About Us / Executive Team
We're a like-minded, seasoned group of professionals who are passionate about helping job seekers and employees find career success. Many of us have worked together before and are excited to reunite to build the world's largest and most trusted jobs and career community.
Robert Hohman is co-founder and chief executive officer of Glassdoor, the jobs and recruiting community helping people find jobs and companies they love. Before creating Glassdoor, Robert was most recently president of Hotwire, a leading discount travel site and division of Expedia, Inc. He was also one of the original team members of Expedia, a company designed to bring greater transparency to the travel industry, and was part of the executive team that took it public in 1999. Robert started his career at Microsoft and worked as a software developer in a range of areas from Windows 95 to interactive television to online games. Robert is currently on the board of directors of Glassdoor and OpenTable, an online real-time restaurant-reservation service. He also serves on the U.S. Economic Development Administration's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Robert holds bachelors and masters degrees in computer science from Stanford University.
Tim Besse is co-founder and CXO (chief anything officer) of Glassdoor, in which 'x' equates to Tim managing anything needed as the business continues to grow globally. Prior to this role, Tim was senior vice president, general manager and chief marketing officer of Glassdoor's consumer team. Previously, he was the director of product management and online marketing of the Asia Pacific division of Expedia. In this role, Tim developed new markets in Australia, Japan, and China, and assumed general management responsibility of the Hotels.com business in Asia. In other Expedia roles, Tim helped launch other early stage businesses, including Expedia's telesales and private label businesses as well as its online luxury offering, Classic Custom Vacations. Tim holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
VP of Sales
Kate Ahlering is vice president of sales for Glassdoor. She leads all aspects of sales, including new client acquisition and account management as well as providing the sales organization with the tools and knowledge to effectively service Glassdoor's thousands of customers. She has more than 10 years' experience leading and building high performing sales teams in high-growth environments. Kate was formerly director of sales at ACTIVE Network where she helped grow the company to more than $500 million in revenue and toward a successful IPO. Kate's leadership extends back to college, where she was captain of the University of Virginia's NCAA women's basketball team. She holds a B.A. in political science and a master of education in leadership, social foundations, and policy from the University of Virginia.
SVP of Product Management
Tim Anderson is the senior vice president of product management of Glassdoor. Previously, Tim led product monetization efforts at Flickr and served as a senior member of the Yahoo! Photos product team. Prior to Yahoo!, Tim spent four years as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. Tim holds a B.A. in environmental science and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
SVP of Engineering & Chief Technology Officer
Ryan Aylward is the senior vice president of engineering and chief technology officer of Glassdoor, who brings more than 15 years' experience in the software development field. Previously, Ryan was the senior director of engineering at EzRez Software where he led the development organization responsible for supporting more than 50 travel websites. Prior to EzRez, Ryan spent more than five years with Hotwire, where his duties involved both management and development roles, including building the original website. Ryan also served as an engineer at Motorola. Ryan holds a B.A. in computer science from the University of Notre Dame.
VP of Business Development
Before joining Glassdoor, Jim was the CEO of CareerTV where he led and grew the company from site launch in 2007 until it was sold in April 2009. Prior to CareerTV, Jim held several roles at WetFeet including Vice President and General Manager where he helped build the online and print career research business for job seekers until the sale of the company at the end of 2006. Jim has also worked as a management consultant for Mercer Management Consulting and financial analyst for Bank of America. Jim holds a B.A. in economics and public policy studies from Duke University and an MBA from Cornell University's Johnson School.
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain is chief economist at Glassdoor. He is an applied labor economist who has written widely on labor markets, public policy, taxation and energy policy. Andrew previously taught economics at the University of California at San Diego, was chief economist and founder of Columbia Economics, LLC. He has served as an economist in Washington, D.C. at the Tax Foundation and the Cato Institute, as a municipal government economist at the City of Seattle. Andrew received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego and holds Bachelors of Arts in economics and business administration from the University of Washington in Seattle.
