Zubin Canteenwalla

COO at Saltbox

New York, NY

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Oct 2020 - Present



Building workspace & logistics enablement infrastructure to power the future of SMB ecommerce.

May 2020 - Present


Helping startups. Primarily focused on the expansion of flexible, tech-enabled, real estate operating models. Current/past clients include: Kasa (hospitality/residential), ROOM (adaptive architecture), Saltbox (industrial), Clara Foods (animal free proteins).


2019 - Apr 2020


SVP of Real Estate

Lead real estate sales and growth strategy for the supply side of our business. Using management agreements, we form partnerships with landlords to operate flexible office spaces and deliver hospitality services to tenants in nearly 100 locations across 45 cities in the U.S. Industrious is the country's leading provider of premium coworking and flexible office space for large and small teams. Investors include Riverwood Capital Partners, Brookfield Properties retail group, TF Cornerstone, Granite Properties, Equinox, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Fifth Wall Capital, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.


2017 - 2019


EVP Operations

Built and managed a novel property management model with centralized leasing, member experience and operations to support a national customer base and portfolio of properties. Our tech-enabled services allowed us to offer flexible lease terms and a great experience to our members. Served as an executive in the company from early to growth stage, owned the P&L for our property network and managed 60+ employees across 7 cities. Responsible for the customer journey, from lead to renewal. My teams included leasing (inside sales, leasing agents, onboarding, renewals), customer support, community experience, facilities management, housekeeping, and corporate functions like business operations and people operations. Common is a technology-enabled, residential consumer brand offering convenience and community in flexible coliving and traditional apartments. Common has raised over $110M from investors such as Kinnevik, Norwest, Maveron, 8VC and others.


2016 - 2017


VP Revenue

2015 - 2016


Head of Expansion, East Coast

Led sales, marketing and the new market launch strategy for AltSchool in NYC. Opened two K-8 schools. AltSchool is a education technology startup, building a community of schools that uses outstanding teachers, deep research, and innovative tools to offer a personalized, whole child learning experience for the next generation. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Mark Zuckerberg


2008 - 2015

NGEN Partners


Providing growth capital and support to innovative companies focused on sustainability. Partner in $250M Fund III ($500M total AUM), investing in clean energy, healthy food and sustainable agriculture. Board member at Bare Snacks (acquired by PepsiCo), BrightFarms, Choose Energy (acquired by Red Ventures), HYLA Mobile, Native Foods Cafe, Pure Energies (acquired by NRG Energy), REGEN Energy and Renewable Funding.

Oct 2007 - Oct 2008

Investor Growth Capital


Growth equity focused on technology and cleantech companies.


2005 - 2007

PriceMetrix Inc

Business Analyst

Data analytics startup providing SaaS tools and advisory services to companies in financial services

2001 - 2005

Fueling Technologies Inc.

Product Manager

Sales and product management in a high-growth energy startup


2001 - 2001


Associate Manufacturing Engineer

Supported manufacturing operations in a world-class electronics manufacturing company


Columbia University - Columbia Business School


Queen's University

BSc, Mechanical Engineering

University of Strathclyde

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