The diverse backgrounds of our executive team contribute to making Zemax a thought leader in both optics and technology. Our optics, engineering, and business skillsets help Zemax succeed as a cutting-edge software company with expertise in optics.
Chief Executive Officer
Steers the ship
Mark oversees corporate strategic planning for the company. Ever focused on leading-edge applications of optical technology, Mark holds a PhD in plasma physics and spectroscopy and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Imperial College in London. For the past 20 years, Mark has helped Zemax navigate through key inflection points. Prior to that, he worked with Oxford Group and Crosfield Electronics.
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Chief Revenue Officer
Drives the sales and lead-generation machine
Passionate about staying ahead of changing customer buying behavior, Dan identifies new markets and opportunities for Zemax, with an eye toward accelerated revenue growth, increased profitability, and a sustainable competitive advantage. Dan came to Zemax from F5 Networks, where he built a successful global sales team and installed their first full “Cold to Cash” waterfall. He worked previously with Simply Measured and Oralis.
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Director of Virtual Prototyping
Leads product management, engineering services, and community engagements
Fixed on removing obstacles for customers, Alison leads a cross-functional, global team of product managers, engineers, content, and community professionals. She is responsible for delivering on the promise of faster time to market for customers through modern virtual prototyping. She also mentors junior engineers and students in underrepresented populations.
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Chief Financial Officer
Serves as the financial steward for the company
Jeff’s focus at Zemax is driving growth and bottom-line results by infusing speed, flexibility, strategic thinking, and operational efficiency into the organization. Most recently he served as CFO of Donuts Inc., the operator of the largest number of the Internet’s top-level domain names. Prior to that he served as CFO of INRIX, Inc., a global traffic intelligence platform, where he was a key player in the acquisition and integration of INRIX’s largest competitor, and managed significant international operations.
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Director of Research & Development
Leads the technical development of all Zemax software solutions
Tasked with strategic planning and implementation of product releases, Sanjay leads a cross-functional team of engineers, physicists, and software developers. His background in general physics, electromagnetism, and optical systems diagnostics has served him well in his various roles at Zemax including optical scientist, senior analyst, developer, and now director of R&D.
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Director of Business Development
Expands the global product portfolio
Responsible for identifying and pursuing new ways to grow the Zemax business, Cort is responsible for defining new product opportunities and building the team to deliver. With a background in engineering and a knack for market analysis, Cort offers fresh perspectives about customer needs and market direction.
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