Highspot Names Jon Perera Chief Marketing Officer

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Former Adobe Exec Joins Highspot to Drive Global Expansion as Demand for Sales Enablement Accelerates

Jon Perera, Chief Marketing Officer

Highspot is widely acknowledged as the innovation leader in the category. We have an incredible opportunity to enable companies to achieve unparalleled growth and customer satisfaction.

Highspot, the modern sales enablement solution that sales reps love, today announced the appointment of Jon Perera as Chief Marketing Officer. Perera previously served as Vice President at Adobe, where he scaled the Adobe Document Cloud business in the enterprise.

Perera will focus on driving international expansion, strategic business development and global marketing as Highspot’s momentum continues to accelerate following September’s $35 million Series C raise. In the last 12 months, Highspot has been recognized as the Best Sales Enablement Platform and Best Content Management Platform by the SIIA CODiE Awards and has been named one of LinkedIn’s Top 50 Startups in the U.S.

“Every commercial company in the world is seeking better ways to engage and delight modern buyers,” said Perera. “Highspot is widely acknowledged as the innovation leader in the category. We have an incredible opportunity to enable companies to achieve unparalleled growth and customer satisfaction.”

Gartner states that “by 2021, 15 percent of all sales technology spending will be applied to sales enablement technology, up from the 2017 level of 7.2 percent.”

“Our people are our number one success factor in the next phase of hyper-growth,” said Robert Wahbe, Highspot co-founder and CEO. “We are attracting top talent, which is fueling innovation and customer adoption. With his proven track record of driving market adoption and strategic initiatives, Jon will be instrumental in bringing the Highspot solution to enterprise organizations around the world. We are thrilled to welcome him to the leadership team.”

Perera has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise marketing and product management and is recognized for having deep expertise in scaling enterprise products. Prior to Adobe, Perera was General Manager at Microsoft, where he worked across Windows, Active Directory, Industry and Enterprise marketing teams. He also served as General Manager of Business Operations for Microsoft’s international headquarters in Paris, France.

Perera’s hire marks another growth milestone for Highspot with the company having doubled in employee count over the last year.

Source: Gartner, Market Guide for Digital Content Management for Sales, 16 October 2018

About Highspot

Highspot gives businesses a powerful sales advantage to engage in more relevant buyer conversations and achieve their revenue goals. Through AI-powered search, analytics, in-context training, guided selling, and 50+ technology integrations, the Highspot platform delivers enterprise-ready sales enablement in a modern design that sales reps and marketers love. With 90 percent average monthly recurring usage and global support in 125 countries, Highspot is the most trusted solution for sales enablement.

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