Salesforce Executive Saima Shaukat Joins TechCanary as Chief Revenue Officer

TechCanary statement characterizes Shaukat’s combined Salesforce and financial services industry experience as an ideal fit to help drive the company’s continued growth.

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TechCanary (Milwaukee, Wisc.), a provider of a cloud-based, analytics-driven insurance solution built natively on the Salesforce platform, has announced that Saima Shaukat has joined the company as chief revenue officer (CRO). A TechCanary statement characterizes Shaukat’s combined Salesforce and financial services industry experience as an ideal fit to help drive TechCanary’s continued growth.

Saima Shaukat, Chief Revenue Officer, TechCanary.

Shaukat will lead the development of TechCanary’s go-to-market strategy, which includes establishing and expanding new markets for TechCanary’s insurance platform, according to the vendor. Prior to joining TechCanary, Shaukat served as GM and VP, Commercial Sales for Salesforce in the Canadian financial services market where she created the financial services team in Canada and grew revenue 300 percent over her tenure.

“Saima is a tremendous addition to our executive team and will help drive the next level of growth and expansion,” comments Reid Holzworth CEO and co-founder, TechCanary. “Her proven leadership and sales strategy skills combined with her knowledge of financial services and Salesforce is the perfect combination. Our growth to date has been gratifying and we are putting a strong leadership team in place with high caliber talent like Saima to enable us to accelerate our growth and expand in to more insurance markets.”

Ripe for Disruption

“In my role at Salesforce I had the opportunity to work with TechCanary and its platform and was impressed with both. I’m thrilled to be part of the team to help change how agencies and carriers manage their operations and interactions with customers,” comments Shaukat. “Some believe that the insurance industry is slow to embrace new technologies, but it is ripe for disruption and the rapid growth and adoption of the TechCanary platform is proof that there is appetite for change. TechCanary has knowledge of the Industry, good technology and a talented workforce which is a recipe for success.”

Prior to her 13 years with Salesforce in various roles, Ms. Shaukat served as business development manager with Infotriever. Earlier in her career she was a federal account executive with Silanis Technology. In addition to her professional career, Shaukat earned a BA with Honors from McGill University in Economics and Computer Science.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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