VP of People
As vice president of people for Glassdoor, Mariah DeLeon is responsible for directing all the people functions of the company, including strategic human resources planning and training, talent acquisition, benefits, employee relations, culture management, compliance issues, wellness and more. Mariah has been an HR and talent acquisition executive in the technology industry for 20 years, bringing extensive experience in human capital management, talent development and organizational structure to Glassdoor. Prior to Glassdoor, DeLeon was the vice president of global human resources at Innovative Interfaces, a US library technology company, and she also led HR and community relations functions at Alibris.com/Monsoon Commerce, a premier online marketplace for new and used books. Mariah received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.
Chief Marketing Officer
Moody (Mutahar) Glasgow is Glassdoor's chief marketing officer, and brings more than 10 years of international digital marketing experience. Most recently, he served as vice president of global acquisition marketing for Electronic Arts, the global interactive entertainment and gaming company. Prior to Electronic Arts, Moody served as senior vice president of online marketing and publishing for Mevio (now BiteSizeTV), leading content development, marketing and production, along with opening the company's London office. Earlier in his career, Moody spent several years in branding and creative working with clients such as MTV, Coca-Cola and Dell, and prior, he was CEO and president of Rampt.com, an early search engine, which he led from inception into growth stage. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Dawn Lyon is vice president of corporate affairs of Glassdoor, overseeing corporate communications, government affairs, public policy, economics bureau, content marketing and investor relations. Previously, Dawn served as an in-house senior communications and public affairs executive for eBay, Chevron, Cendant, CheapTickets, Amtrak and a D.C.-based non-profit. She is also founder and senior advisor of LyonSHARE Communications Group, a strategic communications consultancy she founded in 2004, which is agency of record for Zillow, Hotel Tonight, Battery Ventures, Liftopia, Glympse, Findery and more. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science from San Diego State University and an executive certificate from the Center for Public Policy and Management from the University of Washington. She is also a board member of T4A.org, a non-profit that facilitates dialogue between public officials and the technology community to identify and develop results-focused initiatives to serve the community.
SVP & General Manager, International
Diarmuid Russell is senior vice president and general manager, international for Glassdoor and is responsible for international business and growth strategy. Diarmuid is an experienced digital media executive with more than 10 years of experience working with consumer internet businesses in Europe, Australia and the U.S. Most recently, he was responsible for the consumer division of GlobalEnglish, a leading English-language SaaS business. He has also held commercial and strategy roles at Expedia, BBC Worldwide and Lonely Planet. Diarmuid holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of St. Andrews.
Brad Serwin is Glassdoor’s general counsel responsible for overseeing all legal matters globally. Previously, Brad served as senior vice president/deputy general counsel of eBay Inc., where he was responsible for all legal affairs for eBay.com and its affiliated sites as well as all litigation and non-patent IP matters. Brad has served as general counsel at several hyper-growth companies spanning the technology, hospitality and gaming industries, including Playdom, which was acquired by The Walt Disney Company, Dean & Deluca, Las Vegas Sands Corp., and Ticketmaster. Brad received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chief Financial Officer
Adam Spiegel is the chief financial officer at Glassdoor and holds more than 20 years of strategic finance, consulting and operating experience. Most recently, he served as CFO of RPX Corporation, a leading provider of subscription-based corporate patent risk solutions. Adam built RPX's finance organization and led the company through a hyper-growth phase and a successful $185 million initial public offering. Prior to RPX, he served as CFO for two early stage life science companies - Vectrant Technologies and CrossCart. Earlier in his career, Adam was an investment banker and he advised technology, financial services and industrial companies in a wide range of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and public equity and debt financings. Adam holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from UCLA.
Vice President & General Manager of Self-Service
Christian Sutherland-Wong is vice president and general manager of self-service for Glassdoor, responsible for overseeing and driving all online revenue streams. Most recently, Christian served as LinkedIn’s director of product managing its premium subscription business, payment platform and API program. He also has experience in the business consulting and banking fields. Christian holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received the Baker Scholar award – an award given to just five percent of graduates. He also has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. Christian is also a board member of Toolworks, an organization that helps people with barriers to employment successfully enter the job market.