Gamiel Gran is a Partner at Sierra Ventures. His role is a unique role for most venture firms in that he focuses on the Business Development effort for the Firm. His role includes the development of external advisory boards such as the Sierra Ventures CIO Advisory Board - this effort improves the overall investment process with richer due diligence, proprietary deal flow, and strategic advice for the companies in Sierra's global portfolio.
Gamiel has more than 25 years of operational roles leading Business and Corporate Development, Strategic Alliances, Indirect Channels, and Direct Sales for companies such as IBM, Oracle, BEA, Asera, Edify and Cassatt. Prior to joining Sierra in 2008, Gamiel was Vice President of Business Development at Cassatt Corporation that was acquired by CA Technologies, Vice President Global Channel Sales at Edify Software (acquired by Intervoice and later Convergys), VP Strategic Alliances at BEA (Acquired by Oracle), and VP Business Development at Asera a Kleiner Perkins funded company . He also spent a number of years at Oracle where he launched and ran a new focus on Channel Sales for North America. Gamiel began his career at IBM Corporation where he spent ten years in Business Development and Sales management roles. During his career, Gamiel has been recognized for successfully establishing strategic relationships and launching channels and indirect sales models publications such as VAR Business and CRN have captured these skills with various industry awards.
Gamiel holds a BA in Economics/Social Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a California native, and lives in Portola Valley with his wife of more than 24 years and his 3 children. He also serves as a board member for the Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation for Future