Meet the team

Zinc's leaders represent a group of seasoned team-members who are passionate about changing how enterprises communicate to drive business value.

Chief Executive Officer

Stacey Epstein

Stacey has extensive experience in generating demand, fueling growth, and building companies from stealth startup to brand name, global technology organizations. She brings decades of cloud, social, and mobile enterprise technology leadership to Zinc. Most recently, Stacey was Chief Marketing Officer at Banjo. Prior to Banjo, Stacey was CMO at ServiceMax where she helped fuel 5 consecutive years of triple-digit growth. Before ServiceMax, Stacey was the Vice President of Global Marketing Communications at SuccessFactors. During her tenure, Stacey pioneered the marketing function and was instrumental in the company’s successful IPO in 2007, which led to a $3.4B acquisition by SAP in 2010. Stacey holds a BA in English from Emory University, where she earned first team all-conference honors as the starting goalie on the women’s varsity soccer team all four years. She loves deep and steep powder, chasing her two young daughters around her backyard, and cheering loudly as her husband coaches basketball. Stacey’s writing on leadership, innovation, and women in business frequently appears in publications such as Inc., Fast Company, and Entrepreneur.

Chief Marketing Officer

Deirdre Mahon

Deirdre has extensive experience managing the marketing function with a particular passion for fast growth, tech start-ups. Generating demand and building brand are mantras she has lived by over the last two decades where she has taken multiple enterprise solutions to market across cloud, big data, database and data integration technologies. Most recently Deirdre was with HPE after the acquisition of Cloud Cruiser where she spent three years building a SaaS business working very closely with cloud leaders including Microsoft and AWS. Previously Deirdre was VP of Marketing at RainStor, an archive for big data which was acquired by Teradata in 2014. Before that Deirdre spent a year with Oracle after the acquisition of GoldenGate Software in late 2009 where she was instrumental in creating the Real-time Data Integration market. Originally from Dublin, Ireland and now living in the bay area, Deirdre enjoys travel, live music, watching her son play competitive sports and yoga to relax and rejuvenate.

Chief Product Officer

John Stetic

As Chief Product Officer at Zinc, John is responsible for leading product strategy, engineering, and product management. Most recently, John was Group Vice President for Oracle Marketing Cloud, owning both the Engineering and Product Management teams. John led the product organization through the initial acquisition of Eloqua, where he served as VP, Product Management, driving the creation and growth of the Oracle Marketing Cloud into an industry leader. Before Oracle John was SVP, Product Management at Blueprint Software, leading the release of Blueprint’s next-generation, enterprise SaaS requirements definition, and management platform. John co-founded PlateSpin, an innovator in the server virtualization space, and led the team through a successful acquisition by Novell. John holds an Engineering Degree from Queen’s University, Canada and an executive business education from Harvard Business School. When not thinking about technology and products, John loves to travel with his family, throw himself down a ski race course, cheer for his kids’ soccer teams or spend a lazy day sailing.

Head of Finance

Adrienne Germain

Adrienne brings a diverse background in Finance, Accounting and Operational Excellence to Zinc, with demonstrated success in start-up/lean back office environments as well as executive level experience driving change in global, complex organizations. Prior to Zinc, she was VP Finance & Operations at Mixpanel where she built a high-caliber team as well as a comprehensive financial plan, improved cash/expense management, employee-centric programs and an operational framework to support rapid growth. Prior to Mixpanel, Adrienne was VP of Process Excellence Delivery at SAP where she was responsible for a $40M budget within Global IT, leading a 200+ delivery team responsible for all Demand to Cash processes. Before SAP, Adrienne built a first-class accounting function at SuccessFactors and was instrumental in both the IPO and subsequent $3.4B acquisition by SAP. Adrienne started her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, earned a B.A. in business economics from University of California, Santa Barbara. She’s a CA native, enjoys spending time with her family, tinkering in the garden & being at the beach (rain or shine).

Head of Sales and Customer Success

Sunil Murray

With broad experience ranging from large enterprises to early stage startups, Sunil brings a passion for driving customer value to lead Zinc’s sales and customer success functions. Sunil is excited to drive the next wave of ‘raving fans’ at Zinc through his unwavering focus on solving customer challenges. Prior to joining Zinc, Sunil was a foundation member of the Tidemark sales team landing the first 25 customers and catching the startup bug. From there he directed the strategic verticals at Tidemark before leading sales in the west. Prior to Tidemark Sunil was a top performer at SAP focusing on data and analytical solutions for SAPs top global customers. There he learned and perfected best practices for large complex sales engagements. Predating his career in sales, Sunil was a developer turned consultant working globally for SGI, Think New Ideas, Velocom, MCI and others. When he’s not working, Sunil geeks out on snowboarding, all things tech and football (the English kind). Originally from England with roots in South America, Sunil enjoys travel and the opportunity to learn.

Chief Architect

Evan Owen

Evan has a strong background in both web and mobile engineering, with significant expertise building passionate teams that innovate quickly and consistently across multiple platforms simultaneously. Prior to joining Zinc, Evan was an early engineer at Recurly where he helped scale their recurring payments platform to profitability, laying a solid foundation for the rapid growth of the team. Before Recurly, Evan was the first engineering hire at Spire, where he built out the social graph API, web user-interface and early versions of the Spire iOS app. Evan studied Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, specializing in Software Systems. Outside of his work at Zinc, Evan enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, discovering new local food and music, and lazy weekend explorations with his wife in the San Francisco sun.

V.P. of Engineering

Steve Shapero

Steve has worked as an engineering leader in a variety of industries, coming most recently from LendingClub as a Director of Engineering. While at LendingClub, Steve re-platformed the User Interface (UI) of the borrower application funnel, increasing conversion metrics through decreased response times and an improved user experience; as well as leading the 70-person engineering group launching the Automobile refinancing program—the first new in-house product in over 3 years. Before LendingClub, Steve worked as a Principal and Managing Partner in the client services space, first with Substantial, Span and Huge, working with clients such as Beats Music, Apple, Amazon, and Google. Steve co-founded the online rebirth of Satellite Records, an online dance music store for professional and aspiring DJs. Steve’s career started as a Software Developer at Steve holds an English degree from McGill University, Montréal, Canada. In his free time, Steve enjoys teaching his kids to ski and being a snob about food and drink.