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Sanjay Khare will help build the infrastructure needed to meet the company’s rapid revenue, customer and user-profile growth.
Portland, OR—February 19th, 2013—Janrain, the leading provider of user management solutions for the social web, today announced the hire of Sanjay Khare as President. Khare will help build the infrastructure needed to meet the company’s rapid revenue, customer and user-profile growth.
“Adding a senior level operations executive is a vital component of our strategy to accelerate and expand the company,” said Larry Drebes, CEO of Janrain. “Sanjay has incredible experience leading global teams responsible for large revenue streams. I’m thrilled he’s joining our team to help us continue to scale operations throughout the world.”
Khare brings a broad background in operations, finance and business development to Janrain. For the past decade, Khare has established operations worldwide while improving operational efficiencies and streamlining business processes.
Prior to joining Janrain, Khare served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations for Vesta Corporation, a worldwide leader in outsourced electronic payment solutions. He led a global team of almost one thousand employees processing more than $3.5 billion in payment volume.
“This is the perfect time for Janrain to capitalize on its industry leading position and recent funding to prepare for the next phase of accelerated growth,” noted Khare. “Our team is well prepared to scale operations to accommodate growing customer demand on a global basis.”
Khare is the second executive to join the company since last December when Lewis Barr was named Vice President of Privacy and Legal. In addition, Janrain has also announced a number of changes to their executive team. The promotions both recognize outstanding contributions and help to ensure the company continues to deliver a superior experience to their rapidly growing customer base.
- Jamie Beckland has been named Vice President of Digital Strategies and Delivery. In this role, Jamie will continue to drive Janrain’s Digital Strategy consulting practice while also managing the team responsible for customer deployment.
- Anthony Dupre has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering, overseeing the entire Janrain engineering team.
- Angie Fallows has been promoted to Vice President of Customer Success and will lead all account management and support functions.
- Vidya Shivkumar has been promoted to Vice President of Product, responsible for Janrain’s product strategy, including partner extensions and integrations.
The Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) helps organizations succeed on the social web by providing leading technology to leverage the popularity of social networks and identities for user acquisition, engagement, and enhanced customer intelligence. Our solutions, including social login, social sharing, social profile data collection and storage, access to the social graph, and digital strategy services, improve the effectiveness of online marketing initiatives for leading brands like Fox, Universal Music Group, Whole Foods, Purina, Samsung and Dr Pepper. Founded in 2005, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please call 1-888-563-3082 or visit www.janrain.com and follow @janrain.