Board of Directors

Timothy Buckley Chairman of the Board

Mr. Buckley is Chairman of our board of directors and the former chief operating officer for Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT) the world’s premier open source and Linux provider. As COO, Mr. Buckley used his insight to accelerate the momentum of open source and expand Red Hat’s worldwide business, service and support operations. Prior to Red Hat, Mr. Buckley was senior vice president of worldwide sales at Seattle-based Visio Corporation, where he was instrumental in growing the company from a start-up to a public company that was acquired by Microsoft for $1.5 billion.

David Spitz CEO

David Spitz serves as ChannelAdvisor’s CEO, and joined the board of directors in 2015. Before joining ChannelAdvisor, Spitz was an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Aurora Funds, a venture capital firm, from 2005 to 2008. Previously, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Spitz was founder and chief technology officer of WindWire, a mobile marketing company that was acquired by Avesair, where he then served as president until its acquisition by Inphonic in 2003. Mr. Spitz received a B.A. degree in computer science from the University of California, San Diego.

Joseph L. Cowan

Joe Cowan served from October 2013 to October 2017 as the president, chief executive officer, and as a director of, Epicor Software Corporation, a privately held provider of industry-specific enterprise software. Prior to joining Epicor, he was president of DataDirect Networks, Inc., a privately held data storage infrastructure provider, from June 2013 until October 2013. He served as president, chief executive officer and a director of Online Resources Corporation, a publicly held provider of internet and electronic finance services, from 2010 until its acquisition by ACI Worldwide in March 2013. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Cowan served as a consultant with Vector Capital, a venture capital investment firm. He served as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Interwoven Inc., a publicly held provider of enterprise content management software, from 2007 until its acquisition by Autonomy, Inc. in 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Cowan served in a variety of other executive management positions with companies including Manugistics Group, Inc., EXE Technologies, Inc., Invensys Automation & Information Systems, Wonderware, Texas Instruments, Eurotherm Corp. (now part of Invensys), Monsanto, and Honeywell Information Systems. Mr. Cowan currently serves as a director of Nice Systems, a publicly held provider of internet-based data solutions. He previously served as a director of Blackboard Inc., then a publicly held software company, from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Cowan received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and an M.S. degree in engineering from Arizona State University.

Janet Cowell

Janet Cowell serves as president and chief executive officer of Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, a non-profit philanthropic organization supporting the City of Raleigh, North Carolina in its efforts with respect to the park. From January 2018 to July 2020, she served as chief executive officer of Girls Who Invest, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. She served from 2009 through 2016 as the Treasurer of the State of North Carolina, the first woman to hold the office. From 2004 to 2008, she served as a North Carolina State Senator, and she served on the Raleigh, North Carolina City Council from 2001 to 2004. Earlier in her career she worked with Corning Inc., Sibson & Co., SJF Ventures, HSBC Holdings plc and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Ms. Cowell received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business as well as a Master’s in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute.

Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford served as the chief executive officer of Helpshift, a digital customer support platform, from August 2017 to February 2020. She previously served as chief revenue and chief customer officer of Optimizely, Inc., a private company providing website and mobile testing and personalization, from January 2016 to February 2017. She previously served in several executive positions at, Inc. (“Salesforce”) from 2006 to 2015, most recently as executive vice president and general manager, Sales Cloud, from 2012 to 2015 and as Senior Vice President Sales, Strategy and Productivity from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining Salesforce, Ms. Crawford served as Vice President, Sales at Rivermine Software, Inc., a telecom expense management software platform, from 2004 to 2006 and held several executive positions at Siebel Systems, Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of Equilar, Inc., a provider of corporate leadership data. Ms. Crawford previously served on the board of directors of the publicly traded software company Demandware, Inc., from January 2016 until its acquisition by Salesforce in July 2016. She is an advisor to several private companies and holds a B.B.A. in computer information systems and economics and an M.B.A. from James Madison University.

Marshall Heinberg

Marshall Heinberg is the founder of, and since 2012 has served as Managing Director of, MAH Associates, LLC, which provides strategic advisory and consulting services to various companies. From 2015 to July 2020 he served as a Senior Advisor to Burford Capital, a litigation finance company. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecology and Environment Inc., a publicly traded environmental consulting firm, from September 2018 until its acquisition by WSP Global Inc. in December 2019, and on its Board of Directors and compensation committee from April 2017 until the acquisition. Mr. Heinberg began his investment banking career in 1987 in the Corporate Finance Division of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., which was acquired by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, or CIBC, in 1997. He served as Head of the Investment Banking Department and as a Senior Managing Director of Oppenheimer from 2008 until 2012, and as the Head of U.S. Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets from 2001 until 2008. Since February 2020, Mr. Heinberg has served as chairman of the board of directors of PAE Incorporated, a publicly traded company, as well as chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committee, and as a member of its audit committee and compensation committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the publicly traded company Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and on the board of directors of Union Carbide Corporation, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. He previously served on the board of directors of the publicly traded company Universal Biosensors, Inc. from 2010 until March 2021. Mr. Heinberg received a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.

Himanshu Palsule

Himanshu Palsule was named president of Epicor Software in January 2020 and previously served as the company’s chief product and technology officer and executive vice president from November 2015 to January 2020. Before joining Epicor, he served as chief technology officer and head of strategy at Sage Software from July 2012 to November 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Palsule served as Safe Software’s executive vice president and general manager from May 2004 to July 2012. Earlier roles include senior vice president and general manager at Best Software from 1997 to 2003, vice president and general manager for products and technology at Open Systems International from 1993 to 1997, and director of research and development at Man-Trak for four years.

Timothy Williams

Mr. Williams held the chief financial officer position at Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), a SaaS provider to non-profit organizations, before retiring in 2011. During his tenure, which lasted over a decade, Mr. Williams played a significant role in BlackBaud’s financial reporting, human resources and legal operations, and led the company’s initial public offering in 2004. In addition, he drove record growth at Blackbaud and headed a number of key acquisitions. With expertise in financial management, Mr. Williams has served on several boards such as PROS Holdings, Inc., ROS Revenue Management and ManageIQ, Inc. Mr. Williams’s prior roles include executive VP and CFO at Holiday Inn Worldwide as well as CFO of Mynd Corporation. He holds a B.A. in business from the University of Northern Iowa.

Scot Wingo Co-Founder

Mr. Wingo is a co-founder of ChannelAdvisor and served as Executive Chairman of our board of directors until December 2019. Prior to founding the company, he served as general manager of GoTo Auctions, chief executive officer and co-founder of, which was acquired by, and as chief executive officer and co-founder of Stingray Software, which was acquired by RogueWave. Mr. Wingo received a B.S. degree in computer science from the University of South Carolina and a M.S. degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.