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.
Experts in the tech industry are invited to join and share their unique perspective on industry trends and software systems DENVER, May 10, 2019 — SelectHub, a software selection and research company, announces the SelectHub Thought Leader Program. Technology experts in the program will be featured in content and research about industry trends and products
The Technology Selection and Research Company Aims to Recognize the People Behind the Products Denver, January 8, 2019 — SelectHub, a software selection and research company, announces their first industry awards program will begin in February 2019. Named the SelectHub Software Awards, the company will give these awards to product development teams rather than vendors
For the 2nd Straight Year, SelectHub Appears on the Inc. 500, Ranking Among the Top 50 Software Companies in the US DENVER, August 22, 2018 — Inc. Magazine named SelectHub to the 2018 edition of the Inc. 500, the annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, marking the company’s second appearance in a row.
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, COO
Hernando is responsible for sales operations, product design, engineering and production operations at SelectHub.
With almost two decades of operational and technology experience, Hernando is relentless about identifying and removing sources of inefficiency and miscommunication. Previously, Hernando was co-founder of Abuyo Media, a social media advertising network and Clan Cupon, a deal-of-the-day website that catered to the Colombian market. Prior to that, he was Director of Operations at Rocky Mountain Cinemas.
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. He moved to the USA in 2000.
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 of Partnerships
Roy’s role at SelectHub is primarily driving strategic alliances and marketing-related partnerships.
Roy comes to SelectHub from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), where he was the Head of Internet Marketing for 6 years and previously, the Head of Sales for 5 years. Since joining SelectHub in 2014, Roy has led strategic initiatives such as RequirementsHub and other discrete product packaging as well as SelectHub’s branding as a “technology selection management” system (a greenfield space with $4.6 billion market potential).
Prior to TEC, Roy was Director of Sales and Marketing at IndustryHub (acquired by TEC) where he worked on launching a new e-procurement software solution for the mid-market. Prior to that, he was in sales at Quest Software.
Keith Hagen, VP of Marketing
Keith is an internet marketer with over 16 years of experience driving conversions, engagement, and placing the user first. Passionate about increasing online revenue through disciplined continuous improvement, Keith focuses on creating strategies and gathering customer insights to propel digital efforts forward.
Prior to joining SelectHub, Keith co-founded digital media agency ConversionIQ, which was acquired by Inflow. Prior to that, Keith led B2B marketing and eCommerce initiatives for Melco Oerlikon and Gates Corporation. Since 2010, Keith has led various marketing teams gaining user intent and behavior insights via thousands of A/B experiments across more than 100 online properties.
He gives back to the digital marketing community by educating others on how to optimize properly and get ahead in today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
Keith moved to Denver in 2001, following his postgraduate studies, from his native Nova Scotia, Canada. When not working, Keith can be found hauling his kids to activities around Colorado, or on holiday with his family in Tulum, Mexico.
Louella Aguilar, Controller
Louella is responsible for corporate accounting, financial management, internal reporting and modeling functions for SelectHub as well as human capital management.
She brings over 25 of years of accounting and finance management experience, with a B.S. in Accounting from Regis University, Colorado.
Prior to SelectHub, Louella worked at TransZap, Inc., a SaaS-based accounting software startup for 13 years as the Finance Manager. Her experience at TransaZap encompassed accounting, office management and human resources.
Louella is based in Colorado (is a Colorado native!) and has a family with 3 kids. She brings enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit to the SelectHub team.