Apr 15, 2019
As the CEO of Twilio SendGrid, a business unit of Twilio, Sameer is responsible for leading the strategy and operations for the industry-leading email platform. Sameer joined SendGrid as CEO in 2014 and during his tenure, the company's revenue more than quadrupled to $146 million in 2018. He led SendGrid's 2017 initial public offering and guided the company through its $3 billion acquisition by Twilio in 2019. Sameer has over 20 years of experience in successfully bringing high growth, disruptive cloud and enterprise software solutions to market. Prior to joining SendGrid, he served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix, driving the companyʼs product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. Sameer joined Citrix in 2010, following the companyʼs acquisition of VMLogix, where he served as CEO and doubled revenues during each year of his tenure. Previous to that, he worked at Trilogy for 12 years, where he held key leadership roles in sales, business development and product management and helped the company grow from a start-up to a $300 million business. Sameer received Bachelorʼs and Masterʼs degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.