Oct 12, 2022

Envoy Welcomes Former Google and Box Leaders Ramki Venkatachalam and Jon Fan to Scale Engineering and Product

Envoy invests in the future by bringing on executives with expertise in scaling enterprise tech
Envoy Welcomes Former Google and Box Leaders Ramki Venkatachalam and Jon Fan to Scale Engineering and Product

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Envoy, the fastest-evolving workplace platform, welcomes Ramki Venkatachalam as Chief Technology Officer and Jon Fan as Chief Product Officer to its leadership team. Both are experts at building and scaling reliable, user-focused technology for complex enterprises.

Ramki and Jon join the company at a pivotal time as return-to-office policies become more common and Envoy continues to invest heavily in the future of the workplace. Earlier this year, Envoy secured $111 million in Series C funding led by Brookfield Growth. Recently, Envoy acquired two workplace tech companies, OfficeTogether and Worksphere, to further accelerate its product development. And the company is breaking ground in the commercial real estate market with a new property-management product, Envoy Connect.

“As Envoy grows, we need talented leaders who have seen what great looks like. From the moment I met Ramki and Jon, it was clear that they value creating new and innovative technology–exactly what our industry needs right now,” said Larry Gadea, Founder and CEO of Envoy.

“Given everything that's happened with Covid and the pending recession, companies are looking for ways to bring people together. Jon and Ramki have enterprise experience with fast-paced brands that sweat the details,” added Larry. “They can develop thoughtfully designed products at scale and create great experiences. I have no doubt that Jon and Ramki will help us continue to scale and to dominate and win in this fast-changing market."

Ramki spent years leading engineering organizations at Pinterest, Google, and PayPal. Most recently at Zenefits, he built the growth team, which created a new multi-million dollar line of business for the company.

Ramki’s talent is building resilient systems that allow for fast iteration. His priority is to expand and scale Envoy’s platform to meet an increased demand from companies of all sizes around the world. He is also responsible for the growth and well-being of Envoy’s technology teams: product and platform engineering, architecture, infrastructure, developer platform, cybersecurity, and technology operations.

A former Box and Benchling product executive, Jon has built enterprise products for years. At Box, he led the expansion of their product line into new capabilities for enterprise collaboration, workflow, and security and compliance. At Envoy, Jon is overseeing product strategy, product design, and research & development efforts. He is also taking point on executing the vision for Envoy’s workplace platform, helping third-party developers and vendors create apps that power the workplace on Envoy.

The fastest-evolving workplace platform
Envoy brings people together in the workplace so they can connect, collaborate, and build stronger, more intentional work communities. Envoy’s workplace platform is designed to help workplace leaders make smart, data-driven decisions. It helps them keep track of the nuanced logistics involved in operating today's hybrid workplaces.

Workplace managers can feel confident security and compliance requirements will be met. They also save time and money by having everything they need on one platform, including visitor check-in, desk and room booking, mailroom management, and real-time workplace analytics.

Looking for a new career? Join us! Envoy is hiring.

About Envoy

Envoy empowers over 16,000 workplaces and properties around the globe to redefine how their workplaces run. We connect people, spaces, and data in one seamlessly integrated workplace platform, providing a single solution to manage every aspect of any facility, anywhere. Companies of all sizes can deliver unrivaled employee and visitor experiences to optimize working together in-person. By capturing data and space usage across multiple sources, we help customers make informed workplace resourcing and investment decisions–all while supporting the requirements of operating a secure, safe and fully compliant workplace. We power the places where people work best together.

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