“Emerging Giants: The New Titans of the SaaS World” (Guest Profile, Rob Bernshteyn – Coupa)

As part of our June 25th segment “Emerging Giants; The New Titans of the SaaS World,” we will be featuring senior executives from five of these future “Titans,” highlighting why their organizations are unique, capable and well positioned to reverse the trend of failed initiatives associated with the traditional licensing model vendors.

Joining me on June 25th to discuss their take on this changing of the guard are Anurag Dixit, Vice President, Marketing (Zycus), Steve Wargalla, Vice President, Foundation & Managing Director (QStrat), Rob Bernshteyn, Chief Executive Officer (Coupa), Leonora Valvo, Chief Executive Officer (etouches) and Rich Becks, Senior Vice President (E2open).

Today we feature Rob Bernshteyn from (Coupa)

Rob brings 15 years of experience in enterprise software to his position as CEO at Coupa.  Prior to joining Coupa, Rob spent four years with SuccessFactors, the global leader in Performance and Talent Management delivered via the software-as-a-service model.  As a member of the SuccessFactors executive management team he served as their global vice president of product marketing and management.

Rob also directed product management at Siebel Systems, where he contributed to building their Employee Relationship Management suite of applications into Siebel’s fastest-growing product two years after launch.  Before that, Rob was an associate at McKinsey & Company and a global project manager at Accenture where he managed numerous successful global SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Rob Bernshteyn Coupa

Rob Bernshteyn Coupa

Here is the link to the June 23rd, 2009  Procurement Insights profile article on Coupa titled “Redefining Procurement: How Coupa has bridged the Gap Between what is known and what is possible.”

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NOTE: This is the first in our “Titans” series of broadcasts.

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