SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sameer Patel has been named CEO of Kahuna effective today. The former SAP SVP will lead the cross-channel marketing automation company's next phase of growth.
"In the past five years, consumer expectations for how they want to engage with a brand have become extremely sophisticated," said Patel. "I am so inspired by how the fantastic team at Kahuna is enabling customers to meet these new demands by exploiting advancements in mobile and data technologies. This next stage of our company will focus on accelerating product and execution velocity that our customers expect from us. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead this team."
"We continue to invest in building great products for our customers," said Charles Hudson, interim CEO and Board member. "That investment extends to leadership and Sameer has proven that he is able to guide customer growth and major product innovation. It is an incredible time to be in the mobile marketing space and Sameer's reputation within the industry is an added bonus."
Sameer Patel was the General Manager/SVP at SAP Successfactors. In that role he led the team that was responsible for turning SAPs into a leading provider of Collaboration and Customer Engagement solutions. Prior to SAP, Patel lead technology teams in the consulting and systems integrator business focused on the designing and executing customer, employee and partner networks and associated applications.
Patel was selected via unanimous board vote.
About Kahuna, Inc.
Kahuna is a pioneer in communication automation, dedicated to empowering businesses to grow and thrive in the mobile era. We enable a new level of authentic engagement between brands and their customers wherever they are — the web, email, mobile, social channels — through personalized communication at scale. Powered by big data and machine learning, we help create delightful experiences for every customer with the perfect message, delivered on the right channel, at just the right time.
Kahuna Media Contact: Charles Hudson, Charles@kahuna.com, (650) 249-0905
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