Executive Management Team
Alex is founder and Chairman of QLess and serves on the California Institute of Technology Information Sciences and Technology Board of Advisors. He holds a degree in Biology and Economics from MIT and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems and Biology from Caltech.
Prior to starting QLess, Alex held positions at McKinsey & Co., the Center for Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics of Sandia National Labs, and Caltech. His research on neural coding and artificial intelligence has been published in the world’s leading publications such as Nature and Neural Computation.
Alex has received a number of distinctions including the 2010 inaugural 40 Under 40 from M&A Advisor Recognition Awards and the 2013 International Business Awards’ Gold Stevie for IT Executive of the Year and Silver Stevie for Innovator of the Year.
“I can’t stand standing in line. Let’s make it history!”
Simon Heyrick is QLess’ new CFO and COO. Simon started off his career as an auditor at KPMG, was Sr. VP of Enterprise Risk Management at Indymac, Chief Accounting Officer of Greendot, a Sequoia-backed public company, CFO of Marketshare, which had a very successful exit, VP Finance at Neustar, CFO at Soothe and most recently CEO at Soothe too.
Armen Jamkotchian, Ph.D., is QLess’ new VP of Engineering. He was most recently Director of Software Engineering at Greendot, a Sequoia-capital backed public company.
Charlie leads the North American sales team, which is responsible for all aspects of sales and leads a team that demonstrates the business value and fit of QLess’ software solutions. With more than 20 years of sales leadership experience in enterprise and SaaS software, Charlie brings a wealth of sales and leadership guidance to the growing company and market. He also possesses a talent for evangelizing new technologies.
Prior to QLess, Charlie has held the position of VP of Sales at several start-up companies and successfully grew them from birth to acquisition. Charlie graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BA degree in Business Administration. Charlie resides in Austin, TX with his family and enjoys golf, boating and the Austin live music scene in his spare time.
“When standing in line, I only hate the people in front of me. Everyone behind me is cool.”
John Brock oversees QLess’ International Sales Operations & Customer Retention. He brings over 40 years of senior leadership, sales management, strategy development and selling business solutions in the human capital and the telecommunications industry. He received his education from the University of Southern California and California State University, Fresno.
John spent 20 years with DBM, a leading HR consulting firm. Where under his leadership, his team generated a record $47M in revenue in 2009. Prior to his career with DBM, John was a senior manager with AT&T where he developed and managed a $67M business in the Philadelphia area. During his successful career with AT&T, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the consultative sales training for the 6,000 member sales team. In addition, John led the development and national implementation of a certification program for AT&T’s sales force.
“I like giving people the ultimate benefit of freedom and the choice of how to spend their time.”