SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - Topsy, the real-time social analytics company, today announced that it has hired Rich Maiers as its new senior vice president of sales. With over 20 years of software sales experience, Maiers brings a successful track record of building and managing high-growth, enterprise-class sales organizations to Topsy.
Maiers joins Topsy from Ziff Davis B2B Focus, where as vice president of sales he more than doubled revenue in less than two years and drove the successful acquisition of Focus Research by Ziff Davis Media. Prior to Ziff Davis, Maiers served as area vice president of sales at salesforce.com, where he drove innovative pipeline generation and sales execution strategies to increase revenue while aggressively expanding the sales organization. Maiers' prior roles also include serving as vice president of sales at AmberPoint; area vice president of sales at webMethods; and various sales and sales management positions at Forte Software and Franz, Inc.
"I'm excited to join the team at Topsy and help drive the next chapter of growth and success," said Senior VP of Sales Rich Maiers. "With the tremendous growth in social data, Topsy is uniquely positioned to execute in this space and help our customers make better informed business decisions."
Topsy is a social analytics company that gives you instant answers to critical business questions through real-time analysis of public conversations. Operating the world's only index of the public social web, Topsy is used by some of the largest global marketing, news, entertainment, and financial organizations to get real-time insights into a wide variety of business questions: everything from spotting breaking news and identifying customer satisfaction issues, to gauging response to TV programming and understanding political sentiment. Many of the world's largest brands also use Topsy as their day-to-day social dashboard to discover and track the impact of trending topics and predict future events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Topsy is backed by BlueRun Ventures, Ignition Partners, Founders Fund and Scott Banister. For more information visit: http://about.topsy.com.