Skura Appoints new Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Customer Success, and Executive Vice President of Sales; Moves Offices to Handle Growth
ONTARIO, Canada, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Skura Corporation, the first end-to-end sales enablement provider, today announced that it has expanded its executive team appointing Scott Samuel as its Chief Financial Officer, Fred Guild as Executive Vice President of Customer Success, and Loren Padelford as Executive Vice President of Sales. Additionally, the Company has moved its headquarters to accommodate its accelerating growth. This news comes just days after the technology provider announced major enhancements to its industry-leading SFX™ platform.
Skura has seen significant growth in its markets and fueled by a recent round of venture funding, has expanded its global footprint, increased sales and marketing efforts, and enhanced its Adaptive Sales Enablement platform. To help lead the continued growth of its business and manage increasing demand for the SFX Platform, Skura has significantly expanded the depth and breadth of its executive leadership team.
"This is an exciting time for Skura as the market continues to embrace our approach to sales enablement and as we move into new markets, said Chris Skura, CEO. "Expanding our leadership team with experienced professionals like Scott, Fred and Loren will enable us to continuously innovate on behalf of our customers in the life sciences, manufacturing, and financial industries, and take advantage of the huge opportunity in front of us."
In his role as Skura's Chief Financial Officer, Scott Samuel is responsible for the financial and operational procedures of the Company. Previously the Director and Head of Investment Banking at Octagon Capital Corp, Samuel has held management positions at Merrill Lynch, ABN AMRO and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Fred Guild has been appointed the Executive Vice President of Customer Success for Skura, where he is responsible for the ongoing success of Skura's customers. Fred leads the Professional Services, Customer Support and Account Management teams for Skura globally. Prior to joining Skura, Guild was EVP Sales & Marketing at Monitors In Motion and previously served as the Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Dyadem International, where he was responsible for customer satisfaction and was instrumental in its acquisition by IHS Inc. in 2011.
Loren Padelford serves as Skura's Executive Vice President of Sales, leading the global sales organization, including inside sales, field sales, sales engineering and Skura's global partner network. Prior to joining Skura, Loren was the EVP of Sales and Marketing for Active Risk Group plc, where he was responsible for its global go-to-market strategy and commercial operations. Loren was instrumental in accelerating Active Risk's revenue growth, which led to its acquisition by Sword Group SE in 2013.
For more information about Skura Corporation, please visit www.Skura.com.
About Skura Corporation
Skura is empowering the next generation of sales reps. The Skura SFX™ platform is the first to offer adaptive sales enablement, providing unprecedented visibility and insight throughout the entire sales process. Skura SFX enables sales and marketing executives to engage with customers across all channels and devices –from a single platform – providing accountability and measurement across the entire sales cycle. The Skura SFX platform offers next-generation predictive analytics, ensuring the right message reaches the right person at the right time, increasing sales and customer success. For more information, visit: www.skura.com.
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