As the former CEO of Splunk, Inc., Sullivan led the company’s initial public offering (IPO). Splunk was considered the first significant big data company to enter the public market, and its IPO is considered one of the most successful in Silicon Valley history. Sullivan has sat on Splunk’s board of directors since 2011 as chairman and was named to the board of directors for CrowdStrike in 2017.
“Godfrey brings more than three decades of leadership and a visionary approach with fastest-growing enterprise companies to our board,” said People.ai founder and chief executive officer, Oleg Rogynskyy at People.ai. “His wealth of experience with first-mover organizations in the cloud, big data, business intelligence and performance management software spaces is unparalleled and is incredibly relevant as People.ai moves forward as a leader in AI for sales, marketing and customer success.”
Rogynskyy added, “Bringing Godfrey into the People.ai fold represents a wonderful ‘full circle’ moment for us, as Splunk was one of our first major customers.”
Concurrent to part of his tenure at Splunk, Inc., Sullivan served on the board of directors at Citrix Systems from 2005 through 2018, board of directors at Informatica from 2008 through 2013 and served as the CEO of Hyperion Solutions Corporation from 2001 through 2007 when he led the company through its $3.3 billion acquisition by Oracle.
“I’m impressed with what People.ai has accomplished in its first three years,” said Godfrey Sullivan. “I joined Splunk at a similar stage and have first-hand experience with what’s ahead for People.ai. Oleg and his team are uniquely leveraging artificial intelligence technology to enable enterprises to grow revenue, as evidenced by their impressive customer base. With People.ai’s ability to automate the capture of all contact and customer activity data, dynamically update CRM and provide actionable intelligence across management tools will accelerate the value that customer-facing teams are delivering inside the enterprise.”
People.ai’s other board members include Peter Levine from Andreessen Horowitz, Nakul Mandan from Lightspeed Ventures, as well as Andrey Akselrod and Oleg Rogynskyy from People.ai.
About People.ai Inc:
People.ai accelerates enterprise growth through the power of AI. Creators of the industry’s only Revenue Intelligence System, People.ai automates the capture of all contact and customer activity data, dynamically updates CRM and provides actionable intelligence across management tools to realize the full selling capacity of the Enterprise. Some of the world’s best brands are leveraging People.ai to transform their business, including Lyft, New Relic, MuleSoft, Okta, Tanium, and Zoom to name a few. Founded in 2016 and based in San Francisco, the company is backed by Y Combinator and Silicon Valley’s top investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In 2018, Gartner recognized People.ai as a Cool Vendor.