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By Angel Mehta, Managing Director, Sterling-Hoffman Executive Search
Josh Pickus freely admits that Venture Capital was the wrong career move. He simply could not tolerate coaching from the sidelines when what he really wanted was to play the game. Angel Mehta, Managing Director of Sterling-Hoffman, chats with Niku's Chief Executive Officer Josh Pickus about helping CIOs cut costs, brilliant ideas in the shower, and the one thing that gets him angry enough to want to testify before United States Congress (hint: it has to do with legislation that has hurt every startup with aspirations of an IPO).
By Steve Martin, Author, "Heavy Hitter Selling - How Successful Salespeople Use Language and Intuition to Persuade Customers to Buy"
The ongoing conflict between sales and marketing is a "pink elephant" at many companies. No one wants to talk about the problem until it becomes so disruptive that it must be dealt with. In this article, we examine the root cause of this situation -- the divergent viewpoints between sales and marketing.
Patents are increasingly becoming important to the overall intellectual
property of software, e-business and other technology companies. The use
of strategic patent litigation (for both offensive and defensive
purposes) is also becoming critical to growing companies. What must
executives and their board of directors know about patent litigation even
before retaining counsel? We review the key questions you need to ask.
By Ken Bender and Allen Cinzori, Software Equity Group LLC
Buoyed by the flurry of mega-deals in the closing weeks of 2004, some industry pundits have declared the three-year M&A drought over. A highly respected dealmaker with a usually conservative outlook enthusiastically declared "an M&A boom in 2005."
A leader in customized online information capture and dissemination requires a VP WW Sales
to oversee and develop the sales organization, currently with a presence in the US and Europe. Through the initial milestones, our client requires an executive with experience in building upon a strong foundation as the company seeks to grow from under $5m to over $20m in revenue. The ideal candidate will have a minimum 5 years' executive management experience, preferably in content management, business intelligence and analytics solutions. Candidate must reside in the San Francisco Bay area.
8773M - VP of Sales
Candidates must have successful track record of sales management within
market leading integration software vendors (TIBCO, WebMethods,
SeeBeyond, Vitria) and have led a North American sales organization of at
least $40m in revenue. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7
years' senior level management experience and a demonstrable track record
of success in rapid growth environments.
7550M - VP of Marketing
Our client is a leading vendor of Enterprise Compliance Management solutions for Global 2000 organizations. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success as a senior marketing executive in a young company environment, defined as growth from under $10m to over $40m in revenue. At least one successful tenure with a market leading ISV (i.e. Siebel, SAP, PeopleSoft, i2, Documentum) is required.
6005J- VP North American Sales
A semi-established vendor of PLM solutions requires a VP North American Sales to manage and improve an established sales and services organization. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a revenue base of over $30m, and have a rolodex in the automotive, semiconductor, manufacturing & production industries. A background selling PLM, ERP, SCM or procurement solutions is preferred.
6100K - Chief Executive Officer
Early stage front office applications start-up with over 10 referenceable marquis customers and several million dollars in revenue traction seeks a CEO to assemble a professional management team and accelerate company's customer acquisition efforts. Candidates must have exposure to multiple functions within enterprise applications software and a strong enterprise sales background, specifically, a winning track record in securing significant deals on behalf of young companies that are competing against more established category leaders.
9111K - SVP of Field Operations
Candidate must have at least 10 years of enterprise applications sales experience, preferably within front office segment. Ideal candidate will have served as VP of Sales in past, managed at least $75m revenue unit for period of 3+ years, and have at least one successful tenure at market leading ISV such as: Documentum, Siebel, SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc.
7345K- Chief Executive Officer
Emerging network infrastructure software provider requires a San Francisco based CEO to take the reigns from the founding members and drive growth. A track record in building from under $5m to over $25m is essential and also extensive domain expertise in the enterprise space, particularly the Finance and Government markets. Candidates must have previous senior level executive experience (i.e. CEO, COO, GM) and must have demonstrated the ability to raise funding while crafting a compelling exit strategy.
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