Nick Hedges is President and CEO of Velocify, where he brings a passion for sales and 20 years of technology leadership to the organization. Nick has been with Velocify for nine years joining as SVP of Strategy and then holding various roles including Head of Sales and Chief Revenue Officer before taking the helm in 2011.
Prior to Velocify, Nick was at Bain and Company where he advised technology, media and private equity firms on strategy and before that, he was both a venture capitalist and an entrepreneur as the founder and CEO of a successful UK-based Internet trading platform for soft commodities.
Nick earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
When he's not immersed in the world of sales acceleration, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. He’s also a competitive triathlete and tries in vain to encourage his sons to adopt his love of rugby and not football.
Kyle Messman joined Velocify in 2016 and is the chief financial officer. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience growing revenues and optimizing operations, Kyle leads finance, accounting, treasury, and risk management functions at Velocify.
Prior to joining Velocify, Messman served as the CFO of SaaS-based mobile enterprise management provider Telogis, where he led the process of raising over $200M in equity and debt capital to fund growth, completed several acquisitions and ultimately oversaw the company’s successful sale to Verizon Communications. He previously handled corporate financial planning for a major semiconductor manufacturer, where his responsibilities included SEC and financial reporting, capital transactions and financial planning and analysis. Kyle has also spent several years as an investment banker focused on mergers and financings in the technology services and software sectors.
Kyle earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.
When Kyle is not immersed in growing cloud companies, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and their three rescue dogs. Kyle is also an avid Dallas Cowboys football fan and enjoys running on the strand in Manhattan Beach.
Josh Evans joined Velocify in 2007, and is senior vice president of sales. Josh is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years building and growing sales, customer support and customer engagement organizations in the technology industry. Josh oversees Velocify’s sales organization, including the sales teams, the customer success team, and the business development and partnerships team. Prior to his role in sales, Josh led Velocify’s client services team and also contributed to customer-driven product development.
Prior to Velocify, Josh helped start the internet company CarsDirect.com (now Internet Brands), a leading automotive content and e-commerce company. While there, Josh served in multiple sales and operations roles and helped expand their offering to additional vertical markets. He concluded his tenure at CarsDirect.com, as Vice President of Dealer & Industry Relations, just after a successful IPO in 2007.
Josh holds a BS in Economics and Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
When Josh isn’t busy leading our sales team, you can find him at the turn table as a DJ, he spins old school hip hop and goes by the name DJ SKRAP-E. He also likes to travel and spend time with his wife and daughter.
Tiffany Chelsvig is the vice president of people at Velocify. With more than 15 years of experience in strategic human resource management and operations, she oversees talent acquisition, training, career-management, and culture at Velocify.
Prior to joining Velocify, Tiffany served as vice president of people and IT at the Rubicon Project, a publicly traded advertising automation company. Culture has been an important factor for Tiffany in other past roles including, vice president of human resources and workspace at Green Dot Corporation, director of human resources at Sunny Hills Services, and assistant director of human resources at Women.com.
Tiffany earned her master’s degree in psychology at Golden Gate University and her bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University.
On a personal level, Tiffany is an avid soccer fan having played four years of college soccer. She spends most weekends on the soccer field attempting to keep pace with her active kids. She also enjoys traveling, reading and, getting her hands in dirt… i.e. gardening.
Joel Ginsberg joined Velocify as the general counsel in 2016. Leveraging more than 16 years of corporate law experience, Joel is responsible for leading strategic and tactical corporate legal initiatives at Velocify.
Prior to joining Velocify, Joel served as vice president and deputy general counsel of publicly traded digital forensics company Guidance Software (Nasdaq: GUID), where he managed and executed the company’s legal initiatives in the areas of contracts, corporate governance, litigation, employment, M&A, finance, securities, real estate, and compliance, among others. In addition to his work at Guidance Software, Ginsberg has more than 10 years of corporate law experience working in the M&A, corporate, IP transactions and finance departments of prestigious law firms in both New York City and Los Angeles.
Joel earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and B.A. from the University of Kansas.
Joel is a passionate basketball fan, especially of his beloved University of Kansas Jayhawks. He also plays basketball as often as he can. If he’s not playing or watching basketball, Joel is probably hiking, at the beach, or building really cool Lego cities with his two kids.
