Meet the People Behind Magento Commerce
Mark LavelleChief Executive Officer
Mark Lavelle became CEO of Magento Commerce in November 2015, after serving as Senior Vice President of Product for eBay Enterprise. Previously, Mark held a number of leadership positions within eBay Inc., including SVP of strategy and business development for both eBay Inc. and PayPal. Mark co-founded Bill Me Later, acquired by eBay in 2008. With more than 20 years spent building businesses at the intersection of the internet, commerce, and information technology, Mark's background includes successfully developing and executing global growth strategies, acquisitions and joint ventures, startup fundraising and investing.
Phillip DePaulSVP, Chief Financial Officer
Phillip DePaul joined Magento after three years as Chief Financial Officer of eBay Enterprise. A veteran of the eBay Inc. family since 2008, Phillip was previously its Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Phillip led PayPal's global finance functions. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Phillip worked in various finance, controller, and audit roles at Ernst & Young LLP and OfficeMax.
Aparna BawaSVP, General Counsel
Aparna Bawa is the SVP, General Counsel of Magento Commerce. She has extensive experience in building sustainable infrastructure to support rapidly growing technology companies. Aparna comes to Magento Commerce from Nimble Storage, where she was VP, General Counsel and Secretary. She helped take Nimble public in 2013 and eventually sell to Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017. Prior to Nimble, Aparna led the legal and corporate development functions for Inphi Corp, helping the company go public in 2010. Earlier in her career, Aparna covered technology companies as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and at Deutsche Bank, where she executed multiple IPO and M&A transactions for her clients. Previously she served as a corporate and securities attorney for Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.
Mark LenhardSVP, Strategy & Growth
Mark Lenhard joined Magento from JPMorgan Chase, where he was a Managing Director, leading digital and payments strategy. Previously, Mark led PayPal's strategy team, developing and driving PayPal's overall strategic direction and vision. His team was responsible for delivering key product and business unit strategies that shaped PayPal's growth, including areas such as mobile, omnichannel, and product extensions (e.g., credit). He also co-founded Black Mountain Equity, a private equity firm focused on sourcing and making investments in mid-sized technology and service companies. He began his career in private equity and management consulting at various firms including Belvedere Capital, The Parthenon Group and Marakon Associates. Mark holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Francesca MolinariSVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Francesca Molinari is a Global Human Capital Leader with extensive multi-sector experience, including Technology, Business and Professional Services, Financial Services, Luxury Retail, and Non-Profit Management. She has served as a Human Resources leader for major corporations including General Electric, Macy's East, Barneys New York, the Central Park Conservancy, and ICG Commerce. At ICG Commerce she was awarded the Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year Award for Excellence in Employee Relations, and Excellence for Employee Wellness Programs.
Gary SpecterSVP, Global Sales & Customer Success
Gary Specter is a strategic sales leader with a 20+ year track record of building cohesive, passionate, high-performance sales and services organizations across multiple vertical markets including retail, distribution, manufacturing, technology, and finance. Prior to Magento, Gary successfully ran international and domestic sales teams at NetSuite, IBM, and Sterling Commerce. With a strong understanding of sales enablement, operations, process, and execution, Gary focuses on building goal oriented, winning teams and cultures that incorporate a commitment to excellence, accountability, and corporate citizenship while exceeding financial and customer satisfaction goals.
Andrea WardSVP, Chief Marketing Officer
A marketing veteran, Andrea Ward has spent over 20 years growing and leading high-performing global marketing teams. Andrea joined Magento from Oracle, where she served as Global Vice President of Marketing for Oracle Marketing Cloud. In this role, Andrea was responsible for the product’s global launch, messaging, and demand strategy. She was also instrumental in driving the category creation and leadership for Oracle in the marketing technology space. Prior to joining Oracle, Andrea held a number of marketing leadership and financial management positions at high technology and pharmaceutical companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Jason WoosleySVP, Product & Technology
Jason Woosley is the SVP of Product & Technology, responsible for delivery and execution across the Magento portfolio. Prior to joining Magento, Jason served as CTO at SmarterHQ, and before that as Vice President of Product Development at Volusion. A veteran commerce technologist with over 15 years of proven success in building scalable software delivery organizations, Jason earned his BBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He completed his graduate studies at MIT with an MBA from the Sloan School of Management.