Sanjay Sathe, MBM 1988

Sanjay Sathe has led successful sales and marketing organizations for more than two decades. Before starting his own company, RiseSmart, Sanjay served as vice president for enterprise data management for Sabre Holdings, a $2.5 billion global leader in travel commerce. He led corporate efforts to leverage customer insight and business intelligence to create differentiated customer relationships and incremental revenue streams.

Previously, Sanjay was senior vice president of marketing for Brierley & Partners, a CRM and loyalty management company. In this role, he drove the company’s e-commerce, marketing and international new business development efforts. Sanjay has also served in marketing management roles in Europe and Asia with major corporations including Lufthansa and HSBC.

In 2006, Sanjay’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to found RiseSmart, the leading provider of next generation outplacement solutions. He conceived a proprietary technology and service platform specifically designed to match jobseekers with opportunities and to help companies fill open positions. Today, RiseSmart is disrupting the $1 billion outplacement industry, receiving industry-wide awards and recognition in the process. Gartner Inc. recently selected RiseSmart as one of its 2012 Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management Software. LAROCQUE also recently named RiseSmart a #hrwins 2012 HR Company to Watch. Other awards include: American Business Award for the Most Innovative Company of the Year 2011; 2012 Red Herring Global 100; 2011 Red Herring North America 100; Champion Diversity Award; Innovative Company of the Year Award by the 2011 and 2012 Golden Bridge Awards; The Stevies Bronze Award for Innovative Company of the Year 2012; and the 2011 TiE50 award.

Sanjay Sathe has been recognized as a pioneer and visionary in the outplacement industry. He has taken an idea, identified a gap in the marketplace, and built a company to disrupt that $1 billion market segment with a next- generation solution, and nurtured entrepreneurship along the way.