About SelectHub

We Have One Singular Goal

Making Technology Investments More Impactful

We know how painful evaluating and onboarding new technology can be. And with enterprise technology on track to exceed $2 trillion annually, increasing efficiencies and improving ROI is more important than ever. That’s why we’re committed to helping companies optimize and standardize their technology evaluation and investment models. We’ve created SelectHub as an elegant and robust solution that transforms what is often a convoluted process into one that is collaborative, efficient — and even easy.

“The net result is a more agile and predictable model for both IT and Business stakeholders with measurably increased return on technology investments.”

The idea of SelectHub began when our CEO Venkat Devraj was developing his company Stratavia. “Buying enterprise software was a mess,” he recalls.

After Stratavia was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, Venkat focused his energies on solving these difficulties along with a team of three other entrepreneurs. As they brainstormed solutions, they designed an assessment platform from the ground up. And in March 2013, SelectHub opened its doors to the public.

We’re working hard to dramatically improve technology evaluations and onboarding for both buyers and vendors. With SelectHub, your work is easier — no matter which side of the deal you’re on.

Recent SelectHub News

SelectHub Named a Top Business Productivity Solution for 2016

SelectHub is honored to be selected as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Productivity Solution Providers for 2016. Chosen by a panel of CEOs, CIOs, analysts and CIOReview’s editorial board as a top productivity solution for its technology selection management platform and ability to help organizations accelerate technology acquisitions and make better IT investments.

SelectHub Releases 2016 HR Technology Landscape

SelectHub, the leading provider of technology selection management (TSM) software, today released their first edition of their HR Technology Landscape on VB Profiles (a VentureBeat publication). The infographic organizes more than 120 HR tech companies into 5 core software categories: Human Resource Management, Workforce Management, Recruiting & Staffing, Talent Management and Learning Management.

SelectHub Launches Software Selection Tools for Marketing Automation Software Buyers

DENVER, CO (PRWEB) JULY 26, 2016 SelectHub, a technology selection management (TSM) software company, today updated their marketing automation software selection library—sharing the criteria shown to be most used by buyers—and providing the latest marketing automation vendor ratings. Available through SelectHub’s software selection tool, the update provides additional value for organizations engaged in marketing automation

SelectHub Announces Top CMMS Software for 2016

DENVER, COLO – JUNE 28, 2016 – SelectHub, a technology selection management (TSM) software company, released its mid-year rankings update for computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)—featuring the top CMMS solutions rated on 20 key functional business requirements.

10 Human Resource Management Systems Transforming the HR Department

SelectHub, the leading provider of technology selection management (TSM) software, today released their 2016 update for their Human Resource Management Software Leaderboard – featuring the top HRM systems rated on the 20 core features most organizations look for in HRM software.  

Q&A with SelectHub’s CEO

Part 1:
A Deep Shift in the IT World


Part 2:
What is SelectHub?


Part 3:
How Can Companies Use SelectHub?


Part 4:
Tracking Compliance Violations


Part 5:
Why should End Users Work With IT via SelectHub?


Part 6:
How Does SelectHub Fit In With Other Procurement Software?

Venkat Devraj, CEO

Venkat is responsible for overall business strategy and day-to-day execution at SelectHub. He also serves as the lead functional architect of the SelectHub platform.

Previously, Venkat founded Stratavia, a software company that provided database and application middleware automation. Stratavia was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, where Venkat served as CTO – Application Automation and Chief Architect – Cloud Automation. Prior to Stratavia, Venkat was CEO at ExtraQuest Corp. where he pioneered the industry’s first full service remote database administration offering.

Venkat is the author of “Oracle 24×7 Tips & Techniques” and co-author of “Oracle Web Development” (Osborne / McGraw-Hill). He has written numerous articles, and been featured in publications such as Denver Post and CIO Magazine. He is a passionate speaker at industry events and holds two patents in IT automation.

Hernando Blanco, VP, Product Engineering

Hernando is responsible for software engineering, product development, and implementation at SelectHub, including managing our geographically dispersed team of developers and technical architects.

With almost two decades of technology and operational experience, Hernando understands how businesses are affected by inefficiencies and miscommunication and how they can benefit from strategic organization. Previously, Hernando was co-founder and VP of Product Development for Abuyo Media, a social media advertising network and Director of IT Operations at Rocky Mountain Cinemas. He was also a co-founder of Clan Cupon, a deal-of-the-day website that catered to the Colombian market.

Seeking to work on ventures with a deeper meaning, Hernando founded Sentec in Colombia in 1996, a technology company dedicated to research and development in providing accessibility for people with disabilities. During this time, he developed “Digito”, a communication device for deaf-blind people, selling the patent in 1999 to Ver LTDA. He also served as an advisor for the Ministry of Communications of Colombia on implementing technology to make the workplace, schools, and public buildings more accessible for people with physical handicaps.

Steven Sowin, President

Steven’s responsibilities at SelectHub span product management, customer support, community relations and vendor success. Steven’s passion is primarily community development, and he brings to SelectHub a proven ability to develop user-base and customer groundswell via a “bottom-up” model.

Before SelectHub, Steven worked on building the industry’s first crowd-funded real estate investment offering a year prior to US Congress passing the JOBS Act. He also co-founded Abuyo Media, a yield-optimization service provider for mid-market content companies and home of popular social media sites such as 22 Words and 9 Wows.

Prior to that, Steven was a co-founder of Clan Cupon, a deal-of-the-day website that catered to the Colombian market. A consummate serial entrepreneur, Steven also founded Rocky Mountain Cinemas in 1994, pioneering the concept of combined movie theaters and restaurants in Colorado.

Roy Semple VP, Marketing

Roy‘s responsibilities at SelectHub include web-based marketing, lead generation, OEM partnerships, and press and analyst relations.

Roy is a 25 year veteran of technology sales and marketing with companies such as Quest Software (acquired by Dell), CGI and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). Prior to joining SelectHub, Roy spent over 10 years as VP of Sales and Head of Internet Marketing at TEC.

Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in his teens, Roy launched several successful ventures including a mobile discotheque, restaurant, and a graphics business. Moving to western Canada to work in publishing led to the creation of Magus, a marketing communications firm serving oil & gas and banking industry clients, and multiple international awards. Later, with his marketing consulting firm Beaurivage Development, he made his foray into enterprise software and IT services focused offerings.

Ram Karan VP, Product Management and Customer Success

In his role as the “lead customer champion” within SelectHub, Ram oversees multiple key areas including product management, service delivery, vendor relations and content delivery.

Prior to SelectHub, Ram held positions in application management, program management and consulting at organizations such as Level 3 Communications and TelCove.Over a career spanning 17 years, he has successfully led global development, delivery teams, and multi-million dollar projects.

With a strong passion for delighting customers, he has grown teams and delivered results in dynamic and challenging leadership roles across areas such as sales, customer support, software development, architecture, and QA. In his free time, Ram is a musician and performs to raise funds for charities.

Samarra Davis VP, Business Development

As VP of Business Development, Samarra is responsible for enabling and managing technology vendor partnerships and alliances. She also oversees SelectHub’s Austin operations.

Prior to joining SelectHub, Samarra held positions in business development and account management at global organizations including ADP, Software Advice (acquired by Gartner), and The Nielsen Company.

Like a true Austinite, she spends her free time listening to live music, frequenting local breweries and restaurants, and hunting for the perfect vintage clothing and furniture. The most special people in her life are husband, James, and her two children, Berkeley and Eagle.

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