SalesPortal delivers the first partnership marketing platform that turns billions of customer interactions with enterprises into revenue opportunities. The patented technology enables relevant brands to partner for the purpose of engaging customers with timely product offers. These offers are delivered through the customers’ channel of choice – phone, email, or, text.
Leading brands use the platform to operationalize partnerships as a core component of their customer acquisition and engagement strategies. It empowers marketing professionals to create multi-channel campaigns that present personalized product offers to targeted customer segments. Further, it enables customer operations professionals to generate incremental revenue while supporting the core mission and customer experience.
SalesPortal has been recognized for its innovation by a number of organizations, including Red Herring for the Top 100 Global and Top 100 Americas awards, Direct Marketing Association’s Innovation Award and America Teleservices Association’s Technovation Award.
Saurabh Khetrapal Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
As a serial entrepreneur, Saurabh has been involved in several private ventures over the past 16 years. His projects have spanned across several industries, with a keen focus on information technology. As co-founder of People.com, an IT services company, Saurabh ran sales, business development, and marketing for the company until its acquisition by TMP Worldwide (then parent company of Monster.com). Saurabh is the owner of several patents and other intellectual assets. Film and art are also a large part of his life. He has written and produced several short films and is currently involved in various film and photography projects. He is also passionate about economic and social progress in the developing world, particularly in providing educational opportunities to the under-privileged in Africa.
Saurabh received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lawrence University in Wisconsin.
Karandeep (Kevin) Sandhu Co-founder and Managing Director, India
Kevin brings more than 17 years of experience in developing and marketing successful products for the enterprise, SMB and consumer markets. His rich array of experience includes executive and management positions at startups, Fortune 100 companies and management consulting firms. He has also been an entrepreneur and run his own startup. Prior to SalesPortal, he did product management at Cisco WebEx, product marketing at Avvenu (acquired by Nokia) and marketing at Dish Planet, a direct response company, managing a multi-million dollar advertising budget as well as running in-house and outsourced contact centers. Kevin has also authored six patents.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Steve Holmes VP of Sales
Steve Holmes has over 30 years of experience managing and growing global sales and customer service teams. Most recently he was with Apple Inc. managing the Western U.S. Region for K12 education products and services. Previously, his career focused on delivering enterprise software solutions for customer care and service applications. He’s held executive management positions in companies including Aspect Communications, Rockwell Electronic Commerce, Edify, Waterfield Technologies, and NET.
Steve’s education degrees include executive management programs at Stanford University.
Lee Lucca Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Lee brings over 20 years of experience in finance, contracts, HR, and business operations. She specializes in back-office business management and human capital. Prior to joining SalesPortal, Lee was the COO of Global Citizen Year, a non-profit organization focusing on globalizing America’s youth. Previously, she held executive positions in several companies spanning verticals from LED lighting, traffic management, internet security, pediatric healthcare, WiMax, and other high tech enterprises, where she was responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of contractual operations, financial planning and analysis, human resources, facilities, IT, and corporate affairs. Lee founded her own management consulting firm, FINA Resources LLC, in January 2000 providing management guidance to venture-backed companies.
Lee has been honored with various business awards, including the “Tribute to Women in Industry Award” for outstanding women managers of Silicon Valley, one of the electronics industry’s top honors for women in management. She earned her B.S. in Economics from UCLA.
Sujay Rao VP of Product Management
Sujay brings over 16 years of expertise in the Telecom space and the Web and Payments industries. He has conceptualized and built products in various leadership roles in Product Management and Engineering. Prior to SalesPortal, Sujay co-founded and led Product Management for Grasshop.com, a social advocacy network that enabled associations and members to easily engage in web-based grassroots advocacy campaigns. Previously, Sujay worked for a biometric payments startup, and led product development during a period of high-growth, resulting in an acquisition. Before that, Sujay wrote software for a first of its kind enterprise grade VoIP/SoftSwitch platform while at Lucent-Alcatel, and engaged in consulting roles for SoftSwitch implementations at carriers like Verizon and Cox Communications.
Sujay received his Master’s in Business Administration from Virginia Tech and his Bachelor’s in Information Science and Engineering from Bangalore University, India.