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Ram Sarabu

Partner - Product & Technology; Interim & Fractional CTO, CiSO



  • Product & Technology


  • CIO
  • CiSO
  • CPO
  • CTO


  • Chicago / Great Lakes

Ram Sarabu

Partner - Product & Technology; Interim & Fractional CTO, CiSO

Ram Sarabu is a Partner in the Product & Technology Group at TechCXO. He leverages his extensive industry knowledge in serving as a Chief Product Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information/Security Officer, or as a Strategic Adviser to high-growth technology companies. 

With over two decades of leadership experience, Ram has honed his proficiency in diverse areas, including product innovation and strategy, IT applications, business systems, and resource management. He has a particular focus on enterprise and consumer SaaS businesses across various industries.

At TechCXO, Ram has advised a number of SaaS firms in Healthcare, FinTech, Food and Beverages, and Manufacturing industries.

Prior to TechCXO, Ram held multiple key leadership roles over the course of his career:

At Davisware LLC, a private equity-managed SaaS company catering to ERP and field service needs of SMEs, Ram assumed the comprehensive responsibilities of a CTO/CIO/CPO. He spearheaded a team of 150 people distributed across the US and India, modernized application and infrastructure services transitioning from the legacy technology stack to Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS Services, and boosted hosting service availability to an impressive 99.99%. His tenure at Davisware also included the implementation of modern agile tools, setting up clear processes, formulating data-driven KPIs, and acting as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

At SAP Labs LLC, as the VP of Product Development, Ram functioned as a divisional CTO for SAP ERP workforce management and field service applications. He led a team of 40 engineers with an annual budget of $8M. His leadership saw the delivery of industry-leading workforce management and field service solutions, with a meteoric growth in SaaS revenue from $10M ARR to over $80M ARR in under five years.

At Syclo LLC, Ram served as the VP of Product Development. He was instrumental in achieving $25M ARR by doubling the product development team size and expediting innovations in workforce management and field service for SAP and IBM enterprise customers. 

Ram has also demonstrated his leadership and product development expertise during his tenures with Tribune Company, Open Kernel Labs, and Motorola.

Ram holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications from JNTU Hyderabad.

Ram is a Gartner Community Ambassador and a recipient of the Outstanding Technology Leadership award at the Internet 2.0 Conference.

In his leisure time, Ram is an ardent admirer of the great outdoors and enjoys long-distance running.


Client Testimonials

We at HealtheMed have had the good fortune to have been introduced to the stellar team at TechCXO. Starting with their fractional CFO services and then moving over to their technology execs as fractional CIO/CTO. Ram Sarabu has been a real blessing to us bringing clarity of thinking, broad strategic technology guidance coming from a diverse experience in a range of industries and company sizes. We found him to be a perfect fit at the right time. As a fast-paced, growing, VC backed healthcare startup we never would have been able to find someone of Ram’s caliber very easily on our own nor have been able to attract him to work with us had it not been for the TechCXO model. His leadership of our platform development and technology/product roadmap delivered this large project on time and under budget. Neither were a small feat. I would highly recommend Ram to any organization needing clear vision and strategic direction with the knowledge and experience of managing a global development and product teams.

-Ron Mandelbaum, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, HealtheMed, Inc, a Telehealth startup for Medicaid patients


As a fractional CTO, Ram played an integral role in the growth of our tech startup. At the outset of our relationship, he was able to quickly identify and articulate strategy and implementation errors created by our initial platform developer, and helped to quickly guide us towards a solution to avoid long-term, irreparable damage to our business. His expertise also provided the credibility needed as we successfully raised early-stage capital. We hope to have an opportunity to work with Ram again on future projects and strongly recommend him as a thought leader and influential executive for early stage companies like ours.

-Eric Simon, CEO and Co-Founder, Feed U, a food e-commerce company


Ram is exceptional at the intersection of technology, product, and strategy. His coach/player style sets everyone up for success, from the business to the technology team and from the individual contributor to the Executive.

Ram’s genius up-levels all businesses and working models, regardless of the location, maturity or size. He was a linchpin player in delivering a multi-million dollar project from discovery to development, bringing it in on time, on budget, and in scope. The best part is Ram is kind, fun, and great to work with. He will always be my first call when I need a fractional CTO.

-Katherine Thorp, VP of Product and Development, HealtheMed, Inc, a Telehealth startup for Medicaid patients


I have been fortunate to work with Ram for the past 2 yrs. As HealtheMed’s fractional CTO Ram supported the design and development of our own technology platform which was delivered on time and under budget. We have also worked together building our on and offshore technical teams which he manages. A great leader that I have had the pleasure to work with. One of his greatest gifts is his ability to take complex topics and communicate them to either technical colleagues or leadership in a way that allows everyone to work together. This is very rare in my 35 years working in technology. If looking for a fractional CTO there is not another person I would call. Ram delivers every time. His knowledge and ability make him a great fit in any organization.

-Steve Pontius, CEO, HealtheMed, Inc, a Telehealth startup for Medicaid patients


“Having Ram as a top technical leader / liaison on my team created the solidarity and consistency that I needed to drive my business forward. He is an intelligent and thoughtful technical leader.”

-Scott Fielder, CEO of Trifin Labs, a healthcare technology company


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