SOURCE: Datahug


March 16, 2016 11:22 ET

Datahug Expands Executive Team With Vice President of Sales

Former DoubleDutch VP of Sales Tapped to Lead Datahug Sales Organization

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2016) - Datahug, the leading Sales Optimization solution provider, today announced it has appointed Russ Hearl as the company's Vice President of Sales. Hearl will join Datahug's executive management team and apply two decades of enterprise sales experience to lead and cultivate Datahug's growing sales organization in San Francisco.

"I'm delighted to welcome Russ to Datahug," said Ray Smith, CEO of Datahug. "Russ brings extensive B2B sales management expertise as well as executive leadership, which will help us build on our momentum and create a world-class sales team. His additional experience using Datahug within a high-velocity sales organization will provide a valuable customer perspective for us to draw upon."

"While at DoubleDutch, I experienced first-hand how Datahug is a game-changer for sales organizations," said Russ Hearl. "Datahug shed a light on exactly what would make each DoubleDutch salesperson more successful down to the individual opportunity level -- and with real-time impact," said Hearl.

"I am looking forward to building a world-class sales team at Datahug and helping our customers increase sales velocity and reduce pipeline risk," added Hearl.

Russ Hearl has spent 20 years in enterprise and B2B selling environments. Prior to joining Datahug, Hearl was Vice President of Sales at DoubleDutch, where he grew annual recurring revenue (ARR) by 3,200%, hired and trained more than 85 account salespeople and took the company from $250K to over $20 million ARR in less than three years.

Hearl is also an entrepreneur and founded two companies. Earlier in his career, Hearl held sales and leadership positions at, CareerBuilder and FedEx.

About Datahug

Datahug, the leading Sales Optimization solution provider, enables sales teams to increase sales velocity and reduce pipeline risk. The company's innovative solution gives managers deep visibility into the sales pipeline while reducing the burden on salespeople to update CRM. Datahug's solution works seamlessly with Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Leading companies like Optimizely, Coupa, Nitro, Instructure and Qlik use Datahug to improve win rates and gain deal-level visibility into their sales pipelines. Datahug is funded by Salesforce, DFJ & DFJ Esprit and Silicon Valley super angel Ron Conway. For more information, go to or @Datahug.

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