Thejo Kote founded Airbase in 2017 and has served as our CEO since that time. Before Airbase, Thejo was Co-founder and CEO at Automatic, a connected car platform that was acquired by SiriusXM in 2017. He holds a master’s degree from the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.
Aneal joined Airbase as our Chief Financial Officer in 2021. He began his career in investment banking with a focus on M&A in the tech sector at Union Square Advisors and E&Y. He has held leadership positions in strategic finance and operations at Mattermost, Mapbox, and Guidewire. Aneal is a graduate of Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business where he also played Division I tennis.
Emma joined Airbase in 2020 as our VP of Marketing. Previously, she held marketing leadership roles at AppDynamics, Mixpanel, Showpad, and Webroot, among others. She is an elected ‘Fellow’ of the Chartered Institute of Marketing — the largest professional marketing association in the world. Emma is a graduate of Bournemouth University, England, with a degree in Business Studies.
Jaakko is VP of Sales & Customer Success at Airbase. In his previous role at Dropbox, Jaakko led sales and customer success teams across both Europe and the US. He also helped scale up B2B teams at American Express and Google. Jaakko earned his BMc and MSc in international business from the Turku School of Economics in Finland.
Dan is VP of Business Development and leads the Partnership Program at Airbase. He previously held leadership roles at Coupa and Tipalti. Prior to his move into fintech, he spent over a decade in banking at Wells Fargo, where he was a Senior Vice President and key leader, establishing their tech banking group focusing on software and fintech companies. Dan is a graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Archit joined Airbase as our General Counsel in 2021. His previous role was General Counsel at Robinhood, where he led the legal team, supporting several highly regulated businesses and advising on a variety of novel legal issues. Archit was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He did his undergraduate degree at MIT in Computer Science and Engineering and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.
Krishna is VP of Product at Airbase, and is a seasoned product manager whose professional career spans over 20 years. He has delivered impactful products in both B2C and B2B in a variety of industries. He has a passion for building teams that drive growth and deliver consumer-grade experiences, as well as a deep curiosity for what drives demand. Krishna formerly held roles at Skype, Microsoft, Blink, and Pipedrive, and is a prominent speaker at conferences.