We are Tackle!

We were frustrated by the complexity of selling enterprise software in the cloud, so we founded Tackle to make the process simpler! We want to use our experience to help other software companies develop cloud commerce strategies that are scalable and repeatable.

John Jahnke


John was an early investor and advisor in Tackle and now serves as the CEO. Previously John held a significant leadership role at Cognizant where he helped the largest companies in the world execute on their global software engineering transformations.

Dillon Woods

Founder / CTO

Dillon is a technologist with a unique insight into the modern software development and delivery process. Prior to founding Tackle, Dillon lead teams building complex enterprise software and cloud solutions as the CTO at both zData and Alpine Data.

Brian Denker

Founder / COO

Brian has spent almost his entire career immersed in information technology and entrepreneurial business. Brian lead the strategic acquisition of Professional Innovation by Greenplum and then built a services team for Platfora as global head of Field Services and Customer Success.

Christine Maxey

VP of Customer Success

Christine is passionate about customers and their success. Prior to Tackle, Christine built out and led the LeanData solutions consulting team servicing over 400 software customers using a combination of notable business expertise and a unique client perspective.

Don Addington

VP of Sales

Don has spent the past 20 years helping individuals and organizations adapt to massive changes in the IT industry - most recently having led the sales teams responsible for Digital Transformation at Pivotal. At Tackle, Don and team will be helping software companies transform the way they sell.

Eric Landon

VP of Finance and Operations

Eric brings to Tackle a wealth of experience in finance and business operations he will use to help the company scale. Most recently, Eric oversaw field operations for Pivotal as it grew its annual revenues from $10m to over $650m.

Stefan Theard

Software Engineer

Stefan is a passionate, full stack programmer who brings a wealth of experience to Tackle's engineering team. Prior to joining Tackle, Stefan built and maintained mission critical systems that supported quantitative trading across global financial markets.

World Class Advisors

Leo Spiegel

Strategic Advisor

Leo serves as a Board member, advisor, and mentor to the Tackle team. He has been involved in over 50 startups including over 25 exits. Most recently, he retired from Pivotal, having been part of the original six person team that formed the company. While at Pivotal he lead Strategy and Corporate Development.

Mike Asher

Strategic Advisor, CFO at Neo4j

Currently the CFO at Neo4j, Mike has lead several startups through successful acquisitions, including Platfora and Greenplum. He uses his experience to assist Tackle with fund raising and financial strategy.

Scott Mellegaard

Business Advisor

Scott Mellegaard has over 20 years experience in multiple areas of technology including data center operations, a value-added reseller, strategy director for an AWS consulting partner, and recently the Cloud Go-to-Market Director for global ISV.
Our virtual headquarters are located in Boise, Idaho, but we're a fully remote team spread across the country. We currently have team members working out of Palo Alto, Boise, Houston, Buffalo, and Boston.
Located in the historic Perrault Fritchman building
104 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID