Fast-growing SaaS company strengthens leadership team, builds on momentum.
IRVINE, Ca., September 1, 2015 - Mavenlink, the leading integrated business and project management solution for professional services businesses, announced today that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of three industry leaders with proven track records of scaling technology companies. All three executives will be based out of Mavenlink’s Irvine, CA headquarters.
John Reese, Senior Vice President of Marketing: John brings 20 years of experience driving growth for B2B technology and SaaS businesses, ranging from Fortune 500 to early-stage companies. He is responsible for leading the marketing team and strategy to fuel the company’s rapid expansion. Prior to Mavenlink, John was Senior Vice President of Marketing at SaaS sales solution provider, Velocify, where he led marketing and sales development efforts for the fast-growing firm, and previously was head of global marketing for human resources technology firm, HireRight, which he helped take from startup to successful IPO.
Chris Scalia, Senior Vice President of Professional Services: Chris brings 25 years of experience in the professional services industry to Mavenlink. He is responsible for leading the services team and strategy to deliver Mavenlink products and services, enabling customers to become higher-performing businesses. As an industry veteran and leader in companies such as Accenture, 170 Systems, and Kofax, Chris brings best practices to help customers grow their businesses confidently and profitably. Prior to Mavenlink, Chris was the Senior Vice President of Implementation Services at ACI Worldwide, a $1B payments software company, where he built the services strategy and led a global team of more than 600 employees and partners.
Zack Helvey, Vice President of Client Success: Zack, with 20 years of experience in enterprise sales, support, and services, is an expert at helping companies navigate change as they adopt new technologies to drive peak performance. He is responsible for driving customer success through exceptional education, training and support. Prior to Mavenlink, Zack was a customer success executive at a range of high-growth technology startups and public companies, including Cornerstone OnDemand, OneLogin, Pandexio, CyberU and HazSim.
“We are thrilled that these high-caliber leaders have joined Mavenlink to help drive continued rapid growth,” said Ray Grainger, CEO and co-founder of Mavenlink. “This is an exciting time for our business. We have the vision, strategy, technology, and team to lead the market, and our new executive leaders will be pivotal for us in accomplishing our ambitious goals."
The announcement follows a record-breaking first half of the year for customer acquisition, as well as a $19M round of funding to fuel growth, totaling $40M of venture capital raised to date. In April, Gartner named Mavenlink a 2015 Cool Vendor, a coveted recognition from the leading technology research and advisory firm. In July, Mavenlink was named a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal.