Octane AI Hires Ecommerce Industry Veteran as New Head of Sales

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Brian Shanley brings years of industry experience growing ecommerce brands.

"I was drawn to Octane AI because the team is focused on building the future of commerce," Shanley said.

Octane AI, the Facebook Messenger and SMS platform for ecommerce, announced that it has appointed Brian Shanley as the company’s new Head of Sales to help address the exploding demand for Facebook Messenger, SMS, and messaging solutions across ecommerce brands.

Brian joins Octane AI from Klaviyo, where he was was part of the founding team and contributed to Klaviyo's significant growth over the last 4+ years. Brian spent time in various roles including being an individual contributor where he worked with some of their largest brands; in sales leadership growing and scaling the direct sales team; and more recently helping to accelerate the growth of Klaviyo's partner ecosystem.

“Brian’s experience in the fast-growing commerce automation space is unparalleled, and we are thrilled to have him join Octane AI," said Matt Schlicht, CEO of Octane AI. "As direct-to-consumer commerce continues to grow, messaging automation has become a core channel for businesses to manage their customer relationships. We are investing in new technology and key hires to bring conversational commerce to every business.”

As Octane AI's new Head of Sales, Shanley is charged with steering Octane AI's growth, growing the sales team, and helping existing customers become more successful with Octane AI's bot and messaging solutions. Businesses interested in Octane AI's conversational commerce technology can request a demo of Octane AI here.

"I was drawn to Octane AI because the team is focused on building the future of commerce," Shanley said. "I believe every ecommerce brand will use Facebook Messenger, SMS, and other conversational channels to connect with customers. I am thrilled to join Octane AI and help scale the sales organization."

Octane AI is backed by an esteemed group of investors, including General Catalyst Partners, Evernote founder Phil Libin, Boost VC, and Adrian Fenty’s M Ventures. Octane AI is available at OctaneAI.com. Case studies are available here. The Octane AI Messenger Master Class and 39-page Ecommerce Messenger Playbook are available here. You can also subscribe to Octane AI’s Ecommerce Magazine here, Chatbots Magazine here, and follow Octane AI on Facebook and Twitter.

About Octane AI
Octane AI is the messaging and bot platform for ecommerce. Octane AI enables merchants and brands to use channels like Facebook Messenger and SMS to improve the shopping experience for their customers.

With Octane AI, merchants can run abandoned cart campaigns, answer customer questions automatically, create conversational FAQs, send receipts and shipping notifications, and help their customers find products automatically. They can reach the billions of people using messaging apps in the same way they have with email marketing automation. The company was founded in 2016 by Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients Matt Schlicht, Ben Parr and Leif K-Brooks and employs a distributed team around the world.

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