Board of Directors

René Lacerte , CEO and Founder

René Lacerte has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since our inception in April 2006. Prior to founding Bill.com, he founded PayCycle, Inc. in 1999, an online payroll solution which was acquired by Intuit, Inc., a software company, in 2009. Mr. Lacerte holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. We believe that Mr. Lacerte is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his deep industry experience as an SMB owner and as an executive at software companies, and as our founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Steven Cakebread, Board Member

Steven Cakebread has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Since October 2014, Mr. Cakebread has served as Chief Financial Officer of Yext Inc., a software company. From March 2013 to September 2014, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of D-Wave Systems, Inc., a quantum computing company. From May 2002 to March 2008, Mr. Cakebread served as Chief Financial Officer of Salesforce.com, Inc., a cloud-based software company. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of ServiceSource International, Inc., a service support provider, from February 2010 to October 2017. Mr. Cakebread holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.B.A. from Indiana University. We believe Mr. Cakebread is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his senior leadership experience and responsibility over financial and accounting matters at technology companies.

David Chao , Board Member

David Chao has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2016. Mr. Chao has served as Co-Founder and General Partner at DCM, a venture capital firm since December 1996. Mr. Chao also serves as chairman of the board of directors of 51job, Inc., a human resource solutions provider, and currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies. He previously served as a director on the board of Renren Inc., a Chinese social networking service, from March 2006 to July 2018. Mr. Chao holds a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Brown University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. We believe Mr. Chao is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the venture capital industry and his knowledge of technology companies.

David Hornik , Board Member

David Hornik has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2016. Mr. Hornik has served as general partner of August Capital, a venture capital firm, since June 2000. Since February 2012, Mr. Hornik has served on the board of directors of Fastly, Inc., a cloud computing company, and currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies. He also served on the board of directors of Splunk, Inc., a provider of machine data analytics software, from August 2004 to September 2017. Mr. Hornik holds an A.B. in Political Science and an A.B. in Computer Music from Stanford University, M. Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. We believe Mr. Hornik is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the venture capital industry and his knowledge of technology companies.

Brian Jacobs, Board Member

Brian Jacobs has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2007. Mr. Jacobs has served as Founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, since January 2003, as well as Founder and Managing Partner of Moai Capital, a seed capital firm, since January 2018. Mr. Jacobs also currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies. Mr. Jacobs holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe Mr. Jacobs is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the venture capital industry and his knowledge of technology companies.

Peter Kight, Board Member

Peter Kight has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2019. Mr. Kight is a venture capital investor and previously served as Senior Advisor to Comvest Partners, a private equity firm, from April 2013 to April 2015. He has served on the board of directors of Blackbaud, Inc., a software company, since December 2014, and of Huntington Bancshares, Inc., a holding company, since June 2012, and as chairman of the board of directors of Repay Holdings Corp., a financial technology and payment processing solutions, since July 2019. From September 2017 to July 2019, Mr. Kight served as chairman of the board of directors of Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd., a special acquisition company. We believe Mr. Kight is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his experience in the technology and payments industry.

Allie Kline, Board Member

Allie Kline is a founding principal of LEO DIX, a boutique services firm that helps CEOs, Boards, and C-Suite executives drive growth during times of disruption, transition, transformation and turnarounds. Most recently, she served as chief marketing officer for Oath, the $8B Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary. Oath, now Verizon Media, consists of 20+ distinctive digital brands reaching one billion consumers including AOL, HuffPost, MAKERS, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and Yahoo. She was responsible for global consumer and B2B marketing, external and internal communications, brand strategy and creative, and corporate citizenship and cause marketing. Simultaneously, she also served as the CEO of MAKERS, Verizon’s preeminent women's media brand. Prior to Oath’s formation when Verizon acquired Yahoo, Ms. Kline held the position of chief marketing officer for AOL, from 2013 to 2017, prior to and following Verizon’s acquisition of the company in 2015.

She is renowned for her business, marketing and communications expertise with fast-growth companies, as well as cyber/crisis, M&A, transformations and turnarounds.

Thomas Mawhinney , Board Member

Thomas Mawhinney has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2013. Since August 2003, Mr. Mawhinney has served as a general partner of Icon Ventures IV, L.P. He also currently serves on several private company boards. Mr. Mawhinney holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe Mr. Mawhinney is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the venture capital industry and his knowledge of technology companies.

Allison Mnookin , Board Member

Allison Mnookin has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2019. Since July 2017, Ms. Mnookin has served as a senior lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining us, she served as CEO of Quick Base, Inc., an online application software company, from April 2016 to November 2016. From July 2010 to March 2016, Ms. Mnookin served as vice president and general manager of the QuickBase business of Intuit, Inc., a software company. Since June 2018 Ms. Mnookin has served on the board of LPL Financial Holdings, Inc., a technology, brokerage and investment advisory services company, and on the board of QuickBase, Inc. since its divestment from Intuit in March 2016 until April 2019. Ms. Mnookin also served on the board of Fleetmatics Group PLC, a SaaS fleet management provider, from March 2014 to November 2016. Ms. Mnookin holds an A.B. in Women’s Studies from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Ms. Mnookin is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of her executive experience and knowledge of technology companies.

Rory O’Driscoll , Board Member

Rory O’Driscoll has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2013. Since 2007, Mr. O’Driscoll has been a Managing Partner at Scale Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. O’Driscoll has served as a member of the board of directors of Box, Inc., a data storage and file management software company, since April 2010. Mr. O’Driscoll previously served on the board of directors of DocuSign, Inc., an eSignature and digital transaction management company, from December 2010 to August 2018, and ExactTarget, Inc., a digital marketing software company, until it was acquired by Salesforce.com, Inc., a cloud-based software company, in July 2013. Mr. O’Driscoll also currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies. Mr. O’Driscoll holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. We believe Mr. O’Driscoll is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the venture capital industry and his knowledge of technology companies.

Steven Piaker , Board Member

Steven Piaker has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2011. Since February 2013, Mr. Piaker has served as a partner of Napier Park Global Capital, an alternative asset management firm and as co-head and partner of Napier Park Financial Partners, Napier’s private equity group, and from July 2011 until February 2013 he served in a similar capacity at Napier Park’s predecessor firm. He also currently serves on several private company boards. Mr. Piaker holds a B.A. in Economics from University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from Duke University Fuqua School of Business. We believe Mr. Piaker is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the private equity and venture capital industry and his knowledge of technology companies.

Colleen Taylor, Board Member

Colleen Taylor is a bonafide payments geek with over 30 years of experience helping different types of customers move money around the world. Colleen recently joined American Express in the newly created role of president of merchant services in the U.S. She oversees the firm’s relationships with the millions of U.S. businesses that accept its cards.

She joined AmEx from Wells Fargo where she most recently served as EVP, Merchant Services, providing the strategic direction, financial management, and leadership of Wells Fargo’s Merchant Services business. Prior to this, from 2017 to 2019, Colleen worked at Mastercard as EVP, New Payments where she was responsible for product development and driving growth across North America in key industries such as B2B, Government, and emerging payments. From 2009 to 2017, Colleen held leadership roles at Capital One, including serving as head of Treasury Management, Merchant Services and Enterprise Payments. During her early career, she also held various senior-level positions at Wachovia Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Colleen is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and received her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is active in the community, chairing the Samaritan Village Daytop Foundation board, and serving on the boards of Year-Up New York and Teach for America NY. When she is not working, she is the favorite auntie to 14 nieces and nephews.