Shernaz is a leading marketing and business executive. She has over 20 years of experience building brands and consumer perception; advising executive management; scaling operational teams; and developing global businesses to accelerate growth and mindshare.
Over her career, Shernaz has worked with companies such as Netflix, Walmart, Polyvore (Yahoo), Baidu, Khan Academy, Zynga, Guardant Health, Motorola, Indiegogo, Red Hot Labs (Google), Opsware (HP), Samsung, Truveo (AOL), Savvis (CenturyLink), Nokia, Metaplace (Disney), and MetaMarkets (Snap). She serves as an advisor to several companies including Baobab Studios, Passage, Paysa, and Voyage.
Most recently, she was the chief marketing officer for Udacity where she built a world-renowned brand in the online learning space and propelled its growth and stature to millions of users and Fortune 500 partners.
Previously, Shernaz served as the chief marketing officer and head of investor relations at Inktomi. Under her leadership, Inktomi became one of the hottest Internet names reaching a $37 billion valuation, and received numerous media and Wall Street accolades. Shernaz started her career at Sun Microsystems where she built a brand name for Solaris, the Sun operating system, and spearheaded the company’s European software initiatives from Paris.