Customer Advisory Panel

Our Customer Advisory Panel is a valuable network of individuals that have worked with SalesRamp previously. We meet with them on a regular basis to discuss best practices for delivering our Lead Qualification, Inside Sales and Market Research services. Having customers act as a sounding board allows us to stay abreast of the current challenges that face sales and marketing executives, and to tailor our services to address these challenges.


Richard Nieset, Technologist and Entrepreneur

Rich brings more than 25 years of senior-level experience in marketing, sales and development of technology products and solutions spanning business intelligence, data warehousing and analytic applications. Rich has had roles as the Chief Customer Officer of Pivotlink, CEO and chairman of FusionOps, a SaaS BI company specializing in Supply Chain Analytics for SAP Manufacturing users and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kickfire, a data warehouse appliance company that was acquired by Teradata in 2010. He has also held senior sales, services and marketing positions at Helpstream, KNOVA and Agile Software. Richard has a BA in Business from the University of Phoenix.


Chander Kant, CEO, Zmanda (recently acquired by Carbonite)

Chander is the CEO and a founder of Zmanda. Chander provides a unique combination of leadership in open source and data protection software. He has been involved on both the technology and business sides of open source software and was named one of the “Top 20 Linux Luminaries” by Linux World Magazine in 2004. Prior to Zmanda, Chander founded and ran LinuxCertified, Inc., an open source product and services company. Earlier in his career, Chander was a business development executive at VERITAS software and served as a product line manager for storage software at SGI. Chander holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


Vance Lee, Director, Inside Sales at Marble Cloud

Vance Lee  has over 15 years of successfully building and scaling highly productive sales development functions and inside sales teams within companies such as Electric Cloud, KNOVA, Teros, Nimsoft, and AlarmPoint. Vance is an active member in the Bay Area Telebusiness Alliance Group and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Fresno State University.


Doug Sechrist, VP Demand Generation, Five9

Doug is a dynamic marketing executive with results-oriented attitude, proven history of performance and a passion for building marketing teams focused on increasing their contribution to the sales pipeline. With over 15 years high-tech experience covering enterprise software, SAAS, and data networking companies, Doug has extensive experience leading marketing teams, implementing marketing automation, deploying proven lead management and conversion processes and building pipeline through various online and offline marketing channels.

Doug is currently the Vice President of Demand Generation at Five9. He is responsible for driving pipeline growth in support of the company’s revenue objectives. This includes designing and implementing best practice systems, infrastructure and process, measurement and dashboards, predictive analytics and marketing campaign and event execution. Prior to Five9, Doug held Corporate and Field Marketing positions at Eloqua, Taleo, ZANTAZ, an Autonomy Company, Intira Corporation, and Ascend Communications.