At Zendesk, Gomez leads the finance and strategy organization supporting the company’s growth as it expands its product portfolio and reach. Prior to Zendesk, she served in senior finance roles at Fortune 500 companies, including several publicly traded industry leaders such as Salesforce, Visa and Charles Schwab.
As a senior finance executive with over 20 years of leadership experience at multi-billion-dollar companies, Gomez brings expertise in driving global growth and scaling finance operations, as well as deep knowledge of enterprise SaaS businesses. Gomez will also serve as the audit committee chair for PagerDuty’s board of directors. She is the second independent director to be elected to PagerDuty’s board, following the recent appointment of Zach Nelson, the former CEO of NetSuite.
“We are thrilled to welcome Elena, an experienced, world-class leader and financial expert to our board of directors. Elena brings experience in scaling and building finance teams and capabilities in high-growth companies like Salesforce and Zendesk, as well as board committee leadership at Smartsheet — all companies we respect tremendously,” said PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada. “Elena joins a board committed to building an inclusive, diverse and enduring business in service to our users and customers’ digital transformation success.”
“I’ve long admired PagerDuty and the phenomenal growth the company has achieved under Jennifer’s visionary leadership. She and the board have cultivated an exceptional corporate culture that is reflected both in their innovative platform and the values they demonstrate to the industry,” said Gomez. “Together, we will help PagerDuty accelerate its growth on a global scale and continue to transform real-time operations at organizations throughout the world.”
Gomez’s appointment follows a series of financial, product and growth milestones for PagerDuty. The company successfully closed its Series D fundraising round, which took its valuation to over $1 billion. It also expanded its product to a modular, multi-product platform that recently launched two new products – PagerDuty Visibility and PagerDuty Analytics. It also surpassed over 300 integrations in its partner ecosystem; and expanded to 10,500 customers.