Our Team

Usman Sheikh

CEO & Founder

As a former VP of sales and marketing at SAP, Usman experienced firsthand the pain B2B sales reps face every day. Prior to xiQ he oversaw the design, development and operations of SAP’s Supplier Relationship Management Suite and SAP’s digital commerce market place.

Jens Weitzel

VP of Business Development

A former VP at SAP and Infor, Jens plays a transformational role in driving xiQ’s growth through partners and resellers. His previous company Swiftpage was successfully acquired by Infor.

Saqib Ali

Head of Software Development

Saqib brings years of experience as a software developer and is the technical architect of the xiQ platform. He has incorporated AI, IBM Watson, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in xiQ.

Austin Kerby

Senior Content Manager & Pre-Sales

Austin Kerby manages the curation team responsible for generating insightful information for our customers. He also leads xiQ’s pre-sales efforts working with prospects to develop customized orientations to better suit their needs.

Our Advisors

Sean Corrigan

Principal with Rockpoint Capital, an early and growth stage Venture Capital fund investing in Information Technology, Life Sciences, Consumer Products, Mobile, Social and Cloud companies.

Zahoor Elahi

SVP at Optum (United Health Care). Entrepreneurial executive motivated by change, innovation and exceeding expectations. Masters in Engineering Cornell and BSc Engineering University of Michigan.

Safwan Shah

Safwan is the founder and current CEO of PayActiv. Techlogix board member, advisor to Altia Systems, and former faculty member of University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Elizabeth Sheikh

Entrepreneur with 25 years experience in Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Sales. Previously with Sales Division at Mercury Interactive (now HP) and VP of Business Consulting Firm specializing in E-business Strategy and BPI.

Anand Ramachandran

Co-founder or early employee at four startups. Director level experience at SAP Americas. MBA, Emory University. BS Industrial Engineering, Stanford University.

Barbara Holzapfel

CMO at Addepar. Former Managing Director SAP Labs North America; Tower Perrin; Coca Cola Company; Deutsche Bank; consultant to Fortune 500 clients.

Chris Bledsoe

Tech business leader specializing in partner ecosystems. Currently a Sr. Director at Bluescape. Held senior positions at Apple, Oracle, Palm and Citrix.

Michael Danaher

Michael is a partner at law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati providing representation to companies in the technology, cleantech, and life sciences industries.

Asif Habib


Asif holds an MS in Software Engineering and has worked as a lead mobile architect for Fortune 500 retailers Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, healthcare giant Blue Shield of California, and one of YouTube’s most subscribed channels wordwide, Howcast. He’s also a super guy to grab a coffee with.

Julianne Hall

Creative: Words & Strategy

A copywriter and creative consultant, Julie has done work for a diverse list of companies including Motorola, Shuddle, LivingHealthy.com, United Way, and Geffen Records, where she was Sr. Writer/Producer for more than a decade. She is a lifelong resident of California and a master in the art of guacamole.