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Webscale is changing the way ecommerce businesses monitor, optimize and secure their online storefronts allowing merchants to make intelligent, data-driven decisions; to create a safer, more engaging user experience for their customers; and to increase conversions and brand loyalty. Its Intelligent CloudOps platform equips ecommerce merchants, and their developers, with powerful software and services to simplify the migration, optimization, deployment, and ongoing management of their digital commerce storefronts. Webscale powers Fortune 1000 brands and thousands of other B2C, B2B, and B2E ecommerce storefronts across 12 countries and has offices in Santa Clara, CA, Boulder, CO, San Antonio, TX, Bangalore, India and London, UK.
Meet the Leadership Team
Gary Schofield serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Prior to Webscale, Gary was SVP and Division Executive at FIS, a $15B Global Financial Services Technology provider. Most recently, he led a $2B Division within Merchant Solutions and was responsible for the entire SMB payments, acquiring and processing businesses.
With over 25 years’ experience as a public company executive and successful entrepreneur, Gary has led five of his six private companies to successful exits, resulting in over $1.5B in returns to his shareholders. He’s also held senior and executive level positions at Intuit, Oracle and IBM. Gary’s proven track record in building, developing and leading hyper growth companies and high-performance teams, is taking Webscale to the next level.
Founder and CTO
Jay founded Webscale in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the company. An IBM Master Inventor, Jay has over 20 patents for which he has won numerous awards. He has also co-authored over 30 peer reviewed articles in the area of parallel and distributed computing systems.
Jay left IBM to focus on High Performance Computing at DigitalGlobe, where he pioneered the application of GPGPU processing within the company.
Jay received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Colorado State University in 2008.
Michael is Webscale’s CFO and brings over 25 years of experience in IPO, mergers and acquisitions, venture and debt financing, strategic alliances, strategic and financial planning, operations and administration, and governance and compliance. His career has seen him lead financial operations across both venture-backed startups and publicly-traded companies, in multiple technology sectors including software, cloud/SaaS, and hardware.
Starting his career in 1991 with the Financial Advisory Services Group at PwC, Michael’s stints include as CFO at FogHorn, an edge intelligence software provider, CFO of GainSpan Corp., a semiconductor company, and Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for Vocera Communications, Inc.
Michael holds an MBA degree from The Anderson School at UCLA and BS degrees in Accounting and Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University.
Lou Cofini serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of the company. Prior to Webscale Lou worked for FIS/Worldpay, as VP of Sales and Business Development for North America, selling integrated payments and embedded finance solutions to software, ecommerce and fintech companies.
Lou brings over 30 years’ of experience that includes being an integral part of successful companies at various stages of development, including high growth, three successful IPOs, and attaining market leadership working for Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Taleo, Portal Software, and CSG Systems.
He prides himself on being a relentless learner, developer of people and driver of results.
VP Marketing and Sales Operations
Andrew has 20 years’ experience in technology marketing in roles at global technology corporations and start-ups, including NVIDIA, where he was a key member of the marketing team, driving programs for its diverse range of products across Europe and the US. With a passion for positioning, Andrew has helped many companies convert technology jargon into succinct market-ready messaging, while creating memorable brands that resonate with target audiences.
Mike received his BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado.
Todd Lasher serves as the COO of the company. Prior to Webscale, he was the SVP of corporate development, special projects and sales solutions for Worldpay (an FIS company). Todd has worked at both public and private enterprises in senior leadership roles including startups like Money Network, Shopkeep, American Payments Systems as well as with industry leaders such as Fiserv, FIS and General Electric.
Todd brings over 25 years of experience in corporate value creation in the fintech industry via roles in executive management, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, special projects, product development, operations and sales to Webscale. As a strategic leader at multiple startups, all having positive exits, and sitting on multiple strategic advisory boards his unique talent set and diverse background are well aligned to taking Webscale into the future.
VP Marketing and Sales Operations
Where to find Webscale in 2023
May 31 – June 3, 2023
The world’s #1 internet infrastructure event, is coming to the U.S. CloudFest USA will see illuminating keynotes and panel discussions, memorable networking events and a busy exhibition hall.
Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE)
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
June 13-15, 2023
Join 5,000+ decision-makers across ecommerce, omnichannel strategy and social media marketing to have inspirational discussions about the future of connected commerce.