Rashmi is the CEO of SlideShare. She focuses on product strategy and design. Before SlideShare, she built MindCanvas, a game-like survey platform for customer research. Rashmi has a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology from Brown University and conducted research on search engines and recommender systems at UC Berkeley. She was recently named amongst the World's Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0 by Fast Company and is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo and Future of Web Apps. Her blog is at www.rashmisinha.com. Visit for Press Pics.
Jon is the CTO of SlideShare. He is responsible for building and scaling SlideShare. He was the brainchild behind SlideShare, and wrote the first version of the site. Before that, Jon worked for several years as a software engineer at Commerce One, a pioneer in the B2B ecommerce space. He began his career writing computer graphics software for scientific visualization at Advanced Visual Systems. Jon has a degree in Psychology and also studied Computer Science at Brown University. He is a frequent speaker about cloud computing and engineering culture, his blog is at www.jonathanboutelle.com.
Amit heads SlideShare's Delhi office. He focuses on product management, content and community. Before founding SlideShare, Amit had a career in consumer goods marketing & sales. His previous employers include PepsiCo, Asian Paints and Godrej. He holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University Of Delhi and a Mechanical Engineering degree from REC/NIT, Jaipur. Amit is an active participant in the Indian startup circuit, speaking frequently about building and scaling startups. His blog is at www.webyantra.net.
Ross Mayfield is the Vice President of Business Development at SlideShare, developing strategic partnerships and helping organizations engage with the world's largest professional sharing community. He has been an advisor to SlideShare since its founding. He is also currently Chairman & Co-founder of Socialtext, the Enterprise Social Software pioneer, and was the founding CEO. Previously, Mayfield Co-founded and served as President of RateXchange, a publicly traded B2B commodity exchange for telecommunications. He served as VP of Marketing for a Fujitsu spinout and Marketing Director of the largest privately held telecommunications group in Eastern Europe, founded an ISP, and a web-design company. Mayfield is a former advisor to the Office of the President of Estonia and began his career in the non-profit sector. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) program of the Anderson School of Business.
As SlideShare's founding employee, Kapil has been involved since inception, in building out the core technology and leading the engineering team. As SlideShare grows, he focuses on producing high performing, scalable systems and laying out developer practices and workflows. Before SlideShare, Kapil worked on Mindcanvas, a game-like methods based online product to do user research. Kapil holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences from Delhi University. While in college, he co-founded Idya Research, where they built and sold web products for fun. He is also a Certified Scrum Master.
SlideShare was founded in 2006 by co-founders: Jon Boutelle, Amit Ranjan and Rashmi Sinha. Jon got the idea for the site after organizing a conference and realizing there was no way to share the resulting presentation files online.
From the beginning, SlideShare was a "micro-multinational", with offices in both the San Francisco Bay Area and in New Delhi, India. From the initial team of 5, it has grown to a team of more than 50 people distributed across both the offices. You can learn more about our engineering culture on our engineeering blog and get a sense of what life is like at SlideShare SF and SlideShare Delhi.Among other things, SlideShare employees play foosball with passion! And we eat lunch together at least twice a week.