Usman Sheikh

Usman Sheikh

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Innovator at Stealth Start-up

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Computer Software

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Usman Sheikh's Overview

Current
  • Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Innovator at Stealth Start-up
  • Vice President SAP EcoHub at SAP
Past
  • Vice President, Mobility, SAP Store at SAP
  • Vice President, Global Strategic Partners Program, Corporate Development at SAP AG
  • Head of SAP Supplier Relation Management (SRM), Solution Management at SAP AG
  • Sr. Mgr. Business Development Asia at SAP Asia
  • CEO, Founder at UNIT International Inc.
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Usman Sheikh's Summary

A visionary silicon valley based executive, entrepreneur and strategic thinker. High energy, results-oriented and performance driven executive with rare combination of sales, design product management and mobile expertise. Extensive international experience and history of turning around and launching leading edge businesses.

Experience:

Mobile: Enterprise, Social & Consumer, Enterprise Mobility Management
Marketing: Digital & Social Media, Digital Branding, Online Campaigns
Design: Mobile & Web Apps, User-centric Design Thinking
Sales: Strategy & Execution, Value-based Selling, Online & Social Commerce

Usman Sheikh's Experience

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Innovator

Stealth Start-up

June 2014Present (4 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Vice President SAP EcoHub

SAP

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SAP; Computer Software industry

August 2007Present (7 years 2 months) Palo Alto

SAP sought a solution that would enable its customer to be able to easily find apps and services offered by SAP’s rapidly growing ecosystem of developers and partners. The solution was to create SAP EcoHub an online marketplace that lists SAP endorsed partner solutions and make it easier for customers to do business with SAP's ecosystem.

I led the team responsible for the design, development and business operations of the SAP EcoHub (www.ecohub.sap.com) including the iPhone and iPad apps. The SAP EcoHub is a leading marketing and demand generation platform which lists more than 1500 solutions from over 600 solution providers and has become a primary monetization channel for SAP’s ecosystem partners.

The SAP EcoHub provides solution providers a SAP branded, state-of-the-art marketing and analytics platform that utilizes social media and online marketing techniques to promote solutions within SAP’s 2 million member community network. The SAP EcoHub pioneered the use of social media marketing in SAP. The SAP EcoHub boasts the largest Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube followings at SAP. SAP EcoHub continues to set new records in the number of visitors that convert in to sales leads and influences hundreds of million €s in sales.

In recognition for the development of SAP EcoHub I received SAP's Most Valuable Player award. The Most Valuable Player is selected by peers in recognition of work done to support SAP's value proposition and Partner Enablement while at the same time demonstrating Agility, High Performance, and Co-Innovation.

Vice President, Mobility, SAP Store

SAP

2011June 2014 (3 years) Palo Alto, CA

Vice President, Global Strategic Partners Program, Corporate Development

SAP AG

November 20062007 (1 year) Walldorf, Germany

Head of SAP Supplier Relation Management (SRM), Solution Management

SAP AG

January 2004October 2006 (2 years 10 months) Walldorf, Germany

Sr. Mgr. Business Development Asia

SAP Asia

March 2001November 2003 (2 years 9 months) Singapore

CEO, Founder

UNIT International Inc.

January 1995February 2001 (6 years 2 months) Washington, DC

Usman Sheikh's Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Customer Value Enhancement Award

    Frost & Sullivan
    • April 2012

    The Best Practice Award from Frost & Sullivan for Customer Value Enhancement is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. This Award recognizes the company's inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.

    The Award is based on a review of SAP’s Performance in Enterprise Mobility

  • SAP's MVP Award for SAP EcoHub

    SAP
    • February 2009

    Recipient of SAP's Most Valuable Player award in recognition of the develpoment of SAP EcoHub. Selected by peers to recieve the award the MVP award recognizes work done to support the SAP value proposition and Partner Enablement while at the same time demonstrating Agility, High Performance, and Co-Innovation.

Usman Sheikh's Projects

  • SAP Store

    • March 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Usman Sheikh

    SAP Mobile App Store as the online sales channel for enterprise mobility sales. Delivering a consumer grade buying expirience to enteprise consumers seeking to discover, evaluate and buy enterprise-class mobile apps

  • SAP Store & Enterprise Mobility with Dennis Howlett

    • November 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Usman Sheikh

    A brief introduction to the SAP Store

  • The SAP Store, Developers and the Future of EcoHub – with SAP’s Usman Sheikh

    • March 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Usman Sheikh

    During Jon’s Palo Alto sit down with SAP’s Usman Sheikh, Usman had some important updates on the SAP store and why EcoHub will eventually head into the sunset as the SAP Store matures and the online SAP Stores are consolidated into one storefront.

  • Enterprise Mobility: Let the Games Begin

    • May 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Usman Sheikh

    The race for mobility in the enterprise is officially on. Mobility presents businesses with opportunities to completely rethink their existing processes and create new business models, and SAP and its ecosystem of partners are delivering the tools and solutions that customers need to make the most of these unique opportunities.

  • SAP EcoHub

    • May 2008 to Present
    Team Members: Usman Sheikh

    SAP's first online solution marketplace (SAP EcoHub) for SAP and partner solutions leveraging the power of social media and communities to deliver a new, empowered buying experience for SAP customers

Usman Sheikh's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Urdu

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Punjabi

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Usman Sheikh's Skills & Expertise

  1. Direct Sales
  2. Mobile Applications
  3. Marketing
  4. Online Advertising
  5. Sales
  6. Social Media Marketing
  7. Online Marketing
  8. Strategy
  9. Mobile Devices
  10. Business Strategy
  11. Business Development
  12. Entrepreneurship
  13. E-commerce
  14. User Experience
  15. Management Consulting
  16. Marketing Strategy
  17. Digital Marketing
  18. Management
  19. Sales Enablement
  20. Change Management
  21. Business Process
  22. Go-to-market Strategy
  23. Channel
  24. Enterprise Software
  25. CRM
  26. Cloud Computing
  27. Demand Generation
  28. Start-ups
  29. Strategic Partnerships
  30. Solution Selling
  31. Professional Services
  32. Partner Management
  33. Leadership
  34. SAP
  35. SaaS
  36. Product Management
  37. SOA
  38. Business Alliances
  39. Business Planning
  40. Integration
  41. Product Marketing
  42. Business Intelligence
  43. Thought Leadership
  44. Telecommunications

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Usman Sheikh's Education

University of Michigan

BA, Architecture

19811984

Activities and Societies: President of Pakistan Students Association (PSA) at University of Michigan from 1982 - 1985

Aitchison College

19691980

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