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The Team

Jeff Lawson , , , Founder, CEO, & Chairman

Jeff is a serial inventor with over 15 years of entrepreneurial and product experience. Prior to co-founding Twilio, Jeff was Founder & CTO of NineStar, Founding CTO of Stubhub.com and Founder, CEO & CTO of Versity. He was also one of the original product managers for Amazon Web Services. At every business, Jeff identified the fundamental need for a platform for developers and companies to easily build communications-based business solutions. Jeff grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, started his first company in middle school, and earned his BS in Computer Science & Film/Video from University of Michigan.

Lee Kirkpatrick , , , CFO

Lee brings over 20 years of experience in finance and operations at high growth and technology companies. Prior to joining Twilio, Lee was CFO of SAY Media (formerly Videoegg), COO and CFO of Videoegg, COO of Kodak Imaging Network, CFO of Ofoto and held various senior finance and operating roles during nine years at Reuters. Lee grew up in Southern California, and earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and his MBA from Columbia University. He currently serves on the Board of Lincoln Healthcare.

George Hu , , , COO

George served 4 of his 13 years at Salesforce as COO, where he owned all major shared operational functions for the company. He also served in a variety of other management roles including VP of Product Marketing, SVP of Applications, EVP of Products, and Chief Marketing Officer. After leaving Salesforce at the end of 2014, George founded a workplace feedback startup called Peer that was acquired by Twitter in 2016. George holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College and a master's degree in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Karyn Smith , , , General Counsel

Karyn has worked with high growth companies for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Twilio, Karyn was Deputy General Counsel at Zynga, where she oversaw all corporate matters and led Zynga through its $1B IPO in 2011. Before Zynga, Karyn was a partner in the San Francisco office of Cooley LLP for 10 years, where she represented emerging growth companies from formation through liquidity event, with an emphasis on venture financings, public offerings, M&A transactions and corporate governance. Karyn grew up in the East Bay, and earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and her JD cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law.

MARTY RÉAUME , , , Chief People Officer

Marty is a seasoned HR executive passionate about building high-performance teams, fostering an exceptional employee experience and committed to supporting both global and local STEAM initiatives. Marty is dedicated to cultivating strong leaders and a defining culture. Most recently, Marty was the Chief People Officer of fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT), building a People function and championing cultural initiatives. Prior to fitbit, Marty was the CPO of NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) for over nine years. Marty holds an HBA in Labour Management from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, and a Masters of Organizational Psychology from Arizona.

Ott Kaukver , , , Vice President and GM of Voice and Video

Ott was an early employee at Skype, where he built the engineering team essentially from scratch, to over 300 in 3 years. Under Ott, Skype launched SkypeOut, and grew the business into a $1 billion product line. Prior to joining Skype, Ott served as General Manager of Software Development Business Unit at Helmes. Ott grew up in Estonia and earned his BA in International Business Administration from the Estonian Business School, and his MBA from INSEAD.

Patrick Malatack , , , Vice President and GM of Messaging

Patrick is as passionate about elegant user interface designs as he is about simple, easy to use API's. Before joining Twilio, Patrick was in Product Management at Microsoft, where he focused on Project Server / SharePoint and OneNote. Patrick grew up in Philadelphia and received both his BS in Cognitive Science and Human Computer Interaction, and Masters in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

CHRISTINE ROBERTS , , , VP and GM of Super Network

Christine is driven by finding every opportunity to improve customer engagement experiences and create customer delight. She has over 25 years of experience in Engineering, Product Operations, Partner Relationships, and Product Management across Motorola, Google, Lenovo, and Netflix. She's also an active proponent of engaging girls and underrepresented minorities in STEAM early, consistently, and experientially to ensure diverse views and innovation are represented in technical fields. Christine has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, where she serves on several advisory boards, as well as an MBA in International Business from DePaul University.

Erin Reilly , , , Vice President of Social Impact and GM of Twilio.org

Erin is energized by using a company’s unique assets to create positive impact on the world. In the past 20 years, she’s driven social and environmental change while working at companies such as Google, Yahoo!, and Nike. She’s helped launch new businesses in Africa and India to provide fast access to the Internet, engaged tens of millions of people in environmental programs, and raised millions of dollars for disaster response. Erin also has experience in the nonprofit sector at Business for Social Responsibility, and started her career at the engineering firm Tetra Tech. She holds a BA in Human Biology / Environmental Management from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

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