Renowned Sales Executive and Entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman Joins OpenView as Senior Advisor

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Boston-based venture capital firm grows its roster of world-class consultants with one of the world’s leading sales advisors

OpenView Venture Partners announced today that renowned sales executive, educator, and entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman will join the Boston-based venture capital firm as a Senior Advisor. With more than 25 years of experience, Hoffman has consulted for numerous high-growth technology companies and regularly speaks to Fortune 500 audiences.

In his role as a Senior Advisor, Hoffman will work directly with OpenView’s portfolio of expansion-stage B2B software companies to help them more effectively build sales teams and processes, and more efficiently scale. Hoffman’s award-winning sales methodology is currently taught in 23 countries within 6 continents and his achievements have been cited with numerous global business awards, as well as profiled in Fortune and Inc. magazines.

“Jeff has already proven his value in work with OpenView’s team and in speaking engagements at our quarterly portfolio workshops,” said OpenView founder Scott Maxwell. “His level of expertise and experience in B2B sales is unmatched and I have no doubt he’ll be an asset to OpenView’s portfolio.”

In addition to his corporate work, Hoffman is also on faculty at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management. He is a frequent lecturer at the Harvard Business School, and currently delivers the popular Global Sales Development Series at the MIT Sloan School of Management and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Hoffman has also been profiled in Inc. Magazine, Fortune Small Business, Computerworld, Boston Business Journal, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine.

“In many ways, this is the perfect marriage,” Hoffman said of joining OpenView. “My method is underscored by leadership principles designed to create custom solutions for unique problems, and my work with clients is highly collaborative and focused. OpenView’s investment and value-add approach shares many of the same qualities and I couldn’t be more excited to see this partnership flourish.”

About OpenView Venture Partners

OpenView Venture Partners is an expansion-stage venture capital firm based in Boston that invests exclusively in B2B software companies. In addition to its investment team, OpenView also has a dedicated team of 15 consultants who work with its portfolio companies to help them scale faster and more efficiently than competitors (http://www.openviewlabs.com). Founded in 2006, the firm invests globally and has nearly $700 million in total capital under management.

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