Brian Bell is the CEO of Split, bringing over 20 years of software engineering experience to the company. Prior to Split, Brian was most recently at Ping Identity where he was CMO for 4 years. Before his role at Ping Identity, he was CMO of Zuora, a category-leading company where he created iconic messaging and positioning that propelled the business. Prior to Zuora, Brian was general manager at CA Technologies, responsible for the growth and profitability of a $450m business unit in IT Service Management & Project Management. Brian holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD, a Master's from John Hopkins, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder
Adil Aijaz is Chief Strategy and co-founder at Split Software. Adil brings over ten years of engineering and technical experience having worked as a software engineer and technical specialist at some of the most innovative enterprise companies such as LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and most recently RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). Prior to founding Split in 2015, Adil’s tenure at these companies helped build the foundation for the startup giving him the needed experience in solving data-driven challenges and delivering data infrastructure. Adil holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA and a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University.
President and co-founder
Trevor Stuart is the president and co-founder of Split Software. He brings experience across the spectrum of operations, product, and investing, in both startup and large enterprise settings. Prior to founding Split, Trevor oversaw product simplification efforts at RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). While there, he worked closely with Split co-founders Pato and Adil to increase product delivery cadence while maintaining stability and safety. Prior to RelateIQ, Trevor was an Associate at Technology Crossover Ventures and an analyst in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley in New York City and London. He is passionate about data-driven innovation and enabling product and engineering teams to scale quickly with data-informed decisions. Trevor holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College.
Patricio "Pato" Echagüe
Chief Technology Officer and co-founder
Patricio "Pato" Echagüe is the CTO and co-founder at Split Software, bringing over 16 years of software engineering experience to the company. Prior to Split, Pato was most recently at RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce) where he joined as one of the first three engineers leading the majority of the data infrastructure efforts at there. Prior to RelateIQ, Pato was an early employee at Datastax (the creators of the Apache Cassandra project) where he was one of the lead committers for the open source Java client, Hector, creating the first enterprise offering and co-authoring the Cassandra Filesystem (CFS) that was used to replace the HDFS layer from Hadoop to Cassandra. Other professional experiences include software engineering roles at IBM, VW, and Google. Pato holds a Master of Information Systems in Software Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Success
Andrew leads Split’s worldwide sales and customer success organization. He joins Split from 1E, a software lifecycle automation solution, where he was responsible for global sales. Prior to 1E, Custard served as the vice president of sales for the Americas at SOASTA, Inc., where he provided expertise to leaders of the world’s top digital brands on business goal alignment with web and mobile performance optimization strategies to deliver high-quality customer experiences. Andrew has over 20 years experience leading national and international enterprise go-to-market efforts with an emphasis on digital financial services and e-commerce. Prior to joining SOASTA, Andrew led the growth of Global and Regional businesses for Oracle, Serena, Symantec, and VERITAS Software. Andrew holds a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Berry College.
VP of Finance and Operations
John leads Split's worldwide finance and operations efforts, including human resources, IT, legal, and facilities. He brings over 20 years of experience in executive finance roles in the technology industry in both startup and large enterprise settings to Split. John joins Split from Primary Data, a data management solution, where he was Vice President of Finance. Prior to Primary Data, John worked at NetApp and was instrumental in developing the systems, processes, and people needed to scale the company from $1B to $6B in revenue. During his tenure at NetApp, John led the finance and accounting teams that drove Corporate FP&A, Product Operations, Sales, and Services. Before NetApp, John held various senior financial roles at Sun Microsystems. John holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.
Pierre-Alexandre "PA" Masse
VP of Engineering
PA leads Split's engineering team. He brings over 20 years of experience in building product and scaling engineering teams in both startup and large enterprises. PA joined Split from Box where he led the enterprise product engineering team and the overall agile transformation, while helping scaling diverse engineering teams. Prior to Box, he worked at Tellme and Microsoft on speech recognition platform, applications and services. PA holds a double Masters in Microelectronics from CPE Lyon and Insa Lyon.
