Management Team

The management team at Keynote represents years of management experience with proven track records in leading large technology companies, as well as developing high-tech startups into successful, publicly owned companies. Click on any of the names below to see individual biographies.

 

Jennifer Tejada Jennifer Tejada is President and CEO of Keynote. She brings to Keynote 20 years' experience growing leading global companies through product innovation, marketing, sales and strategic innovations, having held senior positions with industry leaders across venture, private equity and public sectors in the consumer goods, retail, telecom and technology industries.

Prior to Keynote, Tejada served as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Mincom, a global enterprise software company acquired by ABB. Previously, Tejada was also vice president of global marketing at i2 Technologies where she was responsible for building the company's brand, market presence and solution portfolio. In addition, Tejada has held several non-executive director and advisory roles in private equity and venture backed businesses, including oOh Media (current), Gizmo, Pollonizer and Foundation 9 Entertainment.

Tejada has a BA in business management and organizational behavior from the University of Michigan.

John GiannitsisJohn Giannitsis serves as Senior Vice President of Sales for The America's. Mr. Giannitsis has over 20 years of sales leadership experience contributing directly to the success of high-growth startups and established industry leaders. Prior to Keynote, Mr. Giannitsis's sales leadership role at Canadian-based MKS helped position it for acquisition by PTC. Previously, he held sales leadership roles at Courion, a leader in identity and access management, Rational Software, before its acquisition by IBM, and at Computer Associates driving global accounts. He began his career at Unisys (Sperry/Boroughs). He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from SUNY Brockport.

John ShapJohn Shap is Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Keynote. Shap is a seasoned sales executive with a strong record of accelerating sales growth and leading worldwide field organizations. He brings to Keynote more than 25 years’ experience in the technology solutions industry running international multi-channel sales, marketing and service organizations.

Prior to Keynote, Shap was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at MarkLogic, the leading Enterprise NSQL Database company, where he was responsible for building a global sales operations team and expanding MarkLogic’s global footprint across EMEA and APAC. Before this, Shap was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing at SPSS and DemandTec (both acquired by IBM), Vice President of North America Central Sales at Siebel and Vice President of Global Sales – OLAP products at Hyperion Software (both acquired by Oracle). He has also held senior positions at Swyft Technology, Chordiant Software and Initiate Systems, and was a member of the Board of Directors at SAVO Group, Inc.

Shap has a BA in English from Northern Illinois University.

Nick HalseyNick Halsey serves as chief marketing officer. Mr. Halsey has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software, and has played a leading role in the emergence of both the business intelligence and commercial open source markets. Most recently Mr. Halsey was the chief marketing officer and executive vice president of corporate development at SugarCRM, where he managed the company's overall go-to-market strategy. Prior to SugarCRM, Halsey served as the vice president of marketing and product management at Jaspersoft Corporation, the leading open source business intelligence company. He was a co-founder and board member of Biz360, an innovator in social media monitoring and market intelligence solutions that was recently acquired by Attensity Group, and also served as the founding vice president of sales and marketing for Brio Software, where for over six years he helped lead the company to $200 million in sales and a successful IPO. Mr. Halsey also served as the CMO and executive vice president of corporate development at Alphablox, guiding it to an acquisition by IBM.

Adil KayaAdil Kaya serves as managing director of Keynote SIGOS. Mr. Kaya is an established manager with more than two decades of broad experience in the telecommunications industry. With his in-depth knowledge of telecommunications technologies and protocols he has made significant contributions to several projects with network operators and also as member of several ETSI project teams. As Managing Director he is responsible for all commercial aspects, including marketing, sales and professional services. Mr. Kaya holds a Master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

Krishna Khadloya serves as vice president of engineering. Mr. Khadloya is a seasoned technology and management professional with extensive experience in Software and Systems Architecture, e-business performance management, and delivering software and technology as a service methodology. Prior to Keynote, Mr. Khadloya served as Director of R&D at Mentor Graphics Corp., an Electronic Design Automation technology leader. There he was responsible for software development and engineering management for the Board/Systems division and instrumental in creating a strategic partnership with HP for RF/Wireless Design solutions. Before that he worked for Silvar Lisco and Tektronix in the U.S., Burroughs/Unisys in Holland, and Tata Consultancy Services in India building technical and commercial enterprise software systems. Mr. Khadloya holds a M.S. degree in Computer Science from SUNY, Albany and a B.S. (Honors) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.

David Peterson serves as chief financial officer. Mr. Peterson joined Keynote in July 2009 as Corporate Controller and served in that position until May 2010. From 1995 until joining Keynote, Mr. Peterson was Corporate Controller for several technology and financial services companies including, BenefitStreet Inc., QuickLogic Corporation, Spectrian Corporation and Phillips Semiconductor. Prior to that, Mr. Peterson was Director of Accounting at Fujitsu Microelectronics, Audit Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse; and Senior Auditor at Ernst & Whinney. Mr. Peterson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and was a Certified Public Accountant in Oklahoma.

Shawn White serves as vice president of operations. Mr. White oversees the management of Keynote's global test and measurement infrastructure of over 3,000 measurement computers and mobile devices, in more than 240 locations. He is also responsible for the Keynote customer support organization and internal IT functions. As one of Keynote's founding employees, Mr. White helped architect and build the world's first globally distributed Web Performance monitoring network. An industry expert, Mr. White is regularly featured in business and technology media outlets for his analysis on how major events and public policy impact the Internet and mobile cloud.

Howard WilsonHoward Wilson serves as senior vice president of commercial operations. Howard has over 20 years of software, services and operational management experience. At Keynote Howard is in charge of customer-facing operations with the goal of accelerating growth and profitability, while improving processes that impact Keynote customers. A seasoned operations executive, Howard joins Keynote from Ventyx, a large enterprise software business within the general industrial leader ABB. At Ventyx, as senior vice president of field operations, Howard was responsible for a broad portfolio of functions including business planning, sales operations, recurring revenue operations, field readiness, channels, inside sales and commercial practices. Prior to Ventyx, Howard spent 14 years at Oracle in various senior leadership roles, most recently as vice president of sales operations for the Asia Pacific region. He holds a B. Sc degree in Information Systems and Psychology from the University of South Africa.