Preethy Padmanabhan

Lead Partner to Haven Connect and MedHaul

Preethy Padmanabhan is the Head of Platform Product Marketing at Freshworks. Prior to joining Freshworks, Preethy was the VP of Marketing at Panzura. Earlier in her career she held leadership positions in marketing, sales and engineering across Nutanix, Dell and Cisco. Preethy is a strategic problem solver and connector who brings teams together to create exponential value for companies, nonprofits and communities.

Over the past 20 years, Preethy has been giving back to communities across the globe. She served in various non-profit boards focused on economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, women, children and education. Her significant contributions include raising $500K for My Helping Hands orphanage in India and creating an entrepreneurship and leadership conference in the San Francisco Bay Area for the BITS Alumni Association. She is an impact investor with SV2, an angel investor with Portfolia and a Board Member/Investor for Preethy has an MBA with Honors from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an MS Information Systems with Distinction from BITS Pilani, India.

During her spare time, Preethy loves to sing, meditate and publish podcasts. She hosts the 10X Growth Strategies podcast ( to discuss popular business and self-development books with various leaders. She’s a mindfulness teacher and lives with her husband, teenage son and their dog in Palo Alto, California.