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PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 19, 2016) – Allbound, the leading partner sales acceleration software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, today announced the appointment of leading experts Karen Appleton, Jon Hunter, Jill Rowley, and Charles Layne to its newly formed advisory board. The advisory board will provide strategic counsel to Allbound leadership as the company continues its upward trajectory.
“The fact that these all-star leaders have come on board to contribute their expertise and help guide the Allbound vision is a testament to where the company is headed,” said Scott Salkin, founder and CEO of Allbound. “We’re incredibly humbled by their commitment to Allbound and our crusade to transform partner sales and marketing.”
Karen Appleton is senior vice president of industries at Box. At Box, she leads the organization’s vertical industry go-to-market team, and is responsible for aligning ecosystems of customers and partners to create transformational solutions for enterprises. Appleton is also the founder of Box.org, which delivers Box to thousands of nonprofits globally, making technology tools accessible. Prior to her current role, Appleton was SVP of global alliances and vice president of business development at Box.
Jon Hunter is a globally recognized leader in technology sales, service and channel expansion. He most recently served as the executive vice president of global field operations at OpenText where he helped grow company revenues from $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion. Prior to OpenText, he spent 18 years at CA Technologies as senior vice president and general manager of North America. In that role, Hunter oversaw over 1,300 sales, marketing, and service professionals in CA's largest multi-billion dollar division.
Jill Rowley is an international startup and social-selling evangelist, notable speaker, and marketing expert. Her career includes 13 years as a top performing software sales rep at Salesforce.com and Eloqua, and she lead the design and deployment of a global social selling program for 23,000 sales professionals at Oracle. Today, Rowley works with companies large and small, including GE, Dell, TD Ameritrade, JLL, CBRE, Cisco, ADP, CA Technologies, SAS, and Salesforce to help modernize how they market and sell to the modern buyer.
Charles Layne serves as President of Signature Technology Group, a Tech Data Corporation. Prior to joining STG, Charles held senior leadership roles within the solution sales organization at Microsoft where he was responsible for leading Microsoft's National Technical Sales (STU) organization for corporate accounts. Layne started his IT career as a consultant for IBM where he successfully led the IBM Direct sales organization to over $1.5B in annual revenues. He later joined served as an officer for Insight Enterprises, running their corporate sales and software solutions sales organizations.
As members of the advisory board, Appleton, Hunter, Rowley, and Layne consult Allbound on best practices, provide direction, and help guide the vision alongside the company’s leadership team.
“Allbound is more than a partner sales acceleration SaaS platform, they’re on a mission to change how companies work with their partners in the direct sales channel,” Layne said. “This transformation is a much-needed one and I’m looking forward to help Allbound lead the charge and carry out their vision.”
Allbound, a partner sales acceleration software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, is a cloud-based software that simplifies and accelerates a business’s ability to recruit, onboard, train, measure, and grow indirect sales partners. The innovative software enables collaboration among channel vendors and their partners to improve the performance of their indirect sales channels by automating the delivery of marketing content, sales tools and training at each stage of the pipeline. For more information, visit www.allbound.com.
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