Yes We Can
Shanti Ariker currently serves as SVP, General Counsel of Zendesk, Inc. (NYSE: ZEN), a $1B+ revenue SaaS CRM business, since December 2020. She has more than 20 years experience working internationally with high-growth companies. She has worked closely on Environmental, Social & Governance programs and has expertise in charity law, formation and an understanding of different philanthropic models.
Shanti founded the legal pro bono program at Salesforce to work on social justice initiatives, including helping DACA recipients, creating a legal tool kit for judges in connection with the United Nations and Consortium for Street Children. She serves on the Executive Committee of American Friends of Hebrew University (Pacific Northwest Chapter), the Advisory Board for the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law & Israel Studies at Berkeley Law School and is a board member and corporate secretary for the Simpson Literary Project. She is an aspiring writer, currently working on her memoir.
Prior to Zendesk, Ms. Ariker was VP, Deputy General Counsel at Twilio Inc. Ms. Ariker also served as SVP, General Counsel at Salesforce.org and held other senior leadership roles at Salesforce.com, Inc. and Autodesk, Inc. She started out her career in private practice. Ms. Ariker received her B.A. from University of Massachusetts and her J.D. from the University of Virginia.
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