SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 12, 2011) - Yammer, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise social networks, today announced the appointment of David Obrand to vice president of Global Sales. Obrand brings close to 20 years' experience in sales, technology, operations and management to one of the fastest growing San Francisco companies. Most recently, Obrand served as vice president of vertical sales at Salesforce.com, where he spent almost 10 years establishing a record of revenue over-achievement. In his new role, Obrand will oversee worldwide sales and further accelerate the adoption of Yammer across enterprises both domestically and abroad.
"Yammer is the clear leader in the enterprise social networking space and continues to define how coworkers across the globe collaborate and share information in the workplace," said Obrand. "Yammer has established itself as the first mover and thought leader in this space based on its scalable architecture and executive leadership. This combination has led to an impressive customer base of over three million verified corporate users in less than three years."
Prior to his role as vice president at Salesforce.com, Obrand held sales and business development positions at leading technology companies such as Promptu Corporation, Sagent Technology and Siebel Systems.
"David's expertise in enterprise technology sales will be a key asset for the company's next phase of innovation and growth," said David Sacks, CEO of Yammer. "Based on David's experience at Salesforce, we are excited to have him lead the global sales organization as we scale Yammer into the next great software-as-a-service company. Under his leadership, the global sales organization will drive the expansion of the company's footprint while building on Yammer's successful implementations in major corporations across almost every industry."
Obrand received a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science at Claremont McKenna College.
About Yammer, Inc.
Yammer (www.yammer.com) is the leader in enterprise social networking, providing a secure way for employees to communicate, collaborate, and share information. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a dedicated customer success manager. Companies and organizations across the globe, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500, are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and engagement. Visit our blog to see how our customers are benefiting from Yammer.