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.
Deirdre Mahon, Chief Marketing Officer
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.
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.
Sunil Murray, Head of Sales and Customer Success
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.
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.