Fawad Zakariya
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Fawad Zakariya

Job Title: SVP, Business Development and Corporate Development

Fawad is a Silicon-Valley based entrepreneurial leader with extensive strategy, business development, investing and M&A experience in both early stage and public enterprise software companies.

Most recently he led partnering and corporate development at Ping Identity, a security software company where he managed all strategic partnerships and was part of the team that led Ping's acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in 2016. Before Ping, he was co-Founder & CEO of TalentCove, a SaaS company focused on goals management. Prior to that, Fawad was Vice President at the global software company SAP, where he had responsibility for all strategic business development, including technology OEMs and channel partnerships for the analytics, cloud and mobile business units. Before that, as part of SAP's Corporate Strategy team in the Office of the CEO, he was responsible for the firm's M&A strategy to identify areas of acquisition, select targets and execute transactions. Earlier in his career, Fawad also worked in both venture capital and investment banking areas.

Fawad is active as an angel venture investor and advisor to technology startups (Appirio, Altia, ControlUp, Mylo, Soleo) and is a mentor at two Silicon Valley incubators (StartX and Alchemist).

Fawad received a BA in Economics from Haverford College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.