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Welcome Celia & Bobby to the Highfive Executive Team!

By Clayton Pritchard

Bobby Marhamat & Celia Poon

We’re excited to announce two new additions to our executive team! Celia Poon is joining to manage our finance team as our new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Bobby Marhamat is joining to manage our revenue teams, including Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success, as our new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

We wanted introduce them to our customers the same way that we introduce all new employees to the Highfive team: by having them answer a few fun questions. So, here’s a bit from both Celia and Bobby:

Get to Know Celia

Celia Poon - Highfive CFO

Where is your hometown?

I grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the US at 18 to go to college.

Where do you live now?

I now live in Los Altos, California.

What are your favorite activities/hobbies?

As a mom, I really enjoy spending time with my family. I also love traveling! I actually just got back from a trip to Italy a few weeks ago. A guilty pleasure of mine is also shopping for shoes. It’s a bit of a problem…

What is your favorite food?

Most people think it’s weird, but I actually really like sea urchin. I’m also a big fan of sushi.

Do you have any pets?

No pets. My two sons keep me really busy already!

What were you doing before you joined Highfive?

Prior to Highfive, I spent 4 1/2 years as VP of Finance at Twitter managing financial planning & analysis (FP&A), sales finance, and corporate finance.

What is your dream vacation destination?

I’ve been fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling, but Fiji and Maldives are two places that are still on my list. They just look so beautiful in the pictures!

What’s one interesting fact about you that not many people know?

When I was in high school in Hong Kong, I worked as a lifeguard at my school.

What do you believe is your superpower?

I’m a bit of a finance nerd, so my superpowers are business model and P&L analytics. 🙂

Get to Know Bobby

Bobby Marhamat - Highfive CRO

Where is your hometown?

I’m originally from Lincoln, Nebraska.

Where do you live now?

I’ve lived in San Francisco the last 15 years, and I really love it out here. The weather’s definitely a lot better than the cold winters back in Nebraska.

What are your favorite activities/hobbies?

I’m an avid happy hour explorer. I also enjoy traveling and being outdoors including hiking and boating. All of the outdoor activities in the Bay Area are a big part of why I love living here!

What is your favorite food?

Like Celia, I’m a big fan of sushi.

Do you have any pets?

No pets for me either. I guess that’s another thing Celia and I have in common.

What were you doing before you joined Highfive?

Before Highfive, I was a part of the team at Revel Systems since 2014. I finished as COO at Revel, and I also spent time as CRO and VP of Sales while I was there.

What is your dream vacation destination?

Like I said, I love traveling, and two of the places at the top of my list are Bali and Spain.

What’s one interesting fact about you that not many people know?

I used to be a personal trainer and very annoying about nutrition. 🙂

What do you believe is your superpower?

Creating an infectious PhD environment (passion, hustle, drive), and I plan to bring that to Highfive!

Please join us in welcoming Celia and Bobby to the Highfive team! You can send them both a note on Twitter at @celiadpoon and @bobbymarhamat.

In addition to expanding our executive team, we’re also hiring across the company, so if you’d like to join us on our mission to improve collaboration, check out our open positions and apply.

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