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Godard Abel

Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Entrepreneur building

San Francisco Bay Area

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Co-founder & Executive Chairman

April 2014 to April 2018

San Francisco Bay Area


Co-founder & CEO

July 2012 to April 2014


SVP & GM SteelBrick

February 2016 to May 2017

San Francisco, CA

Godard Abel's Education

Sewickley Academy

1980 to 1989

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

MBA, Business Administration and Management, General

1997 to 1999

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MS, Engineering

1993 to 1994

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Co-founder & Executive Chairman @ G2 From April 2014 to April 2018 (4 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaCo-founder & CEO @ G2 From July 2012 to April 2014 (1 year 10 months) SVP & GM SteelBrick @ Salesforce After Salesforce acquired SteelBrick, I ran SteelBrick as a business unit of Salesforce. We integrated beautifully into the Ohana to become one of Salesforce's fastest growing and most successful acquisitions, as well as the global market leader in CPQ! From February 2016 to May 2017 (1 year 4 months) San Francisco, CACEO @ SteelBrick Next generation Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) and Quote-to-Cash (QTC) software delivered on the Salesforce Lightning platform. We grew SteelBrick global team from 5 to 200 employees and increased bookings by 37x in 7 quarters, while raising $78M in venture capital from IVP, Emergence, Shasta and Salesforce Ventures. Salesforce acquired SteelBrick on 2/1/16 and we became Salesforce CPQ and Salesforce Quote-to-Cash (QTC). From January 2014 to January 2016 (2 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaCo-founder & CEO @ BigMachines Built the business from scratch to $50M+ revenue run rate while generating positive cash flow. Built talented team of 300+ people in US, UK, Germany, India, Singapore, Australia, and Japan. Led to market leadership in SaaS CPQ and premier partnerships with Salesforce and Oracle. From January 2000 to July 2011 (11 years 7 months) Greater Chicago AreaGeneral Manager @ Niku (acquired by CA) General manager for iNiku SaaS app for professional service automation.Prior CFO for Alyanza a time & expense software start-up we sold to Niku in 1998. Niku IPO'd in 2000 raising $200M. CA acquired Niku in '05 for $350M. Became CA's Clarity PPM. From March 1998 to January 2000 (1 year 11 months) San Francisco Bay AreaSenior Advisor to Board @ Oracle Oracle acquired BigMachines which became the Oracle CPQ Cloud. Advised BigMachines board after recapitalizing BigMachines with the sale of a majority stake to Vista Equity and JMI Equity which provided partial liquidity to shareholders in 2011 and led to a subsequent full sale to Oracle in 2013 for $400M+. From August 2011 to July 2012 (1 year) Greater Chicago AreaCo-founder & CEO @ G2 (formerly G2 Crowd) is making B2B tech buying easy by connecting buyers to vendors based on authentic customer reviews and real-time ratings of business software and services.G2 has the become leading B2B tech review platform with over 1 million trusted reviews read by over five million tech buyers every month. $100M invested by IVP, Accel Partners, LinkedIn, Emergence Capital, Pritzker Group, Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Ventures, industry leaders, and founders. San Francisco Bay AreaExecutive Chairman @ ThreeKit ThreeKit is building a visual selling platform to helps brands increase conversion rates and reduce returns by creating and managing beautiful 2D, 3D and AR assets. ThreeKit extends leading eCommerce and CRM/CPQ solutions by adding amazing immersive commerce and visual configuration capabilities that users want to reach out and touch.Threekit has raised $30M in funding to fuel its global growth from Shasta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and industry leaders including former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Steve Young and serial entrepreneur Godard Abel. Greater Chicago AreaBusiness Analyst & Associate @ McKinsey & Company Consulted on business strategy and operations to global corporations in US and Germany. From September 1994 to August 1997 (3 years) Cleveland, Chicago, and Munich

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