Kazoo, the Employee Experience Platform, has announced the expansion of its leadership team with four key executive hires to bring the company to its next level of maturity.
Over the last six months, Jo Williams (now Chief Financial Officer), Tony Capasso (now Chief Customer Officer), Mike Couvillion (now Chief Technology Officer), and Casey Carey (now Chief Marketing Officer) joined the company’s executive team to support continued growth and strengthen Kazoo’s robust employee experience offerings and go-to-market strategies.
“As we build our company for the future, I’m thrilled to have these four leaders join our team to tackle the next stage of growth,” said Paul Pellman, CEO of Kazoo.
“Our focus for the next 18 months is to strengthen and scale our platform in the market and their leadership will be pivotal as we enhance our technology and the user experience to drive revenue — all while building and expanding our customer relationships.”
Jo Williams, Kazoo’s CFO, will play a strategic role in increasing revenue for the company while ensuring new business initiatives are profitable.
Originally hailing from the UK, Jo Williams joins Kazoo from Mitratech, where she served as Controller and VP of Finance and integrated eight acquisitions and supported two successful exits. Prior to Miratech, Jo spent 15 years in various financial and strategic planning roles in corporate, business unit, and global operations both in the US and internationally.
As Kazoo’s CCO, Tony Capasso will be tasked with enhancing current customer relationships while also bringing in new business.
Tony was most recently General Manager of ShipEngine, a commerce API platform start-up, and before that served in revenue leadership roles at two of the fastest-growing tech companies in Austin – Bazaarvoice and Civitas. In both of these organizations, Tony led the companies to surpass growth goals while unifying the go-to-market organization across sales, marketing, customer success, delivery, and support.
CTO Mike Couvillion will work to enhance products and services by strengthening the Kazoo platform with updates to its UI/UX and enhanced people analytics capabilities. As a certified network and systems engineer with over 20 years of experience in software development, Mike has served in executive technical roles at Symantec, Dominion Enterprises, Drillinginfo, and Alchemy Systems before joining the team at Kazoo.
In all of his previous positions, Mike led software development, database programming, and IT infrastructure. He also served as an advisor on the iTexico Board of Directors, where he provided the company with technical and business advice across their technological operations.
As the newest member of Kazoo’s executive team, CMO Casey Carey will build a strong marketing team designed to drive strategic growth for the company through demand generation, corporate communications, product marketing, and sales enablement.
Casey has held a variety of marketing roles over the past 15 years, most notably as the head of marketing, advertiser and publisher platforms at Google, where he advanced their growth marketing, mobile app marketing, and supply-side ad-tech programs. Casey also previously served as VP of product marketing at Marketo, then moved to head of go-to-market strategy at Adobe when it acquired Marketo, where he was tasked with integrating Marketo’s products into Adobe’s Experience Cloud offering.
Kazoo’s integrated employee experience platform positively impacts productivity, retention, and revenue by empowering organizations to put their people front-and-center. With over 600 global customers and more than 600,000 end users, Kazoo strengthens connections at work by creating better company cultures that provide employees and leaders with what they need to succeed.
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