Hemant Elhence is a seasoned tech entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to tech companies. His core expertise is helping tech companies achieve their Product x Market Fit (PMF) and then to scale their sales.
Hemant was the co-founder and CEO of Synerzip, a leading Agile product engineering company which merged with Prime Technology Group in December 2020, to become Excellarate, a global saas platform engineering services company. At Synerzip, Hemant put in place a sales and marketing process, on-going sales training, and a kick-ass sales team to drive consistent, over its 16 year history, new logo acquisition and current client growth.
Hemant led the successful exit of Synerzip to a private equity (Frontenac) backed strategic acquirer (Prime Technology Group) and then stayed on to ensure successful post-merger integration of the companies and rebranding to Excellarate. Hemant served as the President of Excellarate, leading all sales, marketing, and account management functions. With new leadership team solidly in place, Hemant moved on from Excellarate in July 2022.
Before starting his entrepreneurial journey, Hemant was VP Products at i2 Technologies. Prior to i2, Hemant was with McKinsey & Company where he served numerous blue-chip clients on operations and business strategy issues. Hemant started his career as a software developer with Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts.
Hemant holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MSEE from the University of Massachusetts, and BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, in India.