Previously

Group Product Manager, Google,
Head of International Growth, Uber

Company

Pipedrive is the market leading provider of CRM solutions to the SMB space, who have raised over $90m from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Atomico and Insight Venture Partners.

Search Background

Erevena was retained to find a Chief Product Officer to augment the founding team and help continue to drive Pipedrive’s impressive triple-digit growth.

Requirements

The successful candidate needed to have experience of scaling an already successful product team. The team was geographically dispersed and covered Product and Design, amounting to circa 30 people. The business needed modern, scalable product management principles instilled with greater coordination with Marketing and Sales.

Result

After an extensive search, Erevena successfully secured Vinay Ramani. Vinay has an established track record of rapidly scaling international teams from his time at Uber where he lead International Growth as they entered into new territories. He built his product and Engineering team to over 300 people across San Francisco, Amsterdam and Bangalore and helped shape Uber’s sale of their Chinese business to Didi Chuxing for $7B.  He previously spent time with Adobe and, more recently, Google, where he was Head of Product, Search Growth in their Mountain View HQ. Vinay relocated to London to continue to build the local product function for Pipedrive.

Timo Rein

Founder and CEO, Pipedrive

We are excited about welcoming Vinay to the Pipedrive team as we look to drive the next phase of our growth journey. Erevena helped us hire an outstanding candidate and showed great tenacity in their pursuit of fulfilling a demanding brief.

Our expert

Grant Hayward, Partner

Specialisms: Product, B2B SaaS, Bottoms Up SaaS, FinTech

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