I’m very pleased to have Adam Smith assume a broader role where he will be responsible for marketing, business development, and operations. Chris Neal has an outstanding record building and growing high performance sales organizations.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 02, 2017
Automated Insights, Inc. (Ai), creator of Wordsmith, the world’s first public natural language generation (NLG) platform, today announced that long-time employee Adam Smith is being promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Chris Neal has been hired as the new Chief Revenue Officer.
Marc Zionts, Ai’s Chief Executive Officer, commented “I’m very pleased to have Adam Smith assume a broader role where he will be responsible for marketing, business development, and operations. Chris Neal has an outstanding record building and growing high performance sales organizations. These two changes will help continue to drive Ai’s record growth in the emerging NLG market.”
Automated Insights’ Wordsmith is the first self-service NLG platform, and is used in over fifty industries by hundreds of customers. Allstate, The Associated Press, Cisco, and Yahoo use Wordsmith to generate more than 1.5 billion pieces of content per year, making Ai the largest NLG provider in the world.
Adam Smith has been working with Automated Insights since 2008, when he became an Advisor working directly with Ai Founder and Executive Chairman, Robbie Allen. In 2011, Smith joined the company full time as Vice President of Operations and first business hire. Smith then moved to sales, serving as VP of Sales and then Chief Revenue Officer after the company was acquired in 2015. As CRO, he was responsible for all revenue-producing areas of Ai’s business, including the Wordsmith platform, new products, managed service implementations, and enterprise partnerships. As COO, Smith will also spearhead the expansion of Ai’s business development group, building on partnerships with companies like TIBCO, Tableau, and MicroStrategy in the Business Intelligence space.
“I have been part of many amazing days at Ai, but I have never been more excited about our potential than I am today,” said Smith. “With Wordsmith, there is no market we can’t impact.”
Chris Neal joins Ai after co-founding BlueStripe Software, where he served for eight years as Chief Executive Officer and led the company to a successful acquisition by Microsoft. Prior to BlueStripe, Neal was the Vice President of Field Operations in the Americas for eight years at Wily Technology, where he was responsible for growing sales from the beginning of the company through its acquisition by CA Technologies. Neal brings over twenty years of experience in scaling and running successful enterprise software organizations to Automated Insights as the company’s new CRO.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Automated Insights team. Ai is the clear leader in NLG, and I’m looking forward to helping the company accelerate its already impressive growth.”
ABOUT AUTOMATED INSIGHTS
Automated Insights is the creator of Wordsmith, the world’s first public natural language generation engine. Wordsmith allows users to generate human-sounding narratives from data. The platform makes it easy to produce millions of personalized reports, articles, and narratives in the time it takes to write just one. Wordsmith helps companies in data-driven industries, including financial services, e-commerce, real estate, business intelligence, media and many others, achieve content scale, efficiency and personalization. Customers including SlingTV, GreatCall, TIBCO, the Orlando Magic, and Constellation Brands use Wordsmith to generate 1.5 billion pieces of content a year. For more information, visit https://automatedinsights.com.