Shawn Price is president, SuccessFactors, SAP Cloud. Shawn is responsible for the HCM business globally, both Cloud and On-Premise. He reports to the SAP Board.
Shawn brings more than 20 years of expertise in transforming companies into industry leaders. His deep background and understanding of enterprise, SaaS, cloud, and consumer businesses has positioned Shawn well to manage and grow global organizations at scale. He has led several IPOs, and has successfully managed numerous acquisitions, including that of SuccessFactors. He is highly regarded for his ability to blend strong strategic thinking with rigorous operational discipline.
Previously, as president and a member of the Board of Directors of Zuora, Inc., Shawn helped build one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the industry. Shawn’s depth of experience also includes growth companies in the enterprise tech, SaaS, cloud, and consumer industries as an entrepreneur in residence at Battery Ventures. He served as CEO, president, and chairman of the board at Savvion, and senior vice president and general manager of Vitria Technologies, where he guided the company to one of the most successful IPOs of 1999, achieving a $10 billion market capitalization. Shawn was also on the board of Datameer, a leading analytics platform for the big data and analytics community, funded by Kleiner Perkins and Redpoint Ventures.
Shawn is a charter member of the C100, a Silicon Valley non-profit organization supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship through mentorship, partnership, and investment. He is a sought-after speaker on HCM, market trends, and how companies are responding to them; monetization and growth strategies; mergers and acquisitions; and venture capital.
A bit of a fan of adrenaline-fueled activities, Shawn has the unique distinction of winning the 2005 Rolex 24-Hours at Daytona International Sports Car Race and being the Top Rider from the Americas to complete the world-famous Paris-Dakar Rally on a motorcycle, riding more than 7,000 miles in the grueling African desert. He was also the 2002 Class winner in the Baja 1,000.