Karthik Rau

Chief Executive Officer at Contentful

Karthik brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in high-growth, disruptive technology markets. He was a founder and CEO of SignalFx, an early leader in cloud monitoring, from its inception until it was acquired by Splunk in 2019. Previously, he held several executive leadership positions at VMware during its early growth years and through its IPO, including as Vice President of Product Management and Worldwide Marketing. Karthik holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a Terman Scholar.


  • Chief Executive Officer

    Current role