Board of Directors

Our board of Silicon Valley veterans offers insight and expertise to our management team.

Steve King
Executive Chairman

Steve has led successful corporate expansion initiatives throughout his 25-year career. In his most recent operating role, he served as President and CEO of DocuSign. Previously, he was President and CEO of ZANTAZ, where he grew revenues 3,400% in a five-year period before the company’s acquisition by Autonomy Group. Steve also held executive positions at E*TRADE, helping increase revenues from $100 million to $1.5 billion. Steve became CEO of E*OFFERING, the online investment bank of E*TRADE, and led its sale to Wit Soundview. He also held senior management positions at Thomson Reuters and Ziff-Davis.

A recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Steve holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.B.A. from Thomas Edison State College where he serves on the board of the TESC Foundation.

Steve Klei
Chief Finance Officer

With over 20 years of CFO experience managing high growth, founder-led entrepreneurial environments, including five successful, fast-growing SaaS-based companies, Steve is widely regarded as one of the country’s top financial executives for venture-backed software companies.

In addition to his Board role at ThinkHR, Steve serves on four other Boards and Advisory Committees. He is Audit Committee Chair on the board of Demandbase, a member of the CFO Advisory Board for Silicon Valley Bank, the Advisory Board at Ceevra, and of the Board for Tribe Dynamics.

Most recently, Steve was CFO for Kabam. Prior to that, Steve was CFO at four other SaaS-based companies: Jigsaw (acquired by salesforce.com), ZANTAZ, ProBusiness, and he served as the early CFO for Xactly.

Eric Filipek

Eric Filipek is a Managing Director with Kennet Partners. Kennet is a leading international growth equity firm that supports entrepreneurial technology businesses with expansion capital to accelerate growth and build exceptional shareholder value. Since 2000, Eric has led Kennet’s investment efforts in vertical software and enterprise SaaS businesses.

Before joining Kennet, Eric was a Principal at Broadview, a leading mid-market M&A advisory firm. Prior to joining Broadview in 1994, Eric worked as a product marketing engineer at Intel Corporation.

He has a BS degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Peter Yozzo

Pete founded ThinkHR in 2005 with the goal of empowering HR professionals and leveraging human interaction as a key differentiator in the underserved HR market. Under his leadership, ThinkHR has grown to serve employers across the country and sets the standard for helping companies empower, manage, and train their workforce.

A serial entrepreneur, Pete founded Blaise Software -an insurance content and health plan quoting portal which was acquired by ChannelPoint- Mindshare Group, and The Capital Group.

Pete holds a B.S. in finance from Lehigh University where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Still passionate about wrestling, Pete coaches at the high school level.

 

Robin D. Richards

Mr. Richards is a proven successful entrepreneur and visionary strategist and a co-founder of the company. He sets the corporate goals and leads the development of business and market strategies. Previously, his leadership has led Blackboard Connect (formerly The NTI Group) to be the number one provider of hosted, time-sensitive mass notification services focused on assisting government and civil leaders to communicate quickly and efficiently with their constituents using multi-modal technologies.

Honored as a Readers’ Favorite in Inc. Magazine’s 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Mr. Richards has also received Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) Award for Best M&A. He is a member of several boards, including LASEC (Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission), Morehouse College Board of Trustees, and the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business – Board of Leaders.

Prior to forming The NTI Group Inc., he served as the CEO of Vivendi Universal Net USA, an entity created to oversee the U.S. Internet-related companies owned by Vivendi Universal. Mr. Richards was also the founding president and chief operating officer as well as a director of MP3.com, Inc., the Internet’s first and preeminent digital music provider that had the largest IPO for an independent Internet company at that time. He was the lead negotiator in the sale of MP3.com to Vivendi Universal.

Previous to MP3.com, Mr. Richards served as managing director of Tickets.com, Inc., an Internet ticketing service company that was sold to Advantix. He was the founder, president, and CEO of Lexi International, the largest tele-services and database management company in the United States by mid-1991 and appeared twice on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. The company was successfully sold to Thayer Capital.

Mr. Richards currently serves as president of the Chase Foundation.

Mr. Richards holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and attended Whittier College School of Law.