July 20, 2017

Empowering Growth in the Mobile Era

  • Sameer Patel
  • CEO, Kahuna

Join us for a conversation with Kahuna CEO, Sameer Patel.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Babson San Francisco
135 Main Street
San Francisco, CA


Sameer Patel is the CEO of Kahuna, a cross-channel marketing automation company. Sameer joined Kahuna in August 2016, tasked with leading the company’s next phase of growth.

Kahuna is a pioneer in communication automation, dedicated to empowering businesses to grow and thrive in the mobile era. Founded in 2011, the company enables a new level of authentic engagement between brands and their customers wherever they are — the web, email, mobile, social channels — through personalized communication at scale. Powered by big data and machine learning, Kahuna helps create delightful experiences for customers of brands like Yelp, Yahoo!, GoPro, Dollar Shave Club and more. This year, Kahuna was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Best Places To Work.

Prior to Kahuna, Sameer was GM/SVP at SAP/SuccessFactors where he led the team responsible for making SAP a leading provider of customer and employee collaboration solutions, serving over 35 million subscribers. Prior to SAP, Sameer worked consulting and systems integrator business. He has keynoted over 50 industry and venture capital/private equity events and has been quoted in publications like The New York Times, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and HBR. Sameer received his Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics from Babson College and his Master’s in MIS from Boston University. He enjoys writing about leadership and high-performing enterprises on his blog, Pretzel Logic.

Fun Fact: Sameer has worked in seven countries, was a nationally-ranked squash player, and has swam 3 open water races. His current passion is subjecting his family to his (mis)adventures in the culinary arts.

Join a conversation with Sameer and THRIVE on navigating change in a rapidly evolving industry.