Articles by Sameer Dholakia

Sameer Dholakia

Sameer is SendGrid's CEO. He has nearly 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 company’s product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. Sameer joined the company in 2010, when Citrix acquired VMLogix, where he served as CEO and doubled revenues during each year of his tenure. Prior to that, he worked for 12 years at Trilogy, 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.

SendGrid CEO Responds to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Sameer Dholakia Community, Company
As you know, this past Friday, President Trump issued an executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Over the weekend, many of our government leaders, business leaders, our fellow citizens here in the U.S. and leaders from around the world have spoken out against this order, accurately stating that it directly conflicts with our country’s values and that it is fundamentally un-American. Read More ›

Hey Mandrill Customers—We’d Love the Opportunity to Serve You

Sameer Dholakia Company
Join us!

Yesterday, MailChimp announced that Mandrill is becoming a paid “add-on” to MailChimp, meaning they will be consolidating the Mandrill service into the MailChimp solution to focus on the marketer, starting April 27th. Mandrill customers who’ve spent countless hours integrating and fine-tuning their transactional email strategies are now suddenly faced with transitioning to a MailChimp account (for developers, you may not have a need for a marketing product) or looking for another partner. For all you disappointed Mandrill customers out there…we’d love to welcome you to our SendGrid family and become your email infrastructure provider! SendGrid pioneered this category and we believe that transactional email is more than an “add-on.” It’s our core business and has been since 2009. We continue Read More ›

Life on the Grid

Sameer Dholakia Company

The title of this blog post is not a confession of my dependence on being digitally connected at all times. No, this post is about my not-so-new role at SendGrid (affectionately known as the Grid by insiders). In October, I passed my 1-year anniversary of joining the SendGrid family as CEO, and the milestone provided me an opportunity to reflect on my time here so far. Gratitude and Getting Up to Speed When I think of this past year, my first emotion is one of gratitude. It’s been a privilege to join this team, who has done such an incredible job building a great business and service (long before I showed up). The Gridders have welcomed and embraced me as Read More ›