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Godard Abel is CEO of G2, the leading business software review platform, which he co-founded in 2012, as well as Executive Chairman of ThreeKit, a leading visual commerce company, and Logik.io, a next generation configuration and commerce logic engine. Previously Godard served as CEO of SteelBrick which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016 where he subsequently served as SVP/GM of the SteelBrick business unit until May 2017 when he left to refocus on entrepreneurial adventures. Godard previously co-founded and as CEO built BigMachines into a leading software-as-a-service provider which was acquired by Oracle in 2013. He served as a GM at Niku prior to its IPO in 2000 (and subsequent acquisition by CA). Before entering the technology industry, Godard consulted for McKinsey & Company and advised leading manufacturers in the U.S. and Germany on strategy development and business process improvement. Godard earned an MBA from Stanford University and both a B.S. and M.S. in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.