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SendGrid Expands Executive Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Product Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Steve Sloan and Scott Heimes Join SendGrid; Bring Publicly Traded, High Growth SaaS and Email Domain Expertise from Leading Tech Brands

SendGrid Expands Executive Leadership Team with Appointment of Chief Product Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

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BOULDER, Colo. — SendGrid, the leading email delivery platform for email that matters, today announced the appointment of Steve Sloan as Chief Product Officer and Scott Heimes as Chief Marketing Officer. Together, these executives bring a wealth of leadership experience and domain expertise to SendGrid from their prior roles at rapidly growing, publicly traded technology companies.

“SendGrid strengthened its executive team significantly in 2015 with the appointment of Yancey Spruill as CFO and COO, Craig Kaes as our VP of Engineering and now today with the announcement of Steve and Scott joining,” said Sameer Dholakia, CEO of SendGrid. “With these appointments, I firmly believe we now have one of the premier leadership teams in the SaaS market. The combined experience and skill set of this team will have a huge impact on the continued growth and acceleration of SendGrid in 2016 and for many years to come.”

As SendGrid’s Chief Product Officer, Steve Sloan is responsible for leading product strategy, UI/UX, and the development of SendGrid’s product roadmap. Prior to joining SendGrid, Steve led Marketo’s global product organization including engineering, product management, UI/UX, developer evangelism and data center operations. While at Marketo, Steve introduced the company’s mobile strategy and next generation technology platform. Previously, Steve worked at Amazon, where he led product management for one of AWS’s emerging services and helped open the Silicon Valley development center.

“I am thrilled to join the SendGrid team during this exciting time for the company,” said Steve Sloan, CPO of SendGrid. “We are focused on delivering more innovative experiences for our customers with new products like Threads and expanding the capabilities of our leading email platform.”

Scott Heimes serves as SendGrid’s Chief Marketing Officer, where he is responsible for extending SendGrid’s brand, driving demand for its products and services and leading overall marketing operations. Scott oversees marketing, demand generation, corporate communications, partnerships & alliances and SendGrid’s community development team. Before joining SendGrid, Scott was the Chief Marketing Officer of Digital River, where he led marketing, communications, strategy and partnerships and managed Digital River’s marketing services businesses including the company’s direct-response marketing agency and its BlueHornet email service provider. Prior to joining Digital River, Scott was the Chief Marketing Officer for WebMD Health Services, where he ran the company’s marketing, product management, business development and long-term strategic planning. In prior positions, Scott served as a senior marketing executive at OptumHealth, a UnitedHealth Group company; Target Corporation and Target.com.

“Since its inception, SendGrid firmly established itself as a leading brand among the developer and SMB communities with transactional email,” said Scott Heimes, CMO of SendGrid. “As we expand our product strategy and evolve into a leading email engagement platform, I look forward to extending and strengthening our brand among marketers, partners and the broader global business community.”

About SendGrid
SendGrid is the leading email delivery platform for email that matters. SendGrid’s proven, cloud-based email platform successfully delivers over 20B customer engagement emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, Hubspot, Spotify, Uber and FourSquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Walmart, Intuit and Costco. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.