Marc Chenn was the Co-founder and Chairman/CEO of SaltStack, a leading provider of cloud and security automation solutions which enable SysAdmins and DevOps professionals to efficiently deploy, monitor, manage, and secure essential systems and applications across their IT Infrastructure at scale. SaltStack products and services are sold commercially and are used globally by many of the world's largest corporations including: LinkedIn, Intuit, TD Bank, Tyson Foods, Under Armour, NASA-JPL, and Adobe. In October 2020, Marc led SaltStack through a successful acquisition by VMware.
Under Marc’s leadership, SaltStack became a disruptive industry player and received numerous industry awards such as the Gartner Cool Vendors award (2014), VMWorld Best of Show (2015), Red Herring 100 (2016), and Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum Hot 100 Top 10 winner (2016). In 2020 SaltStack received the Utah 100 award by the Mountain West Capital Network. In 2016, Marc was recognized as a top entrepreneur in the State of Utah and was named a Peak 100 Winner by the Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum.
Throughout Marc’s career he has developed a proven track record in unlocking significant value for high-growth technology companies. He has extensive experience within the systems management industry beginning with Altiris (NASDAQ: ATRS) where he participated in its 2002 IPO and eventual $1 billion acquisition by Symantec.
In 2009, Marc joined FinTech SaaS provider Compliance11 where he opened new international markets for the company, and grew the client base from 40 to over 500 customers prior to an acquisition by Charles Schwab in 2011. Prior to Compliance11, Marc enjoyed a career in finance with Morgan Stanley where he worked in the investment management division.
Marc currently serves on the Board of Silicon Slopes and is passionate about sharing his journey as an entrepreneur, and enjoys advising other entrepreneurs and startups as a Board Member and Advisor. Marc holds an MBA in finance and an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University where he was an All-American High Jumper. Marc and his wife Theresa live in Highland, Utah and are the proud parents of three children.