VP of Marketing
Nick leads Split's marketing team. He brings 10 years of experience in B2B SaaS marketing and product development. Nick joined Split from ThousandEyes where he led the product management, product marketing, and design teams. Prior to ThousandEyes, he worked at RightScale and Boston Consulting Group. Nick holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Harvard College.
Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on enterprise software application and infrastructure investments. He is the lead investor and board member at Blue Jeans, Cloudera, Code 42, DataGravity, Plays.tv, Primary Data, Sysdig and Trifacta. Ping is also active in the security space as an investor at Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security, Tenable Network Security and previously, Imperva. He was also responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (public), Nimble Storage (public), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco) and RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). Prior to Accel, Ping served as product line manager and director of corporate development at Juniper Networks. He started his technology career in Asia working for Singapore Telecom and Goldman Sachs Asia's technology practice. Ping advises the Accel Innovation Scholars program at Stanford University, where he works with PhD students learning about entrepreneurship. He is also an advisor to Heavybit, a community for developer- and operations-focused entrepreneurs. Ping is from New Jersey and graduated from Harvard and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of cloud and datacenter technologies, as well as enterprise mobile and SaaS solutions. Arif is currently working closely with the teams at Avi Networks, Blend Labs, Highfive, Mist Systems, Netskope, Nutanix, Qubole, Takipi, TripActions and ThoughtSpot. He was also involved in several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Edgespring (acquired by Salesforce.com), Pertino Networks (acquired by Cradlepoint), IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io), RAPsphere (acquired by AppSense), Memoir Systems (acquired by Cisco), and StreamOnce (acquired by Jive Software). Prior to joining Lightspeed, Arif worked in the Corporate Business Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and investments in the Unified Communications, Enterprise Collaboration, Mobile, and SaaS market segments. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was with Novitas Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Arif worked in technical development and product management roles at WebTV (acquired by MSFT), Andes Networks (acquired by SUNW), and Sun Microsystems. Arif is a charter Member and member of the Organizing Committee for the C100, a non-profit, member-driven organization that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship through mentorship, partnership and investment. He also founded WVP Ventures, a student-run venture capital fund, while in business school.
Arif holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Partner at Accel Partners
Steve joined Accel in 2016. Steve was formerly CEO and co-founder of RelateIQ, which became SalesforceIQ after being acquired in 2014 for $390 million by Salesforce. RelateIQ pioneered the development of Relationship Intelligence technology, which enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of sales teams. Steve is on the Board of Ironclad, Ascend.io, and Split.io. Steve is from Portland, Oregon and has a BA and MBA from Stanford University. He was a member of the Track and Cross Country Team at Stanford from 1999-2003.
Managing Partner at Harmony Partners
Mark has been investing in technology companies for over 20 years. He began his career at General Atlantic and was a pre-IPO Managing Director at Internet Capital Group. Prior to founding Harmony, Mark led the software group at FTV Capital. He earned a BS in Economics from Wharton and his MBA from Stanford. Mark enjoys travel, poker, triathlons, and the Colorado mountains.
Distinguished Engineer, General Manager, Analysis and Experimentation, Microsoft
Ronny Kohavi is a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and General Manager of the Analysis and Experimentation team at Microsoft’s Cloud + AI group. Ronny was previously a Partner Architect at Bing, part of the Online Services Division, director of data mining and personalization at Amazon.com, and VP of Business Intelligence at Blue Martini Software.
Ya has been working in the domain of A/B testing for over 8 years. She has built and led the experimentation team @ LinkedIn, with the mission to not only create a world-class A/B testing platform, but to create an experimentation ecosystem where people, process and platform can work tightly together to truly accelerate innovation through A/B testing. Before LinkedIn, she worked at Microsoft Bing where she focused on advancing A/B methodologies. She holds a PhD in Statistics from Stanford University, and is a frequent speaker at top-tier conferences worldwide, including WWW, WSDM, KDD and RecSys.
Software Delivery Consultant
Pete Hodgson is an independent software delivery consultant. He helps engineering teams to level up and tackle their thorniest challenges, with a focus on agile engineering practices, architectural evolution, and lean process management. Prior to going independent, he spent several years as a consultant at ThoughtWorks, along with a few stints in startup land as an engineering lead.