Rachel Spasser is a Managing Director leading the Operating Team at Accel-KKR. She also provides strategic guidance as well as commercial leadership across Accel-KKR’s portfolio. Prior to joining Accel-KKR, Rachel was the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Ariba, Inc.(acquired by SAP). At Ariba she led the design and execution of the company’s marketing strategy and programs.
Rachel has spent over 30 years focused on growth oriented B2B technology companies in general management, marketing leadership and business development roles. She speaks frequently on topics such as growing software businesses, marketing strategy, and customer engagement.
Prior to joining Ariba, she worked in executive roles with a number of cloud software and Internet-related companies including IBM and KnowledgeStorm Inc. (acquired by TechTarget)
Rachel’s current board seats include: Abrigo, Cendyn, Duett AS, ESG, Kantata, Loftware, Smart Communications and SugarCRM.
Ms. Spasser holds an MBA with honors from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.