Ombud  / äm-bu̇d /

1. Derived from the term Ombudsman, which is a trusted intermediary between multiple groups that represents the broad scope of views and interests. This trusted intermediary is tasked with solving challenges and bringing the right people and information together to solve challenges.  True to its name, Ombud identifies the key information in your business and the stakeholder activities that will impact your business processes.

2. A software company based in Denver, Colorado building a new category of content management for Sales Operations.

Our Vision

To transform and improve the quality of life for knowledge workers by creating a new category of content management and contributing to our Denver ecosystem.

Our Mission

Ombud’s mission is to empower decision making through intelligent content collaboration for revenue teams. Ombud allows organizations to interpret, contextualize, orchestrate and deliver the right content to the right audience, in the right format, at the right time.

Our Value

We increase team collaboration efficiency which reduces overall team effort.  We hope anyone who experiences Ombud to have more time to be creative and effective in their career.

Our Pillars:

People

Whether those people are incredible employees or power-user customers, our business runs because of the incredible people behind it. We are people-focused, taking feedback to heart and always investing back in our team. We’re obsessed with putting smiles on peoples' faces and leaving them with the best experience possible.

Process

Our customers succeed with the best practice processes we help design and implement for their business.  As experts in our domain, our team partners with our clients to understand their needs and deliver the best experience and processes to achieve their growth goals.

Platform

Our platform is becoming the operating system of how sales operations go to market. We focus heavily on creating a solution, not just features. We solve the big and hard issues and stay away from quick fixes that create technical debt down the road.

Our Leadership:

Thad

CEO

Marc

CFO

Brenda

Sales Operations

Nick

People Operations

Lauren

Customer Success

Craig

Engineering

Our Board:

Tom

Chairman

Tom Reilly, most recently the CEO of Cloudera, has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Prior to Cloudera and his involvement with Ombud, he was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Previous to HP, Tom served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight, which HP acquired in 2010. Tom led ArcSight through its successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP. 

Before ArcSight, Tom was vice president of business information services for IBM, following the acquisition of Trigo Technologies, a master data management (MDM) software company.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

Thad

CEO

Thad Eby is a founder and the CEO of Ombud. Thad’s vision for Ombud was to create information transparency in business relationships.  Prior to founding Ombud, he was responsible for Business Development at Endeca in London.  Thad was responsible for the EMEA business unit of Latitude, Endeca’s agile business intelligence offering.  

Thad headed up industry solutions for IBM’s InfoSphere Master Data Management division.  Early in his career, Thad worked across various leadership roles in Sales, Product Marketing and Pre-Sales Engineering for software pioneers Ariba and Parametric Technology Corp (PTC).

Thad holds a B.S. from Kettering University.

Steve

Member

Steve Papa is the founder and CEO of Parallel Wireless, where he leads the senior management team in setting the company’s strategic direction and is guiding the company’s evolution from its successful first customer deployment into broad commercialization and growth.

Steve has been part of reimagining the technology landscape for over 20 years. As founder and CEO of Endeca, he reimagined the database to support faceted information ultimately leading to Oracle acquiring the company as its 6th largest acquisition ever when announced (reported at $1.1 billion). Steve was part of the team creating Akamai that reimagined global Internet content distribution – now carrying peaks of 15 terabits/s of web traffic on any given day – and led the team at Inktomi that reimagined the network cache to create carrier-class caching. 

He has a B.S. from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nick

Member

Nick Beim has been on the Ombud board since December 2017. He is a partner at Venrock and has led the initial venture investments in a number of today’s leading AI and big data innovators including Dataminr, a real-time AI platform that identifies critical breaking information from publicly available data sets; Percipient.ai, an advanced computer vision analytics platform for national and corporate security; Chisel.ai, an enterprise platform for a new class of intelligent insurance applications; and Intent Media, which enables companies to monetize their customer intent data assets with dynamic segmentation. 

Prior to joining Venrock, Nick was a General Partner at Matrix Partners and worked in the technology groups at McKinsey and Goldman Sachs.

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