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Exclusive: Zoom Channel Leader Laura Padilla Takes New Role with Airtable

Airtable's valuation reached $11 billion in December.

Edward Gately

May 20, 2022

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Airtable’s Laura Padilla

After more than four years of leading Zoom‘s channel, Laura Padilla has departed that role to become  Airtable‘s vice president of partners.

Padilla announced her new role on LinkedIn, saying: “There is always a beginning and here we are at the start of the partner team at Airtable.” On Twitter, she said she’s “excited” to build Airtable’s channel strategy.

She was Zoom‘s head of global business development and channel. Before that, she was Nutanix’s senior director of business development and alliances.

“We are grateful for Laura’s many contributions to Zoom, which helped to grow our global partner and channel sales organization into the strong team it is today,” a Zoom spokesperson said. “We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Airtable is an enterprise software company. Its valuation reached $11 billion in December.

Tempering Zoom’s massive revenue with her knowledge of the channel’s power to drive brand awareness and preference in technology, Padilla worked to help Zoom expand its channel reach. Padilla was part of our Top Gun 51 in 2020.

Airtable’s connected apps platform enables teams to modernize their business processes. The company continues to expand its enterprise sales, success and support functions to fuel a growing number of large deployments. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 globally use Airtable’s technology. Its customer base spans industries and includes Amazon, Baker Hughes, IBM, Netflix, Nike, Restoration Hardware and Under Armour.

In February, Airtable announced its expansion to EMEA with the opening of its first international headquarters in London.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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