Company

We are on a mission to ensure every employee has relevant and actionable information at their fingertips to make the best possible decisions for their business.

Who we are

Sapho was founded by two frustrated C-level execs – frustrated by the millions of dollars being spent on bad software; frustrated by the millions of dollars being spent on systems trapping mission critical data in silos; frustrated by millions of dollars being spent on software failing to deliver on the promise of making us more productive.

Sapho was created to solve these problems. To make data accessible and actionable. To provide employees with a single place to consume meaningful data from all of their systems. To allow employees to complete actions in just one click. Sapho was created to advance how people work.

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Our executive team

Sapho’s executive team works day in and day out to make Sapho the best company for our customers, our partners, and our employees. They bring experience from leading brands including, CBSi, Citrix, IBM, Oracle, Redpoint Ventures, Sun Microsystems, and VMware.

Fouad ElNaggar
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Fouad ElNaggar

Chief Executive Officer

Fouad ElNaggar is the Founder & CEO of Sapho. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at CBS Interactive overseeing strategy, operations, partnerships, and M&A. At CBSi, Fouad structured deals with partners such as Yahoo, IAC, and Twitch and acquired premium brands such as TV Guide and Giant Bomb.

Prior to CBSi, Fouad was a venture capitalist at Redpoint Ventures overseeing the firm’s LA office and helping establish a dedicated fund in Brazil. While at Redpoint, Fouad served on the board and helped lead investments in BlueKai (acquired), Grupo Xango, Machinima, Clicker (acquired), Scribd, and Tantalus. Fouad has previously founded three venture-backed companies – Marketing Technology Solutions (acquired), Liquid Light (acquired), and Hark.

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Peter Yared

Chief Technology Officer

Peter Yared is the Founder & CTO at Sapho. Previously, he was the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive and the founder of five enterprise infrastructure companies that were acquired by Sun, VMware, Webtrends, Sprinklr and Prograph. Peter’s software has powered brands from Fidelity to Home Depot to Lady Gaga. At Sun, Peter was the CTO of the Application Server Division and the CTO of the Liberty federated identity consortium that designed SAML 2.0.

Peter is the inventor of several patents on core Internet infrastructure including federated single sign on and dynamic data requests. Peter began programming games and utilities at age 10, and started his career developing systems for government agencies. Peter regularly writes about technology trends and has written for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and TechCrunch.

Peter Yared
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Marque Teegardin

Chief Revenue Officer

Marque is the Chief Revenue Officer at Sapho. Previously, he was SVP of WW Sales at Mirantis, the leading open standards based private cloud company. Under his leadership, Mirantis grew revenues by 230%, significantly increasing shareholder value.

Prior to Mirantis, Marque spent 25 years building and leading enterprise sales organizations at some of the most transformational software companies in history. He was responsible for securing over $1B in software revenue at PTC, StoredIQ, and NICE. His experience, energy, and innovative sales system played an instrumental role in the explosive growth he has enjoyed at each of these organizations.

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Natalie Lambert

VP of Marketing

Natalie Lambert is the Vice President of Marketing at Sapho. Previously, she was at Citrix where she held multiple product marketing leadership positions and was most recently responsible for the company’s multi-product solutions, thought leadership efforts, and positioning of Citrix as a leader in digital workplace technologies.

Prior to Citrix, Natalie spent seven years at Forrester Research, where she was the leading expert on end user computing. In that role, she advised clients on technology investments and best practices surrounding the enterprise computing environment. Natalie has been widely quoted in the press, including outlets such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and has written for Wired, Forbes and CIO.com.

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Yannick Barel

VP of Sales

Yannick Barel is the Vice President of Sales at Sapho. Previously he was a founding member and VP of sales at Veristorm where he built direct and channel sales initiatives. He succeeded in enabling fortune 500 companies around the world to take full advantage of sensitive enterprise data in analytics projects. Prior to joining Veristorm, Yannick spent 15 years at IBM where he held multiple technical and sales executive positions.

Most recently he was the Director of IBM z Systems Global Sales where he was responsible for new account sales of IBM’s flagship product family. Yannick’s passion for Data Integration and Business Analytics solutions started at the University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, where he graduated with an MS in Databases & System Integration and an MBA degree.

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Jan Surovec

GM of Prague

Jan Surovec is the General Manager of the Sapho Prague office and oversees Sapho’s research and development efforts, in addition to leading front-end architecture.

Previously, Jan was the founder and CEO of DocFillet, a virtual dataroom solution. Prior to founding DocFillet, Jan developed high volume engagement apps for Webtrends. Jan started programming at age 9, has a strong background in physics and applied mathematics, and has authored several scientific visualization tools.

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Tom Kmec

VP of Engineering

Tom Kmec is the VP of Engineering at Sapho and leads back-end architecture. Previously, Tom was the founder and CTO of DocFillet, a virtual dataroom solution. Prior to founding DocFillet, Tom created a custom CMS at Mediatel and delivered complex backend integrations at Raiffeisenbank. Tom graduated as computational physicist, loves solving complex problems, and building productivity and automation tools.

Company advisors

Sapho’s investors and advisors offer unique perspectives that help us deliver a better product to our customers.

Working at Sapho

Sapho is changing how people work. We experience this today in our flexible, fast-paced work environment.

With our headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and our core R&D in Prague, Czech Republic, we are a global team striving to create the future of work.

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