About S. Slade Sundar

I’ve successfully held C-Level and Executive roles in Product Development, Operations, Brand Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development leading the efforts for startups from 1MM to 100MM+.

Currently, I help startups that need an experienced C-level Executive (CEO, CMO, CTO, COO) or an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) to tackle short term projects.

Silicon Valley + Beyond

In 2016, I began working discreetly as an operational “fixer” for startups that were on the verge of collapse in Silicon Valley, NYC, London, and Paris. I signed extensive NDAs and went hands-on to rework culture, operations, and product while re-training Founders how to succeed, saving 15 VC backed startups.

Prior to that, As COO, I helped grow a software and research startup called Achieve into one of the top three companies providing endurance event registration and nonprofit crowdfunding SaaS to companies and nonprofits ranging from Nike to Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Notable Speaking Engagements

Notable Skillsets

People Ops / Organization

Consensus Building, Retention, Recruitment, Culture Building, Performance Management, Change Management, Process Improvement, Employee Training / Development, Organizational Behavior.

Software Development

Ruby on Rails, SQL, PostgreSQL, JavaScript (ES6), React.js, jQuery, JSON, CSS, HTML, Git, Github. Database schema design, OOP, MVC, API. Additionally, conversant in Python, Django, Swift (IOS), and Java (Android).

Product Management

Agile Product Management (vertical and horizontal), Roadmap Strategy, User Centered Analysis, User Centered Design, Software as a Service (SaaS), Enterprise Application Software (EAS), I8N Software.

Brand / Market Strategy

B2B / B2C Competitive Strategy,  Integrated marketing, Advertising, Brand management, Sales Management, Contract Negotiation, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, M&A, Joint Ventures & Alliances.

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Current Projects

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