Medallia Leadership Team


Michael Lipps

Mike Lipps is an Operating Partner at Thoma Bravo and Medallia’s interim CEO. For over 30 years, he has held executive leadership and board positions in public and private equity-backed technology companies, with his most recent roles being CEO of Intelerad Medical Systems and Division CEO at LexisNexis. Mike spent the first 14 years of his career at Intuit Inc., where he led several software businesses, including QuickBooks. He has a background in software product management, marketing, and operations.


Dan Madden

Dan oversees our financial strategy and provides strategic financial input to the senior management team. He has a diverse background in finance and administration of public and private-equity-backed companies, including serving as the EVP & CFO for Ellie Mae, where he helmed the transition from a publicly-traded to private-equity-owned business through to the subsequent sale of the company to Intercontinental Exchange. Dan has also held CFO and finance leadership positions at Revel Systems, Cepheid, Symmetricom, Tellabs, and McKesson.


Simonetta Turek

Simonetta leads Product and Design at Medallia, bringing over 20 years of experience in product, technology, and customer enablement leadership to her role. She has had a diverse career, spanning startups and large multinationals such as Nokia, AWS, and Twilio, as well as international assignments in Asia and Europe. Prior to Medallia, she was GM of the Customer Experience Products division at Twilio. Simonetta is a dedicated mentor and passionate supporter of the professional development of women in tech.


Ben Brewer

Ben leads the global revenue strategy at Medallia, focused on sales strategy, growth acceleration, and client retention drawing upon his years of sales leadership experience. Most recently, Ben held the Chief Sales Officer position at Cornerstone OnDemand, driving growth initiatives by empowering clients from various regions and industries to leverage Cornerstone’s cloud-based solutions. Before his tenure at Cornerstone, Ben held notable roles as President of Global Go-To-Market at Nintex, as well as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Global Go-To-Market at SAP Concur.


Robert Baca 

Robert leads the strategy and execution for the technical infrastructure at Medallia. Robert has over 20 years of experience in managing technical operations, cloud operations, cloud engineering, Dev Ops, and QA. Prior to Medallia, he was the Chief Technology Officer at ICE Mortgage Technology. Robert is passionate about incorporating next-generation technology such as natural language processing to help customers succeed in the digital age, while focusing on collaboration and quality.

EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development

Alex Glanz

Alex leads strategy, corporate development, and business development. Since joining the company in 2015, he has built a consistent track record of executing growth and innovation strategies to accelerate Medallia’s market leadership. Prior to Medallia, he held technical underwriting and business development leadership roles at Chubb. Alex holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a bachelor’s degree from McGill University.


Stefanie Wittner

Stefanie leads the People and Culture function at Medallia, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the role.  Since joining Medallia in 2017, she has been leading functions within the People and Culture team, before stepping into the Chief People Officer role.

Prior to Medallia, Stefanie has built a career as a People Leader with comprehensive experience in high-growth SaaS environments, to Fortune 500 companies within the Silicon Valley.  Stefanie holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from California State University, Hayward.


Tim Duranleau 

Tim leads the global marketing team at Medallia. Since joining the team in 2019, he has led various functions within marketing and operations and is passionate about bolstering Medallia’s market leadership through brand awareness and demand generation. Prior to Medallia, he held various marketing and leadership roles at CallidusCloud, leading to acquisition by SAP. Tim holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from San Jose State University.