Board of Directors
Ragy Thomas, CEO + Founder
Ragy is a prescient technology voice and visionary, who has played an instrumental role in the evolution of two business critical channels for the enterprise – email and social. He founded Sprinklr in 2009 with the belief that brand leaders who intend to be relevant and thrive must go beyond just ‘doing social’ to being social, at scale. Sprinklr, the industry’s only native social relationship infrastructure, was designed to power the conversation economy through brands that build real, human relationships with people.
Ragy also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Kenscio, a leading digital marketing services company he founded, focused on the Asian market. Prior to founding Sprinklr and Kenscio, he was president of the Interactive Services Group at Epsilon (formerly known as Epsilon Interactive), a division of the world’s largest marketing services company. During his tenure as president, Ragy led his division of Epsilon through rapid growth to approximately $100 million in annual sales worldwide and 600 associates in 23 offices spread across 11 countries. His prior start-up experiences include email marketing companies Advaya and Bigfoot Interactive, where he was the Chief Technology Officer. Advaya was sold to Bigfoot Interactive in 2001. Bigfoot Interactive was sold to Epsilon in 2005 for over for over $120 million.
Ragy received his M.B.A. in Finance and IT from NYU’s Stern and his Bachelor’s in Technology in Computer Science in Engineering from Pondicherry University, India.
Murali Swaminathan, COO
After receiving his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Wright State University and an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern, Murali became an executive at Cisco Systems Inc., where he held several key leadership roles. These included the principal lead for the acquisition integration practice for Cisco Engineering, as well as developing the strategy and managing its global data center operations. At Sprinklr, he runs the Engineering, Operations and Services divisions, helping to drive the company forward.
Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Cisco Systems
Carlos is a leading technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate and especially how we work. Dominguez gives humorous, highly animated presentations full of deep insight into how technology, and the right culture, can create winning companies. Drawing from his 20 years at Cisco, he talks about how technology is changing the rules of business and how to not get left behind. He also addresses many questions, including what motivates people to collaborate, how to establish rewards for collaborating, how to find the right experts both inside and outside your company and how to keep people coming together both online and in person.
Neeraj Agrawal, General Partner, Battery Ventures
Neeraj joined Battery in 2000 and invests in enterprise software/SaaS, technology-enabled services and Internet companies. He was a founding investor in BladeLogic (NASDAQ: BLOG, sold to BMC for $900M). In addition to BladeLogic, Neeraj’s investments include Applimation (acquired by Informatica), Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV), Brightree, Consona, Glassdoor, Guidewire Software (NASDAQ: GWRE), Internet Brands (NASDAQ: INET), LifeMed Media, Marketo, Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR), RealPage (NASDAQ: RP), VSS Monitoring and Wayfair (formerly CSN Stores). He is also actively involved with Groupon and Panaya. Neeraj was named to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks the top 100 venture capitalists around the world.
John McMahon has had an illustrious career in the enterprise software sector leading worldwide sales, professional services, customer services and marketing teams at five public software companies, including Bladelogic, BMC, Ariba, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and GeoTel. Most recently, McMahon served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Services at BMC Software. Prior to BMC, McMahon served as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Services for BladeLogic. During his tenure at BladeLogic, the company grew over 100 percent year over year and McMahon played a key role in transforming the company from its start-up stages to its successful initial public offering (IPO) in 2007 and ultimately its $872 million acquisition by BMC Software. John was VP-Worldwide Sales at GeoTel where he grew sales to $52M prior to a $2B acquisition by Cisco. Prior to GeoTel, John at PTC as the SVP Worldwide Sales as sales grew from $1M to $1.1B in 9 years. McMahon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Carey Lai, Venture Capitalist at Intel Capital
Carey joined Intel Capital as an Investment Director in 2011 and focuses on Internet-Enabled Consumer and Marketing Services, Digital Media, Technology-Enabled Cloud Services and Virally-Adopted Software. Carey joined Intel Capital from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) where he was a Vice President focused on fast growing later-stage investments. While at IVP, his investments included ArcSight (HPQ), Business.com (DEXO), Concur (CNQR), ConnectAndSell, Danger (MSFT), Data Domain (EMC), HomeAway (AWAY), Mobile365 (SAP), SuccessFactors (SFSF), and Synchronoss (SNCR). Carey holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in International Economics from the University of California Los Angeles.
Jonathan Rosenberg, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Cloud Collaboration
VoIP pioneer and 17 year industry veteran whose technologies and vision are now the foundation of modern IP telecoms. Deep technical, product, business and technical sales expertise coupled with broad connections across the industry. Invented several core technologies for VoIP, including SIP, SIMPLE, ICE and related standards. Shipped many products – including several industry firsts – acting in roles ranging from developer to architect to product manager to inventor and champion. Currently CTO of Cisco Cloud Collaboration. Prior to that, Chief Technology Strategist for Skype, Cisco Fellow at Cisco and CTO of SIP pioneer dynamicsoft.
4th most prolific author of Internet standards of all time (70 RFCs), 52 US patents, advisor to many startups, frequent industry speaker. Named to the TR100 – the 100 most innovative technologists in the world by Technology Review magazine.