Gamiel Gran runs the Business Development function for Mayfield as a key part of the Portfolio Services team. The focus is on supporting Mayfield’s early stage investments who benefit from early market wins and insights from early prospective customers to improve product market fit and overall go-to-market models. Accelerating impact for the portfolio companies is measured in areas such as early product design input, market adoption, go-to-market, and strategic partnerships/alliances. Gamiel leverages an extensive, global network of experts called the "Mayfield Edge." He has built a Mayfield Network of CXOs (CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, & HealthIT leaders plus line of business leaders such as CMOs) who partner with Mayfield for their own needs to access the top innovative technologies.
Gamiel brings more than 25 years of operational and venture capital experience to the Mayfield team. He previously served as Chief Strategy Officer for SOASTA (acquired by Akamai) and was responsible for ongoing operational improvements in sales, marketing, channels, plus strategic partnerships, corporate development, and investment support. Gamiel was also a partner at Sierra Ventures, responsible for leading the Sierra CIO Summit attended by over 150 Global CIOs for eight years. Also, during his career, he has held executive leadership roles at IBM, Oracle, BEA (acquired by Oracle), Asera (acquired by Axway), and Cassatt (acquired by CA).
Gamiel is a University of California at Berkeley graduate. Gamiel’s outside passion is education, and especially on providing early internship access to the next generation of employees. He is currently leading an effort as chair of the Career Services Advisory Council for California Polytechnic State University and has served similar roles as a parent board member for Claremont McKenna College.
Ask Me AboutSummer fun in my teens: How they (Amigos de las Americas) allowed me to give 3,000 inoculation shots to people across the Dominican Republic when I was only 15 years old … yikes!
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