Ep.08

What Does It Take to Achieve Hypergrowth?

Description

In this week’s episode, we talk with Jonathan Shelmerdine, VP Product at SentinelOne, about their unique success story.

SentinelOne’s path to hypergrowth looks easy from the outside, but like any successful business growth story, hard decisions had to be made at multiple stages.

Jonathan highlights the importance of getting your strategy right – especially in a sector as competitive as B2B SaaS – but also of hiring the right people and having leaders “who know what good looks like”.  As he says, “you don’t become the Golden State Warriors without having the right team, the right strategy, the right approach, and the right balance between what you invest in”.

Tracking the journey from start-up to success, Jonathan acknowledges that there’s a tipping point where companies have to change and even let go of some of the attributes that got them that far in the first place. So how do you phase out the entrepreneurship, innovation, and ability “to do things your way” and adapt to being a bigger beast?   

Achieving hypergrowth is one thing. But what do you do next? Jonathan’s got an insight into how to sail a steady ship, while also forging forward.

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Bio

Yonni Shelmerdine leads EDR & XDR at SentinelOne. Prior to SentinelOne, Yonni held product leadership roles at Cybereason, Checkpoint, Lacoon, and several other early-stage start-ups.

Yonni is also a veteran of an Elite Intelligence unit in the IDF, winning multiple awards for distinguished service.

Meet your hosts

Shahar Erez

Shahar Erez

Co-Founder & CEO

Shahar Erez is the Co-founder & CEO of Stoke. In 2021, Stoke was acquired by Fiverr for $110M just 15 months after coming out of stealth mode.

Shahar is a tech-scene veteran and serial entrepreneur in Israel and Silicon Valley. He has 20 years of executive experience in engineering, product, and marketing under his belt at companies like HP, VMware, and Kenshoo.

He has a BA from IDC University and an MBA from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.

Lastly, he is a proud father of 3, an amateur cyclist, and an avid reader.

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Romi Davidor

Romi Davidor

Marketing Manager

Romi was educated on three continents; she grew up in Japan as a baby, in California as a young adult, and now in Israel.

Romi has had an interesting career path (she’s a classic Gen Y story), starting as a CSR and sustainability consultant at BDO firm, to becoming an innovation management professional.

That lead her to become a mentor at different entrepreneurship programs, a podcaster, and today the marketing manager at Stoke.

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