Sunny Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Apptio
Apptio Co-founder and CEO Sunny Gupta is a product visionary and innovator whose customer obsession led him to conversations with CIOs, where he uncovered the market demand for creating an analytics-based business management system for IT. Since founding Apptio in late 2007, he both pioneered Apptio’s market category, Technology Business Management (TBM), and drove the company to become the market leader in this disruptive category with significant scale. In January 2019, Apptio was acquired by Vista Equity Partners, two years after going public.
Prior to founding Apptio, Sunny was EVP Products at Opsware, responsible for all of Opsware product businesses, up to its acquisition by HP. He was also the co-founder and CEO of iConclude, which pioneered the IT runbook automation market and drove its acquisition by Opsware.
Previously, Sunny held senior leadership roles in Products, Business Development, and Engineering at Mercury Interactive, Rational Software, and IBM. Sunny earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina, was selected one of the Top 40 CEO’s under 40, and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year finalist in 2011.