Skilljar, the leading customer training platform for enterprises and their customers, announced that Samuel Sunderaraj has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Sunderaraj is the first executive to join the Skilljar team following the recent announcement of a $16.4 million Series A investment led by Mayfield and Shasta Ventures.
Sunderaraj brings 20 years of experience in technology sales, with a track record of facilitating rapid growth at early stage startups. His prior roles include serving as the Vice President of Global Inside Sales at ExtraHop Networks and Vice President of Growth Operations at LiveStories. He also previously led SaaS sales for Limelight Networks, and was Head of Sales at Simply Measured, where he tripled paid customer count year-over-year.
As Skilljar’s VP Sales, he will lead the company’s customer acquisition strategy and build the sales organization to address the market demand for customer training and enablement solutions. “Samuel is the ideal leader to develop and lead our sales organization,” said Sandi Lin, Skilljar CEO. “Skilljar is growing rapidly thanks to enormous organic growth and traction in the market. Customers tell us that we’ve transformed the way they run their education services and external training initiatives. As we charge forward with new product innovation to power customer and partner training programs, I’m excited to bring an experienced team player to build upon our success and leverage our momentum.”
“With the rise of subscription businesses, investing in product adoption and revenue retention isn’t an option, it’s a necessity,” said Sunderaraj. “It’s exciting to be part of a company where the product and people are both laser focused on providing value to their users. Customer training is the best investment companies can make when it comes to fighting churn and supporting success throughout the customer journey.”