SAUSALITO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sitecore®, the global leader in experience management software, today announced that software industry veteran Les Bonney has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). Les, in addition to being a member of the Executive team, will be responsible for managing Sitecore's global sales, services and customer facing-organisations.
"Adding Les to our executive team will help lift Sitecore to the next level as we continue delivering on the power of context marketing," said Michael Seifert, CEO, Sitecore. "His expertise in working with top tier global organisations and building high growth software companies will be a considerable asset to me, our customers and employees worldwide."
Les brings more than 25 years of software management experience to Sitecore, having held senior Executive positions at both Oracle and Siebel Systems. Most recently Les held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at NASDAQ-listed Qlik. In his 10 years at Qlik, Les was instrumental in taking the company to a successful public offering and establishing Qlik as a market leader in the business intelligence space with more than 2,500 employees, 1,500 partners, and over $500M in annual revenue.
"All companies are challenged to remain competitive in an increasingly fast moving global market where digitally assisted buying and social media is revolutionising how we think about brand and marketing. In order to attract, nurture, and retain customers in this digital world, businesses are turning to software solutions like those offered by Sitecore to catalyse the digital transformation to become a modern enterprise," said Les Bonney.
"Digitisation is changing everything and Sitecore is a market leader in the new world of digital marketing. I am extraordinarily excited to join Sitecore at this time," Bonney added.
Les Bonney's appointment follows a year of strong momentum for Sitecore. For the fifth consecutive year, Sitecore has achieved over 35 percent annual revenue growth and has more than 4,600 customers including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, easyJet, and L'Oréal.
Sitecore recently launched the next generation of its flagship product, Experience Platform™ (XP) 8.1, and was named as a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Inc. Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management for the sixth consecutive year,* and in The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2015.
Sitecore is the global leader in experience management software that enables context marketing. The Sitecore® Experience Platform™ manages content, supplies contextual intelligence, and automates communications, at scale. It empowers marketers to deliver content in context of how customers have engaged with their brand, across every channel, in real time. More than 4,600 customers—including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, easyJet, and L'Oréal—trust Sitecore for context marketing to deliver the personalized interactions that delight audiences, build loyalty, and drive revenue. For more information, follow us at @sitecore or visit: sitecore.net
* Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management, Mick MacComascaigh, Jim Murphy, 29 July 2015
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