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Tara Spalding

Advisor Greater Salt Lake City Area, US

Founder, Head of Products, BenchPick Inc. and President, Hen House Ventures. University of Colorado Boulder grad.

Founder, Head of Products, BenchPick Inc. and President, Hen House Ventures. University of Colorado Boulder grad.

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BenchPick Inc.
BenchPick Inc.

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Positions

Founder, Head of Products BenchPick Inc. May 2013 - present
President Hen House Ventures March 2012 - present
Marketing Vice President Magnet Systems, Inc. July 2010 - October 2011
CMO GroundWork Open Source January 2008 - August 2010
VP Corporate Marketing SugarCRM July 2004 - January 2008
Demand Generation Manager Epiphany August 2003 - July 2004
Web Technologies Manager Edify March 2000 - March 2003
Merchandising Manager E&J Gallo Winery May 1995 - March 2000

Education

University of Colorado Boulder Marketing 1991 - 1995

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Data Architecture
  • • Data integration
  • • Mobile App Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting

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Matt McNamara
We worked together  •  Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator, TRP Brakes and Owner, Sterling Sports Group. University of Colorado Boulder grad.
Tara has shown time and again that she is a dedicated, creative and hard working leader. Innovation seems to come easily and she embraces a ... challenge.
Irene Murphy
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Vantage Partners. Previously Principal, Prism Associates. University of California, Berkeley grad.
an intelligent and great communicator, highly collaborative, bright and creative
Taylor Dondich
Director of Engineering, MaxCDN and Founder, Nihongo Master.
I had the opportunity to work with Tara at Groundwork Open Source. An effective communicator and organized thought leader, I'd love the cha ... nce to work with her again.
Peter Jackson
We worked together  •  CEO/Board of Ziploop, Intraware, Kanjoya, Granite Systems, Groundwork Open Source. Board of Directors of Harris Feed Company & Eventbrite.
She goes through walls. Listens and doesn't know the word "no".
Craig Rosenberg
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Chief Analyst, TOPO Inc. and Editor, Funnelholic.com.
She is an independent, high energy person. An idea person.
Wendy Nieto
We worked together  •  Previously Founder, CEO, TimeToss, Inc.. Previously CFO, GroundWork Open Source.
Hands on expertise, big picture thinking and ability to execute.
Larry Augustin
We worked together at SugarCRM  •  CEO, SugarCRM and Member of the Board of Directors, Appcelerator. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Tara did a fantastic job raising the level of visibility of SugarCRM in the company's early years on very little budget.
Jason Green
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Zurmo Inc | CRM Expert | LAMP Stack Ninja | World Traveller
Tara is a brilliant marketer and a seasoned start-up professional. She has what it takes to be an entrepreneur and would definitely work wit ... h her again.

Irene Murphy
Managing Director, Vantage Partners. Previously Principal, Prism Associates. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Irene helps entrepreneurs identify and recruit the best talent that will rapidly grow companies while maintaining their culture.

Jason Green
Co-Founder, Zurmo Inc | CRM Expert | LAMP Stack Ninja | World Traveller
Jason is an experienced CEO who always pays attention to the customer needs, and over-delivers in service and software. He is ambitious, act ... ion oriented and a kick in the pants. I have enjoyed working with him.