Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2015
Powershift Group announced today the addition of Lisa Pearson and Michael Beamer to their leadership team as Principals. Pearson and Beamer join Powershift Group, the Austin-based technology development company, where they will provide strategic counsel to the fast growing portfolio of Powershift companies. In addition, both will have hands-on roles in Appconomy, a mobile commerce company founded out of Powershift with dual headquarters in Shanghai, China and Austin, Texas, USA. Pearson will serve as chief marketing officer of Appconomy and Beamer will take on SVP of Products and Solutions.
Pearson has over twenty years of experience as a business leader with a strong track record of scaling global brands including Procter & Gamble, Dell, PepsiCo, Yahoo!, Johnson & Johnson, American Express and many other household names. Prior to joining Powershift Group, Pearson served as chief marketing officer at Bazaarvoice, a leading technology platform connecting consumers, brands and retailers, where she was a key member of the leadership team when the company went public.
“Powershift has a history of building companies that are at the forefront of emerging global markets,” said Pearson. “Their model for venture development is a proven technique for developing companies. I believe venture development is going to be the blueprint for how fast growth companies are created and I’m excited to join Powershift as it expands.”
Beamer has over twenty years as a technology and business leader with unique experience building and running technology teams and solutions in more than forty countries around the world. He has been instrumental in the growth and success of companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to a billion dollar global organization. Prior to joining Powershift Group, he was part of the leadership team that helped National Instruments grow from $150M to a $1.2B company.
“Appconomy will advance the mobile commerce world and I’m thrilled to join at this time,” said Beamer. “I also look forward to working with Steve Papermaster again at Powershift Group and to be a part of growing companies which is something I have always had a passion for.”
“Adding Lisa and Mike to our leadership team is a big win for Powershift Group. Lisa’s strategic skills around identifying new market opportunities, her conviction around the important role that technology plays in consumer’s lives and her proven track record with the world’s best brands gives us a new dimension on the Powershift leadership team,” said Steve Papermaster, Chairman and CEO of Powershift Group and Appconomy.
“Mike is an exemplary leader who brings a diverse technology background combined with an excellent track record of delivering business results. He is a proven expert in scaling organizations around the world and will be key to the rapid growth of Appconomy and the advancement of the overall Powershift agenda. We couldn’t be more excited to have both of them join us.”
About Powershift Group
Powershift Group is a technology venture development company headquartered in Austin, Texas that starts and grows new businesses. Since 1997 the Powershift leadership team has leveraged knowledge, capital and networks to found companies with other successful entrepreneurs around the world. Powershift Group has founded and grown the following companies into various stages of ideation, acquisitions, IPOs, mergers and financings including: Vignette, Perficient, BSG, TechRepublic, ROME, Moxie Software, Appconomy and more, with one or more Powershift principals joining as active, senior members of management. For more information visit http://www.powershift.com.
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