|[January 24, 2013]
ADDING MULTIMEDIA SugarCRM Appoints Senior Sales Executive Glenn Cross as Executive Vice President Worldwide Field Operations
CUPERTINO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
SugarCRM (News - Alert), the market-leading customer relationship management (CRM)
company that enables effective customer engagement enterprise-wide,
today announced that Glenn Cross has joined the company as executive
vice president of worldwide field operations. Cross will direct
SugarCRM's sales, services and support organizations, and will be
responsible for all customer-facing initiatives.
Glenn Cross, SugarCRM Executive Vice President Worldwide Field Operations (Photo: Business Wire)
"Glenn is a results-oriented leader with a proven success rate in
building high-performing teams and driving revenue growth," said Larry
Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM. "He brings a wealth of experience and
strategic sales vision to our leadership team. His proven track record
in this growing market will deliver value as our company continues to
execute against its goals."
Before joining SugarCRM, Cross was senior vice president for worldwide
sales and services for Xsigo Systems, which was recently acquired by
Oracle (News - Alert). Prior to Xsigo, Cross was senior vice president of global sales,
services and support for Meru Networks, and was a key member of the
executive team that took the company public in 2010.
Cross also served as executive vice president of worldwide sales for
Secure Computing (acquired by McAfee (News - Alert)), and executive vice president of
worldwide sales for SurfControl (acquired by WebSense). Prior to
Websense, Cross was senior vice president at Nuance Communications (News - Alert) and
Palm Inc., where he managed all sales, professional services, upport,
field marketing and field operations. He was also vice president of
sales and business development at Sun Microsystems and led the joint
venture between Sun and AOL. In his career, he has grown SaaS (News - Alert) revenue in
excess of 200 percent at three companies, and has consistently exceeded
revenue, profit and margin goals.
"I'm very excited to join SugarCRM at this time in the company's growth.
SugarCRM is putting a strong focus on the customer experience by
consolidating all key touch points with a common goal of serving our
customers better," Cross said. "I look forward to contributing my
experience to the task of connecting with our customers at all levels."
SugarCRM has also named new executives to its management team with a
focus on sales and marketing. The new appointments are: Vincent Beese,
senior vice president of enterprise sales; Lorna Heynike, senior vice
president of marketing and products; and Anshu Agarwal, vice president
SugarCRM democratizes customer engagement, empowering every professional
who interacts with the customer to excel at their job. SugarCRM's
market-leading open Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform
delivers the agility, flexibility, and security required to equip each
customer facing professional with the relevant information and tools
they need to effectively collaborate and engage with their customer,
both within and beyond the enterprise. SugarCRM applications have been
downloaded more than 11 million times and currently help over 1,000,000
end users across disciplines effectively engage their customers. Over
7,000 organizations have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing
services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for
its customer success and product innovation by CRM
For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in
the US, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.sugarcrm.com.
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