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Abiodun Olojo
Abiodun Olojo
Customer Success
Success
Alicia Kapjian-Pitt
Alicia Kapjian-Pitt
CS Operations
Engineering
Allen Kleiner
Allen Kleiner
Product Engineering
Engineering
Allison Zacharias
Allison Zacharias
BizOps
Benchmarking
Amanda Ponciano
Amanda Ponciano
Sales Development
Sales
Amelia Jacobs
Amelia Jacobs
Sales
Sales
Ana Rivelli
Ana Rivelli
Sales Development
Sales
Anastasia Dencic
Anastasia Dencic
Lead Technical Recruiter
Talent
Annie Hu
Annie Hu
Customer Success
Success
Anny Yang
Anny Yang
Software Engineer
Engineering
Ansel Vahle
Ansel Vahle
Software Engineer
Engineering
Antoine Steele
Antoine Steele
Sales Development
Sales
Anya Palisch
Anya Palisch
Head of Implementation
Implementation
Campbell Browne
Campbell Browne
Customer Success
Success
Catie Grasse
Catie Grasse
Software Engineer
Engineering
Charlyn Gonda
Charlyn Gonda
Software Engineer
Engineering
Chloe Chou
Chloe Chou
Software Engineer
Engineering
Chris Prinz
Chris Prinz
Product Manager
Data
Claire Karakozoff
Claire Karakozoff
Sales
Sales
Cole Malinauskas
Cole Malinauskas
Sales
Sales
Cole North
Cole North
Implementation
Success
Colin Short
Colin Short
Implementation
Success
Colleen FitzGerald
Colleen FitzGerald
Customer Success
Implementation
Dan Petty
Dan Petty
Head of Security
Security
Dan Webb
Dan Webb
Security Engineer
Security
Dao Phung
Dao Phung
Implementation
Success
Dart Phan
Dart Phan
Sales Development
Sales
David Gauld
David Gauld
Software Engineer
Engineering
David Heffelfinger
David Heffelfinger
DevOps Manager
Engineering
Delaney Thome
Delaney Thome
Sales Development
Sales
Eldridge Alcudia
Eldridge Alcudia
Product Support
Product Support
Ethan Collins
Ethan Collins
Sales Development
Sales

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Pave Leadership Team

Charlie Nelson

VP of Customer Success & Revenue Operations

Charlie Nelson is the VP of Customer Success & Revenue Operations at Pave, where he leads the strategic alignment of customer experience and operational efficiency. With a proven track record in building successful revenue engines, Charlie held a pivotal role at SmartRecruiters, constructing their go-to-market framework and serving as the Chief Sales Officer. His expertise in selling to and supporting HR professionals is also evident from his leadership at Identified, where he led sales before its acquisition by Workday, and at SimplyHired, where he played a key role in building out their Sales and Success functions. Charlie holds B.A. in Business Communications & Sociology from the University of Washington.

Matt Schulman

CEO/Founder of Pave

Matt Schulman is CEO and founder of Pave. He has an engineering degree from Penn and a business degree from Wharton. Prior to Pave he was a software engineer at Facebook where he worked on the messenger kids team. He has a deep passion for personal finance. Outside of work he enjoys backcountry skiing and anything outdoors.

William Castillo

VP of Engineering & Product

William Castillo is the VP of Engineering at Pave. Will has an engineering and computer science degree from Stanford. Previous to Stanford, he worked for the United States Marine Corps. His original engineering background is in machine learning and he has built teams and organizations across the entire software stack. Prior to joining Pave he led the Applied Research Group and Engineering team at Hover, Inc. Will is a Bay Area native and has lived up and down the coast of California. Outside of work, Will enjoys spending time with his three kids and trips to the snow!

Nitin Gupta

VP of Strategy & Business Development

Nitin runs the Benchmarking and Growth teams at Pave. He’s spent the majority of his career in and around the early-stage startup space, first as a VC at Bessemer Venture Partners then as a Business Operations leader at Newfront. No matter what job, he was exposed to how broken compensation conversations were. Candidate negotiations, compensation planning, and employee communications were consistently fraught with ambiguity and poor tooling. His work at Pave is his effort at solving this universal problem and making compensation fair.

Nicklaus Salzman

Head of Partnerships

Nicklaus is the Global Head of Partnerships at Pave. He has worked with companies ranging from startups to $2B+ market cap enterprises, driving strategic partnerships for revenue growth and market expansion. Nicklaus previously led OneSignal's global partner ecosystem and holds a BS in Quantitative Economics from Duke University. A Bay Area native, he enjoys sports, traveling, and culinary exploration. Nicklaus is committed to building lasting partnerships that enable companies to unlock their full potential and achieve positive impact.

Samuel Ford

VP of Finance

Samuel Ford is the VP of Finance at Pave. Prior to joining Pave, Samuel was the Head of Go-To-Market Strategic Finance at Airtable. He was previously a private equity investor at Berkshire Partners and Goldman Sachs. Samuel received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Outside of work, Samuel enjoys surfing and rooting for Pittsburgh and UVA sports teams.

Dan Petty

Head of Security

Dan Petty leads the Security, DevOps and IT teams at Pave. Prior to Pave, Dan led security teams at Credit Karma through its successful acquisition by Intuit for $7.1B. During his time at Credit Karma, Dan helped scale the security team from 5 to over 100. Prior to that Dan was at Google, where he worked to make the Internet a safer place. Dan has a BS in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Technology Policy from University of Cambridge.

