Our executive team has a wide variety of backgrounds, from microfinance to organizational learning to HR tech to Enterprise solutions. Get to know them below.
As CEO, David is a culture-first leader who has spent the majority of his career building, developing and leading teams and organizations, earning the loyalty of customers and helping bring great technology and solutions to market. At Chronus, he is on a mission to help customers exponentially increase their employee engagement, driving team commitment and retention, and overall company success.
He has served as a go-to-market executive, building and scaling teams from the pre-revenue stage to over $300 million ARR for more than 20 years at companies like newScale (acquired by Cisco), Good Technology (acquired by Blackberry), PubNub, Act-On Software and UserTesting (acquired by Thoma Bravo).
Previously, as chief revenue officer at UserTesting, he helped lead the company to a successful IPO in 2021 and subsequent acquisition. Throughout his career, David has had a consistent passion and focus on leadership through people development, management excellence and mentorship. Additionally, he believes that healthy, inclusive cultures are critical to building great businesses.
David has a BA in History with a minor in Business from the University of California, Berkeley.
As Chief Financial Officer, Ahmed is responsible for finance, accounting, legal, M&A, investor relations and overall business operations. Mostafa has over 25 years of progressive financial and operational experience.
Prior to Chronus, Mostafa served as the Managing Partner of Vertex Accounting Solutions, a professional firm he started to provide emerging high-tech companies an access to senior financial executives on a fractional basis, and as the Managing Partner of Blackstone Realty, an investment firm he started to provide investors with a low-risk high-return investment vehicle in real estate. Mostafa also served as a CFO and as a senior financial executive in several high-growth software companies where he oversaw Finance, Legal, HR, M&A, Investor Relations and Business Operations. Prior to that, Mostafa led several public and private company audits as a member of the technology audit group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mostafa is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.
As Vice President of People Experience & DEI, Sara is a dynamic culture builder responsible for all things people, focusing on employee development, culture, engagement programs, and belonging, diversity and inclusion.
Prior to Chronus, Sara created curriculum and developed district-wide academic programs for the Texas public school system. She has also worked in several talent roles as a consultant for Vista Private Equity, a global HR leader for high tech companies and in the legal field.
In addition to a BS in Psychology from Texas State University, Sara completed her Master’s in Education from University of Phoenix and is currently working on her Doctorate in Education from Walden University.
As Vice President of Sales, Whitney is a results-driven leader responsible for building strategic direction within the sales team, driving revenue growth and market expansion. She brings 17+ years of highly successful sales leadership, sales, and relationship development experience leading to top producer status and a proven track record of consistently exceeding growth targets.
As Vice President of Customer Success, Ashley leads a team of professionals whose daily mission is to partner with Chronus customers to achieve their mentorship-driven goals; customers are at the heart of everything the team does. As an experienced mentee and mentor, she is passionate about the impact mentoring can have on an organization.
Prior to Chronus, Ashley built and led expert teams focused on driving customer success for mission-driven SaaS companies such as TeamSnap and BetterUp. She has a strong penchant for partnering with customers and internal stakeholders in order to create the best customer experience possible.
Ashley graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BA in French.
As Vice President of Marketing, Lydia uses the art and science of strategic storytelling to showcase the incredible power of mentorship in developing employees, transforming organizational culture from the inside out and ensuring every employee feels connected to and supported by their organization.
Prior to Chronus, Lydia served in a number of marketing roles at PayScale – most recently Vice President of Corporate & Product Marketing – growing it from a disruptive startup to the market leader in the compensation data and software vertical. Previously, she led digital content teams at About.com and MSN.
Lydia is a strong advocate for creating more accessible paths to power for women, people of color and other historically marginalized groups in the labor market and economy. She has been a frequent speaker and media commentator on this topic and has contributed related content to various publications including Harvard Business Review, Money, Fortune, TechCrunch.
Lydia holds a BA in Journalism from Central Washington University.
As the Vice President of Engineering, Sabarish is responsible for defining long-term engineering strategies and roadmaps towards building highly scalable software products that delight customers and end-users alike.
Sabarish has served Chronus in a variety of roles over his ten-year tenure, including as a software design engineer, engineering lead and engineering manager. In his role, he has built cross-functional engineering teams at Chronus that have continuously focused on innovations that have helped scale the product to meet evolving customer and market needs.
Sabarish holds a B.E in Computer Science and Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.
As Director of Account Management, Rebekah leads a team of passionate Account Managers who understand the impact mentoring can have on both the individual and the organization. Rebekah is responsible for developing long-term strategies to strengthen client relationships, scale, and grow an organization’s mentoring footprint.
Prior to Chronus, Rebekah held leadership positions at SaaS companies, Marchex and Rosetta Stone with a focus on the customer journey, from onboarding to renewal. In her previous roles, she delivered enterprise programs for global Fortune 500 organizations and successfully integrated technology into thousands of customer endpoints.
A member of Latinas in Tech, Rebekah is enthusiastic about leveraging mentoring to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion across the workforce landscape. Rebekah studied Music Education at Liberty University.
As Director of Product Management, Venkatesh leads a team of passionate product managers and designers to create a culture of curiosity and innovation that reflects on our products.
Prior to joining Chronus, Venkatesh held various product roles at Atlassian, Citrix, Xactly, and Oracle. In his previous roles, he has worked toward getting large enterprise customers to adopt cutting-edge technology in Sales, IT and HR functions. Venkatesh holds a Masters in Software Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology and a postgraduate diploma in Business Management from UCLA Anderson School of Management.