SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - ClearSlide, the leading sales engagement platform, today announced that Lawrence Bruhmuller has joined the company's leadership team as Vice President of Engineering. In this new role, he will further develop the department and oversee site operations, sales engineering and IT support.
The expansion of ClearSlide's executive team comes on the heels of a successful year for the startup. In 2013, the company is on track to again triple its customer base and revenue as it did in 2012. It also recently added Summit Media and Wind River to its growing roster of customers, which includes LinkedIn, Seamless and Thomson Reuters.
"What impressed me about Lawrence from our first meeting was his focus on building great teams and company culture," said Al Lieb, ClearSlide CEO. "Our aggressive hiring goals for our engineering team mean that it's vital to have someone of Lawrence's caliber to recruit, train, and manage our top engineering talent. We are excited to welcome Lawrence to the family."
Most recently, Bruhmuller was the VP of Engineering and Product Management of Data Loss Prevention for Symantec (formerly Vontu), where he led a rapidly growing team delivering the product that was the undisputed leader in its market. Prior to Vontu, he held positions at a variety of startups as well as at BEA Systems, where he worked on WebLogic Server. Bruhmuller holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.
"I'm really excited to join ClearSlide at this phase of the company's growth. The engineering team needs to grow quickly to meet the needs of the business, and at the same time we need to maintain our focus on a great user experience and bulletproof reliability," said Bruhmuller. "In previous roles, I've focused on building high performing teams and delighting customers at the enterprise level. ClearSlide impressed me from the get-go, from the wow-factor of the product, to how well it addresses an unmet need in the market, to the strong leadership team and culture of the organization. I'm thrilled to be part of the team."
ClearSlide is the leading sales engagement platform that empowers sales teams to engage customers and close more business. ClearSlide improves customer-facing interactions (web, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for both sellers and sales leaders. As a result, customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger customer-facing messaging. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Rackspace, Thomson Reuters, LinkedIn, AOL and LexisNexis. For more information on ClearSlide, visit www.clearslide.com.