Rachel Spasser

Rachel Spasser is a Managing Director and leads Accel-KKR’s operating team.  Rachel provides strategic guidance as well as commercial leadership across Accel-KKR’s portfolio. Prior to joining Accel-KKR, Rachel was the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Ariba, Inc. (acquired by SAP). At Ariba she led the design and execution of the company’s marketing strategy and programs.

With over 30 years of experience in general management, marketing leadership and business development for growth-oriented companies, Ms. Spasser has spent the past 25 years focused on the business-to-business technology sector. She speaks frequently on topics such as growing software businesses, marketing strategy, and customer engagement.

Prior to joining Ariba, she worked in executive roles with a number of cloud software and Internet-related companies including IBM and  KnowledgeStorm Inc. (acquired by TechTarget).

Rachel’s current board seats include: Abrigo, Cendyn, Duett AS, ESG, Kantata, Pegasus, Smart Communications and SugarCRM.

Ms. Spasser holds an MBA with honors from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.