Gamiel Gran’s role is all about having strategic impact – specifically across the companies in Mayfield’s current portfolio. Accelerating impact for the portfolio companies is measured in areas such as early product design input, market adoption, go-to-market, and strategic partnerships and alliances. Gamiel leverages an extensive, global network of experts called the "Mayfield Edge." He manages a Mayfield Network of CXOs (CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, and 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 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 100 Global CIOs for eight years. Also during his career, he has held executive leadership roles at IBM, Oracle, BEA (acquired by Oracle), Asera, and Cassatt (acquired by CA).
Gamiel is a UC 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 for Cal Poly on this front, 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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