Gainsight, the leading Customer Success Management solution, today announced that CEO, Nick Mehta has been named a silver winner for Executive of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
Mehta joined Gainsight as CEO in February 2013. Within the first few months of his tenure he led the company’s re-branding from JBara Software to Gainsight, took the company through a successful Series A funding round and spearheaded the launch of the industry’s first-ever conference devoted to customer success, Pulse 2013. He has since continued to expand the company’s visibility and market leadership in the Customer Success Management space and has overseen the company’s rapid growth with the addition of many new customers, including Angie’s List, Acquia, Castlight Health and WebPT. Recently, Mehta guided Gainsight to an oversubscribed $20 Million Series B funding round in early November 2013 led by Bain Capital Ventures with participation from existing investor Battery Ventures and new investor Summit Partners, bringing the company’s total financing to $30 million.
The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Best in Biz Awards 2013 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.
“It’s an honor to receive this award amongst so many notable companies and worthy peers,” said Gainsight CEO, Nick Mehta. “This recognition by the Best in Biz Awards underscores our team’s hard work, dedication and passion to help businesses better understand and retain their existing customers. I’m extremely proud to lead a team that continues to make such a large impact on a growing number of companies in the Subscription Economy, where customer success is the key to business success.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 51 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Accounting Today, Arizona Daily Star, Atlanta Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cascade Business News, Chicago Tribune, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Crain’s New York Business, CRN, Dallas Morning News, Dayton Business Journal, Detroit Free Press, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Executive Travel Magazine, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford Courant, Inc. Magazine, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Miami Herald, Memphis Business Journal, Network World, NorthBay Biz, Orange County Register, PC Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, Prairie Business Magazine, Quad-City Times, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Savannah Morning News, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech.Blorge, Tech-Gaming, Times (Munster, Indiana), Upstart Business Journal and USA Today.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.
Gainsight, the first and only complete Customer Success Management solution, helps businesses reduce churn, increase up-sell and drive Customer Success. The company’s SaaS suite integrates with Salesforce and uses Big Data analytics to evaluate sales data, usage logs, support tickets, surveys and other sources of customer intelligence. In this way, Gainsight provides a 360° view of customers and drives retention across Customer Success, sales, marketing, executive and product management. Learn how leading companies like Angie’s List, Castlight Health, Marketo and Informatica are using Gainsight to help their customers succeed at www.gainsight.com.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.
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