SOURCE: Peoplefluent


April 30, 2012 14:30 ET

Peoplefluent Appoints John Keenan Vice President North American Sales

Proven Performer Brings 25 Years of Sales, Marketing and Executive Leadership Experience; Strong Industry Track Record at SuccessFactors and Oracle

RALEIGH, NC and WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) - Peoplefluent™, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed mobile and cloud-based solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, today announced the appointment of John Keenan as Vice President of North American Sales. Mr. Keenan joins Peoplefluent immediately, bringing more than 25 years of proven sales leadership and growth in the enterprise software arena with focused expertise from SuccessFactors and Oracle.

"With strong organic growth and continued market and technology expansion, we are driven to reach our maximum potential through the effective delivery of our new innovation to customers worldwide. This endeavor requires seasoned leadership with expertise in scaling global sales teams," said Charles S. Jones, Chairman and CEO of Peoplefluent. "With today's news, we are adding a highly successful and proven sales leader who throughout his career in the human capital management space and, most recently at SuccessFactors, has grown field and internal sales organizations and driven remarkably high-performance cultures. We are delighted to welcome John to the Peoplefluent team."

Throughout his career, Keenan has built and led high-performance sales and marketing organizations, identified new markets, won complex enterprise sales and delivered demonstrably strong results. He has relevant experience with SaaS business models, ERP, CRM, SCM and HR software solutions and has sold extensively and successfully into the enterprise marketplace. His operational disciplines have been focused on client success, resulting in a performance average of 134 percent of quota over a 25-year career, which has included leadership roles at SuccessFactors, Oracle, ViryaNet, USDATA and Mercator Software.

Mr. Keenan will be responsible for all North American sales activities for Peoplefluent and will directly manage the corresponding sales teams. Commenting on his appointment, he said, "Given Peoplefluent's commitment to be the forerunner in innovation in the human capital management space, there has never been a more exciting time to join an organization. Well known for its strategic product vision and intense focus on the customer, Peoplefluent is keenly aware of the ever-changing composition of the workforce and the ways in which leading organizations will need to attract, engage and inspire employees to increase profitability and success."

Announced earlier today, as part of the organizational structure within Peoplefluent's expanding sales organization, Chris Caldon will take on responsibilities to lead Peoplefluent's Marketing function while also maintaining an instrumental role in strategic selling. Given his extensive industry experience and a deep understanding of Peoplefluent's current portfolio, he will focus extensively on complex integrated Talent Management selling opportunities to deliver high impact solutions across the suite to Peoplefluent's customers.

Earlier in 2012, Peoplefluent strategically realigned its organizational structure around a customer centric Chief Customer Officer, uniting all customer facing teams with one integrated mission and purpose. This team is led by Isobel Harris, to whom Mr. Keenan reports.

About Peoplefluent

Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company's social, mobile and cloud-based technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 use Peoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each person's career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company's solutions currently support more than 5,100 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than 5 million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.