Before joining Gigster, Phil founded his strategic advisory firm Bay Advisors, working directly with numerous venture capital funds and private equity firms as a C-Level advisor, board member and strategist. Phil also served as the first Global CIO and EVP at American International Group (AIG). Before AIG, Phil was EVP and CIO at Kaiser Permanente (KP), SVP and Chief Business Information Officer at Capital One, and SVP, CIO at J.P. Morgan Chase. Additionally, he served as EVP, CIO at Deutsche Financial Services, and as Managing Director at Bankers Trust, and was a board member of City of Hope (Los Angeles).
Andy has always focused his skills on innovative, transformational companies, His expertise goes beyond Finance and Accounting, and features Strategy, M&A, Legal, HR, and Operations. Companies that have benefitted from his big picture thinking include leaders in SaaS, e-commerce, Biotech, and Financial Services.
Chanda Dharap has over 20 years of experience leading engineering and product teams, with a strong focus on emerging trends and new technologies, ranging from open-source and Node.js architectures to AI- and machine learning-based search. Chanda leads the Gigster engineering team in delivering Gigster's next generation platform to drive the future of work.
Geoff is bringing Gigster's Innovation Platform to market, so companies can use it to transform the Future of Work. Previously, Geoff was SVP, Global Business Development and Emerging Technologies for Infusion, a global engineering firm where he acquired 100+ enterprise customers. He also led strategic solution sales for Sun Microsystems.
Jim helps clients sign up for The Gigster Way. He has over 20 years of experience in business consulting, custom application development, business process management, and SaaS solutions. He is especially good at communicating the benefits of new technologies and helping companies evolve to new business strategies.
As Gigster’s technology sentinel, Debo is an expert on optimizing productivity for distributed teams and delivering business impact for customer engagement applications. Debo’s perspective on the business value of AI makes him a sought after speaker. He co-founded Gigster while on leave from Cornell for a Ph.D. in Physics.
Aaron was the CTO of SuccessFactors, acquired by SAP in 2011, and was responsible for the overall technology and cloud platform strategy. Over his career, he has worked as a senior software engineer and project lead for Informix, a GSS consultant for Aspect Telecommunication, and as head of engineering for eAlity. Aaron earned his B.A. in computer science from UC Berkeley.
Tom is currently the CMO of SignalFx, which was acquired by Splunk in October 2019. He previously served as the CMO of Sprinklr, where he worked to elevate the importance of a digital customer-first transformation for big brands. Before Sprinklr, Tom was a consultant-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz and the CMO of Red Hat, PTC, and AppNexus.
With over 20 years of HR experience, Bek has held senior leadership roles at Microsoft, Nike, and Atlassian, managing functions including business partners, diversity, recruiting, learning and development, performance, and talent management. She earned her B.A. in economics, psychology, and leadership from Claremont McKenna College and her M.A. in community counseling from Marquette University.