About Keith Krach

Keith Krach, a technology industry veteran and the co-founder of the B2B e-commerce network Ariba, currently serves as the Chairman of DocuSign. As the head of the San Francisco-based company, Keith Krach helps DocuSign deliver an industry-leading document and data management system that allows anyone to transact anything, anytime, anywhere, on any device, securely in the cloud. Consumers and companies can access files from any location and track them via a comprehensive audit trail, eliminating the need for scanning, printing, and shipping.

In just five years with DocuSign, Keith Krach has positioned the company as one of the most prominent providers of digital transaction management services in the world. In 2015 alone, he grew the company’s workforce to include 1,500+ total employees, doubling the number of employees from the previous year. He also spearheaded efforts to secure funding from notable companies such as Google, Salesforce.com, Kleiner Perkins, Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Citibank, BBVA, SAP, Excel, and Sigma West. Today, DocuSign includes more than 100,000 business customers and over 50 million unique users across 188 countries.

Outside of his work with DocuSign, Keith Krach is actively involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors. The co-founder of the Children’s Autistic Network, he also spent several years on the board of governors of Opportunity International, the largest micro loan provider in the world. Keith is currently serving as an advisory board member for New Story Charity, a crowd-funding charity that builds houses for homeless families across the globe. New Story is one of Silicon Valley’s top nonprofit disrupters who recently incubated out of Y-Combinator. In 2007, he accepted an offer from the U.S. Department of Defense to serve on the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference in the Middle East.

Krach is a celebrated lecturer and has spoken at Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley and IMD Business School in Switzerland on a variety of topics including business strategy, technology and how to build a high performance team. A graduate of Purdue University, he currently serves as chairman emeritus of the board of trustees at Purdue. He also spent time on the boards of XOJet and Angie’s List. Krach was named one of the “Top Tech Execs 2000” by Forbes magazine in recognition of his role as the co-founder and CEO of Ariba.

He and his wife, Metta Krach, live in San Francisco. Ms. Krach is a graduate of UCLA and Georgetown Law School, and currently serves on the board of the San Francisco Symphony and the Children’s Discovery Museum. Together, Keith and Metta Krach have five children, ranging in ages from 30 to 5 years old.

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