Kristian Salvo

Over a decade experience as Founder & CEO, GM, and Biz Ops leader. Adept in strategy + operations + building teams. Teams I've built and led have driven over $375M in revenue.

I’m a data-driven strategic operator with extensive experience building businesses and operations, and guiding high-performing teams towards business growth in both venture-back startups and Fortune 500 tech companies. 

I specialize in defining strategy, building business operations, leading cross-functional teams, and achieving outcomes.

I'm a player/coach generalist that thrives in ambiguous environments. I have built and led teams in e-commerce, marketplaces, proptech, and talent-as-a-serv…

Kristian Salvo



  • LayaHelps


    Co-Founder & CEO

    Jun 2023 - Present

    Helping founders, entrepreneurs, and executive teams focus on high-value work by providing fully managed top-tier remote assistants at a fraction of the cost.

    • Ideated the business, developed the strategy, and executed plans to impending PMF.
  • Konfidis


    Chief Growth and Operations Officer

    Sep 2021 - Jun 2022

    Single family residence (SFR) real estate investment platform helping investors find, evaluate, and close real estate deals online.

    • Owned growth, operations, and GM for the B2C business unit. Drove operational excellence, GTM, marketing, and sales progressing the B2C business from 0 to 1.
  • Poundit


    Co-Founder & CEO

    Oct 2014 - Mar 2021

    Poundit is a venture-backed award-winning e-commerce startup for IT & electronics offering a curated selection, lower prices, and risk-free shopping. Poundit Business is a B2B e-procurement marketplace helping startups and SMBs discover, connect, and procure from top local suppliers and service providers for all their office needs.

    • Built and led all areas of the business, driving it from zero to multi-million dollars in revenue with a triple-digit average annual growth in KPIs.
  • Blackberry


    GM - Philippines, Guam, and Emerging Markets

    Oct 2007 - Jan 2014

    • General Manager: Owned P&L, operations, and overall business performance. Grew the business to over $100M in annual revenue at 26% gross margin and triple-digit YoY growth in KPIs
    • Senior Business Manager, Southeast Asia: As Chief of Staff to MDs I owned - strategic planning, business operations, execution, and P&L ownership of distribution channel and retail business for certain markets. Achieved triple-digit YoY growth in KPIs.
    • Senior Analyst, Product Management: Owned forecasting and data analysis for product and portfolio planning of BlackBerry’s $13 billion per year smartphone business.
  • Dell


    Business Intelligence Analyst

    Jan 2004 - Oct 2007

    • Business Intelligence Analyst: Supported sales and marketing teams with analytics, opportunity identification, and data-driven recommendations generating increased sales and quota attainment.
    • Services Marketing Analyst: Owned and managed the Services group’s e-commerce product offerings driving an uplift in services attach rates.

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