SOURCE: Lavante


August 11, 2015 09:11 ET

Lavante Hires Leading SIM Sales Executive Doug Markle

Lavante Caps First Half Momentum With the Acquisition of Recognized Industry Sales Leader

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2015) - Lavante, the leading provider of on-demand supplier management and profit recovery solutions, today announced the hiring of Doug Markle as its new Vice President of World Wide Sales. Markle is a recognized leader and expert in the Supplier Information Management (SIM) industry boasting over 20 years of experience and success in a wide variety of start-up and established businesses.

"Doug brings to Lavante a wealth of direct experience and knowledge," says Frank Harbist, Lavante CEO. "His understanding of the growing SIM marketplace is second to none, and his ability to drive results in rapid growth environments like Lavante's, makes him a powerful addition to the team."

"I've known Doug for many years and the combination of his rich domain expertise in the supplier management area, overall tenacity and sales track record make him a truly unique individual suited to a high-growth company in this market," says Jason Busch, Founder and Managing Director of Azul Partners and Spend Matters. "Bringing Doug on-board is a great chess move for Lavante as it continues to unite the worlds of supplier information management and recovery auditing together."

Prior to joining Lavante, Markle served as the Executive Vice President, Global Marketing & Sales at HICX Solutions. Before that Doug served as Senior Vice President at Aravo Solutions, and before that as the Executive Vice President at CVM Solutions. With over 15 years of experience in procurement and supply chain solutions, and over 23 years in executive positions, Doug is a recognized leader in the SIM space and has been regularly identified as a Supply and Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know."

"I am excited to be joining Lavante, a firm I have long regarded as the industry-leading SIM software and recovery audit provider," states Markle. The new sales executive joins Lavante in the midst of a banner year that has already seen record growth in revenue and client acquisition, new business and go-to-market partners, expansion of the executive team, and significant SaaS product releases to our global markets.

About Lavante

Lavante is the leading provider of cloud-based supplier management solutions for Fortune 1000 Companies. Our mission is to connect businesses with their suppliers while adding value to both by automating and improving the quality, accuracy and cost effectiveness of business interactions. For businesses our software and services help drive dollars to the bottom-line by ensuring quality of supplier data and automation of supplier on-boarding and management, including burdensome tax and compliance requirements. For suppliers, we simplify the process of delivering value to clients and improve customer satisfaction, the ability to win new accounts, and profit. Learn more about Lavante

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