Saroj Tharisayi

Head of Legal

Saroj is the Head of Legal at Pave, where she leads all things related to commercial transactions, privacy, corporate, employment law, and everything in between. Prior to joining Pave, she was a senior member of the legal team at Cisco Meraki. She started her legal career in Big Law in New York. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.S. in computer science and international relations from Carnegie Mellon University. Saroj spends much of her free time chasing after her dog.

Reigan Combs

VP of Marketing

Reigan Combs is the VP of Marketing at Pave. Reigan joined Pave from Humu, where she built and led their founding marketing team. Before that, she was at Asana, where she joined as one of the first marketing hires in 2014 and built and led their lifecycle marketing, demand generation, and integrated campaign functions. She launched Asana’s first global brand campaign, which contributed to their successful IPO in 2020. Prior to Asana, she was at American Express, where she worked on the product management team for the Platinum Card. She holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Charlie Nelson

VP of Customer Success & Revenue Operations

Charlie Nelson is the VP of Customer Success & Revenue Operations at Pave, where he leads the strategic alignment of customer experience and operational efficiency. With a proven track record in building successful revenue engines, Charlie held a pivotal role at SmartRecruiters, constructing their go-to-market framework and serving as the Chief Sales Officer. His expertise in selling to and supporting HR professionals is also evident from his leadership at Identified, where he led sales before its acquisition by Workday, and at SimplyHired, where he played a key role in building out their Sales and Success functions. Charlie holds B.A. in Business Communications & Sociology from the University of Washington.

Matt Schulman

CEO/Founder of Pave

Matt Schulman is CEO and founder of Pave. He has an engineering degree from Penn and a business degree from Wharton. Prior to Pave he was a software engineer at Facebook where he worked on the messenger kids team. He has a deep passion for personal finance. Outside of work he enjoys backcountry skiing and anything outdoors.

William Castillo

VP of Engineering & Product

William Castillo is the VP of Engineering at Pave. Will has an engineering and computer science degree from Stanford. Previous to Stanford, he worked for the United States Marine Corps. His original engineering background is in machine learning and he has built teams and organizations across the entire software stack. Prior to joining Pave he led the Applied Research Group and Engineering team at Hover, Inc. Will is a Bay Area native and has lived up and down the coast of California. Outside of work, Will enjoys spending time with his three kids and trips to the snow!

Nitin Gupta

VP of Strategy & Business Development

Nitin runs the Benchmarking and Growth teams at Pave. He’s spent the majority of his career in and around the early-stage startup space, first as a VC at Bessemer Venture Partners then as a Business Operations leader at Newfront. No matter what job, he was exposed to how broken compensation conversations were. Candidate negotiations, compensation planning, and employee communications were consistently fraught with ambiguity and poor tooling. His work at Pave is his effort at solving this universal problem and making compensation fair.

Reigan Combs

VP of Marketing

Reigan Combs is the VP of Marketing at Pave. Reigan joined Pave from Humu, where she built and led their founding marketing team. Before that, she was at Asana, where she joined as one of the first marketing hires in 2014 and built and led their lifecycle marketing, demand generation, and integrated campaign functions. She launched Asana’s first global brand campaign, which contributed to their successful IPO in 2020. Prior to Asana, she was at American Express, where she worked on the product management team for the Platinum Card. She holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Charlie Nelson

VP of Customer Success & Revenue Operations

Charlie Nelson is the VP of Customer Success & Revenue Operations at Pave, where he leads the strategic alignment of customer experience and operational efficiency. With a proven track record in building successful revenue engines, Charlie held a pivotal role at SmartRecruiters, constructing their go-to-market framework and serving as the Chief Sales Officer. His expertise in selling to and supporting HR professionals is also evident from his leadership at Identified, where he led sales before its acquisition by Workday, and at SimplyHired, where he played a key role in building out their Sales and Success functions. Charlie holds B.A. in Business Communications & Sociology from the University of Washington.

Samuel Ford

VP of Finance

Samuel Ford is the VP of Finance at Pave. Prior to joining Pave, Samuel was the Head of Go-To-Market Strategic Finance at Airtable. He was previously a private equity investor at Berkshire Partners and Goldman Sachs. Samuel received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Outside of work, Samuel enjoys surfing and rooting for Pittsburgh and UVA sports teams.

Saroj Tharisayi

Head of Legal

Saroj is the Head of Legal at Pave, where she leads all things related to commercial transactions, privacy, corporate, employment law, and everything in between. Prior to joining Pave, she was a senior member of the legal team at Cisco Meraki. She started her legal career in Big Law in New York. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.S. in computer science and international relations from Carnegie Mellon University. Saroj spends much of her free time chasing after her dog.

Nicklaus Salzman

Head of Partnerships

Nicklaus is the Global Head of Partnerships at Pave. He has worked with companies ranging from startups to $2B+ market cap enterprises, driving strategic partnerships for revenue growth and market expansion. Nicklaus previously led OneSignal's global partner ecosystem and holds a BS in Quantitative Economics from Duke University. A Bay Area native, he enjoys sports, traveling, and culinary exploration. Nicklaus is committed to building lasting partnerships that enable companies to unlock their full potential and achieve positive impact.

Dan Petty

Head of Security

Dan Petty leads the Security, DevOps and IT teams at Pave. Prior to Pave, Dan led security teams at Credit Karma through its successful acquisition by Intuit for $7.1B. During his time at Credit Karma, Dan helped scale the security team from 5 to over 100. Prior to that Dan was at Google, where he worked to make the Internet a safer place. Dan has a BS in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Technology Policy from University of Cambridge.

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Investor and former COO & CFO of Twitter, former CFO of Pixar, Board Member
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General Partner at a16z, Board Member
Kristina Shen
General Partner at a16z, Board Member
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