Zapier Brings in Revenue and Finance Chiefs

Zapier has recruited Giancarlo 'GC' Lionetti as its first Chief Revenue Officer and Rajiv Krishnarao as its new CFO.

Giancarlo 'GC' Lionetti. Image courtesy of Giancarlo 'GC' Lionetti via LinkedIn.
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Zapier has recruited Giancarlo 'GC' Lionetti as its first Chief Revenue Officer and Rajiv Krishnarao as its new CFO.

As the no-code workflow automation company’s revenue executive, Lionetti will lead Zapier's go-to-market functions, including customer support, marketing, partnerships and the company's first sales team.

Lionetti joins the fully remote company from Confluent, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. He also spent time as the VP of Growth at Dropbox and was an early sales and marketing employee at Atlassian.

In a press release, Zapier co-founder and CEO Wade Foster welcomed the two executives and said, "Giancarlo cares deeply about the full customer experience and understands how all of the go-to-market pieces across sales, support, marketing, and product fit together.

Krishnarao, Opendoor’s former finance and strategy leader, will oversee Zapier's finance, accounting, legal and business operations teams. Before his time at Opendoor, Krishnarao led Capital Markets at Uber and was an investor with Sequoia Capital Global Equities.

Foster added, “Rajiv brings extensive experience operating companies at scale, with a relentless focus on delivering customer value."

Zapier org chart June 2022

Zapier is still a privately held company and was last valued at over $4 billion in January 2021, when Sequoia bought shares of the company on the secondary market. The company, which was founded in 2011, has been largely profitable since 2014 and was reportedly on pace to clear $100 million in revenue in 2021.

The company hasn’t publicly commented on if an initial public offering (IPO) is in its future, but the hiring of a new CFO and the appointment of its first-ever revenue chief signal a maturation of the company’s leadership. The two new executives bring a wealth of experience operating in publicly traded tech companies and could indicate that the company is taking steps toward a public market debut.

Editor’s Note: Sequoia is an investor in The Org, and Roelof Botha, a Partner at Sequoia, serves as a Board Observer.

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