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WebDAM Co-foundersWebDAM is not only recognized as the industry-leading DAM provider, but also for boasting the brightest, most visionary and experienced minds in the industry. Silicon Valley’s most talented enterprise technologists, patent-holding data scientists, world-class marketing, customer success and digital media experts make up WebDAM’s superb Executive Leadership Team. Their unrivaled qualifications and shared passion for customer success help set WebDAM apart.


WebDAM was founded in 2005 by Silicon Valley data scientists Jody Vandergriff and Steve Rabkin. Steve and Jody became colleagues while working in the bioinformatics industry, where they led a high-profile project to build a first-of-its-kind web portal. This revolutionary platform gave scientists the ability to search, visualize and analyze highly confidential and sensitive genomic and disease data to advance bioinformatics research. Jody and Steve hold patents in the areas of genomics and digital assets and deliver cutting-edge web tools to manage, search through and disseminate large volumes of data.

Executive Leadership Team

Jody Vandergriff, CEO/Co-Founder

Jody Vandergriff Headshot

Jody leads our company strategy and product vision. She’s an engineer at heart, launching her career in software development and Bioinformatics at Celera Genomics, Applied Biosystems and Genentech before founding WebDAM in 2005. She has published more than 20 scientific articles and abstracts, co-authored the book Biological Database Modeling and holds a patent in this area of research. Jody earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Genetics from the Ohio State University and went on to complete a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at San Francisco State University. In 2015 she was named “Outstanding Entrepreneur” by the National Association of Female Executives, “Woman of the Year” by the International Business Awards and “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Stevie Awards. She was also recognized as one of the “100 Women of Influence” in Silicon Valley by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2014.


Steve Rabkin, CTO/Co-Founder

Steve Rabkin Headshot

Steve leads our technology and product innovation efforts. He brings more than 15 years of experience in data management and web application design and development to WebDAM. Steve began his career at Celera Genomics, a company known for pioneering the sequencing of the human genome. He also led efforts to develop technology solutions to store, manage and analyze the multitudes of genomic data produced by the Human Genome Project. Steve helped guide companies like Applied Biosystems and VitaPath Genomics as a bioinformatics industry consultant. He has been published in several leading scientific journals and currently holds a patent in this area of research.


Bob Hickey, Vice President of Sales

Bob leads our global sales organization and is responsible for scaling customer acquisition and revenue generation. He’s a 20-year veteran of enterprise sales and management, specializing in cloud, media and collaboration technologies. Prior to joining WebDAM, Bob served as Vice President of Global Field Operations at Certain Inc., a cloud-based event-management software provider, leading the strategic direction of worldwide sales efforts. Bob also held the Senior Vice President of Sales role for EVault, whom he helped grow to become the most profitable enterprise provider of online network backup, recovery and data protection solutions in the industry. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University College of Oswego.


Mike Waite, Vice President of Marketing

Mike is responsible for connecting WebDAM with our markets, customers and stakeholders. He is a tech industry marketing veteran who specializes in cloud solutions for analytics, collaboration and customer experience. Mike comes to WebDAM with more than 20 years’ experience as an operational marketing executive — most recently with Market Metrix, where he helped improve monthly inbound leads by 300% and grew the year-over-year sales pipeline by 400%. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly and studied international business at the University of Copenhagen.


Shane Westra, Vice President of Product

Shane Westra

Shane leads the product team’s strategic and innovation efforts – the latest advance in a 15-year career of SaaS product management. He has partnered with the majority of the Fortune 100 while working at Onyx Graphics, LexisNexis and Pearson. During his most recent venture with Workfront, Shane helped the company pivot from a generalist offering to a purpose-built solution for marketing groups by entering new analyst categories, forming new strategic business relationships and integrating and then acquiring ProofHQ. As a result, revenue increased by 450%. Shane earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.


Kathy Isola, Senior Director of Customer Success

Kathy Isola

Kathy leads the team dedicated to delivering an industry-best experience for the ever-expanding WebDAM customer base. She has nearly 15 years of experience as both a leader and strategic advisor in high-touch, customer-centric roles for some of the world’s most recognizable Fortune 100 brands. Most recently, Kathy served as the Senior Director of Customer Success at Certain Inc., a cloud-based event-management software provider. Her strong knowledge of SaaS technologies and background elevating and guiding marketing teams to success makes her a perfect match with the market leader in digital asset management.


Brad Kofoed, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances

Brad is responsible for expanding and carrying out our partner strategy. He has led a successful career in business development and channel management for upwards of 15 years. Most recently, Brad served as Vice President of Business at Certain Inc., a cloud-based event-management software provider, where he successfully built and led the Channel and Alliances Program for three years. Prior to Certain, Brad was Regional Business Development Manager for Vigilant, a suite of security monitoring solutions. He is the bestselling co-author of How Hot Is Your Product?, a guide for saving critical time and money before bringing a product to market. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication from Colorado State University and completed his Master of Science degree in International Affairs at Golden Gate University.

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Mohit Goel, Director of Professional Services

Mohit makes our services easy to adopt and use. He leads the Professional Services’ technical project management, onboarding and implementation teams – providing customer-centric guidance that ensures success. Mohit has more than 17 years of client-focused experience across three continents. Most recently, Mohit was the Global PM Lead for Professional Services at Ooyala, an industry-leading SaaS video platform, where he helped large broadcasters optimize and automate video programming, video streaming and video syndication to deliver Over-the-Top (OTT) solutions. Prior to Ooyala, Mohit worked at Amdocs and KPMG Consulting. Mohit holds his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Denver along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from India.

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