About Ken

Transforming Enterprises with Strategic Leadership and Operational Excellence

I am Ken Gavranovic, an executive leader renowned for driving transformative growth and complex operational changes in high-tech and B2B SaaS sectors. My expertise is in leading organizations to market-leading positions through strategic innovation and operational excellence.

Core Specialties and Demonstrated Leadership:

Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Dealertrack Acquisition at Cox Automotive:  As a key leader, I helped integrate this multi-billion-dollar acquisition, significantly enhancing market footprint and revenue streams.

  • Strategic Roll-ups at Web.com: I led 15 strategic roll-ups, expanding service capabilities and market reach, pivotal in scaling Web.com’s operations and industry prominence.

Startup to IPO Expertise:

  • I have taken companies from startup stages to successful IPOs, demonstrating my ability to effectively scale businesses and navigate market challenges. I founded Interland (WEB.COM), and grew it from startup to IPO as CEO.

Global Leadership Experience: 

  • Managing global teams as large as 650, I have overseen operations across various geographical locations, aligning cross-functional teams and driving international strategy execution.

Financial and Operational Stewardship:

  • With experience managing budgets over $250 million, I ensure financial efficiency alongside robust business growth, making strategic decisions that enhance profitability and operational scale.

Advanced Operational Frameworks:

  • I have developed frameworks that support exponential growth, enabling organizations to evolve from early stages to major industry players.

Leadership at New Relic:

  • I transformed the business model to a general manager structure, reigniting revenue growth and enhancing product delivery, with a direct impact on Monthly Recurring Revenue growth from $300 million to approximately $500 million.

B2B Sales and Market Strategy Expertise:

  • Using my expertise in the MEDDIC sales methodology and managing significant budgets, I’ve enhanced enterprise value by restructuring sales pipelines and customer engagement models.

Diverse Executive Roles:

  • Serving as COO, CEO, CPTO, CTO, and CPO, I have led Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Engineering teams, showcasing my versatility and strategic vision across multiple business functions.

Cultural Transformation:

  • I instill a culture of accountability and innovation, driving teams toward achieving exceptional business outcomes and market-leading results.

Recognized by leading publications such as Inc., Forbes, InfoWorld, and CIO Magazine, I am committed to transforming potential into lasting success. My strategic acumen and operational insights enable me to drive significant transformations that resonate across global markets.

Ken Gavranovic

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