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October 30, 2018
[Redwood City, CA – October 30, 2018] – Gainsight™, the Customer Success company, announced today that its Chief Operating Officer, Allison Pickens, was recognized as one of the Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018 by The SaaS Report. The SaaS Report is a comprehensive source for business news, investment activity, and corporate actions related to the SaaS and software sectors. Nominated leaders were assessed across a number of key areas including integrity, intelligence, drive, company culture, and company growth, among other areas. The SaaS Report created the list to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women in SaaS, software and the broader technology field. The goal is to shine a light on these leaders to help inspire and encourage today’s younger generation of women to aim high in their ambitions. “I am honored to be recognized by The SaaS Report, especially on a list that includes luminary and entrepreneurial leaders such as Amy Chang, Sandi Lin, and Raja Hammoud,” said Allison Pickens, Chief Operating Officer at Gainsight. “When women are recognized for their achievements, it shows that leaders come in all forms and inspires people of all genders in their career aspirations. I believe SaaS companies today have […]
October 22, 2018
Customer Success and Product Teams are the ‘New Sales and Marketing’ in the Age of the Customer [San Francisco – October 22, 2018] – Gainsight™, the Customer Success company, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aptrinsic, a privately held company based in San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv, Israel. Aptrinsic is a product-led growth solution that delivers powerful analytics and in-product engagements used to increase adoption, retention and expansion in B2B companies. The acquisition strengthens Gainsight’s ability to help subscription businesses maximize growth in the age of the customer by unifying the efforts of the Customer Success and Product Management teams. “Over the past six years, Gainsight has been on a mission to establish Customer Success as the primary driver of sustainable growth for subscription businesses. However, given the connected nature of SaaS solutions and the opportunities that presents to better understand and engage with customers, the biggest strategic ask of our clients has been stronger alignment with the Product team” said Nick Mehta, Chief Executive Officer at Gainsight. “This acquisition will enable us to deliver a single platform for Customer Success and Product teams to collaboratively build and deploy products that not only enjoy healthy […]
October 9, 2018
Pulse Conferences Have Attracted Over 18 Thousand Attendees Signaling the Global Reach of Customer Success [San Francisco – October 9, 2018] Gainsight™, the Customer Success company, today announced a series of new destinations for its Customer Success industry conference, Pulse. Throughout the 2018 fall season, the company will host Pulse events in key U.S. Customer Success communities; Boston, Chicago, and Austin, and international communities; London, England, and Sydney, Australia. Started in 2013 by Gainsight, the Pulse brand of programs has since welcomed over 18,000 attendees to its conferences, and has become universally accepted as the industry conference of record for the global Customer Success community. Customer Success is becoming one of the world’s fastest-growing business practices. According to LinkedIn, Customer Success Manager jobs (CSM) have grown exponentially over the last five years; CSM is the fourth fastest growing job in the U.S., the sixth fastest growing job in India, and the number one emerging job in Australia. As a result of this growing trend, Gainsight has decided to expand Pulse, the well-known Customer Success industry conference, into new national and international markets where the profession is growing and businesses are adopting Customer Success practices. The conference aims to gather executives […]
September 24, 2018
Allison Pickens Named Chief Operating Officer Demonstrating C-Suite Pathway for Customer Success Leaders [San Francisco – September 24, 2018] — Gainsight™, the Customer Success company, today announced several updates to its management team, including functional expansions and new senior leadership positions. Allison Pickens, previous Chief Customer Officer, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Gainsight, retaining control of the company’s Customer Success function while adding Corporate Development and Business Operations to her scope. Karl Rumelhart, Gainsight’s Chief Product Officer will now also manage the company’s Research and Development (R&D) efforts, which represents over 250 engineers across global offices. Reporting to Rumelhart is a new addition to Gainsight, Maksim Ovsyannikov, who joins as Senior Vice President of Product and leads product management and design to help build and deliver the next generation of Gainsight solutions for the Customer Success industry. “The increasing frequency of Chief Customer Officers expanding their scope to COO roles is a sign of the strategic value that Customer Success executives demonstrate across the entire organization,” said Nick Mehta, Chief Executive Officer at Gainsight. “I am thrilled to have Allison continue to carry the torch for our industry and help operationalize customer obsession across the entire business. I’m […]
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