Year: 2021

Mary Kay Huse

Co-Founder & CEO,
Mandolin

Mary Kay Huse is a highly dynamic senior executive who leads businesses to new levels of revenue and profitability in the SaaS and technology spaces. She is recognized for her visionary insight in identifying and capturing market growth opportunities while helping to build out an organization’s industry-leading capabilities. Throughout her career she has delivered on critical corporate initiatives around market expansion, product differentiation, revenue, profitability, and customer success. Prior to becoming CEO of Mandolin, Mary Kay was the EVP & COO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, helping drive Salesforce’s fastest growing $1B+ business unit.

After starting her career as a business analyst with Rose-Hulman Ventures, a $55M venture fund, Mary Kay went on to join Exact Target in account management and service operations. After repeated promotions she was appointed to head up the company’s UK services and support division where she drove both record profit and revenue, earning her a promotion to Vice President of Global Services Strategy and Operations. In this role, she led the company’s global footprint and capability, a central factor in the company’s IPO and eventual acquisition by Salesforce.

Upon Exact Target’s $2.5B acquisition by Salesforce in 2013, Mary Kay was retained based on her record in driving bookings and profitability, appointed first to lead global sales operations and professional services and then as Senior Vice President of Salesforce’s Global Marketing Cloud Services, based in San Francisco.

After exceeding hundred-million-dollar and double-digit divisional growth targets, Mary Kay was elevated to Senior Vice President of Global Customer Success, managing a $1B P&L and 2,000-person organization in driving global adoption of programs across all clouds.

In 2018 Mary Kay was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Marketing Cloud, where she delivered on all key revenue, customer, product, acquisition and financial goals. During her tenure at Marketing Cloud, Mary Kay actively contributed to the company’s growth from $4B to $20B and its position as the leader in the CRM/SaaS industry. As the senior executive of Marketing Cloud she provided visionary leadership in navigating the organization to greater levels of top and bottom line performances, which she now exercises as the Co-Founder and CEO at Mandolin.

Mary Kay is recognized as a digital-transformation thought leader and well-respected industry speaker. She is a graduate of DePauw University, and she actively supports female leadership development and diversification in the technology industry, currently serving as Vice Chairman for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. She is also on the board of Nextech, a non-profit focused on computer science education in K-12 Indiana schools.