Join OpenView’s Khira Gabliani, Kaitlyn Henry, and Casey Renner for honest conversations with the female leaders at PagerDuty, Microsoft, Puppet, and more. They’ve led teams through IPOs and built product led growth companies that change the way we work. Now, they’re sharing their wisdom with you. If you’re ready, let’s start BUILDing To Boss.
Julie Herendeen (PagerDuty): Measuring Success As A Marketer
On the final miniseries episode of BUILDing To Boss, PagerDuty CMO Julie Herendeen reveals how she thinks about the role of marketing at a tech company. Find out how the company has changed since she joined PagerDuty and they became a public company, advice she gives to other marketers, and whether she’d recommend getting an MBA. Plus, hear what she thinks the next 5 years will look like for product-led growth companies.
Jeanne DeWitt Grosser (Stripe): Building Your Sales Organization
Jeanne DeWitt Grosser was hired to scale the sales team at Stripe, which meant that she had to become smarter about customer segmentation. Throughout her career, Jeanne’s relied on strong partnership with the data science organization. In this episode of BUILDing To Boss, we unpack how Stripe leveraged product-led growth to scale a sales org with a repeatable process. Plus, hear what Jeanne has to say about revolutionizing the idea of personalization in sales outreach. Hint: it’s more than just personalization tokens in mass emails.
Rashida Hodge (Microsoft): Delivering AI Solutions
Rashida Hodge works at the intersection of AI and customer success. During her 18 years at IBM, she led teams in strategic partnerships, product management, go-to-market, and business operations. She now heads up the customer success Azure data and AI team at Microsoft. In this episode, Rashida’s giving advice to AI’s future leaders, talking about representation in tech, and sharing her predictions for the future of AI.
Andrea Swaney (Cyral): Go-to-Market Leadership from Start to Scale
Take it from Andrea: go-to-market strategies are not one size fits all. But, no matter where you are in your go-to-market strategy, learning how to prioritize your time is always one of the biggest challenges. Find out how she decides which ones Cyral should focus on and which to leave behind. Plus, learn the nuances of selling to a security audience and how to position your product and messaging to really build trust.
Trier Bryant (Just Work): Implementing Your DEI Framework
Tech companies love a good framework, and there seems to be frameworks abound for every aspect of company building except diversity, equity, and inclusion. Enter Just Work, a book from Radical Candor’s Kim Scott. Kim is launching a company with the same name led by Trier Bryant. It’s all about recognizing, attacking, and eliminating workplace injustices. In this episode, she draws on her experiences leading DEI efforts in The United States Air Force, Goldman Sachs, Twitter, and beyond to share tangible steps the tech ecosystem can take to improve DEI.
Anne DelSanto (Board Director): Building Cross-Functional Sales Teams
Anne DelSanto has seen it all. She’s currently an independent board member for five public and private companies in the tech space: Axonius, Traction on Demand, Juniper Networks, New Relic, Inc., and Advanced Energy. Before, she led cross-functional teams at IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce. She knows what it takes to build deeper employee engagement and how vital it is for a company’s success. Today she’s sharing these tips as well as the key areas product-led growth founders need to focus if they want to succeed.