We’re building a Smart Government Cloud™

The world’s first integrated cloud solution for budgeting, operational performance, and open data.

Our Mission

Powering more effective and accountable government

OpenGov was founded in 2012 by Zac Bookman, Joe Lonsdale, and technologists from Stanford University, who studied government budgeting in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The team observed dedicated public servants struggle against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials. Believing there was a better way, the team set out to build cloud-based, easy-to-use government performance solutions to power more open, effective, and accountable government. Today over 1,500 public agencies in 48 states form a growing network leveraging OpenGov’s Smart Government Cloud to achieve better budgeting, improved reporting and operational performance, and comprehensive transparency and open data. OpenGov solutions drive impact by giving governments the right tools and relevant data for more informed decision-making and better outcomes for the public.

Meet our leadership team

  • CEO and Co-Founder

    Zac Bookman

    Before co-founding OpenGov, Zac served as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster on the anti-corruption task force at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. He previously practiced trial litigation at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Zac was a Fulbright Fellow, and he holds a JD from the Yale Law School, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from the University of Maryland.

  • Chief Customer Officer

    ​David Reeves

    David is a sales, customer engagement, and operations leader with more than 20 years of enterprise technology sales management experience. Prior to joining OpenGov, David was the Senior Vice President of Sales at Zuora, the subscription commerce and billing SaaS leader. During his tenure at Zuora revenue grew 7x. Before then, David served in a variety of executive roles including Senior Vice president of worldwide sales for the SLM business unit, and SVP WW Sales Operations at PTC, a $1B+ industry leading computer software company. David holds a BA in Political Science, History & Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

  • Chief Product Officer

    ​Ammiel Kamon

    Ammiel is a proven software product leader with more than 20 years of product management experience. Prior to joining OpenGov, Ammiel was Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at GuideSpark. Ammiel was one of Netscape’s earliest team members and initial product managers. During his tenure at Netscape, he helped the company grow to 3,000 employees and $400 million in annual revenues. Ammiel holds a BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • VP of Marketing

    Michael Schanker

    Michael is a well-rounded software executive with a 20 year track record across marketing, sales, and professional services. Prior to joining OpenGov, Michael led go-to-market strategy for Lithium Technologies. He also led a global sales team at ServiceSource through a successful IPO, founded the Marketing team at Zyme Solutions, and served in product marketing roles at Siebel Systems and PTC. If pressed, he will admit to having started his career as a CPA. Michael holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS from Washington University in St. Louis.

  • VP of Customer Success

    Boaz Maor

    Boaz is a seasoned startup executive with passion for Customer Success. He brings over 25 years of customer-facing executive roles in a wide range of organizations from software to logistics to services including FreeMarkets (IPO), newScale (Acquired by Cisco) and Mashery (Acquired by Intel). He is considered one of the early executives to help drive the development of the Customer Success function. Boaz holds an MBA from the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business and a BA in Business Administration from the College of Management.

  • VP of Engineering

    Inder Sabharwal

    Inder Sabharwal is the Vice President of Engineering at OpenGov. Since 1999, Inder has held software engineering positions across startup and large-scale SaaS companies. Prior to joining OpenGov he led engineering at Integral where he built a platform for real-time trading. Before that he was part of the core engineering team at Splunk. Inder holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai.

  • VP of Government Finance Solutions

    ​Mike McCann

    Before joining OpenGov, Mike served as the Finance Director of Ukiah, California, and the Assistant Finance Director of Monterey, California, where he was responsible for Budget, CAFR and operational reporting. Previously, he held CFO positions at a Silicon Valley start-up and a non-profit organization that provided federal and state-funded job training services. Mike has also held positions with Blue Shield of California, Wells Fargo and ADP. He holds an MS in Instructional Science and Technology from California State University Monterey Bay and a BS in Accounting from San Jose State University. He served with the U.S. Army Security Agency in Vietnam and Japan.

Our Board

  • Chairman & Co-founder

    Joe Lonsdale

  • CEO & Co-founder

    Zac Bookman

  • Board Member

    Marc Andreessen

  • Board Member

    John Chambers

Our Advisors

George Shultz

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, Director of OMB
George Shultz is an American economist, statesman, and businessman. He served as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1969 to 1970, as the director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1970 to 1972, as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1972 to 1974, and as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989.

​Lawrence H. Summers

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank.

Michel Feaster

Co-Founder and CEO of Usermind
Michel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Usermind, responsible for company vision, strategic direction, planning and execution. Michel’s enterprise software career spans almost 20 years with roles in sales, products, strategic marketing and general management. Before founding Usermind, Michel was VP of Products at Apptio, where she drove product strategy, defined the category and discipline of Technology Business Management and helped grow the company from 30 to almost 400 employees.

Byron Dorgan

Former US. Senator from North Dakota
Byron Leslie Dorgan is a former United States Senator from North Dakota and is now a senior policy advisor for a Washington, DC law firm. In the Senate, he was Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee and Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs.

​Pierre Lamond

Advisor, Investor
Pierre Lamond is a pioneer of the semiconductor industry. He started his career in 1957 as an engineer at Transitron Electronics before joining Dr. Gordon E. Moore’s R&D team at Fairchild Semiconductor.

In 1981, Pierre joined Sequoia Capital as a general partner, serving as chairman of the board at Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Microchip Semiconductor, Vitesse Semiconductor, Open-Silicon Inc., Redback Networks, Verisity, and Plumtree. Pierre spent three years as a general partner at Khosla Ventures serving on the boards of Skybox Imaging (Google), Cogenra, SEEO, Avogy, SeaMicro (AMD) and HeartVista.

In addition to making angel investments, Pierre is an advisor to Formation 8.

​Stephen Goldsmith

Former Mayor of Indianapolis & Deputy Mayor of New York
Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard‘s Kennedy School of Government. He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country‘s leaders in public-private partnerships, competition and privatization. He currently directs Data-Smart City Solutions, a project to highlight local government efforts to use new technologies that connect breakthroughs in the use of big data analytics with community input to reshape the relationship between government and citizen. Stephen recently co-authored The Responsive City, and has written The Power of Social Innovation; Governing by Network: the New Shape of the Public Sector; Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship and The Twenty–First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America.


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