RANA KANAAN

Product Development  & Management

ADVISOR

Rana has delivered multiple 1.0 products as well as grown a $1B business over the last 21 years as a high-tech product leader.   Her trademark approach of integrating product design, engineering and messaging in a simpler-is-better method that is always rooted in customer needs has helped her achieve many professional milestones in the products she has built and a winning formula for growing teams and businesses.

Rana has held executive roles at companies spanning startups and publicly-traded technology companies.  Most recently Rana was Chief Product Officer for Workspot, and prior to that, she was VP of Product Management of Citrix’s Desktop and App business.  Most recently Rana was Chief Product Officer for Workspot, marketing, design and customer success to on-board the first wave of clients to the new platform.

She co-founded the Citrix Women’s Informal Networking group, Berkeley HaasspokBerkeley-HaasWomen in Leadership conference, and has served as mentor and selection committee expert forWeTech and TechWomen.

Rana holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Stanford d.school and GSB programs.  She has resided in the Bay Area, the middle east, Canada, UK, and currently living aloha on the beautiful island of Kauai.