Aldo Garbagnati
Emicapital
Mark Gearan
Harvard Kennedy School

Sarika Garg

San Francisco, CA, USA

Chief Strategy Officer

Tradeshift

Sarika Garg

Biography

Sarika Garg is the Chief Strategy Officer at Tradeshift, the largest business commerce company in the world providing a global commerce platform connecting buyers and sellers. Now leading corporate strategy, brand and marketing, Sarika's previous roles within the company have included SVP and GM of Marketplaces and VP of Product Marketing. Tradeshift has grown to over 800 employees with offices in 13 countries.

Sarika is passionate about networked SaaS businesses and has spent her career building products that connect supply chains over the cloud. She has worked as Head of Ariba Network's Product Management team, and, during her decade-long tenure at SAP, led product development as Senior Director of Product Management. She is currently an investor and advisor at Fyle, a next-generation spending management platform linking email, consumer apps and other platforms to simplify internal expense- and invoice-processing. As an active angel investor and advisor to start-ups, she mentors young and upcoming leaders.

A graduate of Creighton University, Sarika holds a Masters in Management Information Systems.

Sarika Garg’s Newsfeed

Focus on the problem and the outcome, not the category with Sarika Garg, Chief Strategy Officer

Sarika Garg shares her experiences with Notion Capital on building a dominant industry player, disrupting the procure to pay category... The question of how to define a vision and execute a strategy to carry an entire industry, is one that exercises many tech founders and venture capitalists alike. When you think of any technology company doing something entirely new... There are few people better to discuss this with in the tech industry today than Sarika Garg, the Chief Strategy Officer at Tradeshift.

WeWork’s all-male board is not its biggest board diversity problem

Sarika Garg, Chief Strategy Officer, Tradshift, writes, 'Co-working giant WeWork came under fire recently when it filed to go public with a board of directors that doesn't include a single woman. This is alarming, for sure. But only focusing on the dearth of women misses a broader point about building effective, diverse boards. Diversity isn’t just about gender, or even race; it requires diversity of thought, and creating room for opposing and varied views...'

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Sarika Garg’s Background

Chief Strategy Officer
May 2015 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally-connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments & marketplaces, Tradeshift helps buyers & suppliers digitize their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, & connect with any supply chain app. More than one and a half million companies in 190 countries use Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transactions.
Head of Ariba Network, Product Management
Dec 2012 - Apr 2015
Palo Alto, CA, USA
SAP Ariba is the world’s largest business commerce network, combining industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest Internet-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners.
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Other Business Interests

Investor & Advisor
2018 - Present
Bengaluru, IN
Fyle is a next-generation spend management platform for businesses. It comes with plugins that make the entire process of filing an expense as easy as liking a post on Facebook.

Media

Speaker
Apr 2019 - Present
Davos, CH
Sarika speaks at Davos about when business leaders should take a stand on important political and social issues.

Sarika Garg’s Education

Master of Science, Management Information Systems