November 17th, 2011

Bet they have a sweet CRM for lead management now too: AppFog hires former Salesforce.com exec to head biz dev


Bet they have a sweet CRM for lead management now too: AppFog hires former Salesforce.com exec to head biz dev

Seems to be a lot of Salesforce.com in the Portland area as of late. First, Urban Airship took an investment from Salesforce.com. Now, AppFog is taking an executive from Salesforce.com.

Meet John Higgins the new vice president of business development at AppFog.

“John is a proven business leader with an impressive track record fostering growth in companies, and brings a number of key skills to AppFog,” said Lucas Carlson, founder and CEO of AppFog, in a press release. “His deep understanding and experience in software and cloud sales at leading companies such as Salesforce.com is a major benefit as we expand our language support and increase our user base.”

It will be interesting to see what 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development brings to this rapidly growing Portland startup. And interesting to see what other exec talent we start attracting to the area.

For more information, read the AppFog press release.

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