IN addition to writing, Rip currently serves as Chief Marketing and Chief Innovation Officer at Vlocity, a Forbes Cloud 100 company and strategic Salesforce ISV delivering industry-specific cloud and mobile software with embedded digital, omnichannel processes. Vlocity, Salesforce's largest and fastest growing industry partner, delivers award-winning industry cloud software for the communications & media, energy & utilities, insurance & financial services, health, non-profit and government industries. I currently lead all Vlocity go-to-market activities, alliances, innovation teams, brand strategy and channels, and serve as executive sponsor on the company's largest accounts, the APAC region and Vlocity's CEO advisory boards.
As a CEO, Board Member and Senior Executive specializing in Enterprise Saas, CRM, Digital and Mobile, I bring a track record of success and expertise in driving business results and shareholder value. I excel at orchestrating rapid business turnarounds, developing innovative products, driving rapid growth, and implementing winning sales programs that revitalize businesses, transform companies and redefine markets. Beyond expertise, I understand how to effectively engage today's top business leaders to secure strategic alliances, raise public and private captial, negotiate large-scale deals and drive new business acquisition.
As a founder, CEO and executive leader I have raised over $500M in venture and public funding, returning an aggregate 8x on invested capital, and have served in CEO, GM, Board Director and CXO roles for several VC and seed-to-IPO companies, in addition to founder.
I hold an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. I am a best-selling author, a founding board member of Aratana Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PETX) and serve on the board of Copado, Salesforce's #1 releaseware partner.