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Oct 13, 2020 | Brad Westveld, Successful Placements

Former Amazon Robotics Exec Joins Samsara as Vice President of Global Technical Support

Samsara, a leader in Industrial IoT, has appointed Drago Kassabov to Vice President, Global Technical Support.

Kassabov joins Samsara from Amazon Robotics (AR), a business division within Amazon, where he most recently served as Head of Global Technical Operations. Prior to AR, he was Head of Worldwide Global Support at Acquia, a company founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert to provide commercial support, services, and PaaS/SaaS solutions for the open-source software (OSS) and web content management framework.  Kassabov also led customer support leadership roles at Reach Analytics (acquired by Data Decisions Group) and The Endurance International Group.

Kassabov holds a BS in Computer Science from Clark University and a BA in Business Administration from Plovdiv University.

Samsara was recently named number four on the 2020 LinkedIn Top Startups List – the leading list of top 50 emerging and growing startups in the U.S. This is the second year in a row Samsara has been part of the List’s top five companies.  In addition, Samsara was named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list that recognizes the top private cloud enterprise software companies transforming the industry. Samsara is this year’s biggest mover—jumping 42 slots from #67 in 2019 to #25 in 2020.

Samsara’s mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Never has there been a year where that mission has been more important. Samsara’s 15,000 customers — spanning transportation and manufacturing, food and beverage, health and sanitation, and local government — are keeping our communities safe and our economy running. They are also massive industries, making up 40% of U.S. GDP.

ON Partners consultant Brad Westveld is proud to have partnered with Samsara and Drago Kassabov on this successful placement. This is the second collaboration between ON Partners and Samsara, having placed Olivier Boireau to VP, Hardware Engineering in 2019.

About Samsara


Samsara is an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) company that makes sensors and software to manage commercial fleets and industrial operations. We serve over 15,000 customers across diverse sizes and industries, from transportation and logistics to field services, food production, energy, construction, local governments, and manufacturing. Samsara’s portfolio of complete IoT solutions includes vehicle telematics, driver safety, mobile workflow and compliance, asset tracking, and industrial process controls. With Samsara, customers gain complete operational visibility in one unified platform, so they can save time, save money, and keep their workers safe. Learn more about our mission to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy at www.samsara.com.


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