Sharat Sharan
Founder, President and CEO



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An experienced internet executive and passionate entrepeneur, Sharat Sharan is the cofounder, President and Chief Executive Officer of ON24 Inc., where he leads a global team of over 400 employees on a mission to help businesses of all sizes and industries succeed through data-driven engagement marketing. For the 15 years, Sharan has built ON24 into industry's leading webinar marketing provider, guiding the company through its strategic pivot to an SaaS platform and accelerating its revenue growth year over year.

Today, the company engagement marketing platform empowers over 2,000 organizations to deliver 120,000 webinars annually, engages nearly 20 million of their prospects, customers and employees for a total of one billion minutes per year and translate that engagement into meaningful behavioral data. Previously, Sharat served as Vice Precident of Hearst New Media and Technology, as well as the group Vice President of Hearst New Media Group, developing the firm's innovation agenda and digital strategy to move its portfolio online. Before Hearst, Sharat was in executive roles at AT&T Wireless Systems during mobility's nascent stage and began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories.



  1. Ability to navigate the turns of the technology world and economic downturns (survived the dot-com bust). Ability to attract Fortune 100 customers — ON24 has 40 of the Fortune 100 as customers. Ability to innovate to drive true value for marketers and businesses.

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  2. Sharat is a leader who incites action — no other CEO in the valley has pivoted his company three times in the span of 20 years and remained at the helm. Nobody.

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  3. Sharat has an incredible amount of integrity. Having moved from a similar tech company (with no integrity), I can only commend his actions time and time again.

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  4. Sharat is a strong leader with a clear vision in his mind. He’s articulate in his explanations and even-handed when it comes to offering improvements.

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  5. Sharat is a great leader who truly walks the walk. He is passionate about the company culture at ON24 and has a clear vision for the future.

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  6. Sharat is seamlessly able to articulate his vision and inspire his team to bring out their best.

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  7. Integrity, Intelligence

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  8. Passionate Visionary

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  9. Visionary

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