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!
Mayfield CXO Surveys
Mayfield CXO Survey: Post COVID-19 Impacts to IT
Mayfield CXO Survey: IT Priorities & Budget 2020
Mayfield CXO Survey: Corporate Innovation - A Six Step Blueprint
Mayfield CXO Survey: Corporate Engagement - A Guidebook for Entrepreneurs
Mayfield CIO Insight Call Write-ups
Mayfield CIO Insights: Overcoming the Obstacles to Innovation
Mayfield CXO Roundtable: Leadership in a Crisis
Mayfield CIO Insights: The Elastic Workforce
Mayfield CIO Insights: Is Innovation at Risk in the New Normal?
Mayfield CIO Insights: How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Impact IT in 2020
Mayfield CIO Insights: The Biggest Takeaways from AWS Re:Invent 2019
Mayfield CIO Insights: How Enterprises Should Prepare for California's Consumer Privacy Act
Mayfield CIO Insights: How CIOs Can Take Advantage of Kubernetes
Mayfield CIO Insights: How 5G Will Change Everything
Mayfield CIO Insights: The CIO of the Future (and Today) Master Orchestrators, Product Enablers & Architects
Mayfield CIO Insights: An Insider's View on AWS Innovation
Mayfield CIO Insights: The Three Is of Corporate Innovation
Mayfield CIO Insights: The Journey to Cloud Native – 3 Key Concepts
Mayfield CIO Insights: CIO of the Future – Masters of Orchestration.
Mayfield CIO Insights: Mastering the Multi-Cloud .
Mayfield CIO Insights: A Guide to Blockchain Use Cases.
Mayfield CIO Insights: Ben Golub on How Containers Are Changing IT, and Five Key Trends for Containers in 2018.
Mayfield CIO Insights: Innovation Needs to Be Part of Your Organization’s DNA.
Mayfield CIO Insights: Why Corporate Innovation Fails.
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcasts
Mayfield CXO of the Future #17: Moudy ElBayadi, SVP CTO, Shutterfly
Mayfield CXO of the Future #16: Michiel Boreel, CTO, Sogeti
Mayfield CXO of the Future #15: Rahul Merchant, SVP President and Head of Client Services & Technology, TIAA
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #14: Caroline Chan, VP Data Platforms Group & GM Network Business Incubator Division, Intel
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #13: Eash Sundaram, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, JetBlue and Patrick Naef, Partner, Boyden
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #12: Bill Schlough, CIO, SF Giants
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #11: Bob Howland, Chief Digital Officer, Dawn Foods Global
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #10: Stuart Evans, Distinguished Service Professor, CMU and Patrick Naef, Partner, Boyden
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #9: Norm Fjeldheim, Former CIO, Illumina
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #8: Ashwin Ballal, CIO, Medallia
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #7: Bill Bradley, Former CIO, CenturyLink.
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #6: Tom Fisher, SVP Business Development, SAS, and former CTO, MapR.
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #5: Declan Morris, Former CIO, Splunk.
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #4: Neetan Chopra, Group CTO, Dubai Holding & Patrick Naef, Partner at Boyden and Former CIO at The Emirates Group.
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #3: Roland Schuetz, CIO, Lufthansa Group & Patrick Naef, Partner at Boyden and Former CIO at The Emirates Group.
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #2: Brian Lillie, Former Chief Product Officer, Equinix.
Mayfield CXO of the Future Podcast #1: Patrick Naef, Partner at Boyden and Former CIO at The Emirates Group.