Movers and Shakers – June 2011

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This month we bring you news of appointments at RightNow, Voxsmart, Dynmark and Alcatel-Lucent.

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RightNow appoints seasoned executives

Marcel Karssen

Marcel Karssen

RightNow has announced that former Omniture executive Ian Tickle has been appointed Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  In addition, RightNow has appointed Marcel Karssen Vice President of EMEA Customer Experience and Operations.

Wayne Huyard, President and Chief Operating Officer, comments: “Ian’s and Marcel’s experience and passion are integral to supporting RightNow’s continued growth plans in EMEA. Given the breadth of our EMEA organisation, and its recent expansion through our acquisition of Q-Go, the timing is right to bring in a senior leader with deep experience scaling organisations. We are focused on employing the best leaders to help us develop our business further and capture our large market opportunity; Ian and Marcel are both natural and important additions to our business.”

Ian Tickle

Ian Tickle

“As a consumer I am aware of the frustrations that we all often face when interacting with companies. Consequently, I am passionate about supporting companies in their drive to expel bad customer experiences. RightNow is at the forefront of this growing market and there is significant opportunity for continued growth. The team in EMEA is highly talented and driven towards success, and I am looking forward to working with them to realise our business goals and our clients’ customer experience initiatives,” said Ian Tickle.

Voxsmart expands mobile phone recording reach with senior appointment

Paul Manyweathers

Paul Manyweathers

Voxsmart Limited has engaged the services of Paul Manyweathers to assist in the sales and development of its global business.

Focusing initially on the financial services sector, due to the recent changes in the Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulations, that will from November 2011 require all trading made by mobiles to be recorded, Paul will be assisting Voxsmart to deliver the necessary compliant solutions in good time to meet the new rules.  Moving onwards, Paul will be looking to build the applications use into a much wider arena both in the UK and abroad.

“The recent regulation changes are a catalyst for Voxsmart to expand its market leading solutions,” commented Paul Manyweathers.  “This will enable the company to broaden mobile phone recording usage to every business user of mobiles in the future.”

Key senior appointment strengthens Dynmark’s management team

Paul Putman

Paul Putman

Paul Putman has been appointed as managing director of Mobile Messaging and marketing specialist, Dynmark’s UK office.

He brings with him extensive experience of sales and marketing, EMEA channels and global strategic and outsourcing, having spent time heading up these respective divisions at Symantec Cloud/Messagelabs – a pioneer in SaaS and cloud services –  over a nine-year tenure. During this time he was intimately involved in the stellar revenue growth leading to one of the UK’s largest tech trade sales in history.

Oscar Jenkins, founder and CEO of Dynmark International says, “This is a strategic appointment for us and I am pleased we have secured someone of Paul’s calibre and reputation.

“Paul not only has extensive experience and knowledge of the messaging and SaaS markets, but he is also very passionate and determined to expand our business further.

“His track record of taking a tech firm from an immature to mature status and driving profits is exemplary and I look forward to seeing the positive impact his participation will have on every aspect of Dynmark’s activity.”

“Dynmark has a fantastic culture and I can only hope to enhance and nurture this. I’m delighted to have joined Dynmark, a company whose products, innovation and passion I admire, and which I believe I can drive to the full extent of its potential,” said Paul Putman.

Tom Eggemeier appointed Global Sales Leader for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Tom Eggemeier

Tom Eggemeier

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Tom Eggemeier as Global Sales Leader for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

In this newly created position, Tom will be responsible for driving sales of our Genesys, Communications and Networks products and solutions worldwide through global accounts, channels and strategic alliances that currently include HP and IBM.

Tom Burns, President of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise said, “In our fast-moving and innovative market, the position of Global Sales Leader is very important for meeting our customers’ evolving strategic needs. After a hugely successful period leading the EMEA region for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Tom’s leadership and international experience will be invaluable as we look to continue driving growth in key markets worldwide.”

Published On: 22nd Jun 2011 - Last modified: 22nd Mar 2017
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