Mr. Svane co-founded Zendesk and has served as Chief Executive Officer since August 2007 and as a member of the board of directors since August 2007. He was appointed Chair of board of directors in January 2014. Prior to founding Zendesk, Mr. Svane founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Caput A/S, a software company, and served as a technology consultant. Mr. Svane holds an A.P. in marketing management from Arhus Kobmandsskole.