LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - Leads360, the market-leader in consumer sales automation and telephony, is pleased to announce the addition of Mark DuVall as chief technology officer. With more than 29 years of experience architecting and building complex systems to support a wide variety of industries, DuVall is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with a history of successful ventures.
"We are extremely excited to see Mark DuVall join the Leads360 team. He has earned an incredible reputation in the industry and is recognized for his contributions to agile software development," said Nick Hedges, president and CEO at Leads360. "Mark DuVall's vision will be invaluable as Leads360 continues to define the next wave of innovation in the consumer sales automation and telephony industry."
In his role as CTO, DuVall will expand Leads360's technology infrastructure and lay the groundwork for future growth. He will head up all technology functions for Leads360's sales automation and telephony platform, which enables clients to improve sales and marketing effectiveness by converting more sales leads into customers.
"This is a great opportunity to continue to set the standard in optimizing sales automation in high-velocity consumer sales environments," said DuVall. "Leads360 has an exceptional team and technology and I look forward to helping the company create additional value for customers."
DuVall is a 29-year software veteran who has spent the last 19 years managing software development teams across many different organizations. He joins Leads360 from LiveOffice, a cloud-based email archival and eDiscovery startup that was recently acquired by Symantec Corp. A serial entrepreneur and holder of two patents, DuVall has been an executive at six startups -- two of which were acquired and another that went public.
DuVall has a B.S. in computer science and started his career as a software engineer at TRW Space and Defense where he worked on many "Star Wars" projects. DuVall is a strong proponent of Agile software development and is a guest speaker at USC, where he lectures on software development using Scrum to computer science graduate students.
Leads360 is the market-leader in consumer sales automation, with cloud-based solutions proven to deliver smarter, more efficient sales processes and increased conversion rates. With unmatched expertise, drawn from managing more than 40 million prospects for more than 10,000 clients, Leads360 is the platform of choice for the largest and most successful consumer-focused sales organizations. Please visit www.leads360.com for more information.