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Bryan Leach

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of our Board of Directors

Bryan Leach is the Founder and CEO of Ibotta (NYSE: IBTA), a leading performance marketing platform that allows CPG brands to deliver digital promotions to over 200 million consumers through a network of publishers called the Ibotta Performance Network (IPN). Under his leadership, Ibotta pioneered a pay-per-sale model that allows brand marketers to gain market share cost effectively, only paying when their campaigns lead directly to sales.

After founding Ibotta in 2012, Bryan took the company public in 2024 in what was the largest tech IPO in Colorado history. Bryan is a frequent commentator on loyalty and rewards, digital media, and the role of AI in pricing and promotions. He has been recognized as a Top 10 CEO in the United States (small/medium size businesses) by, CEO of the Year by ColoradoBiz magazine, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region.

Prior to Ibotta, Bryan was a partner at Bartlit Beck LLP and served as a law clerk to former US Supreme Court Justice David Souter. As a lawyer, he specialized in international arbitration and dispute resolution, and handled trials and arbitrations in London, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco. Bryan is a graduate of Harvard, Oxford (Marshall Scholar), and Yale Law School. He resides in Denver with his wife and two teenage daughters, and has climbed to the summit of Colorado’s 58 tallest mountains.

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Sunit Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Patel has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2021. Prior to Ibotta, Mr. Patel was Executive Vice President, Merger and Integration at T-Mobile, a telecommunications company, from October 2018 to April 2020. Mr. Patel previously worked at Level 3 Communications Inc., a telecommunications company (which was acquired by CenturyLink, Inc., a telecommunications company) from March 2003 until October 2017 as Chief Financial Officer, and as Chief Financial Officer of CenturyLink, Inc. from October 2017 to October 2018. Since January 2024, Mr. Patel has served on the board of directors of Crown Castle Inc., a real estate investment trust and provider of shared communications infrastructure. Mr. Patel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Rice University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Luke Swanson

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Swanson has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2013 and is a member of our founding team. He was previously our Vice President of Engineering from April 2012 to January 2013. Previously, Mr. Swanson was Vice President of Engineering at Photobucket Corp., an image and video hosting website from December 2009 to April 2012. Mr. Swanson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Marisa Daspit

Chief People Officer

Ms. Daspit has served as our Chief People Officer since December 2021. Previously, she served as our Senior Vice President of People from July 2020 to December 2021, our Head of People from July 2019 to July 2020, and our Director of Talent Management from December 2018 to July 2019. Ms. Daspit served as a Founding Member of CPOHQ, a platform for Chief People Officers to learn from each other from June 2020 to December 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Daspit served as Director Organizational Effectiveness at Welltok, Inc., a healthcare consumer activation platform from September 2017 to December 2018. Ms. Daspit holds a Master of Arts, Instructional Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado Denver.

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Richard Donahue

Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Donahue has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since January 2021. Previously, he served as our Senior Vice President of Marketing from December 2015 to January 2021, our Vice President of Marketing from August 2014 to December 2015, our Director of Marketing from April 2014 to August 2014, and our Director of Sales from May 2013 to March 2014. Prior to joining Ibotta, Mr. Donahue worked in brand marketing at Kraft Heinz Co. from August 2010 to May 2013. Mr. Donahue holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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David T. Shapiro

Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Shapiro has served as our Chief Legal Officer since March 2024. Prior to joining Ibotta, Mr. Shapiro served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Vail Resorts, Inc., a mountain resort company, from July 2015 to February 2024. Mr. Shapiro previously served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for DaVita Inc., a provider of dialysis services and integrated health care management services, as Chief Special Counsel from 2012 to 2013, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer from 2008 to 2012. From 2003 to 2007, he served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Frauds Section in Washington, D.C. and, prior to that, in private practice at law firms in Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Shapiro currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for Colorado Academy, and is Chair of the Risk Committee. He has previously served on other private and non-profit boards, including the Children's Hospital Colorado, the Denver Public School Foundation, and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Shapiro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Trinity College and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

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Amir El Tabib

Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. El Tabib has served as our Chief Business Development Officer since December 2022. Previously, he served as our Senior Vice President of Business Development from December 2020 to December 2022, our Vice President of Business Development from January 2020 until December 2020, our Senior Director, Retail Partnerships from July 2017 to January 2020, our Director, Retail Partnerships from January 2017 to July 2017, and our Account Executive, Retail Partnerships from February 2016 until December 2016. Mr. El Tabib holds Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Chris Jensen

Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Jensen has served as our Chief Revenue Officer since December 2022. Previously, he served as our Executive Vice President of Revenue from August 2021 to December 2022, our Senior Vice President of Partnerships + Business Development from July 2018 to August 2021, and our Vice President of Partnerships from October 2016 to July 2018. Mr. Jensen was also the Founder and CEO of Givella, LLC, a mobile fundraising and marketing platform from 2014 until 2019, and a Global Marketer at Whole Foods Market, Inc. from 2008 to 2015. Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.