Board of Directors
Mr. Ebersman has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2015. Since January 2015, Mr. Ebersman has served as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lyra Health, a health care information technology company. From September 2009 to June 2014, Mr. Ebersman served as Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, an online social networking company. Prior to Facebook, Mr. Ebersman served in various positions at Genentech, a biotechnology company, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from March 2005 to April 2009. Mr. Ebersman currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Castlight Health, a health technology company. Mr. Ebersman holds an A.B. in international relations and economics from Brown University and was selected for a Henry Crown Fellowship in 2000.
Founder and Director
Mr. Finley started SurveyMonkey in 1999 and has served as a member of our board of directors since our founding. Mr. Finley also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Portland Art Museum. Mr. Finley studied computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Alexander “Zander” Lurie
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Lurie has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2016, and he has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2009, including as Chair of our board of directors from July 2015 to January 2016. Prior to joining SurveyMonkey, Mr. Lurie served as Senior Vice President of Entertainment at GoPro, a consumer company focused on building cameras, software and accessories, from November 2014 until January 2016. From February 2013 to January 2014, Mr. Lurie served as Executive Vice President for Guggenheim Digital Media, an internet media company. From April 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Lurie served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development at CBS, a mass media corporation. From February 2008 to April 2010, Mr. Lurie served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for CBS Interactive, a division of CBS. Mr. Lurie came to CBS Interactive via its acquisition of CNET Networks, a media website focused on technology and consumer electronics, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Development from February 2006 to February 2008. Mr. Lurie began his career in the investment banking group at J.P. Morgan where he led equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the internet sector. Mr. Lurie has served on the board of directors of GoPro since February 2016. Mr. Lurie holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from Emory University and a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington.
Ms. Decker has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2017. In May 2013, Ms. Decker co-founded TripleDip, which has since reorganized as Raftr, a digital media company, and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. Decker served on boards of directors of several public and private companies. Previously, Ms. Decker served in various positions at Yahoo, a web services provider, including as President from June 2007 to April 2009, Executive Vice President, Advertiser and Publisher Group from December 2006 to June 2007 and Chief Financial Officer from June 2000 to June 2007. Prior to Yahoo, she served as Director of Global Research at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, an investment bank. Ms. Decker currently serves on the boards of directors of Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate holding company, Vail Resorts, a ski resorts operator, and Costco, an operator of warehouse clubs, and previously served on the board of directors of Intel, a technology company. Ms. Decker is a Chartered Financial Analyst and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Ms. Decker holds a B.S. from Tufts University, with a double major in computer science and economics, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ms. Evan has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2012. Since 2013, Ms. Evan has served as a Venture Partner at Icon Ventures, a venture capital firm, and since July 2007, has invested in and served on the boards of directors of companies in the internet, technology and media sectors. From May 1996 until July 2007, Ms. Evan served as Chief Financial Officer of VeriSign, a provider of intelligent infrastructure services. Ms. Evan currently serves on the board of directors of Box, a cloud content management company, Proofpoint, a security-as-a-service provider, Domo, a computer software company, and a number of privately-held companies. Ms. Evan holds a B.S. in commerce from Santa Clara University and is a certified public accountant (inactive)
Ms. James has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2018. Ms. James has served as the Dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School since July 2014. From January 2012 to July 2014, Ms. James served as Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and was the President of the Institute for Crisis Management, a consulting and research organization for crisis preparedness and response, from November 2012 to June 2014. Ms. James holds a B.A. in psychology from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.
Ms. Sandberg has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2015. Ms. Sandberg has served as Chief Operating Officer of Facebook since March 2008. Ms. Sandberg has served as a member of Facebook’s board of directors since June 2012, and previously served as a member of the boards of directors of The Walt Disney Company from March 2010 to March 2018 and Starbucks from March 2009 to March 2012. From November 2001 to March 2008, Ms. Sandberg served in various positions at Google, most recently as Vice President of Global Online Sales & Operations. Ms. Sandberg is also a former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Treasury Department. Ms. Sandberg holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Smith has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2017. Mr. Smith has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Intuit, a business and financial software company, since January 2008 and as Chairman of the board of directors of Intuit since January 2016. Mr. Smith currently serves on the board of directors of Nordstrom, a department store company. Mr. Smith holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Marshall University and an M.A. in Management from Aquinas College.
Mr. Spero has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2009. Mr. Spero has served as a Managing Director at Spectrum Equity, a private equity firm, since January 2001. Mr. Spero currently serves on the boards of directors of numerous privately-held companies, and he previously served on the board of GrubHub, an online food ordering company, and Ancestry.com, a genealogy company. Mr. Spero holds a B.A. in economics and history from Duke University.
Ms. Williams has served on our board of directors since May 2017. Ms. Williams began her career as a professional tennis player in 1995 and has won 23 career Grand Slam singles titles. Ms. Williams is also an activist, marketer, brand builder and a dedicated philanthropist. In 2008, Ms. Williams established the Serena Williams Fund, through which she focused on creating equity in education. To that end, Ms. Williams partnered with other corporations and organizations to build schools in Kenya and Jamaica, donate classroom resources and provide college scholarships. In 2016, Ms. Williams joined forces with her sister Venus to establish The Williams Sisters Fund to fund joint philanthropic projects, beginning with the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, CA, which ensures individuals affected by violence and trauma have access to the resources they need to help them heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. Ms. Williams has also served as a Goodwill Ambassador with UNICEF since 2011.