Full Monty Leadership – Keith Krach
If you really want to understand what it takes to create and build hundreds of multi-million dollar companies, you are going to love this show with Keith Krach (pronounced Crock).
Keith has a long history of technology leadership, starting with being GM’s youngest-ever vice president at the age of 26 after earning his B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and MBA from Harvard University.
After 10 years with GM, Keith joined the founding team of Rasna Corporation. Keith helped lead Rasna to be recognized as #3 on the Inc. 100 list of Fastest-Growing Companies. With Kieth Krach’s guidance the company was sold in 1995 to Parametric Technologies for $500 million.
Keith co-founded Ariba in 1996, serving as CEO and chairman of the board for seven years. Keith took Ariba public, achieving a market capitalization of $34 billion.
Ernst & Young named him the 2000 National Entrepreneur of the Year, the same year in which he was honored at the World Economic Forum with the Technology Pioneer Award.