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Sanjeev Somani

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Building a Customer Growth Platform for B2B Companies. Looking for Engg/Product/Data Science Cofounders. Formerly @ Salesforce, @McKinsey.

Building a Customer Growth Platform for B2B Companies. Looking for Engg/Product/Data Science Cofounders. Formerly @ Salesforce, @McKinsey.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In


Galvanize Inc

Side Projects

Founder - RADAR: Salesforce's Pr
C-Founder: Salesforce's HR & Emp


Mentor Galvanize Inc April 2016 - present
Senior Director, Go-to-Market Strategy and Operations Salesforce February 2015 - present
Director, Sales Strategy & Operations January 2012 - January 2015
Consultant McKinsey & Company September 2008 - December 2011
Summer Associate Baring Private Equity Partners India May 2007 - July 2007
Director - Product Management Isango! 2005 - 2006
Head - Product Management and Customer Experience ebookers (part of Orbitz Worldwide) 2003 - 2005
Manager, Program Management Sapient 2000 - 2002
Sales Specialist IBM Global Services 1996 - 2000


University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Entrepreneurial Management, Finance 2006 - 2008
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Computer Science and Technology 1992 - 1996
Apeejay School

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • CTO
  • • Data Science
  • • E-Learning
  • • Entrepreneurship
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Account Based Marketing (ABM)
  • • Predictive Sales and Marketing.

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

CRM • Enterprise software • Product management • B2B sales • Go to market strategy • Analytics • Business Strategy • Cloud Computing

Key Accomplishments

* Launched Salesforce's Predictive Analytics based Customer Segmentation and Cross-sell/ Upsell Program (RADAR)

* COO of Salesforce's PaaS business; helped grow it from $300M to $1B in 4 years

* High-Tech Strategy @ McKinsey - due diligence, growth strategy, GTM, Sales Excellence, Operations

* Launched 3 online travel sites in Europe:,,

* Founding Member of IBM's e-business division in India; carried Sales quota

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Mandar Parikh
They're my friends  •  Independent Consultant, Product Management & Corporate Strategy Consulting Services and Senior Director, Product Management, Zuora.
Great background, super helpful, detail oriented and deeply passionate individual.
Paul Cross
We worked together  •  SVP AMER/APAC Cloud Sales, Salesforce. Previously Vice President, Solution Architecture (Pre-Sales), MongoDB, Inc..
Deep skills in both sales strategy and go to market strategy. Can think both big picture and details. Highly collaborative and good to work ... with . Great business partner
Natalie Johnson
We worked together  •  Senior Director, Integrated Marketing Campaigns, Salesforce and Director, Integrated Marketing of the Salesforce Platform, Salesforce.
Analytical, strategic and is able to lead and execute larger projects across larger teams.
Binoy Gosalia
We worked together  •  Regional Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategic Growth Initiatives, Salesforce.
Sanjeev is an Out of the box thinker and a phenomenal asset to any team. He is a visionary and especially great at seeing the forest through ... the trees. Amazing ability to make data oriented decisions that are truly action oriented and drive Growth
Joy Banerjee
We worked together  •  Director, Woodapple. Previously Project Head, Copper Beech (UK) Ltd.
For starters, he hates status-quo. He questions everything, and has enough intellectual resources to deal with very complex problems. His ... education - engineering and management - help him deal with both sides of the coin. He's worked in india, the UK and the US. I think that gives him a fairly rounded experience of these markets. And given his field of work, what could be better? My personal experience of working with him as advisors to a pan-european startup and also an e-commerce travel giant - he's not easily satisfied. He is less about meeting deadlines and a lot more about finding the 'right' solution. Working with him can be physically draining but intellectually stimulating!

Markus Anderle
We worked together  •  Senior Data Scientist, Domo, Inc.. Previously Lead Data Scientist, Director of Customer Intelligence, Salesforce. Colorado State grad.
Sanjeev has the rare combination of applying strategic thinking to tactical tasks. He understands how to leverage analytics & data science i ... n the context of growing a business with existing resources in sales and marketing. We is the well rounded, experienced and passionate individual you want as an advisor.