XANT Names Kevin Samuelson as Chief Financial Officer
SILICON SLOPES, Utah – April 15, 2014 – XANT, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology platform, announced today that Kevin Samuelson has joined the company as chief financial officer. Samuelson will guide the company’s aggressive growth strategy in the $12.8 billion sales acceleration technology market. “Kevin is the ideal leader to catapult XANT to new heights,” CEO and founder Dave Elkington said. “His leadership at Infor, managing over 1,200 people, helped take them from an ambitious start-up to the third-largest enterprise software company in the world. This puts him in an elite group of high-tech executives, bringing new capabilities to our management team, having invested over $6 billion on 40 acquisitions and raising over $20 billion in capital markets transactions while at Infor.” Most recently, Samuelson was chief operating officer at Backcountry.com, where he led merchandising, fulfillment, finance and corporate development. He was part of the executive team that helped Backcountry.com become one of the nation’s fastest-growing ecommerce companies with approximately $500 million in revenue. Prior to Backcountry.com, Samuelson worked for more than a decade at Infor during a period of hyper-growth. He was part of the leadership team that built Infor into a $3 billion international powerhouse with a 10-year compound annual growth rate above 50 percent. “All of my friends and colleagues in the software industry told me I would be crazy not to jump at the opportunity to join XANT,” Samuelson said. “It’s widely regarded as the rising star in the predictive analytics space. I’m excited to hop aboard this rocket ship as we execute on the company’s mission of accelerating sales through science.” “We’re excited to welcome Kevin to the XANT leadership team,” Elkington said. “His proven track record of achieving escape velocity through smart organic growth and strategic acquisitions positions XANT to fill the growing demand in the market for sales acceleration technology.” See how XANT accelerates sales through science in this video:
About XANT, Inc.
XANT offers cloud-based sales acceleration technology. The company provides the sales industry’s first comprehensive sales acceleration platform that creates high-performance sales teams with breakthrough technology including communications for immediate response, gamification for sales motivation, predictive analytics for lead prioritization, and data visualization for an immersive experience with sales data. The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) has recognized XANT as the SaaS provider of the year for four consecutive years. The company has been listed among the fastest growing companies by Inc. and Deloitte and as one of the top 100 private companies by AlwaysOn. XANT ranks No. 5 in the nation for jobs created in the software industry and No. 72 in the nation for jobs created in all industries by Inc. XANT has published leading research in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. The company has been issued 5 U.S. patents and has 11 patents pending. XANT enterprise customers include ADP, Dell, Gannett Local, Inc., Marketo, Re/Max Cornerstone, Microsoft, Groupon and more. To try the technology, visit XANT.
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