We work hard to make work easier. Meet the team.
Stacey Epstein, Chief Executive Officer
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 with SuccessFactors, Stacey pioneered the marketing function in 2005, and was instrumental in the company’s successful IPO in 2007, which led to a $3.4B acquisition by SAP in 2010. Prior to SuccessFactors, Stacey held leadership roles at Oracle, Clarify, and ServiceSource. 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.
John Stetic, Chief Product Officer
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 leading the product organization to a successful acquisition by Novell, where John then served as VP, Product Management for the Systems and Resource Management group. Starting his career in systems engineering, John held various design, testing and engineering roles in both software and hardware companies. With John’s diverse experience, across many industries, comes a wealth of knowledge applying technology to solve business problems in a unique way that delights the user with every interaction. 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.
John Dila, Vice President of Sales and Success
JD joined Zinc to integrate and scale its sales and success organization, and help workers across the globe achieve success with secure enterprise messaging. His area of passion and expertise is in building customer-centric sales, operations, enablement, and success teams, which add value at every step of the customer journey. For the past 20 years, he has built and scaled innovative pre- and post-sales customer-facing teams at several fast-growing consumer and enterprise internet startups, and being the executive voice of the customer champion. Most recently he served as VP Support & Experience at Mixpanel, and Chief Customer Officer at Demandforce (acquired by Intuit), where he led those companies’ customer-first initiatives, bringing strategic and tactical focus around adoption, engagement, and customer retention, and by fostering a fanatically loyal customer base. Previously, he held senior management positions at Tripadvisor and eBay, where he built and operated global multilingual sales and customer operations in new markets. He holds a BA in English, Rhetoric, & Writing from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from Pepperdine. John loves skateboarding with his son, hiking and cooking with his wife, and blogging about startup challenges and management topics.
Evan Owen, Vice President of Engineering
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.
Nicole Sanders, Director of Marketing
Nicole has over 20 years of marketing experience with a proven track record of driving pipeline and revenue growth in B2B organizations. She brings extensive knowledge and familiarity of enterprise software to Zinc, spending the last 10 years helping innovative cloud-based software companies thrive. Most recently, Nicole was the Director of Demand Generation at ServiceMax where she started as the first growth marketer, scaling the programs and operations that fueled triple-digit growth. Before that, Nicole helped scale demand generation at SuccessFactors, MarkMonitor and Extensify/GEAC. Nicole holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas. When she's not thinking about demand gen, you might find her crafting a delicious home cooked meal, enjoying live music, sailing with her husband or staying active with her kids.
Jim has been a passionate entrepreneur for more than a decade, founding two companies of his own and serving as a founding member and chief product officer of Yammer, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 billion.
Prior to founding Zinc, Zack served as the senior director of engineering at Yammer and was the company’s first employee.