Jenny Smelyanets

Director of Marketing

Jenny Smelyanets

Director of Marketing

Jenny is part of Sapphire Venture’s marketing and communications team. A storyteller at heart, she brings 12+ years of B2B tech communications experience to the firm and is passionate about sharing what makes Sapphire so special with the world.

Jenny has led dozens of communications programs for products and initiatives at companies such as Salesforce, Criteo and Vision Critical. Most recently, Jenny oversaw PR for Salesforce Marketing Cloud where her work focused on ensuring product leadership amongst enterprise digital marketing platforms. While at Salesforce, she also led corporate communications for the Employee Success (HR) organization and later joined the team as a product marketer to share with customers how Salesforce engages its 50,000+ employee base. Prior to Salesforce, Jenny led PR at Criteo for the North America market and started her career at PR agencies such as HORN. (now Finn Partners) and Text 100 (now Archetype). 

Born in Moscow Russian, Jenny’s family immigrated to San Francisco when she was three years old. She grew up all over the Bay Area and graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in public relations. Soon after graduating, she moved to New York City, where she spent five years. She moved back to San Francisco about four years ago to be in the epicenter of innovation and tech, as she puts it, and couldn’t be happier!