We’re a growing team of marketing enthusiasts building the intelligence layer for your revenue stack.

All About BrightFunnel.

We’re a growing team of marketing enthusiasts building the intelligence layer for your revenue stack.

Leadership Team

Chris Mann


Chris has over 25 years of experience in product management and strategy. He is passionate about learning, creating, innovating, and delivering new customer value–particularly in the field of B2B marketing. In 2010 Chris joined a 15 person startup called Bizo, where he created a marketing automation system for B2B paid advertising and led the company through its $175M acquisition by LinkedIn. After the acquisition, Chris was involved in leading product strategy for LinkedIn’s advertising business. Prior to Bizo, Chris held product leadership roles at IBM and Coremetrics. Chris has a BS in Math and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.

Fun Fact: Chris plays electric bass in a sh*tty rock band that plays at bars in Marin County from time to time.

Nisheeth Ranjan

CTO and Co-Founder

Nisheeth is a tech entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in engineering and management at Netscape (bought by AOL for $4.2B in 1998), Liveops (grew to $125M+ in revenue in 2010), and Trulia (IPO in 2012, bought by Zillow for $3.5B in 2014). He studied Computer Science at Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, AI specialization).

Fun Fact: Nisheeth has founded 3 companies on 2 continents.

Nadim Hossain

Founder and Executive Chairman

Nadim started BrightFunnel to solve a problem that he had as a marketing executive–the inability to have full visibility into how marketing directly impacts revenue. Nadim has over 17 years of experience in building, marketing, and selling cloud applications. Prior to founding BrightFunnel, Nadim was VP of Marketing and Sales Development at PowerReviews, paving the way to a $170M exit. He was also a product marketing executive at Salesforce.com during their hyper-growth years. Nadim has a BA from Cornell and an MBA from Stanford.

Fun Facts: Nadim is a former amateur boxer and has lived in 7 countries.

Ranjan Bagchi

Lead Architect and Co-Founder

Ranjan has over 20 years of experience leading development across a variety of different technology domains and loves building massive systems at scale. Ranjan has built everything from LinkedIn’s social profile backend to high-performance hedge fund trading systems. Most recently, he led the Hadoop and big data efforts at Bazaarvoice. Ranjan has a BS in math and computer science from the University of Michigan.

Fun Facts: Ranjan loves all things GSD: German Shepherd Dogs and Getting Stuff Done.

Dayna Rothman

VP of Marketing and Sales Development

After implementing BrightFunnel in her previous role, Dayna was hooked on the technology and decided to join as VP of Marketing and Sales Development. She has almost a decade of experience in B2B marketing technology, is the author of Lead Generation for Dummies, and has won industry awards for her work in marketing. Most recently, Dayna was VP of Marketing at EverString and also led content marketing at Marketo for over three years. Dayna has a BA in English from Southern Connecticut State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

Fun Fact: Dayna’s Content Fundamentals course on LinkedIn Learning has been taken by almost 50,000 people.

Zack Kass

VP of Sales and
Customer Success

Driven by great teammates, hard problems, and the pursuit of creating experiences people love, Zack joined BrightFunnel to lead the growth of our sales and customer success teams. Prior to BrightFunnel, Zack was Director of Enterprise Sales at Mixpanel, where he led the expansion of Mixpanel’s footprint in the Fortune 5000. Zack previously spent five years at CrowdFlower where he scaled their sales and customer success. Zack has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Fun Fact: Zack was the captain of the Cal Men’s Volleyball Team.

Jason Kalira

Head of Finance and Operations

Jason leads strategic planning and business operations at BrightFunnel, where he focuses on building the team, processes, and culture needed to scale a fast growing organization. Previously, Jason was a software investor at Battery Ventures and has spent the last ten years investing in, advising, and operating high growth technology businesses in the US and India. Jason earned his BS from The Ohio State University.

Fun Fact: For Jason’s 31st birthday he ate all 31 flavors at Baskin Robbins.

Steve Sanchez

Head of Customer Success

Steve is a proven customer success leader with over eight years of experience on the front lines managing a SaaS company’s most important asset–its customers. At BrightFunnel, Steve strives to drive customer adoption, advocacy, and processes to scale growth. Prior to BrightFunnel, Steve was a Senior Customer Success Manager for DemandBase and he also managed strategic accounts at Meltwater Group. Steve has a BA from UConn

Fun Fact: Steve is a certified DemandBase ABM Strategist.

Brett McBee-Wise

Head of UI/UX and
Product Design

Brett was one of the earliest employees at BrightFunnel and leads all things UX/UI in the BrightFunnel product. Brett has a passion for design and development of visually compelling, scalable, and intuitive applications–especially marketing technology. He is an expert in translating complex data structures and technical functionality into systems that have a smooth user experience, aesthetic, and adaptability. Prior to BrightFunnel, Brett was Creative Director of Genius.com and one of the early wed developers at Marketo.

Fun Fact: Brett designed Marketo’s original mascot, Markie (RIP, 2010-2015).

Investors and Advisors

Paul Albright

Formerly CRO,

Tim Kopp

CMO, ExactTarget (Salesforce Marketing Cloud)

David Gutelius

Formerly Chief Social Scientist, Jive Software

Ryan Holmes

Founder and CEO,

Mark Organ

Eloqua and Influitive

Steve King

Formerly CEO,

Venkat Rangan

Founder and CTO,
Clearwell Systems

Scott Kleper

Founder, Context Optional
(Adobe Marketing Cloud)

Russell Siegelman

Partner Emeritus,
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

BrightFunnel HQ

222 Sutter Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA, 94108