PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monetate today announced that Chris Lehman, formerly of Salesforce.com, has been named head of North American sales for Monetate.
With more than two decades experience in sales and technology, Lehman will leverage his diverse expertise and deep industry network to lead and optimize Monetate sales efforts throughout North America. Starting immediately, Lehman will be based out of Monetate's corporate headquarters in Conshohocken, PA and report directly to Monetate COO, John Healy.
"The key factor in my decision to join the Monetate team is our shared belief that when the customer wins, the marketer wins. In my opinion, companies that are 'customer obsessed,' dramatically outperform their counterparts in the market," said Chris Lehman, head of North American sales, Monetate. "Monetate provides exactly what the marketplace needs to delight today's online, everywhere customer – an agile technology approach that delivers highly relevant real-time customer experiences across screens and channels."
In his previous role, Lehman was area vice president for Salesforce.com, where he served as the general manager of the Company's enterprise business in the Mid-Atlantic region managing a team of seventy-five with sales in excess of $100 million. Prior to Salesforce.com, Lehman served as vice president of sales at EMC / Documentum, where over his 12 years with the Company, Lehman's leadership and vision played a key role in helping grow Documentum into an $800 million division of EMC.
Lehman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University in Pennsylvania and lives with his wife and three kids in Ivyland, PA.
"This is a very exciting time to join the Monetate team. The addition of Chris comes at a time of rapid and continued, dramatic growth for the company," said John Healy, COO, Monetate. "Chris's deep industry expertise and strategic vision for Monetate will be a tremendous asset to the Company as we continue to push the Monetate brand deeper into new verticals and regions globally."
This appointment comes at a time of rapid and sustained growth for Monetate. The company has more than doubled its revenue over last year and grown to over 200 employees globally. It has recently expanded its London offices, extending Monetate's reach further into Europe to include Germany and the Nordic regions.
Monetate is a marketing acceleration software company that believes when the customer wins, the marketer wins.
A new kind of marketing technology, the Monetate Acceleration Cloud lets marketers understand their customers' situations, behaviors and preferences, and act on those insights with in-the-moment, relevant experiences, targeted to the right customer at the right time. The Monetate Acceleration Cloud runs above traditional infrastructure and is accessed through one seamless interface.
Monetate generates billions of dollars of new revenue for businesses, helping them grow 39 percent faster than the industry average. Brands such as Best Buy, National Geographic, and Celebrity Cruises rely on Monetate to put the customer first, creating stronger relationships that drive sustained competitive advantage.