Get to know our fearless leaders
Ryan founded Hootsuite in 2008. He has since been at the forefront of social business, leading our team while funding programs that empower the next generation of startups and entrepreneurs.
Sujeet leads Hootsuite’s finance, facilities and legal departments. He has an extensive background in corporate finance and accounting at both public and private companies, including leadership roles at OpenText, GT Group Telecom and PwC.
Penny leads our global marketing strategy driving market leadership, awareness and demand generation. She has over 30 years of international experience delivering business growth in the technology industry.
Bob leads all aspects of Hootsuite’s global enterprise sales strategy and execution. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in building high-performing sales teams and driving revenue growth.
Andy has spent his 20 year tech-industry career bridging product and engineering with business development and helped grow Crystal Decisions to over $1 billion in value. He leads every aspect of Hootsuite's customer-focused Product and Design, from strategy to execution.
Matt leads Hootsuite's global people team with a strategic business focus on growing our exceptional culture. Matt brings leadership experience from FGL Sports, Westjet, Crystal Decisions, and Nortel Networks.
Geordie has been building software products and companies for over 15 years. Before Hootsuite, he co-founded and grew Metalogix Software through acquisition. He is an active investor and advisor in the Vancouver startup community.
George strives to make Security & Compliance a business enabler with 38 years' experience in IT, including a decade defending SaaS providers and protecting customers.
Ensuring legal is never an obstacle to common sense, Paula leads our global legal function. She has over 13 years of legal leadership experience—most recently building Canpages into one of Canada's fastest growing businesses.
Craig leads Hootsuite’s growth team — overseeing our self-serve business, conversion optimization, digital marketing, and demand generation. With over a decade of digital experience, he has been instrumental in powering Hootsuite’s growth from 1- to more than 15-million users while driving revenue and building a high-performance digital marketing team.
Matt has spent his career advising, merging, starting, and growing companies from Toronto to Hong Kong. Now in Vancouver, he creates value for our customers, partners, employees, and investors.
Kirsty leads the Customer Support organization at Hootsuite, delivering industry leading first response times and customer satisfaction. She is also responsible for using customer insight to drive strategic initiatives and deliver a superior customer experience. Kirsty has over 19 years of international experience gained from senior sales & marketing, operations, and general management roles in the US, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand, where she has a track record of effective leadership and business transformation.
Patience has a long history of building developer ecosystems. At Hootsuite, she leads the relationships with our social network partners and oversees the ecosystem of third-party developers that build into our platform.
Our Board of Directors
Working in technology from the infancy of the Internet, Gary brings over 25 years of experience to our Board. As either CEO or senior management, he has helped lead numerous start up companies from turnarounds to successful IPOs.
Ryan currently serves as a board member at leading enterprise software companies like Atlassian and Squarespace while taking an active role at several innovative mobile and payment startups. He is also responsible for investments with notable exits, including Groupon and Lynda.com.
Jeff is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners. Since joining the firm in 1998 he has led the successful exits of multiple eCommerce and software companies. In 2014, Jeff was selected by AlwaysOn as a Venture Capital 100 winner.
An angel investor and advisor outside of Hootsuite, Ryan supports programs that empower future entrepreneurs. He currently serves on the board of Payfirma and Invoke Media and has a syndicate focused on discovering and accelerating Canadian startups.
John Ruffolo is the CEO of OMERS Ventures and Executive Managing Director with OMERS Strategic Investments. Outside of Hootsuite, he empowers entrepreneurs as a member of the board for several leading Canadian innovation hubs.
Paul has over 33 years of C-level business experience, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Open Text Corporation. He currently serves on the board of Constellation Software Inc.