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Adrian van Haaften

Partner & CMO
Works with B2B SaaS companies to accelerate demand generation and transform go to market strategy, with a deep understanding of the customer journey and the strategies to drive company growth.

About Adrian

Adrian is a San Francisco-based CMO & Partner at Chief Outsiders. As a dynamic and experienced marketing and P&L leader at B2B SaaS companies at all growth stages, Adrian has built and scaled hyper-growth brands, demand generation, product marketing, field marketing, partner and sales enablement organizations, with a very clear focus on achieving market expansion and growing top line revenues. Adrian brings an action-oriented, P&L owner mindset to his engagements, with an ability to operate both strategically and tactically, with a passion for coaching and driving company success.

How Adrian has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Built and executed ground-up go-to-market and demand generation strategy for SaaS marketing automation startup Emmperative, achieving multiple Fortune 500 client wins including Coca Cola, VISA and Universal, resulting in an acquisition by Procter & Gamble Ventures within 18 months.
  • Repositioned and aligned two disparate SaaS business units at CoreLogic, creating an HR software and services organization with over 2,000 global enterprise clients and eventual acquisition by PE firm STG Group.
  • Led and scaled demand generation, customer growth and product strategy through NASDAQ IPO at Unified Communications (VoIP) SaaS provider CallWave - now - growing paid subscriber base to over one million.
  • Grew subscription Wi-Fi service provider and airport retailer Laptop Lane to over 35 international locations, leading to M&A event with Regus and AT&T.
  • Built ground-up go to market and demand generation strategy at hyper-growth SaaS startup SmartRecruiters, generating over 60,000 SMB, mid-market and enterprise customers and over $50 million in venture funding to-date.
  • Built, refined and led go to market strategy for startups including Fielo, Modemetric, Agility CMS, FotoNotes, Realized1031 and Talemetry.

Published Works

Executive Marketing Experience

  • CMO at HCM SaaS leader Paycor Inc.
  • COO & CMO at SmartRecruiters Software
  • SVP Marketing & GM, HR Software Business Unit at CoreLogic
  • CMO at Loyalty Software startup
  • CMO and COO at BI Innovator
  • CMO at VOIP Telecom Startup CallWave (now
  • VP Strategic Partnerships at United Airlines Mileage Plus
  • CMO & Business Unit President at WiFi pioneer Laptop Lane
  • VP Marketing at Marketing Automation start-up Emmperative (a Procter & Gamble company)
  • Director of Marketing at Westin Hotels & Resorts

Clients Served

  • Paycor (HR SaaS)
  • Realized Holdings (FinTech)
  • Talemetry, Inc. (HR SaaS)
  • FotoNotes (Real Estate SaaS)
  • Fielo (Loyalty SaaS)
  • Modemetric (BI SaaS) 
  • Opus Behavioral Health (IT)


  • University of British Columbia

Download Adrian's Resume Here


Industry Experience
  • SaaS
  • Technology
  • Wireless/Telecommunications
  • Hospitality/Travel/Entertainment
  • Demand Generation
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Positioning & Messaging
  • The Customer Journey
  • Marketing Technologies
  • Marketing & Sales Alignment
  • Mentorship & Coaching
  • US Market Entry
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