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Vivek is VP of Product Marketing at ValiMail, a Shasta Ventures backed security startup in San Francisco.  As a B2B Tech Marketer and IT leader, Vivek has been on both sides of the table as buyer and seller of technology solutions. He combines a unique blend of customer empathy, strategic marketing, and storytelling ability that brings business solutions to life. 

Across his career, Vivek has held a variety of roles at the intersection of marketing, technology, and digital media. As Senior Director of Product Marketing at Zendesk, he helped the company pivot up-market towards the enterprise.  As Director of Product Marketing in Cognizant Technology Solutionsventure incubator, he was responsible for go-to-market for the Internet of Things and Product Engineering businesses and led marketing for several other practices, including: Automation/A.I./Machine LearningSecurityInteractive, and Digital Marketing.  Vivek was an early innovator in the online real estate space as head of IT and Marketing for San Francisco-based McGuire Real Estate.  He also worked in the mobile space at Palm, where he was part of the WebOS platform team.

Vivek is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Babson College. He is a board member of the Sonoma Ashram Foundation