Sampath Gomatam has recently joined Starcite as SVP of Product Management. In this role, he will have overall responsibility for product management for all of Starcite’s products and will report into the COO of Starcite.
Prior to Starcite, he was the General Manager of the Contract and Service Management (CSM) and Master Data Management business units for Click Commerce, the software division of ITW. Sampath had complete P&L responsibility for these solutions for Click Commerce and managed the overall strategy, sales, product management and marketing, engineering, professional services and support groups for these solutions. In that role, he reported directly to the President of Click Commerce.
Sampath has 17 years experience in several senior management roles, across industries and with a variety of business models. In the 1990s, as a project leader and consultant, he successfully managed and implemented technology solutions in industries such as Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Engineering Construction and High-Tech. Sampath worked for SAP America deploying supply chain and production planning solutions at large High-Tech manufacturing companies and also has extensive experience in manufacturing execution systems and process automation systems while at leading companies such as Genentech, Degussa and Fluor Daniel.
In 2000, he left SAP to join Commerce One where his leadership and ability to lead difficult projects to successful outcomes led to multiple roles of increasing responsibility in services, business development and operations teams.
In 2003, he was recruited by Elance to join and then build out the Professional Services practice. After Click Commerce’s acquisition of Elance, Sampath was promoted to lead the combined Elance, Requisite and bTrade businesses in Nov 2006.
Sampath is an exceptional leader with experience managing and motivating technical and non-technical teams. His expertise is in building and managing high velocity technology organizations from start up to profitability.
He holds a Master of Business Administration, from Santa Clara University, and a Bachelor of Technology degree, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.