Leadership Team
The App Annie management team is comprised of mobile industry experts and experienced SaaS leaders.
Ted Krantz
Chief Executive Officer

Ted has over 25 years of senior-level experience leading high-growth sales organizations across the technology industry. Most recently he served as CRO for global marketing software provider Kenshoo, where he led global sales and customer operations for three years. Prior to Kenshoo, he held senior-level sales positions at SAP and PeopleSoft. Ted holds an M.B.A, International Business and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.

Favorite Apps: Uber, Pandora, Bank of America, TripAdvisor


Bertrand Schmitt
Chief Strategist & Co-Founder

Bertrand is a technology entrepreneur with over 15 years of executive experience in the mobile, Internet and analytics spaces across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Previously, he was VP Mobile for Gomez, a web analytics company acquired by Compuware in 2009 for $295M, and before that he was COO and VP Marketing at mobile analytics company Zandan, acquired by Keynote Systems. Bertrand also held management and founder roles at Neocom Multimedia and Arkadia Netsystems. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a Masters in Computer Science from Institut Superieur d'Electronique (ISEP) in France. Outside of running tech companies, Bertrand can usually be found playing with the latest gadgets and reading on his tablet.

Favorite Apps: Dropbox, Evernote, Kindle, Skype, Angry Birds Space, Max Payne, N.O.V.A. 3, Infinity Blade 2


Aaron Mahimainathan
Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Aaron is responsible for product management, UX and data science for App Annie products. He has over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles in product development, marketing and strategy. Prior to joining App Annie, Mahimainathan held the position of Chief Product Officer for Telerik Inc., a mobile and web development platform and tools company, where he was responsible for building and scaling the product strategy and marketing organization for all of Telerik’s products. He played an integral role in the company’s acquisition by Progress Software Inc. Prior to that, Mahimainathan held the role of VP, Solutions Management at SAP, and previously in product management and consulting roles at Siebel Systems and Oracle Corp. He has an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and an MS in Engineering from State University of New York, Syracuse.

Favorite Apps: ESPN, Evernote, MyFitnessPal, Spotify, Teamsnap, Whatsapp, Pokemon Go


Susan Kim
Chief Financial Officer

Susan Kim leads the finance organization of App Annie. Susan’s career spans executive finance, investment banking and engineering roles across hardware, software and services businesses. Previously, Susan served as CFO for Katerra and held finance leadership roles at KLA-Tencor, Solexel and Morgan Stanley after starting her career as an engineer at Advanced Micro Devices. Susan holds an MBA and MEM from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

Favorite Apps: Yelp, Strava, Gilt, Facebook, WSJ


Natasha Kehimkar
Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Natasha Kehimkar leads App Annie’s global People and Talent team. With cross-industry experience in global HR, talent acquisition and organization effectiveness within both start-up and established companies, Natasha is responsible for managing strategic initiatives focused on culture, people operations and talent at the company. Prior to App Annie, Natasha served as the VP People at Guardant Health, a Sequoia-backed biotech startup company. Prior to that, she was VP of People and Culture at OpenTable where she oversaw all operational and strategic aspects of People Operations & Talent Acquisition for the company. This was preceded by more than 15 years of HR experience at Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. She holds a BA in Sociology from McGill University, and a Master’s in Human Resources & Labor Relations.

Favorite Apps: Waze, Evernote, Udemy, Mad Libs


Nicole Campbell
Chief Legal Officer

Nicole brings to App Annie more than two decades of legal and business experience dedicated to servicing technology companies. She previously served as general counsel for business intelligence provider InsideView, mobile app companies SK Planet and Shopkick, and video analytics provider Ooyala. Prior to going in-house, she was a litigation turned corporate associate at several Bay Area law firms including Cooley. Nicole holds a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.

Favorite Apps: Orangetheory, Fitbit, Uber, Lyft, Find Friends, Peet’s


Danielle Levitas
EVP, Global Marketing & Market Insights

Danielle leads App Annie’s corporate, product and field marketing teams, as well as its market insights and professional services teams. Danielle also serves as the company’s chief spokesperson. Prior to joining App Annie, Danielle was Group VP & GM of IDC’s mobile, consumer and digital media teams where she developed new product offerings and advised Fortune 500 executives on product, marketing and business strategy. She has a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Favorite Apps: Instagram, Twitter, Anthropologie, Sephora, NPR One, Venmo


Sam Yang
Managing Director, Americas

Sam leads sales and marketing for the Americas region. He is committed to building a robust organization obsessed with customers and their needs. He brings over 15 years of enterprise experience from Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, PeopleSoft, and several startups. Sam graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego.

Favorite Apps: Spotify, Slack, Uber, ESPN


Cindy Deng
Managing Director, APAC

Cindy brings more than 18 years of sales and product experience in digital advertising, data management, data analytics, and enterprise technologies. In her most recent role at Turn, she was responsible for the overall P&L, strategies, and daily operations of Turn's business in Asia-Pacific. She has advised, sold, and implemented programmatic buying, data management and advanced analytics solutions for major Fortune 1000 companies across the CPG/FMCG, auto, finance, travel, and technology industries.

Prior to Turn, Cindy was Senior Director of Advertising Sales and Marketplaces for Yahoo!’s Asia Pacific operations, where she was responsible for the growth and monetization of the search and performance display businesses. In that role, Cindy developed the region’s advertiser, publisher, and product strategies and drove end-to-end go-to-market plans for global and regional initiatives. Previously, she also led product management, business strategy and product marketing initiatives for Yahoo! Asia's advertising products.

Cindy holds a BA in Economics from Occidental College, and a joint MBA from The Wharton School and MA from the Lauder Institute for International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Favorite Apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, WeChat, Evernote, Pocket, Lastpass


Nicolas Beraudo
SVP Channel Partnerships & Managing Director, EMEA

Nicolas is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of App Annie’s EMEA business as well as our global channel partnerships. With over 6 years at App Annie, starting as EVP Worldwide Sales and GM of North America in 2012, Nic has helped many businesses from all industries to leverage the opportunity presented by mobile apps. Nic brings over 20 years of experience in digital tech and has held executive positions at Glu mobile, Atari, Inc., Virgin Interactive and Interplay Entertainment prior to App Annie. Nic earned an MBA from ESC Grenoble, France and a BS in Management from UMASS Dartmouth.

Favorite Apps: Linkedin, NPR, Facebook, Google Maps


Board of Directors
Dana Settle



Omar Hamoui



Xiaojun Li

IDG Capital Partners


Eric Liaw



Bertrand Schmitt

App Annie


Bjorn Stabell



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