AuditBoard Expands Leadership Team to Support Continued Rapid Growth

AuditBoard Expands Leadership Team to Support Continued Rapid Growth

Senior VP of Marketing John Reese and Senior VP of Engineering Hayes Kim bring distinguished track records to best-in-class executive team to help scale business.

LOS ANGELES — 25 July 2019 —  AuditBoard, a leading cloud-software platform for automating and transforming the way enterprises handle critical risk, audit, and compliance work, has named John Reese as the company’s Senior VP of Marketing and Hayes Kim as the Senior VP of Engineering. AuditBoard is one of the fastest-growing enterprise SaaS B2B software companies in Southern California, and is backed by Battery Ventures, a premier technology-focused investment firm that has had several successful exits and IPOs including Avalara and Coupa

John Reese brings more than 20 years of enterprise B2B technology marketing experience helping companies go from early stage to IPO, and scaling businesses, programs, and teams. Prior to joining AuditBoard, John Reese was Senior VP of Marketing at award-winning SaaS firm Mavenlink, where he led marketing strategies that helped the company to grow rapidly over his four and a half year tenure. John also led marketing and sales development at Velocify, a SaaS leader in the sales technology industry that was acquired by Ellie Mae, and spent eleven years leading the global marketing efforts of HireRight, helping take the company from start-up to successful IPO and global market leader. 

“AuditBoard has a tremendous opportunity to transform the audit and compliance technology market,” said John Reese. “It’s an exciting time to be joining a company with such potential, and I look forward to working alongside this incredibly talented group of individuals as we look to solve pervasive market problems and drive continued rapid growth of the business.”

Hayes Kim was most recently VP of Engineering and an early member at EdgeCast Networks, where he managed the product and engineering teams through the company’s acquisition by Verizon. He led all technical aspects and strategy for a globally-distributed edge network consisting of tens of thousands of servers that served some of the largest technology and media companies. A seasoned product and technology leader, Hayes brings more than 18 years experience delivering innovative and patented software products and technology as part of several successful exits, mergers, and acquisitions. 

“This is an exciting time to join AuditBoard to continue to build on its success,” said Hayes Kim. “The AuditBoard platform is enabling companies to automate, collaborate, manage, and report on risk in ways no other application has been able to do. We are at a pivotal moment in the industry, and I look forward to working with the talented AuditBoard team to continue to lead the market with innovative and exceptional offerings.”

“John and Hayes have both played critical roles in scaling high growth companies into established industry leaders, and we are thrilled to have them join the AuditBoard team” said Daniel Kim, co-founder and CEO of AuditBoard. “With John’s deep experience in driving aggressive growth and business results for enterprise SaaS businesses and Hayes’s proven track record in advancing product delivery through rapid growth and change, we are well positioned to deliver on AuditBoard’s mission to empower enterprises with innovative solutions that will unleash the full potential of corporate audit teams to drive organizational value.” 

With an expanding customer base spanning the Fortune 500 and beyond, AuditBoard’s momentum continues to accelerate within the fast-growing $6.6 billion Integrated Risk Management market1, as leading companies seek solutions to streamline their audit and compliance programs. AuditBoard has been named a 2019 Tech Company to Watch by CFO Magazine, and EY recently recognized co-founders Daniel Kim and Jay Lee with the prestigious 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the Emerging Business Software category in Greater Los Angeles. 

About AuditBoard

AuditBoard is the leading cloud-based platform transforming the way enterprises automate, collaborate, and report in real-time on critical risk, audit, and compliance workflows. AuditBoard offers a full suite of easy-to-use audit management and compliance solutions for SOX, controls management, internal audits, and workflow management. AuditBoard’s clients include industry-leading pre-IPO to Fortune 50 companies looking to streamline their audit functions. For more information, visit