Twilio Inc., the cloud communications platform, has announced that Chetan Chaudhary will take the lead of the Twilio Partner Program, Twilio Build, as global vice president of partners.
Chetan has spent five years at Twilio in a variety of roles including head of channel sales and general manager of Twilio’s IoT business unit. In addition to spearheading and building Twilio’s IoT Business, Chetan led the design and development of Twilio’s channel strategy and go to market plans earlier in his tenure at Twilio. Chetan’s expanded role is effective immediately.
“Faced with the unexpected search to find a new partner leader this fall, the team evaluated many options,” said George Hu, chief operating officer at Twilio. “We unanimously decided that there is no one in the market better positioned to lead Twilio’s partner team than Chetan. A long time Twilion and trusted leader, Chetan has built business units from inception to significant size multiple times at Twilio. We are excited for the future success of the partner organization under his leadership.”
“As Twilio continues to grow rapidly and invest in new markets, partners are an increasingly important part of our ecosystem,” said Chetan Chaudhary, global VP of partners. “There is a massive opportunity for partners to join forces with Twilio to redefine the communications industry and I look forward to building on the incredible momentum we are already seeing to create a best-in-class partner organization.”
In addition to his expanded role as Global VP of partners, Chetan remains general manager of Twilio’s IoT Business unit, which he built from scratch over the past three years. Prior to starting the IoT business unit, Chetan was the first Twilio employee focused on building out Twilio’s partner and channel strategy. Chetan also spent eight years at Cisco in various roles including software engineering, sales operations and world wide business development. Chetan is also on the board of Novoscale, a systems integrator for the ServiceNow ecosystem.