Girish Mathrubootham is the Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of Freshworks and serves on its Board of
Directors. He founded Freshworks (then Freshdesk)
in October 2010 with Shanmugan Krishnasamy.
Girish is the product visionary at Freshworks. He has scaled the company from a handful of employees to a unicorn. What began as a single product company ‘Freshdesk’, is now Freshworks, with seven products under its wings and more than 2000 employees. Freshworks has expanded to the US, the UK, Australia, Germany and Middle East under Girish’s able leadership. The company also acquired the coveted unicorn tag in 2018.
Before founding Freshworks, Girish was the VP of Product Management at the ManageEngine division of Zoho Corporation. He had joined Zoho Corporation (then AdventNet) in 2001 as a PreSales Engineer. Girish has been building on-premise helpdesk systems since 2004.
Girish has earned his MBA in Marketing from the University of Madras and his BE from Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy.