This post is a contribution by Kenandy’s CEO, Chuck Berger.
It’s not everyday that you get to lead a company that has built the right product, at the right time, with the right people. Now is that time for Kenandy and I’ve been looking forward to this day, with this momentum, since I accepted the position as CEO in September.
I am very proud of our team’s accomplishments and growth this year.
- Over 60 percent growth in employees since June of 2015
- 80 percent of Kenandy customers deploy additional seats because of realized ROI
- 300 percent growth of the product codebase in 2015
Kenandy’s ERP empowers business innovation and can be implemented remarkably fast. Our team has built an exceptional product and we’re ready to take Kenandy to a new level of market leadership in 2016.
Our latest round of venture funding with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Wilson Sonsini Ventures and Kenandy founder Sandra Kurtzig, brings our total funds raised to over $55 million.
“Kenandy has developed an ERP that quickly adapts to business process changes enabling rapid innovation and implementation. Salesforce Ventures has invested in Kenandy and other strategic partners who empower businesses to focus on running their company rather than their software.” John Somorjai, EVP, Corporate Development & Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce
We also welcome a new global sales team to Kenandy and our chief marketing officer, Marie Amoruso Jackson.
As CMO, Marie is leading Kenandy’s growth strategy. She is focused on increasing brand awareness in the mid-market sector and accelerating the company’s lead generation engine. With more than 20 years of Silicon Valley leadership experience, Marie has built global marketing organizations and successfully driven revenue growth at multiple companies.
Additionally, Rod Butters will take on the role of chief technology officer and president of products and services. Butters’ product vision is built into the core of Kenandy’s ERP solution and he has been a champion of creating an agile development environment at the company. This move to CTO positions him to execute on a robust product roadmap and continue to grow a bold engineering culture at Kenandy.
I couldn’t be more excited about having such remarkable leaders on our executive team.
“Kenandy’s momentum and performance in leading the native cloud ERP market as well as its proven executive team is why we have continued to invest in the company.” Ray Lane, KPCB Partner Emeritus and former Oracle president/COO who led KPCB’s investment in Kenandy.
Built natively on the Salesforce platform, Kenandy has redefined enterprise resource planning by allowing companies to map their ERP to their business processes rather than forcing conformity like traditional ERP systems. We are well positioned for rapid growth this year as we execute on ambitious plans.