ATLANTA and LONDON, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG) today announced it has hired Steve Holton, longtime SaaS industry veteran and top BlackBerry sales executive, as the company's first President and Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, he will have direct responsibility for developing sustainable and scalable revenue growth for the business.
With over 20 years of experience selling B2B software solutions, Holton has created highly motivated, inspired and disciplined sales teams within organizations. His energetic leadership style and data-driven approach have proven successful time and time again - converting several budding mobile and security software startups into powerful billion-dollar revenue-generating machines that led to successful acquisitions or IPO filings.
"It's not easy for SaaS-based businesses to build and scale multi-channel sales and revenue growth long-term – that's what led us down the path of bringing on our first-ever President and Chief Revenue Officer," said Pat Clawson, CEO, Blancco Technology Group. "Steve is hands-down the quintessential embodiment of intelligence, discipline and passion needed to energize our sales teams and scale our business model. He's more than just a numbers guy; he's helped several security and mobile software startups double in size, build high-performing sales cultures and teams, maximize ROI and keep customer retention and renewal rates above 98 percent. I'm confident Steve will refine and refresh our go-to-market approach to optimize sales performance in each region."
Most recently, Holton was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Success for mobile enterprise security company, Good Technologies, which he grew from a $200 million organization into a highly sought-after company that was acquired by BlackBerry for $425 million in September 2015. From 2012-2014, he was Chief Revenue Officer for multi-channel customer experience and contact center solution provider Genesys, where he led the company to massive growth including 50 percent revenue growth, a 94 percent renewal rate and the strategic acquisition of Angel.com in 2013.
"I'm thrilled to be part of Blancco Technology Group," said Steve Holton, President & Chief Revenue Officer, Blancco Technology Group. "In seeing the company's already impressive revenue growth and the feverish momentum it's built over the last year through strategic marketing, demand generation and thought leadership initiatives, I am genuinely excited to help deliver even more exceptional results for the company as well as its valued customers and partners."
Holton's role will become effective as of July 25, 2016 and he will report directly into CEO, Pat Clawson.
About Blancco Technology Group
Blancco Technology Group is a leading global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions. We help our clients' customers test, diagnose, repair and repurpose IT devices with the most proven and certified software. Our clientele consists of equipment manufacturers, mobile network operators, retailers, financial institutions, healthcare providers and government organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, United States, with a distributed workforce and customer base across the globe.
Blancco, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is the global de facto standard in certified data erasure. We provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail.
SmartChk, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is a global innovator in mobile asset diagnostics and business intelligence. We partner with our customers to improve their customers' experience by providing seamless solutions to test, diagnose and repair mobile assets. SmartChk provides world-class support, pre and post implementation, allowing our customers to derive measurable business results.
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