Gigya's executive team is composed of dedicated, forward-thinking industry leaders focused on building relationships with Gigya's clients, partners and employees.

Patrick Salyer


Patrick joined Gigya in 2007 and has led the company's vision, strategy and operations. Before joining Gigya, Patrick co-founded a suite of social applications and served as a consultant for L.E.K. Consulting, a strategy consulting firm. Patrick holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.

Favorite Quote

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you are probably right."

Henry Ford
Influential Relationship

My grandfather. He was an entrepreneur, and part of his legacy is a document he wrote in the 1950s outlining his nine steps to a successful life and business. I have this document on my desk, and it's a big source of inspiration.

Rooly Eliezerov

Co-founder & President

Rooly supervises Gigya's overall product strategy and development. Before founding Gigya, Rooly held the position of General Manager at Smart Shopper and was the VP of Products & Marketing at Hotbar. Rooly holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in New York City.

Favorite Quote

"I hate quotations."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Influential Relationship

A teacher I worked closely with during my architecture studies. During the years afterward I realized how big of an influence his way of observing things had on me.

Eyal Magen

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Eyal oversees the inception, communication and execution of Gigya's key strategic business initiatives. Prior to Gigya, Eyal served as VP of Products and General Manager of Hotbar.com and Director of Business Development at Kidum Ltd. Eyal holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Tel Aviv University.

Favorite Quote

"The mind is everything. What you think, you become."

Influential Relationship

My kids. They taught me so much about who I am just by being who they are.

Eran Kutner

Co-founder & CTO

Eran is responsible for managing Gigya's technical infrastructure and development. Before co-founding Gigya, he served as VP of R&D at Hotbar.com. Eran has a BS degree in Computer Science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Recanati School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University.

Favorite Quote

"Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."

Murphy's Law
Influential Relationship

My first team lead, who taught me that a small group of talented developers can produce huge amounts of work and literally work wonders.

JF Hervy


JF is responsible for all financial operations and strategic planning at Gigya. Before joining Gigya, JF served as VP of Finance at Medallia and Demandbase, as well as held several leadership positions at companies including ILOG, Pearson, Marimba and Homestead. JF earned his BA from ESEC and his MBA from Villanova University.

Favorite Quote

"I hate quotations."

Ralph Waldo Emerson​
Influential Relationship

My mother. She showed me how important it is to never give up and remain positive, in any circumstances.

Gilad Sofer


Gilad leads Gigya's global information security strategy. Before joining Gigya, Gilad was CISO for a major payroll service bureau in Israel and served as Infrastructure Security Consulting Department Leader and Senior Consultant for Comsec Consulting, a global security consulting firm. Gilad holds a bachelor's degree in Criminology from Bar-Ilan University.

Favorite Quote

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."

Stephen Hawking
Influential Relationship

My father, who always encouraged me to try and see the reasons behind everything that happens to me and to take responsibility for it.

Ryan Ried

SVP, Worldwide Sales

Ryan drives sales growth while optimizing business development performance and efficiencies at Gigya. Prior to Gigya, Ryan served as VP of Worldwide Sales at Birst. He has also held several sales leadership roles at leading companies including Business Objects, SAP and Adobe. Ryan received a BA from the University of Missouri.

Favorite Quote

"Price is what you pay, value is what you get."

Warren Buffett
Influential Relationship

My family and all of the great sales teams and sales leaders that I have had the privilege to work with and learn from.

Jason Rose

SVP, Marketing

Jason leads Gigya's global marketing initiatives. He has experience in marketing technology platforms and applications for both start-ups and large enterprises. Most recently, Jason led marketing at DataSift, and prior to that led business intelligence and advanced analytics marketing efforts at SAP. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Certified Professional Accountant.

Favorite Quote

"If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else."

Yogi Berra
Influential Relationship

My wife. She always challenges me to do more and think beyond the current situation, and puts things in perspective.​​

Patrick McCue

SVP, Global Channels & Alliances

Patrick is responsible for the strategy, development and management of Gigya's Partner Program, as well as the company's channels and alliances partners. Patrick has built several world-class partner strategies and programs, including three with startups that led to successful IPOs. Most recently, Patrick served as the VP of Channels at QlikTech and ExactTarget.

Favorite Quote

"The one who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it."

Lou Holtz
Greatest Accomplishment

Raising my three happy children.

Marc Troyan

SVP, Customer Success

Marc manages customer success at Gigya. Prior to joining Gigya, Marc served as Director of Account Management at Adobe and Omniture, and held professional management roles at Salesforce.com and Ernst&Young. Marc graduated with a BS in Business from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Favorite Quote

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

Mahatma Gandhi
Influential Relationship

Col. Robert G. Grahamslaw. “Uncle Bob” was my mentor from childhood until his death in 2011. Bob taught me the core values that I follow today: be humble, respect others, work hard and always strive to exceed expectations.

Troy Abraham

SVP, Global Services

Troy is responsible for helping clients deliver great solutions with the Gigya platform. Previously, Troy served as VP of Global Services at Birst, Director of Information Architecture at Dell and VP of Information Management at eVerge Group. Troy holds a BS in Business Administration, Sales, Marketing and CIS from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.​​

Favorite Quote

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast."

Peter Drucker
Greatest Accomplishment

Passing along the love and wisdom from my parents to my children.

Marisa Wang

VP, Product

Marisa owns Gigya's product roadmap. She previously held the position of Director of Product Strategy. Prior to joining Gigya, Marisa worked in digital marketing at Efficient Frontier (now Adobe Optimizer), where she managed the beta rollout of EF's display advertising product. Marisa holds a BA from Columbia University.

Favorite Quote

"The universe does not have laws. It has habits. And habits can be broken."

Jitterbug Perfume
Influential Relationship

My Aunt Dina. I would not be the person I am today if I hadn't watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas at her house every day after pre-school.

Rotem Hermon

VP, Architecture

Rotem is responsible for overseeing the design, development and maintenance of Gigya's system architecture. He previously held the positions of Chief Architect and Back-end Team Leader at Gigya. Before Gigya, he served as Chief Architect at Serendip Media and as a software engineer at various companies. Rotem earned a BS in Computer Science and a masters degree in Philosophy and Digital Culture, both from Tel Aviv University.

Favorite Quote

"We all have reasons for moving. I move to keep things whole."

Mark Strand
Influential Relationship

My wife and children, and my cat growing up as a teenager.