eshots Hires Kurt Phillips as COO and CFO

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Technology Veteran to Help Company Scale on a Global Basis

eshots COO and CFO Kurt Phillips

eshots COO and CFO Kurt Phillips

"Kurt has successfully led an enterprise technology business through the exact growth curve we are trying to achieve at eshots."

eshots, Inc. ( announced today that it has hired Kurt Phillips to fill the dual role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the company. Phillips will join the company’s senior executive team, and lead the company’s Account Management, Operations and Finance departments.

Phillips joins the company with a long track record of growing revenue and profitability for technology companies, most recently serving in senior executive roles with Hostway (CFO), ShopperTrak (CFO/COO) and Townsend Analytics (Controller). In his six-year tenure at ShopperTrak, from 2008 to 2014, Phillips helped that company increase its revenues by almost 3X, including a rapid global expansion effort.

Craig Steensma, founder and CEO of eshots said, "Kurt has successfully led an enterprise technology business through the exact growth curve we are trying to achieve at eshots." Steensma continued, "We are very fortunate to have a seasoned rapid-growth and global-expansion expert join our all-star team."

Phillips added, "eshots is a market-leader that is right on the cusp of massive growth in the experiential marketing technology space, and I was really impressed with the passion of the eshots team members.” Phillips continued, "I saw many similarities between eshots’ needs and my past experience at ShopperTrak, and I knew it would be a successful marriage."

Phillip's first day at eshots will be February 8, 2016.


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, eshots is the leading consumer lead capture, engagement and conversion platform in the experiential marketing industry. We are at the intersection of event-related technology, services and marketing sciences designed to maximize a brand's ROI around consumer events. We help our clients set and benchmark event strategies, maximize consumer lead capture and track/convert those leads into sales. Our team of consultative account specialists help our clients uncover actionable insights within a data-driven framework to help them make better event planning decisions across the entire life-cycle of the event. Our clients are many of the most respected enterprise brands in the world, including FCA, Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nationwide, and State Farm, to name a few. We helped our clients capture over 3 million consumer leads from over 25,000 event days in the last year alone.

Press Contact:

Daniel Maurer
Marketing Manager
eshots, Inc.
** Photos available upon request
** Steensma and Phillips both available for interviews

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