Sumeru operates at the intersection of people and technology. We have the privilege of partnering with terrific people to help scale some of the most innovative SaaS and enterprise technology platforms. Today, we are excited to announce two additions to the Sumeru Growth Team: Eric Brown has joined as Growth Partner and Rupen Patel has joined as Operating Partner. Eric and Rupen have deep backgrounds in scaling product-focused SaaS businesses and will collaborate with Sumeru portfolio companies to assist in scaling their businesses.
Eric joins Sumeru as a Growth Partner, where he will focus on Board roles and advising portfolio companies. Eric is currently Executive Chairman of Sumeru portfolio company firstup.io and a Board Director at Sumeru portfolio company beqom. His background includes over 25 years operating experience as a CEO, sales executive, management consultant, and software engineer at companies including DynamicSignal, SAP and CallidusCloud. Eric has a Computer Science degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Rupen joins Sumeru as an Operating Partner, working primarily on technology, engineering, and product strategy initiatives with portfolio companies. Rupen has over 27 years of operating experience as a CEO, board member, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer, and software engineer at companies including Healthgrades, Influence Health and NCR. Rupen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.