Leadership

HBSANC 50TH Annual Business Leader of the Year Award Gala

M.R. Rangaswami is a proud co-chair of the 2019 HBSANC Annual Business Leader of the Year Award. 

Each year, the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California (HBSANC) honors a business leader who has made a significant impact on the business world and a meaningful contribution to the nonprofit community in the Bay Area and beyond. This 50th year is particularly special as we honor Keith Krach -a long-time supporter of Sand Hill -and recently appointed Under Secretary of State (Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment). We couldn’t be more proud of this event and this year’s honoree. If you are interested in attending this November 1st event please visit: https://hbsanc.org/events/18449

A little more about Keith: 

Keith Krach is the Co-Founder/CEO of Ariba, past CEO & Chairman of the Board of DocuSign, current Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. 

As a Silicon Valley veteran, best known for being a builder of innovative high- performance companies, a disruptor of paper, and a creator of categories. Keith  has brought powerful transformational leadership to many sectors—factory automation, engineering, commerce, education, philanthropy, and even the way people sign. Krach has led the creation of the categories of Business-to-Business (B2B) Electronic Commerce, Mechanical Design Synthesis, Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and e-Signature and is known as an early pioneer in the robotics industry.  

Keith served as Chairman, CEO & President of DocuSign until 2017 and served as Chairman of the Board until 2019. Krach spearheaded its transformation from a startup to the category 

Keith Krach is a Silicon Valley veteran, best known for being a builder of innovative high-performance companies, a disruptor of paper, and a creator of categories. He has brought powerful transformational leadership to many sectors—factory automation, engineering, commerce, education, philanthropy, and even the way people sign. Krach has led the creation of the categories of Business-to-Business (B2B) Electronic Commerce, Mechanical Design Synthesis, Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and e-Signature and is known as an early pioneer in the robotics industry. Krach served as Chairman, CEO & President of DocuSign until 2017 and served as Chairman of the Board until 2019. Krach spearheaded its transformation from a startup to the category leader and global powerhouse it is today. Under his leadership, DocuSign became a verb and built the DocuSign Global Trust Network, which comprises more than 400,000 companies and over 400 million users in 188 countries. Recognized with numerous honors: 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; 2015 Bay Area’s Most Admired CEO; #3 on Forbes World’s Best 100 Cloud Companies; Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

Krach co-founded Ariba in 1996, serving as Chairman & CEO for 7 years. Keith took Ariba public in 1999, ultimately achieving a market capitalization of $40 billion and becoming one of the fastest-growing software companies in history. In honor of his accomplishments in e-business, Ernst & Young named Krach the 2000 National Entrepreneur of the Year and was honored at the World Economic Forum with the Technology Pioneer Award.

Keith served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Purdue University, Chairman of Angie’s List, International President of Sigma Chi Fraternity and was the youngest Vice President in General Motors history. Keith earned his B.S. at Purdue University, his MBA at Harvard, and holds honorary doctorates from Ohio Northern University and Purdue. Additionally, Krach and his wife, Metta, were recognized with the distinguished City Year 2018 Citizen Leadership Award for their service, dedication and impact to philanthropic causes. Krach is dedicated to paying it forward—by mentoring a new generation of transformational leaders in the public, private and social sectors.

If you are interested in attending this November 1st event please visit: https://hbsanc.org/events/18449

 

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