Who We Be

The Leadership Team

  • Scott Farquhar

    Co-founder and CEO

    Scott Farquhar

    Co-Founder & Co-CEO 

    Scott Farquhar is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. More than 43,000 large and small organizations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Gilt Group, Proctor & Gamble, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

    Scott was awarded the ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’ in 2004, and in 2006 was the youngest person ever to be awarded the ‘Australian Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst & Young alongside co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. Scott was also awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in 2011 by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – Atlassian donates 1% of profit, 1% of product, 1% of equity and 1% of employee time to charity, helping thousands of children in developing countries receive an education.

    Scott is a widely sought-after keynote speaker and has addressed audiences at conferences and events in Australia and around the globe. Scott loves encouraging budding entrepreneurs, mentoring women through the Australian Business Women’s mentoring program, as well as sharing his knowledge and experiences with university groups.

    Scott graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology, and is a member of YPO and the Australian School of Business Alumni Leaders Network.

  • Mike Cannon-Brookes

    Co-founder and CEO

    Mike Cannon-Brookes

    Co-founder & co-CEO

    Mike Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. More than 43,000 large and small organizations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Gilt Group, Proctor & Gamble, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

    Mike has received international recognition for his work, including the ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’ award in 2004, and ‘Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year’ in 2006. He's also been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009, and is currently a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders.

    Outside Atlassian, Mike is an active angel investor and a non-executive director of Tyro, a technology-focused Australian bank.

  • Jay Simons

    President

    Jay Simons

    President

    Jay Simons is the president of Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. More than 43,000 large and small organizations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Gilt Group, Proctor & Gamble, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

    Jay joined the company in 2008 as vice president of sales and marketing to lead Atlassian's pioneering efforts to develop a high-velocity, low-touch sales model. He's overseen the company's global expansion, introduction of its Starter License program (a disruptive approach to "freemium" where the company donates all proceeds to a charitable cause), and its growing worldwide customer community and programs. In 2011 Atlassian introduced its cloud-based offering Atlassian OnDemand, an evolution of its fast-growing SaaS platform.

    Jay has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career at Plumtree Software where he held a variety of senior marketing and sales roles. Significantly, Jay oversaw the company's expansion throughout Europe and Asia Pacific. When Plumtree was acquired by BEA Systems in 2005, Jay became vice president of marketing for BEA Systems, which was later acquired by Oracle in 2008. Jay holds a bachelor's degree in political and environmental science from the University of Washington.

  • Erik Bardman

    Chief Financial Officer

    Erik Bardman

    CFO

    Erik Bardman joined Atlassian in 2015 as its chief financial officer (CFO). Atlassian is an award-winning enterprise software company that helps teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. More than 43,000 large and small organizations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Gilt Group, Proctor & Gamble, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

    Erik is currently a member of Trulia’s (NYSE: TRLA) Board of Directors, having served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee since June 2012. Prior to joining Atlassian, Erik served as CFO for Roku, Inc. from May 2013 to September 2014. Erik served as CFO and senior vice president of finance for Logitech International, S.A. from October 2009 to April 2013. Prior to joining Logitech, Erik spent five and half years at eBay, Inc. where he served in a number of positions, including vice president and CFO of eBay Marketplaces from May 2005 to September 2008. Erik started his career at the General Electric Company, serving in a number of positions over 15 years, including vice president of strategic pricing at GE Global Consumer Finance from October 1999 to June 2003.

    Erik holds a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College and is a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program.

  • Jeff Diana

    Chief People Officer

    Jeff Diana

    Chief People Officer

    Jeff Diana is the chief people officer (CPO) at Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps innovators everywhere plan, build, and launch great software. He is responsible for the recruitment, growth and development of Atlassian's most important asset – its people – across its global presence, as well as for the growth and protection of Atlassian's unique corporate culture. Atlassian has more than 43,000 customers–including eBay, Coca-Cola, Netflix, United Airlines, Cisco, Proctor & Gamble, BMW and NASA–using its collaboration and software development products to work smarter and deliver faster results.

    Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience in the human resources (HR) field. Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012, Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, where he built the company's HR function from scratch, led a series of key initiatives to produce more than $25 million in savings, and doubled the company's salesforce with a record-breaking 600 new hires in one year. Previously, Jeff was Chief HR Officer at Safeco, a personal insurance company, where he made one of the largest overhauls to the company's rewards program to support a new high growth initiative. He served as Chief HR Officer at Expedia, where he successfully facilitated the largest restructuring in the company's history. Jeff has held HR leadership roles at Microsoft, General Electric and Bell South.

    Jeff holds a master's degree in sociology from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and a master's degree in HR management from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

  • Tom Kennedy

    Chief Legal Officer

    Tom Kennedy

    Chief Legal Officer

    Tom Kennedy is the chief legal officer at Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. More than 43,000 large and small organizations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Gilt Group, Proctor & Gamble, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

    Tom has more than 15 years of experience counseling technology companies. Prior to joining Atlassian as its first lawyer in 2011, Tom served as senior vice president and general counsel at BigFix, Inc., a security software company, where he built the legal department that directed the sale of the company to IBM. Prior to BigFix, Tom spent seven years at Cooley LLP where he counseled a variety of technology companies throughout their lifecycle, from formation to becoming a public company and everything in between.

    Tom holds a Doctor of Law degree (JD) from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Board of Directors

Meet our advisors, consiglieri, and mentors. 

Doug Burgum

Chairman of the Board

Doug Burgum

Chairman of the Board

Doug Burgum joined leading enterprise software company Atlassian in 2012 as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Previously, Burgum served on the Board of Directors of SuccessFactors, a cloud-based human resources management software provider. He was an investor in SuccessFactors and served as a board member during the company’s successful IPO in 2007. He became Chairman of the Board in 2010 and served in this role until SAP acquired the company for $3.4 billion in 2012.
 
Prior to SuccessFactors, Burgum was a senior vice president at Microsoft, where he led the global Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Group. Burgum was CEO and chairman of Great Plains Software, Inc., a publicly traded small and mid-market software company that Microsoft acquired in April 2001. Burgum initially seed-funded Great Plains in 1983 and then grew the company for more than a decade before taking it public in 1997. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
 
Burgum earned a M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management. Burgum received his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.

Rich Wong

Board Member

Rich Wong

Board Member

Richard Wong has served as a member of award-winning enterprise software company Atlassian’s Board of Directors since 2010. Wong is a general partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners where he specializes in early and growth-stage companies across mobile, software, and Internet sectors. Prior to Accel, Wong held a number of executive roles at Openwave including General Manager of products and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Previously he was CMO at Covad Communications, the DSL provider. Wong was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company after beginning his career as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble.

Wong also serves on the boards of SunRun, the leading provider of residential solar power; MoPub, a leader in mobile ad platforms; Dealer.com, a leading vertical SaaS company in automotive; MobileSpaces, a mobile enterprise security company; Qwilt, a provider of video optimization technology; Getjar Networks, the largest mobile development community and open mobile app store; and Parature, a leader in SaaS-­‐ based customer support. He sits on the board of directors of the MIT – Stanford Venture Lab, the MIT CNC Entrepreneurship Program, and the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his masters in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Murray Demo

Board Member

Murray Demo

Board Member

Murray Demo has served as a member of award-winning enterprise software company Atlassian’s Board of Directors since 2011. Murray served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a publicly-traded entertainment technology company, from May 2009 to June 2012. From September 2007 to June 2008, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LiveOps, Inc., a privately held on-demand contact center software and call center outsourcing company. Murray served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Postini, Inc., an on-demand communication security software company, from May 2007 until it was acquired by Google Inc. in September 2007. From 1996 to 2006, he worked in a number of roles at Adobe Systems Incorporated, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Murray is currently a director of Citrix Systems, Inc., a large multinational publicly-traded software company, Xoom Corporation, a publicly-traded global online money transfer provider, and one privately held software company. Murray holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a M.B.A. degree from Golden Gate University.

 

Enrique Salem

Board Member

Enrique Salem

Board Member

In 2013, Enrique Salem joined the Board of Directors at leading enterprise software company Atlassian. Salem brings more than 25 years of experience working in senior leadership roles at high tech companies, including 19 years at Symantec. In addition to serving as president and CEO at Symantec, Salem also served as chief operating officer, the company’s first chief technology officer, group president of worldwide sales and marketing, and president of consumer products, among other senior leadership roles.

Before joining Symantec, Salem was president and CEO of Brightmail, which was successfully acquired by Symantec in 2004. Prior to Brightmail, he served as senior vice president of products and technology at Oblix Inc., where he spearheaded corporate strategy and development. Previously, Salem was vice president of technology and operations at Ask Jeeves Inc., responsible for the engineering group and the company's entire IT operation. Earlier in his career, Salem was a vice president at Security Pacific Merchant Bank, where he led projects for the development of real-time trading systems.

In March 2011, Salem was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Management Advisory Board. Salem also currently serves on the Board of Directors at Symantec and Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP).

In 2010, Salem received the Estrella Award by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), which recognizes individuals for their vast achievements in the IT industry and in the community. He was also named 2007 Corporate Executive of the Year by Hispanic Net as well as 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young.

Salem received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.

Jay Parikh

Board Member

Jay Parikh

Board Member

In 2013, Jay Parikh joined the Board of Directors at leading enterprise software company Atlassian. As vice president of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, Parikh, leads the engineering and operations teams responsible for building and maintaining the company’s infrastructure that serves more than one billion users, developers, and partners worldwide. Prior to Facebook, Parikh was senior vice president of engineering and operations at Ning, where he oversaw the scaling of the company's social networking platform from 50,000 to more than 1.5 million social networks. Before Ning, Parikh was vice president of engineering at Akamai Technologies, where he helped build the world’s largest and most globally distributed computing platform. He worked as a senior consulting engineer at NetGravity and began his career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture).

Parikh is a member of the Advisory Council of Big Data Fund 2 and the Board of Advisors of Ooyala, Inc. He also serves as an advisor of Revinate, Inc., and is a technology advisor to several early-stage companies. He has filed several U.S. patents. Parikh holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech University.

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Board Member

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Co-founder & co-CEO

Mike Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian - an award-winning enterprise software company that helps innovators everywhere plan, build, and launch great software. Sydney-based Atlassian counts some of the world’s largest organizations as clients—including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology—such as Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, Exxon, BMW and NASA. Atlassian currently has over 20,000 customers globally and has been named one of the "Fastest Growing Companies" by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine.

Mike has received international recognition for his work, including the ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’ award in 2004, and ‘Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year’ in 2006. He's also been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009, and is currently a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders.

Outside Atlassian, Mike is an active angel investor and a non-executive director of Tyro, a technology-focused Australian bank. His blog is entitled rebelutionary – http://blogs.atlassian.com/rebelutionary.

Scott Farquhar

Board Member

Scott Farquhar

Board Member

Scott Farquhar is the co-‐founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a leading enterprise software company that powers more than 25,000 companies to build better software. In 2002, Farquhar and co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes started Atlassian straight out of university with a $10,000 credit card. Today, Atlassian, with its unique disruptive enterprise software business model – where best-in-class collaborative software products are sold online at competitive, transparent prices – is an award-winning company that counts 85 of the Fortune 100 companies among its global customer base.

Farquhar was named the 'Australian IT Professional of the Year' in 2004, and with Cannon-Brookes was the youngest honoree to receive the 'Australian Entrepreneur of the Year' by Ernst & Young in 2006. Farquhar was honored with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in 2011 by the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). A widely sought-after keynote speaker at conferences and events around the globe, Farquhar loves encouraging budding entrepreneurs, mentoring women through the Australian Business Women's mentoring program, and sharing his knowledge and experiences with university groups.

Farquhar is an investor in the Blackbird VC fund focused on growing Aussie-based startups into worldwide ventures. Farquhar graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Business Information Technology. He is a member of YPO and the Australian School of Business Alumni Leaders Network.