Krishna, as the CEO and co-founder, has been setting the vision and direction for the company. Prior to founding MindTickle, Krishna most recently was the Director of Product Management at PubMatic. Addtionally, Krishna has also worked with leading companies and startups, including Microsoft, Tejas Networks and Infinera. Knowing MindTickle’s customers are successful and satisfied is one of his greatest joys.
Deepak is a co-founder of MindTickle, responsible for technology and operations at MindTickle. He sets the technological direction for the business and ensures its services are secure and reliable. He also oversees operations and works with the global team to achieve MindTickle’s goals. Prior MindTickle, Deepak spent the early years of his career as a software engineer at PubMatic.
Nishant is a co-founder and product strategy lead at MindTickle. He is a highly accomplished user-experience and design expert. While he has deep expertise in UI and UX design, he’s passionate about usability and providing the highest quality user experience possible to MindTickle’s customers. Nishant has spent the early years of his career at PubMatic and D.E. Shaw & Co.
As Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Santelices leads the world-class, global sales and sales operations teams that are driving exponential growth at MindTickle. Jeff brings more than 20 years of experience in building customer-focused organizations that increase revenue, deliver on customer promises, and build brand value. Prior to MindTickle, Jeff was Chief Strategy & Delivery Officer at Apttus, where he was responsible for managing a team of more than 800 resources responsible for global Strategic Sales, Professional Services, Support, Training and Customer Success. Before Apttus, Jeff served in many executive sales leadership roles including Webroot, TrackVia, Hyperic, and Corio. Jeff has also held management roles at Oracle and A.T. Kearney. Jeff earned an MBA and Bachelors of Arts degree from Northwestern University.
As the Sr. Vice President of Strategy and GTM, Gopkiran Rao is driving the next growth stage at MindTickle by developing and executing the Company’s thought leadership and market development programs for F500, mid-market and SMB companies alike. Gopkiran brings 18+ years of experience developing products and got to market strategies for limitless vertical solutions. Prior to joining MindTickle, Gopkiran was the Senior Vice President of Products and Industries and also Vice President of Vertical Markets at Apttus. Prior to that, he worked Model N as a Senior Director of Strategic Markets and Industry Marketing. Gopkiran is an industry expert in technology, medical technology, communications, media and entertainment, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and biotech and more.
Dhruv Markandey is the VP of Customer Success at MindTickle. Having deep insight into opportunities and challenges across each stage of the sales process, Dhruv plays a valuable role in growing the company and MindTickle’s customer base. Prior to MindTickle, Dhruv was a business analyst at HSBC, where he designed online retail and business banking solutions. Having helped set up sales enablement at several fast growing companies, Dhruv brings unique insights into what it takes in order to make sales teams effective.
Paulette Greene is the VP of Professional Services at MindTickle. She is an entrepreneurial executive with deep sales enablement, customer success, and SaaS deployment experience, known for building relationships and driving customer value. Paulette has over 25 years of experience in sales enablement and enablement technology. She has built and scaled high-quality enablement and customer success organizations, while leveraging her experience rolling out enablement programs and technology worldwide for a $4.5B corp. Prior to MindTickle, Paulette served as the Chief Customer Officer at Qstream and SVP of Global Services at Validity Group.
Richie Khandelwal is the VP of Business Operations and Finance at MindTickle. Richie brings with him a well-rounded experience of growth leadership in his startup (Price Labs, Inc.) as well as consulting large enterprises on Business and Operations strategy as part of Bain & Co. Richie has also held various leadership roles at Shell across Asia, Europe and North America in projects and refining organizations. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS from IIT Madras.
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