Ram Sarabu is a TechCXO Partner in the Product & Technology Group. He serves as a Chief Product Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information/Security Officer, or Strategic Adviser to high growth Tech firms.
Ram is a seasoned technology executive with 20+ years of experience in Product innovations, Product Strategy, Product Roadmaps, IT Applications, Business Systems and Resource Management for enterprise and consumer SaaS businesses.
Ram is currently advising a B2B/B2C social networking technology firm in food & beverage industry; a B2B/B2C healthcare technology firm; a B2B/B2C technology firm in the hospitality industry; and a cybersecurity-focused, military-grade client.
During his distinguished career, Ram has held the following positions:
Chief Technology Officer, Davisware LLC – For this PE-managed enterprise SaaS company focused on SMEs in the ERP and Field Service space, Ram held full CTO/CIO/CPO responsibilities overseeing a distributed team of 150 across offices in the US and India. He modernized application and infrastructure services from the legacy technology stack to Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS Services. He also increased availability of hosting service to 99.99% by migrating production customer workloads from a Colo datacenter to Microsoft Azure. In addition, Ram launched modern agile tools, established clear processes, set a clear direction aligned with strategic goals, established data driven KPIs. He also acted as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and automated tracking and mitigation of data & network security vulnerabilities.
VP of Product Development, SAP Labs LLC – Ram acted as a divisional CTO for SAP ERP workforce management and field service applications with an annual budget of $8M and 40 Engineering staff. Under his leadership the team delivered Gartner ranked, best-in-class, industry leading workforce management and field service solutions by recruiting and retaining a world-class, high-performance team of globally distributed engineers. Ram accelerated growth of SaaS revenue from USD $10M ARR to over $80M ARR in less than 5 years by modernizing application architecture using technologies such as Cloud, Mobile, Location Services, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Analytics.
VP of Product Development, Syclo LLC – For this mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) and software provider, Ram helped drive $25M ARR by scaling product development team from 10 to 20 engineers and rapidly shipping innovations in workforce management and field service for SAP and IBM enterprise customers. The company was acquired by SAP Labs.
In addition, Ram has held development, leadership and product development and management positions with the Tribune Company, Open Kernel Labs and Motorola.
Ram received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications from JNTU Hyderabad, his Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
When Ram is not working with clients, he enjoys the great outdoors and long-distance running, though not necessarily simultaneously.