Board of Directors

Scott Johnson

Chairman & Founder

Scott Johnson, Chairman and Founder of Workfront is recognized as a business leader who challenges traditional management mentalities and applies out-of-the-box thinking to solve the important business problems faced by organizations today. “What I really care about is helping organizations understand and organize the work that is most important to business success,” says Johnson. “Business leaders who are able to clearly communicate objectives and efficiently organize the workplace empower their employees to maximize the value of their efforts. This concept guides everything we do at Workfront.”

A true adrenaline junky, Scott hasn’t found a sport that involves going fast with something strapped to his feet he doesn’t like. The same passion for pushing limits to achieve excellence in extreme sports helped make Workfront a fast-growing company that has been instrumental in helping thousands of business leaders empower their workforce, streamline processes, and transform their businesses.

Johnson is a graduate of Brigham Young University and an acknowledged expert in project management. An engaging speaker and consultant, Johnson has been featured in such publications as CIO Magazine, Business Management Magazine, PM Network, and Business Week.

Alex Shootman

President & CEO

As President and CEO of Workfront, Alex drives the overall strategy, vision, and execution for the company, ensuring that Workfront is a dedicated partner in helping its customers transform the work experience. Shootman brings more than 25 years of experience in all areas of revenue and profit generation for technology organizations, with significant experience leading SaaS-based companies.

Prior to joining Workfront, Alex was president of Apptio, where he was responsible for the company’s integrated sales and services functions globally. Prior to Apptio, Alex was the President of Eloqua, where he was responsible for leading the organization’s global sales, customer success, and field operations teams. Alex was integral in leading Eloqua’s category creation as an enterprise SaaS company, and in 2012 was a member of the team that helped bring Eloqua to a successful public offering, subsequently being acquired by Oracle. Shootman has also held executive-level positions with Vignette, TeleTech, BMC Software and IBM.

In his free time Alex can usually be found trying to convince his legs that they really don’t hurt on a road bike or running trail, admiring the view from a 14er in Colorado, or down on a reef in his home state of Hawaii. That is if his four kids leave him any free time.

Richard Allen

Board Member

Richard Allen is a seasoned business executive with more than 25 years of experience in technology companies. Mr. Allen was the chief financial officer of J.D. Edwards (now Oracle Corporation), an enterprise application software company, from January 1990 to September 2003, and held several senior management positions and titles since joining J.D. Edwards in August 1985. Prior to joining J.D. Edwards, Mr. Allen served as controller for Luff Exploration, an oil and gas exploration, and production company, from 1982 to 1985, and as a senior accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, a public accounting firm, from 1979 to 1982. He also serves on the board of directors of three privately held companies.

Mr. Allen holds a B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Colorado State. He joined the Workfront board of directors in early 2012.

Peter Arrowsmith

Board Member

Peter Arrowsmith joined JMI in 1996 and is based in San Diego. He is currently a director of Workfront,, Granicus, Lytx,, The Search Agency, WhiteHat Security and xMatters. Prior to joining JMI, Peter was an associate at AEA Investors and a business analyst at McKinsey & Company.

Susan Carstensen

Board Member

Susan brings more than 30 years of business leadership experience to the table, most recently from RightNow Technologies (acquired in 2012 by Oracle, Inc.), where she served in various roles, including Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), and SVP, Customer Experience.

Susan is currently a partner at Yellowstone Growth Partners, LLC, a growth advisory firm, and a board member at Socrata, Foundant, IgniteFeedback, PFL, D.A.Davidson, Bridger Ski Foundation and the Montana State University Board of Governors. Susan also served on the Board of Directors of LiveOffice (acquired by Symantec).

Prior to RightNow, Carstensen was CFO at Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., and held management positions at Martin Marietta Astronautics Group (acquired by Lockheed Martin) and Ernst & Young LLP. Susan holds a B.A. and B.S. in Business and Political Science from Montana State University-Bozeman. Susan lives in Bozeman, Montana and spends her free time enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, practicing yoga with her daughter, following her son’s ski racing career and reading.

Bill Conroy

Board Member

Bill Conroy is a proven technology executive with expertise in corporate strategy and operations for high growth companies. Bill was an IBM Solutions Executive in IBM’s Information Management Organization. He joined Initiate Systems as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director in July of 2002 and orchestrated the sale of the company to IBM in March of 2010. He served as the President / Chief Operating Officer and Director of Click Commerce (Nasdaq: CKCM). Prior to Click Commerce, Bill was a Venture Partner at Insight Capital Group. Prior to that, he served as EVP and COO of Tenfold Corporation (Nasdaq: TENF). Bill enjoyed eleven years with Oracle Corporation where his last position was to manage operations in the central and western U.S. He began his career at IBM and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.

Joe Payne

Board Member

Joe Payne adds value to the Workfront board of directors with more than 20 years of leadership and a proven track record with high-growth software companies. He has a broad experience base in delivering software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to enterprises across numerous industries. Mr. Payne is the President and CEO of Code42, where he drives the company's strategic direction and oversees all operations.

Prior to Code42, Mr. Payne was Chairman and CEO of Eloqua—a SaaS business—where he recruited and led the team that grew Eloqua's revenue from $11M to $125M in just six years. He led Eloqua's successful IPO in 2012 and subsequent sale to Oracle for $957M in 2013.