Scout Appoints New Sales and Engineering Leaders to Executive Team
New CRO Jerry Brooner and CTO Sarvesh Mathur bring world-class experience and a strategic vision for growth to Scout’s powerful sourcing and supplier engagement platform
SAN FRANCISCO – September 5, 2018 – Scout RFP, the new enterprise standard for strategic sourcing, today announced two new members of their executive leadership team. First, Jerry Brooner, former Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Dropbox, is stepping in as Scout’s Chief Revenue Officer. At the same time, Sarvesh Mathur is taking the role of CTO and Vice President of Engineering to help scale Scout’s rapidly growing engineering organization. As Scout accelerates their growth, serving hundreds of global customers, they will help the company drive innovation, expansion, and rapid adoption.
“At Scout, our goal is to make enterprise commerce faster, less risky, and more transparent,” said Alex Yakubovich, CEO and Co-founder of Scout RFP. “I’m thrilled that Jerry Brooner and Sarvesh Mathur have joined the team. They’re going to not only accelerate our ability to serve the world’s biggest brands, but they’ll help us scale innovation at the pace our customers require. With Jerry’s depth of experience in SaaS and ERP sales and Sarvesh’s proven technical leadership, Scout is in a great position to make a big impact on this market – and our customer’s experience.”
As Chief Revenue Officer, Jerry Brooner will lead Scout’s sales strategy. Prior to joining the Scout executive team, Jerry built Dropbox’s strategic enterprise business in North America, growing that team from 2 to 50 employees and driving $75M in annual revenue. Prior to Dropbox, Jerry spent 10 years at SAP as a Global Vice President for Strategic Accounts. With a background in investment banking and enterprise experience from bellwethers Siebel Systems and Genesys, he brings decades of experience with sales management, scale, talent development, and leadership.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always aspired to join teams who aspire to build both innovative products and deep respectful relationships with their customers,” said Brooner. “At Scout, I’m excited for the challenge ahead and the opportunity to build on my experiences scaling a world-class sales organization at both Dropbox and SAP. Scout bridges the best of both those organizations, and I’m already impressed with the talent across the team here.”
Sarvesh Mathur, who joined Scout earlier in the summer, has a similar passion for enterprise-scale problems, having built world-class engineering teams at Navis, Infor, Teradata, and Oracle. Most recently, he was focused on tackling some of the toughest optimization challenges in the modern supply chain, leading Navis’ investment in container terminal operations, self driving vehicle management, and inventory logistics. Sarvesh’s charter as Scout’s CTO is to scale their engineering investments in design, optimization, integration, and innovative sourcing methods.
“Technology’s most important role in the enterprise is to enable teams to work more effectively and to accelerate our ability to make good decisions,” said Mathur. “I’m inspired by the potential that Scout has already built into the platform, and I look forward to injecting even more innovation into our core engine.”
These two new executive hires reflect and reinforce Scout’s continued growth and momentum. Now managing over $18 billion in project spend through its strategic sourcing platform, Scout serves over 150 enterprise customers and over 70,000 active users across 117 countries. In 2017, the company closed its Series B funding, with investments from Menlo Ventures and NEA, and was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor.