Krach on Being a CEO in the 90’s vs. Now

At our Vator Splash SF event earlier this week, DocuSign CEO Keith Krach, in a conversation with Rory O’Driscoll of Scale Venture Partners, was asked to compare being a CEO of an enterprise software company in the 90s to being one today.

First, though, here’s a bit about Krach’s background.

Prior to becoming CEO of DocuSign, he founded three other companies, where he served as CEO: Rasna Corporation, software and information technology services company Ariba and investment holdings firm 3Points.

Rasna Corporation was acquired by Parametric Technology for $500 million, while Krach took Ariba public, achieving a market capitalization of $34 billion.
Krach has been chairman of DocuSign for four years, and has been CEO of the company for two years.

So what is different and what is the same?

“In terms of what is the same: the company with the best people wins. It’s all about building a high performing team. I think that’s universal, that’s absolutely timeless,” he said.