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Leadership Team

Meet the Appcelerator Leadership and Advisory Team

Jeff Haynie Jeff Haynie
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Nolan Wright Nolan Wright
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Brian Carr Brian Carr
Chief Revenue Officer


Neeraj Gupta Neeraj Gupta
Senior Vice President, Product and Engineering
Lyla Kuriyan McInerney Lyla Kuriyan McInerney
Senior Vice President, Marketing


Mario R. Cavagnari Mario R. Cavagnari
Vice President, International Sales
Mark Pecoraro Mark Pecoraro
Vice President, Customer Success
Scott Davenport Scott Davenport
Vice President, Sales Engineering

Jeff Haynie

Jeff is Co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator. Jeff is a long-time serial entrepreneur, technologist and blogger. Previously, Jeff was Co-founder and CTO of Vocalocity, a software provider in the communications arena and before that, CTO of eHatchery, a digital incubator and off-shoot of Bill Gross’ idealab!. Jeff has worked on numerous standard committees such as IETF and W3C as well as core contributor to a number of important open source technologies such as JBoss and OpenVXI. Jeff served with distinction in the U.S. Navy.

Nolan Wright

Nolan is the CTO of Appcelerator. Before co-founding Appcelerator, Nolan led engineering and product management for Vocalocity, a VoiceXML platform company. Nolan started his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and then went to work for Netscape. Nolan graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Brian Carr

Brian Carr is Chief Revenue Officer of Appcelerator. Brian was most recently the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services at Good Technology, and also held executive sales roles at Synopsys, Clarify and Simplex Solutions. As CRO, Carr is responsible for all customer-facing areas, including sales, channels, business development, services, marketing and support for Appcelerator’s U.S. and international operations. Brian has a BS in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific.

Neeraj Gupta

Neeraj is responsible for engineering and IT operations worldwide for Appcelerator’s integrated mobile platform. He joined Appcelerator as part of Particle Code acquisition, where he was the VP of Engineering overseeing the development of cross platform mobile SDK and games. Prior to Particle Code, he held various engineering roles at Informix, Oracle and other startups. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Institute of Engineering and Technology, India and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Pecoraro

Mark Pecoraro is Vice President of Customer Success at Appcelerator. Mark has 26 years of leadership experience in building and managing world-class, enterprise customer service operations. He previously held executive positions for SaaS-based software companies including WhiteHat Security, Accept Software, CommerceOne, SuccessFactors and Sybase. Pecoraro holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mario R. Cavagnari

Mario R. Cavagnari is Vice President of International Sales at Appcelerator. He was most recently Co-founder and CEO of SimplyBox, Inc. acquired by Moxie Software. Prior to SimplyBox he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Apple’s PowerSchool Division, and earlier Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Saratoga Systems (a pioneer global CRM vendor). He has held executive sales roles at Clarify and Seagate Software. Mario holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in International Economics from World College West.

Lyla Kuriyan McInerney

Lyla leads all of Appcelerator’s marketing efforts. Previously, Lyla was at Google where she managed the Consumer Operations teams responsible for the community management for over 30 products including Google web search, Chrome, Earth, Google Maps for Mobile and more. Prior to Google, Lyla was a Vice President of Global Marketing at SAP and also held marketing and leadership roles at 2 startups. Early in her career, she was an International Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department. Lyla has a B.A. from Bowdoin College and a MPP from Harvard University.

Scott Davenport

Scott Davenport is the Vice President of Sales Engineering. Scott has spent the past 3+ years at Good Technology, leading both Sales Engineering and Solution Architect teams on a regional and world-wide basis. Scott was a multiple recipient of SE Manager of the year, and Chairman’s Club, the top honor in the Sales Organization at Good.

Todd Rulon-Miller

Todd Rulon-Miller is a founding partner of Apogee Venture Group, an early stage venture investment and consulting firm, and a former senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at Netscape Communications. During his time at Netscape, Todd built the company’s sales team to 800 employees operating in more than 30 countries and increased revenue to more than $600 million. During his tenure, in August, 1995, Netscape completed the then-most-successful initial public offering on the NASDAQ. Prior to his role at Netscape, Todd served in executive roles at First Data Resources, IBM (NYSE: IBM), NeXT, Inc., Software Alliance, and Tandem Computers. Additionally he has served on the Board of Directors of Active software (IPO: ASWX); Epiphany (IPO: EPNY); and Oblix Software (Purchased by Oracle Corporation), and currently serves on the Board of Crowd Science, Aerohive and Symplified and contributes to the Advisory Boards of Zuora and Appcelerator. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.