A recognized leader with over 20 years of experience in operational roles leading business and corporate development, Gran drives the SOASTA’s corporate development, and strategic relationships including OEM and VAR activities.
Prior to joining SOASTA, Gran was a partner at Sierra Ventures, an early-stage technology focused venture capital firm, where he successfully expanded the performance of the overall portfolio in support of early market adoption for Sierra Venture’s investments. Gran has also held leadership positions that span a number of industry segments, including investing in early stage technology companies, launching channels and indirect sales models, and leading business and corporate development for industry leaders like IBM and Oracle.Gamiel as well continues to provide strategic advice as a board member and advisor for early stage companies. Gamiel also leads a CIO Thought Leadership & Innovation advisory board with the goal of identifying early stage technologies. Gamiel has more than 20 years of operational roles leading business and corporate development, strategic alliances, indirect channels, and direct sales for companies such as IBM, Oracle, BEA, Asera, Edify and Cassatt. Previously, Gamiel was VP of Business Development at Cassatt Corporation (acquired by CA Technologies), VP Global Channel Sales at Edify Software (acquired by Intervoice and later Convergys), and VP Strategic Alliances at BEA (acquired by Oracle). He also ran Channel Sales for North America at Oracle and held various sales management roles at IBM Corporation. During his career, Gamiel has been recognized for successfully establishing strategic relationships and launching channels and indirect sales models; industry publications such as VAR Business and CRN have captured these skills with various industry awards. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as the Global CIO Summit, Start-up Monthly, SVForum, SiliconAngel, Forbes, CITOReseach, and Strata Summit. Gamiel has provided coaching, and fund raising guidance in formal and informal programs for various incubator and university entrepreneur programs including University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Washington State University, and Plug and Play, AngelPad, Citrix Startup Accelerator, St. Louis IT Entrepreneur Network, Mexico Ventures, National Venture Capital Association and many others. Gamiel holds a BA in Economics & Social Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a California native, and lives in Portola Valley with his wife of more than 25 years and his 3 children. Gamiel has served as a board member for the Las Lomitas Education Foundation, and the Menlo Atherton Foundation for the Future. Gamiel also volunteered in his younger years in support of Amigos de las Americas to provide healthcare, and vaccinations to 2000 people in small villages across the Dominican Republic.