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 They observed dedicated public servants struggle against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials.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 & Co-founder

    Joe Lonsdale

  • CEO & Co-founder

    Zac Bookman

  • Board Member

    Marc Andreessen

  • Board Member

    John Chambers

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.

  • President

    ​David Reeves

    David is an experienced Operations and Go-to-Market leader with more than 20 years of experience driving transformational revenue growth with leading enterprise software companies. Prior to joining OpenGov, David was the Senior Vice President of Sales at Zuora, the subscription commerce and billing leader. During his tenure at Zuora, revenue grew from $16M to $100M. 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—helping them grow from a $600M to $1B+ industry leader. David holds a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • Chief Product Officer

    ​Ammiel Kamon

    Ammiel brings more than 20 years of product and technology leadership and enterprise growth experience to OpenGov where he serves as Chief Product Officer, overseeing the engineering, product, and design organizations. Prior to joining OpenGov, he was the SVP of Products at Amobee, helping to grow revenues to more than $400M globally. Previously, Ammiel was the SVP of Product and Marketing at Emptoris (acquired by IBM) where his teams defined and led the Strategic Sourcing SaaS market. He was also one of Netscape's earliest product managers where he led multiple products, eventually serving as VP and GM of one of the engineering divisions. Ammiel holds a BS in Computer Science and business from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • VP of People

    Shara Seligman

    Shara brings nearly 15 years of culture-building, leadership development and people operations experience to her role as Vice President of People at OpenGov. Shara is passionate about building innovative, high-performance company culture, and creating scalable process and programs in rapid-growth startup environments. Her experience at Sunrun (IPO 2015), BrightRoll (Yahoo! acquisition 2015), Grammarly, and Massdrop have taught her the joy and importance of developing management and leadership training programs to ensure engagement and growth for employees at all levels. Shara is a graduate of UCLA with a bachelors degree in Political Science.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Paul Denton

    Paul has more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience as an executive at numerous emerging-growth companies. Before joining OpenGov, he was CFO at Skyport Systems, acquired by Cisco, CFO at OpenDNS also acquired by Cisco, and COO/CFO at ScaleXtreme that was sold to Citrix. Prior to ScaleXtreme, he was part of the management team that grew and then sold Zvents to eBay-owned StubHub. He has held other executive roles at FusionOne, Determina, Andale, Talima Therapeutics, and Zembu Labs. Earlier in his career he worked as a management consultant for Booz & Company and an Operations Manager for Exxon/Esso Petroleum. Paul has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a BS with honors in chemical engineering from University of Birmingham, UK, and is a Chartered Engineer.

  • 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.

  • VP of Product Management

    Caitlin Steel

    Caitlin is a product leader with experience developing modern, user friendly tools that drive automation and efficiency for complex financial processes. Prior to OpenGov, she spent over 20 years in Finance and Accounting where she served in various roles including CFO at multiple companies, gaining valuable in-depth knowledge of how organizations handle budgeting, accounting, and finance. She is a CPA and holds an MBA.

  • VP of Engineering

    Deepak Alur

    Deepak leads the engineering team at OpenGov and brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and building high‑performance teams. Prior to OpenGov, he led engineering at Anaplan (IPO). He was a co-founder of Chartcube (acquired by Anaplan), Tuplejump (acquired by Apple), and VP of Engineering at JackBe (acquired by Software AG). Deepak was a principal architect at eBay and Sun Microsystems where he co-authored the Core J2EE Patterns book. Deepak holds 18 patents and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Mysore.

  • SVP 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.

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 & CEO of Premise Data
Maury Blackman is President & 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 & 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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