Dahlberg
Chief Marketing Officer

David has extensive senior experience as a marketing executive in the software industry. He specializes in brand positioning and communication, demand generation, marketing operations, field marketing, enterprise, and channel sales.

Pam Bellner
SVP General Counsel

With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, Pam’s legal career has evolved to – and her passion lies in – overseeing legal and regulatory compliance matters and providing strategic partnership to internal business partners, the executive team and board of directors. Most recently, she was General Counsel of Catalytic where she oversaw the legal, finance, compliance and talent teams. Prior to Catalytic, Pam spent 9 years heading up the legal function at Fieldglass and successfully completed Fieldglass’ $1 billion merger with SAP.

Pam Bellner
SVP General Counsel

With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, Pam’s legal career has evolved to – and her passion lies in – overseeing legal and regulatory compliance matters and providing strategic partnership to internal business partners, the executive team and board of directors. Most recently, she was General Counsel of Catalytic where she oversaw the legal, finance, compliance and talent teams. Prior to Catalytic, Pam spent 9 years heading up the legal function at Fieldglass and successfully completed Fieldglass’ $1 billion merger with SAP.

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.

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.

Matt Hill
SVP

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.

Matt Hill
SVP

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.

Pat McQueen
SVP of Customer Success & Global Services

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.

Pat McQueen
SVP of Customer Success & Global Services

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.

Vicki Appel
SVP Partner Services

Vicki brings an enormous passion for customers and growth and a wealth of experience across organizations large and small. As a results-oriented delivery and customer success executive, Vicki has more than 25 years of experience creating and implementing valuable growth and delivery strategies. She joins us from Privitar, where she was SVP of Global Customer Success and Delivery, responsible for all aspects of the customer journey, including onboarding, enablement, implementation, training, and customer support. With additional experience at Oracle, Cisco, Salesforce.com, Jobscience, and PwC, Vicki brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in forging new relationships, building and developing high-performing teams, and scaling companies through collaborative growth.

Vicki Appel
SVP Partner Services

Vicki brings an enormous passion for customers and growth and a wealth of experience across organizations large and small. As a results-oriented delivery and customer success executive, Vicki has more than 25 years of experience creating and implementing valuable growth and delivery strategies. She joins us from Privitar, where she was SVP of Global Customer Success and Delivery, responsible for all aspects of the customer journey, including onboarding, enablement, implementation, training, and customer support. With additional experience at Oracle, Cisco, Salesforce.com, Jobscience, and PwC, Vicki brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in forging new relationships, building and developing high-performing teams, and scaling companies through collaborative growth.

Copado DevOps Creed

Low Coders are Developers Too
Version Control is the Source of Truth
User Story is the Container of Change
Copado Manages the Branching Strategy (So you don’t have to)
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