executive in residence

Stephan Dietrich

Stephan Dietrich
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Stephan Dietrich

XIR, CEO of Upneo GC, LLC

As an XIR, Stephan leverages his strategic, operational, and domain expertise to support enterprise software businesses as they grow and scale from early-stage startups to successful exits.

A recognized thought leader and a digital marketing expert, Stephan brings his skill-set and experience to high growth SaaS companies as an advisor, independent director, and investor. Throughout Stephan’s 25-year career, he has built high performing, global high tech organizations, developing leading edge strategic visions, helping to drive innovative B2B marketing strategies, and leading international sales and business development. He specializes in helping European enterprise software firms land, scale, and successfully exit in the USA.

Stephan co-founded Neolane in 2001 and served as President, responsible for driving Neolane’s corporate vision, international business development, and its high growth in North America. In 2013, with revenues in excess of $60M and 400 employees, Neolane was acquired by Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) for $600M. As a General Manager of Adobe Campaign, Stephan led the integration of Neolane and quadrupled the business in less than five years.

Prior to Neolane, Stephan was Founder and CEO of CubicSoft and also co-founder and VP of AGDS, acquired by Peregrine Systems, now Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ).

Stephan holds a Master’s of Science degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the College des Ingenieurs. He lives in Boston with his family.

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