SalesPortal Appoints Product Management Leader to Drive Product Development, Direction

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Sujay Rao’s combined expertise in web applications, telephony infrastructure to support company’s growth

Sujay Rao, SalesPortal's VP of Product Management

Sujay Rao, SalesPortal's VP of Product Management

We’re doing for the customer voice channel what Google did for online advertising -- creating a transparent and real-time marketplace that enables companies to engage customers in what we call voice commerce, or vCommerce.

SalesPortal (http://www.salesportal.com), the first partnership marketing network for enterprises with contact centers, today announced it has promoted Sujay Rao to vice president of product management.

SalesPortal enables companies with contact centers to present their customers with relevant offers from marketing partners at the end of sales and service calls, generating new revenue streams in the process. Interested customers are live-transferred to the partnering companies, providing these partners with a new low-cost, high-quality customer acquisition channel. SalesPortal is a cloud-based solution with the functionality to match up partner companies, create and manage campaigns, present relevant end-of-call offers to the agent desktop, and transfer calls to partners’ contact centers.    

Rao is responsible for managing the entire product lifecycle from product strategy to execution and launch.

“Sujay has been vital to our product development team, and he will be an important part of our strategic executive team going forward,” said Saurabh Khetrapal, co-founder and CEO of SalesPortal. “His experience has been and will continue to prove valuable to establishing SalesPortal as a leader in partnership marketing.”        

“The SalesPortal platform enables companies to easily establish multi-level (one-to-many) marketing partnerships, unleashing an untapped source of advertising and revenue generation opportunities,” said Rao. “We’re doing for the customer voice channel what Google did for online advertising -- creating a transparent and real-time marketplace that enables companies to engage customers in what we call voice commerce, or vCommerce. The opportunities for driving new customer acquisition and commerce in the voice channel are limitless.”    

Previously SalesPortal’s director of product management, Rao has more than 16 years of experience in product management, software development and engineering. Prior to joining the company, he co-founded and led product management for Grasshop.com, a social advocacy network. He has also worked in product engineering for a biometrics start-up company and at Alcatel-Lucent. Rao earned a bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University in India and master’s in business administration from Virginia Tech.

About SalesPortal
SalesPortal is the first partnership marketing network for enterprises with contact centers. The patented cloud-based technology enables companies to engage customers with relevant end-of-call offers in sales and service contact centers. Leading global brands use the platform as a core component of their customer engagement and customer acquisition strategies. Marketing and contact center executives adopt SalesPortal as an incremental revenue source and an extension of existing marketing partnership programs. SalesPortal has been recognized for its innovation by a number of organizations, including the Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award, the Direct Marketing Association Innovation Award and the ATA Technovation Award. For more information, visit http://www.salesportal.com.

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