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Freshworks makes new position to bring in ex Akamai managing director

By Ashton Young
Fri 18 Aug 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

​Freshworks has announced the appointment of SIdharth Malik to the specially created position of chief revenue officer.

The provider of cloud-based business software says Malik will be specifically focusing on accelerating revenue growth for company and will lead all the global go-to-market teams at Freshworks.

Coming well-equipped, Malik has over 22 years of global experience in the IT industry under his belt, having served in sales leadership and general management roles at Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and most recently Akamai Technologies.

Malik’s most recent job in his successful career was as managing director for Akamai Technologies where he served for five years, overseeing all operations of the company in India.

Under his leadership, Akamai’s India operations grew from 700 to 2000+ employees, and the India center of excellence served a variety of global customers from India.

According to Freshworks, prior to his role at Akamai, Malik was in charge of the Platform Business for Microsoft in India. His previous roles included serving as the Managing Director for South Asia at Telelogic AB, Country Manager with IBM Rational India and Area Vice-President at Salesforce.com.

“We are very excited to have Sidharth join Freshworks at a key inflection point in our journey,” says Girish Mathrubootham, CEO and founder of Freshworks.

“We believe his valuable experience in building global teams, expanding markets and growing revenues make him an ideal choice to further accelerate our growth at Freshworks.”

Malik says he is very honored at this ‘unique’ opportunity to help drive the growth agenda at Freshworks

“I have followed Girish and the story of Freshworks over the years and it’s inspiring to now be a part of the next phase of the journey partnering with such an incredible team,” says Malik.

“With its refreshing suite of business software, I believe we are well positioned to transform the way our customers engage with their customers and employees. I look forward to partnering with Girish and the entire team at Freshworks as we expand our product portfolio and partner deeper with our customers globally.”

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