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SendGrid Appoints Leandra Fishman as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success

Proven Sales Executive with 25+ Years Experience Leading Inside Sales, Outbound Sales & Customer Success to Drive Expansion of SendGrid's Market Opportunity

SendGrid Appoints Leandra Fishman as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success

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DENVER, Aug. 15, 2016 — SendGrid, the leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, today announced that Leandra Fishman has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success.

Leandra has over 25 years of sales leadership experience working in both direct and indirect selling models for hardware, software and services companies including EMC, Jive Software and VMLogix. She joins SendGrid following a proven track record of leading field, inside sales and renewal organizations through rapid growth to deliver outstanding results in both domestic and international markets. In a prior role, she directed a sales team of several hundred employees and maintained responsibility for over $500 million in annual revenue.

“We’re delighted to have Leandra join our team to help drive the expansion of our market opportunity as we build on the success of Marketing Campaigns with new features and services, scale our outbound sales efforts and expand into new markets,” saidSameer Dholakia, CEO, SendGrid. “Her experience optimizing high performance teams for Fortune 500 companies will help us continue to deliver industry-leading support and customer service from our dedicated, world class Customer Success team.”

As Senior Vice President of Sales and Customers Success, Leandra is responsible for scaling SendGrid’s global Sales and Customer Success teams, defining the sales blueprint for new market entry, forging strategic relationships with customers and ensuring they receive an outstanding customer experience. Prior to joining SendGrid, Leandra served as an independent Executive Management Consultant, where she successfully developed sales and marketing strategies for several startup companies. In addition to creating her own consulting business, she held the position of VP Global Corporate Sales at Jive Software as well as VP Deal Development / Advisor at Mamapedia, VP, Worldwide Inside Sales at EMC and VP Sales at VMLogix, acquired by Citrix Systems.

“I am thrilled to join the team at this exciting time in the company’s history and have the opportunity to build on SendGrid’s success,” said Leandra Fishman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success, SendGrid. “I look forward to helping drive and accelerate SendGrid’s continued growth, serving our customers and developing my team.”

About SendGrid:
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. SendGrid is a leader in email deliverability and its platform successfully delivers over 27 billion emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, HubSpot, Spotify, Uber and FourSquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Intuit and Costco. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.