Shanee Ben Zur (Crunchbase) | CMO's and the Impact on Business Metrics


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Shanee Ben-Zur is the Chief Marketing and Growth Officer for Crunchbase, a company founded in 2007 by Michael Arrington, initially as a place to track the startups his parent company TechCrunch was writing about. In 2010, AOL bought TechCrunch and Crunchbase, but Crunchbase went private again five years later.

She has a degree in Management Science from UC San Diego, and began her journey at a PR firm founded by ex-Apple executives. Since then, she's held roles at Salesforce, Nvidia, and Dropbox. After three years at Crunchbase, she's now CMO.

Tune in to hear Shanee and Jim talk about the importance of holding on to relationships in business, explaining the CMO's impact on metrics, and how hard it is-even for pros like them-to say nice things about themselves.

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