Matt Reid is the vice president of marketing at Velocify. With more than 15 years of marketing, strategy, and management experience at Fortune 500 and early-stage technology companies alike, he oversees marketing, sales development, and growth strategies for Velocify’s complete solution portfolio.
Prior to Velocify, Reid served as chief marketing officer for Procore Technologies, led global marketing for the advertising technology company OpenX, and built sales and marketing from the ground up for Eucalyptus Systems, an open-source cloud platform acquired by HP. Earlier in his career, Reid led product marketing for all SaaS technologies at Citrix, directing the initial market launches of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar.
Reid earned his Master of Business Administration degree in marketing at California State University, Sacramento, and dual bachelor’s degrees at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
With a few children in various sports activities Matt doesn’t have a hard time staying busy outside of work. When he’s not spending time with his family you might find him hiking a mountain or on the tennis court perfecting his game.
John Laino is the Vice President of Account Management at Velocify. With nearly 20 years of customer success and account management experience at Fortune 500 and early-stage technology companies alike, John promotes a client-centric culture within the organizations he serves. In his current role, John and his team focus on helping clients maximize the value from their Velocify solution to achieve accelerated sales results.
John most recently joined Velocify from Salesforce, where he was a Customer Success Director for the largest Silicon Valley-based enterprise accounts. Prior to Salesforce, he held various roles during his 10 years at NetApp that included account management, field service delivery, customer experience programs, systems planning, knowledge management, and data quality initiatives. Early in his career, John held positions at XM Sirius Satellite Radio during their start-up phase and was recruited out of college by Accenture.
John holds a dual degree in Economics and Business Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Originally an East Coaster, John moved to California in 2002. After 13 years in Silicon Valley, he relocated to Los Angeles area in 2015. John enjoys the southern California sun by running along the beach, going for long rides on his bike, or hiking in the desert whenever he can.
Board of Directors
Our dedicated and passionate Board members generously contribute their time and professional expertise to Velocify. Working together with our executives, our Board of Directors help Velocify to best serve the needs of our customers.
Roger Hurwitz focuses on investments in software and technology-enabled business services and currently serves on the boards of G5, iPipeline, RedBrick Health and Vibes Media.
Prior to helping found Volition Capital in 2010, Hurwitz was a partner at Fidelity Ventures where he focused on growth equity investments and led a number of deals, including GeoLearning (acquired by SumTotal). Hurwitz was also a partner at Apax Partners, focused primarily on investments in enterprise software and technology-enabled services, having previously served on the boards of RealPage, Intralinks and Planview. Before that, Hurwitz worked for GE Capital and was a Vice President of GE Equity, where he played a key role in developing the technology group’s investment strategy for business-to-business electronic commerce with investments in Commerce One, OpenSite Technologies, Proxicom and Multex. Earlier in his career, Hurwitz worked in corporate finance at Chase Manhattan Bank, and spent six years at Arthur Andersen in accounting and corporate finance.
Hurwitz received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Syracuse University in 1987 and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.
Ed Ojdana, founder of ConsumerInfo.com, recently retired as chief executive officer of Experian InteractiveSM, a business unit of Experian Group, LLC, that comprises Experian Consumer Direct (formerly ConsumerInfo.com), ClassesUSA.com, LowerMyBills.com and PriceGrabber.com.
Before founding ConsumerInfo.com, Ojdana held senior-level positions in finance, marketing, strategic planning, operations and management consulting in a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, retail, distribution and entertainment. He currently sits on the Boards of Worldwide Compensation, Dynasty Footwear, Velocify, GoalSpring, Better Black TV and the UC Davis School of Viticulture and Enology.
Ojdana received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Notre Dame University, a master’s degree in engineering from Ohio State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Dayton. He holds a doctorate in marketing and business economics from the University of Southern California.
David Travers grew up working every odd job in his family’s business. His admiration for business creators began with his Dad and has grown into a passion for providing entrepreneurs with the capital and support to help them succeed. Travers’ technology and media experience are instrumental to his investment and advisory work at Rustic Canyon.
Prior to joining Rustic Canyon in 2005, Travers served as Executive Assistant to the National Security Advisor in the White House and was awarded the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Outstanding Public Service. Previously, Travers worked on corporate strategy at The Walt Disney Company and helped launch Disney’s credit card business.
Travers loves sports and his favorite activities include going to yoga class with his wife, playing at the park with his kids and working to support his favorite after school program, LA’s BEST.