Josh Orum is an operating partner and startup founder, CEO, and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working with B2B software and technology companies including Google, Cloudera, and Intel. He brings expertise in marketing, sales, and product design to our portfolio companies, where he has built product and marketing teams, and helped implement sophisticated marketing campaigns encompassing thought leadership and lead generation programs. Additionally, Josh works with portfolio companies’ product managers to ensure alignment of marketing strategies and product roadmaps and with engineering teams to optimize user experience.

Prior to joining Spotlight, Josh was CEO of Loud Dog, a San Francisco-based professional services firm focused on building emotional connections between B2B technology companies and their customers through marketing, product design, and customer success processes; and founded Surparts, an B2B internet marketplace for surplus manufacturing components.

Josh graduated from Claremont McKenna College, where he earned a BA degree in Government and History. In his free time, he enjoys the great outdoors – hiking, climbing, and skiing – and trying to get his kids to enjoy it as well.