a. I spent the first decade of my career at startups. Two of them were invested by SAP, so when the second company was acquired by SAP, I took the advice of my mentor
AITech Interview with Scott Leatherman, CMO, Veritone
a. I spent the first decade of my career at startups. Two of them were invested by SAP, so when the second company was acquired by SAP, I took the advice of my mentor (Pete Tierney, former CEO of MarketFirst and CMO of Oracle) who advised me to explore a fortune 500 company. That decision turned into a decade-plus career with SAP in marketing roles that included working with some of the best global leaders, like Doug Merritt, Steve Lucas, Jennifer Morgan, Vishal Sikka, Jonathan Becher, and many others. As COO of the US labs, SAP sent me to Israel to work with the local team and startups. That’s when I rediscovered the start-up addiction. (I had to travel halfway around the world to rediscover Silicon Valley – a place where I have lived my entire life.) I joined a small company and helped it evolve into a quick liquidity event. I joined Veritone when it was less than 300 people and a little over a 18 months later we are now close to 700 employees. Veritone is a l publicly traded company with a huge portfolio disrupting multiple industries through a powerful AI platform.