Geoff comes to Chief Outsiders from his role as COO/CMO at Loqate, a data quality and geolocation startup that had a successful exit in 2015. Geoff was on the initial management team that grew the company from no revenue to being named number 222 in the Inc 500 and the sixth fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley in 2014. The acquisition of Loqate by a UK-based company was the latest exit in Geoff's career where he has built and grown businesses across the globe. Geoff was VP of Marketing at Pure Software which grew from $30 million to $100 million in under two years through organic growth and acquisition. He led a $400 million software unit for Digital Equipment Corporation Europe where he lived and worked in Paris, France. At DEC, Geoff was named one of the top 50 marketing people twice. At Callidus Software, Geoff was VP Marketing and EMEA Sales that ramped the company up to $40 million in preparation for an IPO. He led product marketing at Informix (now part of IBM) when the company grew from $300 million to $750 million. At the other end of the spectrum, he was VP of Marketing on a team that founded a company based on software developed at Stanford University, built a product and company, and sold the company to Commerce One resulting in a 40X return for the early investors.
Geoff earned a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Geoff has an MBA from the University of Missouri, an MS in Computer Science from Clemson University, and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Louisiana. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.
Geoff grew up in New Orleans were he acquired passions for wonderful food, great music, and having fun - "Laissez les bon temps rouler.” Besides creating world-class marketing, his passions include music, food, travel, and mentoring students and emerging entrepreneurs. He is on a never-ending quest to make the perfect gumbo.