Sanjiv Karani

Head of Platform Products & Innovation


Sanjiv Karani serves as Head of Kroger’s Platform Products & Innovation with a consistent track record of 100X value creation. Platform/Foundations area represents over 35 product-centric teams across: Search, Monetization, API Program, Kroger Application Platform, Behavior Data Analytics, Test & Learn, Kroger Design System, and Platform Innovation; all supporting Kroger’s seamless ecosystem. Sanjiv and his team of 300+ global resources (i.e., product managers, designers, architects, developers) are catalyzing Kroger’s transformation into a Digital Business; directly contributing over $4.7B in annual value creation, with return on innovation (ROI) of 12,228%.

Prior to joining Kroger, Sanjiv has held senior leadership roles in Product Strategy, Innovation, and Corporate Venturing, for JPMorgan Chase & Co., TEMPOE-CNG Corp, ZipScene, Cincom Systems, PointRoll-Gannett Corporation, and Convergys. Sanjiv also has a stellar track record of entrepreneurship with: CXO roles at Startups, his own venture VALCRIN (Value Creation through Innovation), and Strategic Advisor/Board roles at Stanford Seed, Cintrifuse, OCEAN, Frost & Sullivan Growth Innovation Executive Council, American Marketing Association, Edison Universe, and more.

Sanjiv holds an MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with major in Computer Vision/AI from Wright State University. He has also participated in executive programs at Stanford, Harvard Business School, Kellogg, and MIT Sloan.