PROVO, Utah, January 15, 2013 – XANT, the leading provider of cloud-based sales automation technology for inside sales professionals, today announced the addition of Rob Christensen as Vice President of Research & Development and Software Architecture. Christensen joins XANT with nearly two decades of SaaS (Software as a Service) software design experience.
“I’m very excited to have Rob join the team at XANT,” said David Elkington, CEO and founder of XANT. “We have been successful by innovating the best solutions for our customers. Rob’s extensive experience as an enterprise SaaS Architect will help us continue that tradition by designing systems to keep up with the needs of our rapidly expanding customer base.”
Christensen has extensive experience developing multiple SaaS products for the Salesforce cloud and highly scalable multi-layer systems that support massive transaction capabilities. At XANT, Christensen will focus on new product development and expanding product lines.
“XANT leads the industry with inventive solutions that deliver success for their customers,” said Christensen. “I look forward to working with the XANT team and customers to share the company’s vision of sales by delivering the predictive sales enablement technologies that will help them drive expansive growth.”
Previously to XANT, Christensen spent six years at EDL Consulting, a leading cloud technology consulting provider, as Senior Vice President of eCommerce, three years as Director of Technology at NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), a SaaS eGovernment platform provider, and also served as the CTO of Integr8ted, where he worked with David Elkington. Christensen began his career as a software development engineer at various technology companies including Accenture.
XANT is known as the pioneer of immediate response research and technology having done research in conjunction with Harvard Business Review as well as being published in Forbes.com, Inc., Mashable,TechCrunch and Fast Company.
About XANT, Inc.
XANT is the worldwide leader in cloud-based, sales automation and predictive analytics for inside sales professionals. Their PowerDialer for Salesforce 5.0 has been one of the most popular applications on the salesforce.com AppExchange for over five years. The company was recently recognized #9 by Inc. Magazine for employee growth in Utah and #347 of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500. The company was also named Service Provider of the Year by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP). XANT enterprise customers include ADP, Dell, Gannett Local, Inc., Marketo, ON24, Re/Max Cornerstone, Seagate, Groupon and more. To try the technology with your sales team, visit: www.www.insidesales.com.