Stephen Trundle has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2003 and as a member of our board of directors since October 2003. Previously, Mr. Trundle served in various positions with MicroStrategy Incorporated, including as Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Trundle holds an A.B. in Engineering and an A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Trundle’s extensive knowledge of our business and prior industry experience with technology companies qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.
Steve Valenzuela has served as our Chief Financial Officer since November 2016. Mr. Valenzuela brings extensive experience leading both public and private technology companies, and has served in the role of Chief Financial Officer for five different software enterprises including SugarCRM, Apigee Corporation and Zenprise. He was also the Vice President of Finance and Operations for the Mobile Platforms Group at Citrix. Mr. Valenzuela has led the completion of a successful IPO and secondary offering as well as the integration of acquired businesses. Earlier in his career, Mr. Valenzuela held financial management positions at Tandem Computers, Atari and Intel. Mr. Valenzuela holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a B.S. degree in Accounting from San Jose State University.
Jeffrey Bedell has served as our Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer since April 2013. Mr. Bedell served as Chief Technology Officer at MicroStrategy Incorporated from 2001 to October 2012 as well as Executive Vice President of Technology from 2007 to March 2013. Mr. Bedell holds a B.A. in Religion from Dartmouth College.
David Hutz has served as our Chief Systems Architect since February 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hutz served as Lead Architect at Thomson Financial Publishing Inc. from 2001 to 2004 and Chief Systems Architect at Strategy.com, a business unit of MicroStrategy Incorporated, from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Hutz holds a B.A. and M.S. in Applied Math and Economics from Harvard University.
Daniel Kerzner has served as our Chief Product Officer since December 2013. Prior to joining us, from April 2013 to December 2013, Mr. Kerzner served as the Chief Executive Officer of Emotive Communications Inc., a software company. From March 2010 to April 2013, Mr. Kerzner served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile at MicroStrategy Incorporated. From July 2009 to February 2010, Mr. Kerzner was the Regional Director for PJM Interconnection at EnerNOC, Inc. Prior to this position, Mr. Kerzner was Vice President of Platform and Emerging Technologies at MicroStrategy. Mr. Kerzner holds a B.A. in Computer Engineering from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School.
Jean-Paul Martin, one of our founders, has served as our Chief Technology Officer since March 2000. Prior to joining us, Mr. Martin served as a Software Architect with MicroStrategy Incorporated. Mr. Martin has also served as Chief Technology Officer of Media Cybernetics Inc., which provided image processing and analysis software used in medical, industrial, forensic and remote sensing applications. Mr. Martin holds a B.Sc/M.Sc in Electrical Engineering and Robotics from the Universite Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III, France).
Daniel Ramos has served as our Senior Vice President of Corporate Development since June 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ramos served as Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense. Prior to his service with the Air Force, Mr. Ramos was the Vice President of Legal and Business Planning at The Away Network, a business unit of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. Before joining The Away Network, he was a senior transactional attorney with the law firm of Shaw Pittman LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP). Mr. Ramos holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Jason DaCosta has served as our Vice President of Customer Operations since May 2014. Joining Alarm.com as a Sales Associate in 2004, Mr. DaCosta has served us in a variety of roles, currently overseeing Alarm.com's customer service and support organization. Prior to working at Alarm.com, Mr. DaCosta started his career as a Marketing Associate with the Corporate Executive Board. Mr. DaCosta holds a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
Reed Grothe has served as our Senior Vice President of Business Development since April 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Grothe served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the pro audio division of Harman International Industries, Incorporated from 2006 to 2010 and as the Chief Global Sales Officer of Gibson Guitar Corp. from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining Gibson, Mr. Grothe served as Senior Vice President and General Manager as well as Vice President of Global Sales at GE Security, now under the umbrella of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Grothe holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Donald Natale has served as our Senior Vice President of Sales since July 2014 and prior to that served as our Vice President of Sales since June 2006. Prior to us, Mr. Natale served as Vice President of Dealer Sales for GE Security, now under the umbrella of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Natale also has served as Vice President of Sales for Sequel Technologies, LLC, Territory Manager for Interactive Technologies Incorporated, and Sales Manager for Rollins Protective Services Company. Mr. Natale holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University.
Victoria Schillinger has served as our Vice President of Human Resources since September 2014. She served as the Director of Human Resources since joining Alarm.com in September 2010. Mrs. Schillinger previously held leadership roles in human resources including Director of Human Resources for MicroStrategy Incorporated from 2006 to 2008. Mrs. Schillinger holds a B.S. in Sociology and Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Alison Slavin, one of our founders, has served as our Senior Vice President, Creation Lab since February 2014. Prior to that, from 2000 to January 2014 Ms. Slavin served as our Vice President of Product Management. Ms. Slavin holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University.