Krish Mantripragada

Current Position

Chief Product Officer, Seismic

Founder, Plaksha University


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. Supply Chain Management)

Stanford University (Executive Education)

IIT Delhi (B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering)


"The best way to predict the future is to create it"


Krish is an innovative and entrepreneurial senior executive who has spent over two decades building software solutions at multiple pioneering and leading companies. Over his career he has helped create new product categories, scaled businesses, built teams from the ground up and had two successful IPOs (Medallia NYSE:MDLA and First Data NYSE:FDC).

Krish currently serves as the Chief Product Officer of Seismic, global enterprise SaaS leader in enablement with over 2000 organizations worldwide trusting its award winning Seismic Enablement Cloud™ to enable teams and ignite revenue growth. In his role, he is responsible for R&D (Product, Design, Engineering, Support and Operations) and Product Marketing. Previously, Krish was EVP & Chief Product Officer of Medallia where he was responsible for the vision, roadmap and delivery of all products and solutions, leading to its successful IPO on NYSE in 2019. Medallia is a pioneer in Customer Experience Management with over a thousand of the world’s leading brands leveraging Medallia Experience Cloud™, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, to win through customer experience. Previously, he was SVP & GM of Information and Analytics Solutions at First Data. He was part of the leadership team that turned the company around and took it public in 2015.

Previously, Krish held several leadership positions at SAP, i2 Technologies, Agile Software and United Technologies Research. He has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software, SaaS, analytics and cloud applications and has built several multi-million dollar product businesses over his career. Krish lives in Silicon Valley, CA with his wife and two kids. He is an active investor, mentor and advisor to several startups.