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Smartsheet Names Katie Rooney to Board of Directors

Experienced global CFO adds depth in financial strategy and operating excellence to Smartsheet board

Smartsheet Inc., the enterprise work management platform, today announced the appointment of Katie Rooney to its board of directors. Rooney, Global Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Alight with over 22 years’ experience in finance and capital markets, brings a depth and breadth of operating experience and excellence to Smartsheet.

“Katie combines deep financial expertise with diverse industry and sector knowledge,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “Her experience in corporate strategy and market positioning will serve us well as we expand our enterprise-grade work management platform to organizations of all sizes, globally.”

Rooney’s appointment comes as Smartsheet is entering its next phase of growth after recently becoming the first company in the Collaborative Work Management industry to reach $1 billion in annualized recurring revenue.

“I have seen the power of customer-driven solutions in driving positive business outcomes and creating real, meaningful change,” said Rooney. “I’m looking forward to helping Smartsheet seize the massive opportunity ahead of it as the company sets its sights on global enterprise expansion.”

Coinciding with Rooney’s appointment, Brent Frei and Elena Gomez will be retiring from the Smartsheet board of directors effective June 18, 2024. As co-founder of Smartsheet, Frei played a core role in the inception and pre-IPO growth of the company. Gomez joined the Smartsheet board in advance of its IPO, and in her over six years of service on the board’s audit committee, five years as committee chair, her critical guidance and insight have helped shape the company’s growth strategy.

“Smartsheet wouldn’t have come into existence without Brent. Since transitioning from an operating role at the company in 2016, he has served as a valuable member of our board. His experience and thoughtful insights have helped influence the company we are today,” said Mader. “On behalf of the board of directors, I thank Brent for his vision and many years of service and commitment to Smartsheet.”

“We thank Elena for her service and longstanding commitment to the company,” said Mader. “We greatly appreciate the leadership, insight, and expertise that Elena has provided over the past six years, all of which have been crucial to our growth and momentum.”