Cathleen Schreiner Gates, Executive vice president - sales and marketing, Ellie Mae

With more than three decades of experience in sales and field operations management and helping companies transition successfully to new software, Cathleen Schreiner Gates now serves as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Ellie Mae, overseeing sales, marketing, client management, professional services, and customer support and training. Gates joined the company in early 2012 to help with its rapid shift from enterprise software to SaaS. She previously held executive and senior management positions at Bersin & Associates, Clickability, MarketTools, Keynote Systems/Vividence and Hyperion Solutions.