SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucidchart, the company driving innovation and collaboration through visual communication, today announced two hires to its executive team: Cara Frisbie as vice president and general counsel and Elliot Smith as senior vice president of finance. These appointments position Lucidchart for continued success as it drives rapid adoption of its visual productivity platform, which is used by over 15 million people in more than 180 countries.
A corporate governance and transactional lawyer, Frisbie will oversee all legal matters. Prior to joining Lucidchart, she represented Silicon Valley venture investors and startups from inception to exit at Am Law 100 firms. Additionally, Frisbie spent several years focused on international capital market transactions while living in Singapore and Sydney and served as the chief operating officer of a private company in the environmental trading space. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a bachelor's degree from Rice University and a master's degree from the University of Sydney.
"Cara brings extensive legal and corporate governance expertise to Lucidchart," said Karl Sun, co-founder and CEO of Lucidchart. "She is a proven executive with a remarkable depth and breadth of leadership and international experience who will be instrumental in supporting our growing global business."
Bringing nearly two decades of finance, operations and strategy experience, Smith will lead Lucidchart's finance function. Smith previously served as chief financial officer at InsideSales.com, leading all finance functions at the SaaS sales acceleration technology company. Prior to InsideSales.com, he led finance and operations for Ancestry's fast-growing business unit, AncestryDNA, a recognized leader in consumer DNA testing. Smith holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Yale University.
"Elliot is the perfect addition to our executive team during this time of rapid growth," said Sun. "He is an experienced and respected financial leader with an established track record in growing technology companies, and we couldn't be more excited to have him guide Lucidchart's financial strategy."
Lucidchart is the essential visual productivity platform that helps anyone understand and share ideas, information, and processes with clarity. With this intuitive, cloud-based solution, everyone can work visually and collaborate in real time while building flowcharts, mockups, UML diagrams, and more. Lucidchart is utilized in over 180 countries by more than 15 million users, from sales managers mapping out target organizations to IT directors visualizing their network infrastructure. Ninety-six percent of the Fortune 500 use Lucidchart, and customers include Google, GE, NBC Universal and Johnson & Johnson. Since the Utah-based company's founding in 2010, it has received numerous awards for its product, business and workplace culture. For more information, visit lucidchart.com.