We’re Building
The OpenGov Cloud™

The only integrated budgeting, performance, communications,
and reporting solution for the public sector

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. They observed dedicated public servants struggle against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials.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 a cloud-based solution to power more effective and accountable government. Today over 2,000 public agencies in 48 states form a growing network leveraging OpenGov to achieve better budgeting, performance, communications, reporting, and open data that ultimately result in better outcomes for the public.

Hear more about the company’s mission from CEO and Co-Founder, Zac Bookman.

Our Board

  • Chairman and Co-founder

    Joe Lonsdale

  • CEO and Co-founder

    Zac Bookman

  • Board Member

    Marc Andreessen

  • Board Member

    John Chambers

  • Board Member

    Katherine August-deWilde

Meet Our Leadership Team

  • CEO and Co-Founder

    Zac Bookman

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  • President

    ​David Reeves

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  • Chief Product Officer

    ​Ammiel Kamon

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  • VP, People

    Shara Seligman

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  • Chief Financial Officer

    Paul Denton

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  • VP, Government Finance Solutions

    ​Mike McCann

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  • VP, Product Management

    Caitlin Steel, CPA

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  • SVP, Engineering

    Deepak Alur

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  • VP, Sales - State and Federal

    Tim Melton

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  • VP, Business Development and Procurement

    Claudia Arriaga

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  • VP Sales, North America

    Mike Mattson, CPA

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Our Advisors

Karen White

Chief Executive Officer of RMS
Karen White is the Chief Executive Officer for RMS. She is an accomplished leader in the technology industry, with a 25 year track record of leading, innovating, and scaling global technology businesses. Karen started her career in Silicon Valley in 1993 as a senior executive at Oracle reporting to CEO Larry Ellison. She served as President and COO at Addepar, and CEO and Chairman of the Board at Syncplicity. Karen is an expert at bringing technology, innovation, data and operations together to help drive digital transformation.


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.

Maury Blackman

President and CEO of Premise Data
Maury Blackman is President and CEO at Premise Data. He is a tech executive with 25 years of experience in leading high growth enterprise software companies. He previously served as President and CEO at the civic tech startup, Accela. Prior to joining Accela, Maury worked for Investools where he served in several executive positions. He has been recognized by Government Technology as one of its “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” in 2015 and Ernst and Young awarded him 'Northern California’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2016' – becoming the first civic tech entrepreneur to win the award.

Byron Dorgan

Former US. Senator and Congressman
Byron L. Dorgan is a former U.S. Congressman and Senator and Senator from North Dakota. He served in the Senate Leadership for fourteen years as Assistant Democratic Floor leader and Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. He is now a Senior Policy Advisor at Arent Fox LLP engaged in business consulting. He is also an Adjunct Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at a Washington DC Think Tank. A New York Times Bestselling Author of four books, he also serves on several Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors in energy and technology areas.

​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.


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