Board of Directors

Scot Wingo Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder

Mr. Wingo is Executive Chairman of ChannelAdvisor, and has served as chairman of our board of directors since our inception in 2001. 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.

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.

Tim Buckley

Tim is our lead independent director and the former chief operating officer for Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT) the world’s premier open source and Linux provider. As COO, Tim 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, Tim 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.

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 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.

Marc Huffman

Marc Huffman serves as Chief Operating Officer of BlackLine, Inc., a public company that provides cloud-based Finance and Accounting solutions. He served from November 2016 to November 2017 as senior vice president sales for the NetSuite Global Business Unit of Oracle Corporation. He served as the president, worldwide sales and distribution of NetSuite Inc. from 2014 until its acquisition by Oracle in November 2016, and previously served as its senior vice president of North American Verticals, Channels and APAC from 2010 to 2014, as senior vice president of sales, North America from 2008 to 2010, and as vice president of sales beginning in 2003. Before joining NetSuite, he served as group sales director at Oracle Corporation from 1996 to 2003 and as a sales manager at Hayden Enterprises from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Huffman received a B.S. degree in business with emphasis on marketing from California State University, Chico.

Tim Williams

Tim held the chief financial officer position at Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), a SaaS provider to non-profit organisations, before retiring in 2011. During his tenure, which lasted over a decade, Tim 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, Tim has served on several boards such as PROS Holdings, Inc., ROS Revenue Management and ManageIQ, Inc. Tim’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.

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