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Meet Searchspring

The people and personalities behind our brand.

Our Leadership Team

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Peter Messana

Peter has over 16 years of experience in the retail and technology space. Previously, he co-founded Austin Kayak, and was COO of GroupBy as well as CEO and President of Summit Sports. Additionally, Peter has held leadership roles at Dell and Home Depot, and is regarded as one of the leading retail technology minds in digital commerce.

Fun Fact: When he’s not immersed in all things ecommerce, Peter can be found exploring the great outdoors with his family.

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Will Warren

Will brings 30 years of experience in building software to the Searchspring team. He previously worked at Endeca Technologies and was Co-founder and CTO of GroupBy Inc. – both of which have equipped him with extensive knowledge of ecommerce search, merchandising, and faceted navigation. 

Fun Fact: In his spare time, Will is an executive contributor to Battlesnake, a platform that brings developers of all skill levels together to write AI snake bots and do battle online.

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Dori Salisbury
SVP of Operations

Dori has extensive Customer Relationship Management experience and a proven track record of process development, revenue growth, and customer satisfaction. Having previously worked with private equity, venture capital, and public companies, she brings a wide range of organizational experience to Searchspring. 

Fun Fact: Outside of work, you’ll find Dori on the golf course, or spending as much time as possible on or near the water.

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Chantele Gibson
VP of Sales & Partnerships

Chantele has been with Searchspring since its early days, working in roles spanning sales and partnerships. Having led and developed our partner program, she has built strategic alliances with tech, agency, and platform partners across the globe.

Fun Fact: When she’s not in Colorado Springs, you’ll find Chantele in Cabo. She considers it her unofficial second home, and visits every chance she gets.

Jason Ferrara
Jason Ferrara

Jason Ferrara brings 30 years of marketing experience building high-performing teams, applying core fundamentals and KPIs, as well as driving progressive company cultures. Ferrara brings his extensive knowledge in growing brands to the company, leading go-to-market initiatives including communications, demand generation, and branding.

Fun Fact: The Chicago-native is passionate about all things pizza, quoting “life is better with pizza than no pizza at all”.

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Kate Massey
Head of APAC

Kate brings over 12 years of APAC SaaS experience to our leadership team, and is committed to empowering local merchants to build high-converting shopping journeys. Her successful track record has earned her multiple accolades, including CEO Magazine 2018 Young Executive of the Year and 2018 and 2019 CMO Magazine’s Top CMO50.

Fun fact: Kate has raised $100k for Cure Cancer Australia as part of her annual fundraising challenges, which have included running the New York Marathon and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Mark Heinkel
VP of Finance

Mark brings over 15 years of financial experience with 10 years in the San Antonio technology space.  Having worked in fast-paced, dynamic organizations, he brings a measured approach to achieving business goals.  He enjoys the challenge of translating the complex into the relatable and focusing on growing strengths of the team.

Fun Fact: Mark enjoys distance running, traveling, and practicing the outdoor skills he used to possess back when he became an Eagle Scout.

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Ten Chu
VP of Product

Ten started his career at the Chicago Tribune Company, as part of the team developing and supporting the very first version of the Since then, his career has spanned across various industries, from media, to location based services, education technology, and high-frequency trading. 

Fun Fact: In 2018, Ten pursued his passion for traveling by spending six months on a world adventure across 3 continents and five countries, including China, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and the U.S.

Garry Pejski
Garry Pejski
VP of Engineering

Garry Pejski brings over 20 years of engineering experience building software, including seven years of site search development. Pejski served as director of search and digital development for Rogers Communications where he led front-end development initiatives, CMS, site search, SEO, and designed and implemented targeted commerce platforms.

Fun Fact: The former black hat hacker uses his skills for good, creating softwares for dating websites, internet casinos, and nuclear plants.

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