Dear Marketing Nation,

 

My name is Steve Lucas, and I am thrilled to be addressing you all as the new CEO of Marketo. Phil Fernandez has stepped down after 10 incredible years leading the company through its founding, IPO, and exciting acquisition. I am honored to take the reins as Marketo enters its next phase of innovation and growth, focused entirely on helping you win!

 

I’m joining Marketo from SAP, where I was the president of the global Platform organization. While there, my team and I worked with the world's best companies to help them successfully connect with their customers through next-generation data, analytics, and mobile enterprise solutions. Prior to SAP, I held senior executive positions at enterprise software companies including Salesforce.com, BusinessObjects, and Crystal Decisions. While I've spent the past 25 years in beautiful Colorado with my family, we are looking forward to relocating to California near Marketo headquarters.

 

I joined Marketo because of what Phil and the team succeeded in building: a world-class digital marketing platform that puts you, the marketer, in the driver's seat to transform and grow your business and brand. As I met with stakeholders throughout the company, it became clear to me that the digital marketing revolution is being driven by you, our amazing Marketing Nation. Together we will take this community to new heights.

 

We are all part of an unprecedented era of digital transformation, and as this revolution accelerates, every member of the Nation will need to make sense of and respond in real time to new and expanding customer touchpoints. That’s why – building on the recent launch of Marketo’s best-in-class account-based marketing solution – we will deliver a new and unmatched platform and user experience in 2017 that will help you achieve unprecedented levels of success. We as a company are fully committed to delivering this to you as we only succeed when you are successful.

 

Over the next few months, I plan to meet with and learn from many of you. In addition, intense planning for April’s Marketing Nation Summit is already in full force, and I look forward to delivering an event unrivaled in content. But that doesn’t mean we have to wait to connect; I'd love to hear from you now! Please feel free to send me an email directly or reach out to Marketo’s Customer Marketing team with questions, comments, concerns – anything.

 

I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Marketing Nation, and on behalf of all the passionate team members at Marketo, we look forward to driving your digital transformation together!

 

Sincerely,

Steve Lucas

Chief Executive Officer

Marketo, Inc.