We’re building the OpenGov Cloud™

The world’s first integrated cloud solution for budgeting, operational performance, and citizen engagement.

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 The team observed dedicated public servants struggle against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials.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 2,000 public agencies in 48 states form a growing network leveraging OpenGov 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.

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 leads all Go-to-Market operations, including Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, and Partners. He is a sales, customer engagement, and operations leader with more than 20 years of enterprise technology management experience. 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 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, a $1B+ industry leading computer software company. David holds a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

  • Chief Product Officer

    ​Ammiel Kamon

    Ammiel is a proven executive with more than 20 years of product and technology leadership and growth experience. He is the Chief Product Officer for OpenGov, where he oversees the engineering and product organization. Prior to joining OpenGov, he was the EVP of Products and Marketing at Kontera where he pioneered the company’s Brand Intelligence suite and the commercialization of its machine learning offerings. Kontera was acquired by SingTel, where Ammiel served as SVP of Products, growing revenues to more than $400M globally. Ammiel was one of Netscape’s earliest product managers, and later served as VP and GM of one of the company’s six engineering product divisions. He helped the company grow from 45 employees to more than 3,000 and $400 million in annual revenues. At Netscape he also served as director of technology, Chief of Staff to Marc Andreessen, and strategic planning co-lead. Ammiel holds a BS in Computer Science 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Advisors

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.

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.

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.

​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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