Prominent technology executive and investor to support Smartsheet in next stage of growth and market leadership.
BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), the platform for enterprise achievement, today announced the appointment of Mike Gregoire to its board of directors. He will also serve on the board’s Compensation Committee. Gregoire, a Partner at Brighton Park Capital and 25-year technology industry veteran, brings to Smartsheet deep expertise in growing profitable technology companies.
“Mike is a highly respected leader with a proven track record of helping companies achieve and extend market leadership while increasing shareholder value,” said Mark Mader, President and CEO of Smartsheet. “We’re very pleased to have him on the board and look forward to the expertise he brings in helping us serve market needs, delight customers, and build a world-class company culture.”
Prior to his investing career, Gregoire led CA Technologies as Chairman and CEO, overseeing its brand transformation, market growth, and workforce investment efforts through its sale to Broadcom in 2018. Previously, Gregoire led Taleo as Chairman and CEO until its successful sale to Oracle. He also served as Executive Vice President of PeopleSoft’s global services group for five years and as head of EDS’ global financial markets group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Computing from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and a Master of Business Administration degree from California Coast University.
“Smartsheet is an innovative, category-leading company whose focus on driving individual and enterprise achievement is something that deeply resonates with me,” said Gregoire. “I look forward to working with Mark, the rest of the board, and the senior leadership team as we define the next phase of growth for a company whose product makes such a profound difference in people’s success and their company’s business results.”
Gregoire has been the chair of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governors Steering Committee, as well as a member of the Business Roundtable’s Information and Technology Committee. He also serves on the Executive Council of TechNet, an organization of CEOs that represents the technology industry on policy issues critical to American innovation and economic competitiveness. Gregoire also served on the Board of Directors at ADP from 2014 to 2019, where he was most recently the Chairman of the Governance committee. He is also a Director of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR) is the platform for enterprise achievement. By aligning people and technology so organizations can move faster and drive innovation, Smartsheet enables its customers and users to achieve more. Visit www.smartsheet.com to learn more.
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