Chief Product Officer and EVP of Engineering
“Our customers are what makes our work truly meaningful. Their partnership and commitment is energizing. For me personally, it makes my job worth doing.”
Praerit Garg is Smartsheet's chief product officer and executive vice president of engineering. He is passionate about building a product and engineering culture of innovation that scales, finding simpler solutions to hard problems, and delivering great experiences for our customers.
Praerit has more than 25 years’ experience building large-scale distributed systems and internet services. Prior to Smartsheet, Praerit was a general manager at AWS for identity, access, and directory services. Previously, he co-founded Symform, a distributed internet storage startup which was acquired by Quantum. Praerit was also at Microsoft for 12 years, where he was responsible for many of the user identity, access, and encryption features in Windows. While there, he led the delivery of distributed systems management capabilities across multiple Microsoft products and was part of the team that built Active Directory. Praerit is also co-inventor on more than 25 patents.
Praerit holds a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University. He loves to travel with his family, experiencing different cultures and their food, art, architecture, and history.