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iCIMS, the Talent Cloud Company
Steve Lucas joined iCIMS in 2020 as the chief executive officer, bringing 25 years of extensive leadership experience in enterprise software. Lucas is leading the vision and plans for iCIMS into its next phase of growth with product innovation and strategic acquisitions. He is focused on solidifying iCIMS’ position as the world’s leading talent cloud company.
As a customer-centric leader, Lucas is elevating iCIMS commitment to delivering a next-gen talent platform to support continuous talent transformation, at scale, and helping to accelerate the growth and success of customers employing more than 34 million collectively across the globe. He is leading the vision and strategic plans for iCIMS as it continuously innovates and develops solutions that empower companies across the globe to build their winning workforce, transform their business and in turn, transform the world.
Lucas brings expertise in building strong workforces from holding senior executive roles at global enterprise software organizations including Adobe, Marketo, SAP, Salesforce.com and BusinessObjects.com. During his tenure as CEO of Marketo, he led a multi-year product expansion and growth strategy resulting in the acquisition of the company by Adobe in 2018, making it the largest acquisition in Adobe’s history.
As a type 1 diabetic, he dedicates much of his time to raising awareness, education and funds for the illness. He has served on the board of the American Diabetes Association and frequently volunteers with the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, where he speaks with type 1 diabetic youth about managing their diabetes and overcoming obstacles.
He is also passionate about inclusivity and has implemented programs and strategies at previous enterprise companies that have successfully improved diversity and inclusion. Lucas strongly believes that a leader’s number one priority should be building a winning, more inclusive and diverse workforce.
Lucas holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Colorado, is a published author and serves on multiple philanthropic and education boards. He is also an independent board member of Drift, a B2B conversational marketing platform.
Follow him on Twitter: @nstevenlucas
CEO & Founder
Ray Hein is the CEO and co-founder of Propel Software, which helps product companies grow revenue and profits by connecting the people, systems and processes needed to deliver products from concept to customer. Based on years of experience building and leading product management teams in both SaaS software and hardware companies, Hein launched Propel in 2015 to disrupt the fragmented product lifecycle management and quality management markets.
Prior to founding Propel, Hein served as Senior Vice President of Product Management at Apttus, where he was responsible for product strategy and new product launches. He has also held senior leadership roles at Vendavo and Centric Software. Hein spent nearly a decade at Agile Software where he led product strategy and development, and he created the company's product roadmap based on his experience and knowledge of manufacturing. Hein was also responsible for the identification and acquisition of seven companies, ultimately resulting in Agile’s own acquisition by Oracle.
Hein is known as a results driven leader and a thought-leader within the analyst community. He has been awarded three patents covering product network effect and enterprise platform integration.
Follow him on Twitter: @Ray_Hein_Propel
VP & Principal Analyst
Liz Miller is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation focused on the org-wide team sport known as customer experience. While covering all core pilars of CX (Sales, Service and Marketing), Miller spends time zeroing in on the business demands on today’s Chief Marketing Officer, the evolution of customer engagement and the rising requirement for a new security posture that accounts for the threat to brand trust. A 28-year marketing veteran, Miller offers strategic guidance on the leadership, business transformation and technology requirements to deliver on today’s CX strategies. She has worked with global marketing organizations on transforming everything from business models to messaging in order to stay competitive in the shifting digital landscape. She will examine the key trends modern CMOs face, ranging from the realities of engagement in the trust economy to how marketing has become enterprise security’s greatest threat and critical champion.
Prior to joining Constellation, Liz oversaw research, programs and content for the Chief Marketing Officer Council, developing thought leadership agendas for CMOs around the globe. Liz also counseled numerous organizations on core messaging and competitive advantage, working with marketing, advertising and security solutions. Liz is a skilled moderator, facilitator and speaker, engaging C-suite executives in hundreds of industry webcasts and roundtables, keynote presentations and panels around the globe.
Follow her on Twitter: @lizkmiller