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The CEO Consult

Join G2’s Co-Founder & CEO Godard Abel, GoCardless’ Hiroki Takeuchi, and Chargebee’s Krish Subramanian as they serve up proven strategies to propel promising software ventures to “Best of” companies.

Meet the speakers.


Hiroki Takeuchi

Co-founder and CEO, GoCardless

Hiroki Takeuchi is Co-founder and CEO of GoCardless, a global leader in account-to-account payments serving 65,000+ businesses around the world, processing $25bn in payments a year. Prior to founding GoCardless Hiroki worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co. He studied Mathematics at Oxford University where, as Vice President of Oxford Entrepreneurs, he co-founded Varsity Pitch - a business ideas competition between Oxford and Cambridge. Hiroki is a Y Combinator alumni.

Krish Subramanian

Co-founder and CEO, Chargebee

Krish Subramanian is the Co-founder and CEO of Chargebee, a Subscription Management & Billing Solution for Recurring Revenue Businesses. Krish is an engineer by profession and a problem solver at heart. For Krish, everything comes down to service and experience. His passion to build for the future, combined with over 20 years of experience in the world of software, along with his co-founders has helped fuel Chargebee’s 100% growth in revenue year on year. He is referred to as the “nice guy” within the company, the tech community, media, and his mom.

Godard Abel

CEO at G2

Godard Abel is CEO of G2, which he co-founded in 2012 — as well as Executive Chairman of ThreeKit, a leading 3D visualization technology company, and Logik.io, a next generation configuration technology. Prior to G2 he was CEO of SteelBrick, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016, where he subsequently served as SVP/GM of the SteelBrick business unit until May 2017 when he left to refocus on entrepreneurial adventures. Godard also previously co-founded BigMachines, where he was CEO and built it into a leading software-as-a-service provider which was acquired by Oracle in 2013.