EXECUTIVE TEAM

The Badgeville Team brings a unique combination of advanced technology and professional expertise to its enterprise customers. Our team has extensive experience in game design, enterprise software, data science, big data and analytics. Badgeville's employees come from many leading technology companies. Our commitment to customers runs deep through all of our functional groups from product development to services to marketing and sales.

Jon Shalowitz
President & CEO
Jon Shalowitz is responsible for the company's overall strategic direction, planning and execution. He brings a wealth of experience in building innovative, fast-growth companies. Prior to Badgeville, Jon was CEO & co-founder at CloudUP Networks where​ ​he led the company to capture a critical part of the cloud data management market.​ ​Previously, he was CEO at XDN where he spearheaded the transition of the company​ ​into a category leader for application delivery services and led the company to a​ ​successful acquisition by Fortinet. Prior to this, he co-founded SKYE, a market leader​ ​in providing network and security solutions to enterprises and ISPs, where he helped​ ​grow the company to 15M subscribers worldwide. Jon has also served in senior roles at​ ​NetScreen, 3Com, Securify, Nominum and Optimal Networks. He holds degrees from Duke University and Stanford GSB.
Steve Sims
Chief Design Officer & Founder of the Behavior Lab
Steve is responsible for customer success from design to deployment to ongoing relationship management. Steve bring 20 years of experience in game design, development and production across all major platforms - web, mobile, console and PC. He started his career at Electronics Arts and EA Online where he was an Executive Producer responsible for Madden NFL Football; the #1 selling sports video game franchise in North America. He also led EA's earliest forays into the online market, including Fantasy Sports and Casual Games. Steve has held other notable roles in the gaming industry, including Director of Operations at Gemini Mobile Technologies and VP of Product Management and Service Operations at Outspark. Steve holds engineering degrees from UCLA and USC.
Stephanie Vinella
Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie brings over 25 years of experience in financial management and operations. Her career, primarily with high-growth technology companies, includes successes building and implementing solid company financial infrastructure, developing and managing tactical and strategic plans and managing rapid growth in emerging companies. She also brings expertise managing high-impact strategic transactions. Prior to joining Panasas, Stephanie held CFO positions at several successful companies including Panasas, Nextance, Alphablox, and Edify, where she managed the company's IPO. She served on the Board of Directors at Kana Software, a public company, where she was chair of the Audit Committee and a member of both the Compensation Committee and Governance Committee during her tenure. Stephanie holds a BS in Accounting from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Stanford University.
Roel Stalman
VP of Product Development
Roel is responsible for Engineering and Product Management at Badgeville. He is a seasoned technology executive with 18 years of experience driving product strategy and development for high tech companies. Prior to Badgeville, Roel was VP of Product Management at Oracle, where he was responsible for a broad range of technologies including content management, portal, web experience management, enterprise social networking and enterprise file sharing.
 He expanded the business through acquisitions and innovations on the end user experience front, and he was instrumental in Oracle’s expansion into the content management market.
Laura Lilyquist
VP of Marketing
Laura is responsible for Badgeville's worldwide marketing and inside sales operations, including product marketing, corporate marketing and demand generation. She is a technology, marketing and strategy expert. For the past 20 years, Laura has successfully launched and marketed a myriad of first generation technologies across the globe, beginning with Sun Microsystem’s earliest networking products. She played a key role in the evolution of digital video, from marketing early desktop video to deploying a new generation of digital TV at Microsoft. Laura also drove some of the earliest mobile apps as a corporate investor and business developer, and served as executive, investor and board advisor to six startups. Laura holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.