SAN BRUNO, Calif., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Narvar, the premium post-purchase experience platform, today announced it has hired Harsh Jawharkar as vice president of marketing. Jawharkar will lead and operationalize all aspects of marketing including product, content, customer and events as the company continues to respond to the growing demand for its post-purchase experience solutions.
"Harsh has a proven track record helping successful SaaS businesses like Slack and Zendesk achieve peak growth with a well oiled marketing machine," said Amit Sharma, founder and CEO of Narvar. "Excellence is core to his DNA, and throughout his career he has demonstrated an innovative mindset that I know will be invaluable to our success at Narvar."
Prior to joining Narvar, Jawharkar was instrumental in laying the marketing foundation at Slack, building and leading key teams across product, platform, partner, events, customer and growth marketing. Partnering with their sales team, he was central in defining Slack's go-to-market approach, collectively driving growth to 2.7 million daily active users, $65 million ARR and over 300 integrations. Previously, Jawharkar led product and partner marketing at Zendesk, where he built a global team, launched product initiatives that led to the critical growth necessary to help Zendesk's transition from an SMB to a mid-market and enterprise category leader, continuing through a successful IPO.
"While Narvar has already seen some incredible success having signed on more than 300 major retailers in less than two years, I'm excited to join the team because I think our best days lie ahead," said Jawharkar. "I look forward to working with Amit and the rest of the team to scale Narvar's marketing operations and support Narvar's next phase of rapid growth and expansion."
Jawharkar joins an experienced management team of executives from Apple, Walmart, Target and Google. The company secured $10M in Series A funding led by Accel Partners in June 2015. Last year, the company grew to 40 employees, with headcount expected to grow to 90 employees by the end of 2016, including several hires on the marketing team.
Narvar is the premium post-purchase experience platform used by the world's most admired retailers to deliver exceptional service vital to their growth and innovation. Created by experts from Apple, Target, Walmart and Williams-Sonoma, Narvar is trusted by more than 300 major retailers worldwide, including Anthropologie, Bonobos, Nordstrom, One Kings Lane and Sephora. For more information, visit www.narvar.com.