SILICON SLOPES, Utah – Mar. 21, 2016 – XANT, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, today announced that Dan Freund has joined the company in the role of senior vice president of its commercial business unit, where he will be tasked with ushering in the company’s next phase of exponential sales growth. A true industry veteran, Dan brings twenty-five years of sales and sales management experience to the company, most recently leading Oracle’s OracleDirect inside sales organization, one of the country’s largest inside sales teams with more than 2,000 employees. While at Oracle, he led the team to nearly double revenue from $700M to $1.2B in just five years’ time. Dan also launched the OracleDirect Women’s Network, supporting the women in tech community. “Dan helped pioneer innovative models that transformed inside sales at one of the biggest sales powerhouses and, when it comes to delivering big on revenue, his track record speaks for itself,” said Dave Elkington, chairman and CEO at XANT. “Considering the way he’s already shaped the industry at large, I know that Dan will make a wonderful addition to our leadership team because of his values-based leadership philosophy and proven industry experience.” Dan joins XANT during a breakout year for the company. In 2015 the company expanded its global footprint to include two offices in the UK (London; Reading) and an additional office in San Mateo, Calif. XANT continues to invest in its home state of Utah, where it launched its Kids Coding initiative, where members of the XANT team are teaching local elementary school students how to code. For this opportunity, Dan will relocate to Utah, joining a rapidly growing team of industry veterans who have moved to the Silicon Slopes to join XANT in the past year, including former Salesforce president and Chief Customer Officer Jim Steele and Brent Peters, former Chief Technology Officer of eBay Enterprise. XANT also recently appointed Lindsey Armstrong as its COO to further strengthen its leadership team as the company expands globally. For information on opportunities to join the XANT growing team, please visit /careers.
XANT offers the industry’s leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. The platform fuels sales rep performance and provides buyer personalization with breakthrough innovations in predictive sales communications, engagement tracking, forecasting and rep motivation. XANT has received numerous accolades for its technology and has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. XANT enterprise customers include ADP, Microsoft and Groupon.
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