SOURCE: SilkRoad


February 06, 2014 09:00 ET

SilkRoad Appoints Paul O'Donnell as Chief Revenue Officer

Former Open Text Executive to Lead Global Sales Effort

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) -  SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, announced the appointment of Paul O'Donnell as Chief Revenue Officer. As the leader of SilkRoad's sales organization, O'Donnell will play a strategic role in scaling the Company's worldwide sales channels and operations to grow revenue and profitability. 

"Paul is a leader with a track record of transforming businesses by motivating high-performance sales teams to drive profitable growth," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silkroad. "Paul's experience in product development will be a key asset as we continue to address changing customer needs. Additionally, his industry knowledge will play a pivotal role in helping SilkRoad accelerate growth and innovation." 

O'Donnell brings more than 30 years of experience in building profitable sales pipelines and has conducted business throughout Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Americas. Early in his career, he co-founded and successfully launched a UK-based software and services company. Since then, he has held executive positions with notable brands such as Lotus Development, ICL Fujitsu, and PEAK Technologies. More recently, O'Donnell served as President of OpenText Americas where he was instrumental in driving exceptional results for the $1 billion multinational enterprise. 

"I look forward to working closely with our customers and sales organization to further maximize the value that our solutions deliver," said Paul O'Donnell, Chief Revenue Officer, SilkRoad. "Many businesses face talent acquisition and development challenges, which is why I am pleased to support SilkRoad in bringing its solutions to a broad array of organizations."

O'Donnell received a degree in Business Systems and Computer Science from Bell College of Technology, Scotland.

About SilkRoad
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of end-to-end talent management software that enables customers to find, attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Talent Portal, and HRMS solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and affordable. Powered by social, mobile, analytic, and cloud technology, it's everything you need in one platform to engage your people and rapidly boost business performance. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.

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