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Content & Social Media Coordinator

We’re looking for a content and social media coordinator to join our internal marketing team and help take our thought leadership work to the next level.

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Our Mission

We believe Marketing is heavily under-leveraged as a growth driver. This pain is real and felt by:

  • Founders who are trying to figure out their Go-To-Market to reach escape velocity.
  • CEOs who are trying to scale faster and need more pipeline to get there.
  • Investors who have invested huge amounts of capital into companies with the intention of creating significant enterprise value.
  • Marketing and Sales Leaders who need to align and work together across digital and offline channels to deliver on expectations.

How To SaaS helps each of these stakeholders by building a strategic, data-driven marketing motion to drive predictable demand.

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Meet the Team

Shiv Narayanan

Founder & CEO

Shiv is the Founder and CEO of How To SaaS. As an advisor, consultant, and fractional CMO, Shiv has helped Private Equity investors and CEOs generate hundreds of millions of dollars in enterprise value with marketing and demand gen. Prior to How To SaaS, Shiv was the CMO of Wild Apricot, which was acquired by Personify and Rubicon Technology Partners in October 2017 and eventually flipped to Pamlico Capital in August 2018.

Interested in booking Shiv to speak at your conference? Get in touch via our Speaking page.

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Farhad Chikhliwala

Chief Client Officer

As part of SaaS marketing teams and as the founder of his own business, Farhad has nearly a decade of experience helping companies generate demand and scale at speed. In his spare time, he has started growing prize-winning vegetables.

Donald Cowper

Chief Operating Officer

Donald is a bestselling author of several business books and a marketing professional who has worked at some of the top SaaS businesses in Toronto. His ebook with FreshBooks, Breaking the Time Barrier, saw over 130,000 downloads within the first three months. He also cofounded a successful training business from his kitchen table, which grew into a multi-million-dollar enterprise.

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Kate Hawkes

VP of Marketing

Kate is a content creator and strategist who helps businesses attract, educate, and retain customers with content. She has previously worked with growing SaaS companies to deliver campaigns that support all stages of the customer lifecycle.

Ellen Craig

Client Operations Lead

Ellen has been building and scaling demand generation at SaaS companies focusing on paid media and conversion rate optimization. She has also managed campaigns for Air Canada and Mazda. In her spare time she works on building her dog Henry’s instagram page, @henrythecockapooking.

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Tatiana Morand

Director of Client Marketing

Tatiana is passionate about helping SaaS companies create effective, engaging marketing and stand out from the noise. In her time managing Wild Apricot's content and SEO programs, she grew organic traffic 35% and leads 60% YOY. In her spare time, she finds the best brunch in Toronto and works on her fantasy novel.

Siva Girijavallabhan

Demand Gen Manager

Siva is a data-driven marketer with 10-plus years of experience in a SaaS environment. He has strong fondness for digital analytics and brings data-backed insights to formulate strategies. When he is not immersed in the world of How To SaaS he enjoys embarking on road trips, experimenting with cooking, and dedicating his efforts to marketing his wife's business.

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Akash Cillanki

Senior Paid Media Strategist

A self-taught marketer, Akash brings a deep specialization in all things demand generation. He loves diving into strategy and execution and has effectively managed over $5 million in ad spend to help businesses scale. In his spare time, you can find him nerding out over video games or a Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

Jason Wiseman

Sales Lead

Jason has been in the SaaS world across multiple roles for over 10 years, as both a manager and a salesman. When he's not spreading the word about the amazing work going on at How To Saas, he enjoys playing sports and training his dog.

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Gordon Cheng

Video Marketing Manager

Gordon eats, sleeps, and breathes Adobe. From making memes in Photoshop, to creating deepfakes in After Effects, there is always something absurd to be made. When he's not scavenging for controversial sound bites, you’ll catch him practicing latte art.

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Michael Libert

Michael is an SVP at TA Associates where he has helped close investments totalling over $5 billion in enterprise value. Michael currently represents TA on the boards of Aptean and insightsoftware.

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Dmitry Buterin

Dmitry is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He was the Founder and CEO of Wild Apricot and helped grow the business to $10M in ARR. He eventually sold the business to Personify in October 2017.

Bryce Youngren

Bryce is a Managing Partner of Polaris Growth Fund focusing on investments in SaaS & tech-enabled services. Bryce represents Polaris on the boards of Baxter, Cardlytics, Cityworks, Liaison International and Strata Health.

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Zane Tarence

Zane is a Partner and Managing Director of Founders Advisors Technology Practice. Over the past 20 years, Zane has led and completed 90+ technology deals, including facilitating the sale of some of the largest lead generation internet businesses in the United States.

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