Board of Directors

DJ Paoni

Chief Executive Officer, Certinia

DJ Paoni is an internationally known technology industry leader. In October 2023, DJ became CEO of Certinia to lead the Company’s mission to help organizations connect their front and back office with the leading customer-centric business suite on the Salesforce platform. Certinia, formerly FinancialForce, delivers a Services-as-a-Business platform that powers and connects all aspects of services operations, from services estimation and delivery to customer success management and financial planning and accounting.

Before joining Certinia, DJ served as President of SAP North America where he was responsible for driving strategy, profitability, and customer success in the US and Canada, overseeing more than 25,000 employees and 200,000 customer relationships. Prior to that, he held several positions at SAP, including Managing Director and Senior Vice President Midwest, General Manager and Senior Vice President North America Strategic Customers, and Regional Vice President of Sales.

DJ graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.