SALT LAKE CITY and SEATTLE, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualtrics, the leader in experience management software, today announced the appointment of John Torrey, former Chief Corporate Development Officer for SAP and EVP of Corporate Strategy for Concur Technologies, as head of corporate strategy, corporate development, and business development.
"We couldn't be more pleased to have John join our team," said Ryan Smith, co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics. "As Qualtrics expands the ecosystem it is building around our experience management platform it will require building key relationships across many industries. Bringing John in to head up our strategy, corporate and business development team will allow us to accelerate the pace at which we help organizations manage the experiences they provide their customers and employees."
In his role as head of corporate strategy, corporate development, and business development, Torrey's responsibilities include Qualtrics' strategic planning, partnerships and M&A initiatives. This new role reflects Qualtrics' deep commitment to an experience management ecosystem of consultants, developers, and system integrators to provide a wealth of expertise, technical skills and services for thousands of enterprise customers, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100 who are building on the Qualtrics XM Platform™.
"Qualtrics pioneered the experience management industry," said Torrey. "There is nothing more exciting than working with an ecosystem of partners who are revolutionizing the way organizations understand and engage their customers, employees, products and brands."
Torrey most recently ran corporate and strategic business development for SAP, where he was also Chief Strategy Officer for the company's Business Networks and Applications Group which houses the majority of SAP's public cloud application units. Before SAP, Torrey served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Concur Technologies, where he was instrumental in helping to grow one of the first and most successful cloud application businesses, later acquired by SAP. Before joining Concur, he was an equity research analyst at Adams Harkness, Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group, and Montgomery & Co., where he was also Director of Research.
Qualtrics is continuing to experience dramatic growth and international expansion. In the past three years, the 15-year-old private company has opened nine additional offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. Last year, Qualtrics opened a new, 150,000-square-foot headquarters in Provo, Utah, which Forbes dubbed "tech's boldest new headquarters." Seattle, Qualtrics' second largest office, is the company's co-headquarters and is home to several executives as well as members of the company's design, marketing, product and engineering teams. Qualtrics is also regularly awarded high-profile accolades. Earlier this week, it was listed at No. 6 on the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list of the world's top private cloud companies. In addition, Qualtrics was listed at No. 28 on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list of the most innovative private companies in the world. And late last year its CEO, Ryan Smith, was listed at No. 12 on Fortune's 2016 40 Under 40 list of "the most powerful, influential, and successful young people in business."
Qualtrics is a single system of record for all experience data, also called X-data™, allowing organizations to manage the four core experiences of business—customer, product, employee and brand experiences—on one platform. Over 8,500 enterprises worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100 and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools rely on Qualtrics. To learn more, and for a free account, please visit www.qualtrics.com.