Vocus Announces New Addition to Senior Leadership Team With Appointment of Chief Revenue Officer
Sales and technology veteran Steve Pogorzelski to drive the next stage of sales growth at Vocus
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, today announced Steve Pogorzelski has joined the company as chief revenue officer. Pogorzelski has led winning sales and operations teams for more than 20 years, building and managing large, high-growth technology sales organizations.
Most recently, Pogorzelski was chief executive officer (CEO) of ClickFuel, a privately held SaaS company providing marketing analytics software and services. Prior to this, he was at Monster Worldwide, Inc. (Monster.com), serving in a variety of global sales leadership roles including executive vice president of global sales as well as president of Monster North America. Pogorzelski played a key role in driving growth at Monster from less than $100 million in 1998 to more than $1 billion in 2007. He was responsible for the productivity of more than 3,000 sales and sales support associates in 40-plus countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Pogorzelski s other experience includes positions at TMP Worldwide, a global recruitment advertising agency, and J. Walter Thompson, a global advertising agency.
I am very excited to be a part of the Vocus leadership team, said Pogorzelski. I look forward to building upon the company s current successes and focusing on growing revenue rapidly at Vocus.
Pogozelski has been recognized as an industry leader and is the co-author of Finding Keepers, a book published by McGraw-Hill in January 2008. He has appeared on television and been quoted in numerous print and online publications.
We are delighted to have Steve join the executive team, said Rick Rudman, CEO of Vocus. Steve is a proven executive who has a track record of building and managing high-growth sales organizations. He will be a great asset both in terms of sales leadership and overall executive leadership.
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