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Shanker’s more than 25 years of experience includes playing a key role in one of the IT industry’s most historic transformations

SAN MATEO, Calif. – July 19, 2018 – Clarizen, the global leader in enterprise collaborative work management, today announced that Naresh Shanker, the former Chief Information Officer of HP, has joined its board of directors. Shanker will serve as a trusted advisor to the company as it moves into its next phase of growth.

“Enterprises want to accelerate their digital transformation efforts, and Clarizen can help them do so by enabling them to manage all projects from a single, collaborative work management platform,” said Shanker. “I chose to work with Clarizen because it is the dominant player in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) market, and I’m excited to help the company continue to achieve its growth objectives and help enterprises worldwide become more agile.”

As HP’s CIO, Shanker led the company’s global IT strategy and operations. He maintained that role following the company’s landmark decision in 2014 to split into two separate entities – HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Following the split, Shanker’s first order of business was to oversee the massive effort of separating HP’s global IT infrastructure, which he was able to accomplish in just one year.

Before joining HP, Shanker was Vice President and CIO for Palm, Inc., where he had management responsibility for the company’s IT strategy and all of its IT assets. He was instrumental in launching webOS solutions and services to enable the App Catalog, mobile commerce and cloud services. Previously, he was responsible for managing Agilent Technologies’ enterprise business solutions organization, overseeing the delivery of customer-facing and supply chain solutions worldwide.

“Naresh has had a remarkable career and we are thrilled that he has agreed to bring his expertise to our board of directors,” said Clarizen CEO Boaz Chalamish. “His experience in leading and executing large scale global software implementations will add enormous value to our company and our enterprise customers worldwide.”

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About Clarizen
Clarizen delivers a cloud-based enterprise collaborative work management solution built on the vision of business agility. Clarizen’s PPM solution adapts to business processes, facilitates purposeful collaboration and provides efficiency through powerful workflow automation. It is built for enterprises that need to respond faster to changing market conditions and execute efficiently against its business goals.  Over 2,000 customers across 79 countries already rely on Clarizen. The company has over 160 employees with office locations in San Mateo (California), Tel Aviv and London. To learn more, visit