Technology Industry Veteran to Lead Global Sales, Marketing and Customer-Facing Operations
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ServiceSource® (NASDAQ:SREV), the global leader in recurring revenue and customer success management, today announced the appointment of software and technology veteran Gregory Hopkins as Chief Customer Officer, effective April 20. Hopkins brings over 25 years of experience in the technology industry where he has overseen sales for multibillion dollar companies and maintained the client bases for Fortune 100 companies. Hopkins will spearhead all global sales, marketing and customer-facing initiatives, with an emphasis on accelerating adoption amongst the company's customer base of Fortune 2000 enterprises.
"There is a tremendous opportunity within the Revenue Lifecycle Management market, and Greg is joining at an ideal time for ServiceSource to capitalize on the market opportunity ahead of us," said Christopher Carrington, CEO of ServiceSource. "Greg's expertise in growing companies is evident by his success in past positions, establishing companies as leaders in their industry, building strong customer relationships, overseeing global sales organizations and in driving revenue growth."
Previously, Hopkins was the executive vice president of global sales for Stream Global Services, Inc., driving growth for three consecutive years while diversifying into the financial services and healthcare verticals. Stream Global Services was acquired in March 2014 by Convergys Corporation (NYSE:CVG), and Hopkins stayed on and managed over a third of the company's $3 billion of annual revenue. Concurrently, he led both enterprise and technology verticals, and managed the company's European management team.
Prior to joining Convergys, Hopkins served as EVP of Sales and Marketing at TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEC), a leading global BPO company. His responsibilities included the management of all sales and marketing initiatives and activities. Hopkins was instrumental in increasing revenue from hundreds of millions to over a billion dollars, maintaining an installed base of Fortune 100 companies while also obtaining new customer wins within the Fortune 500. He also served as EVP of Sales at Telwares, Inc. where he was responsible for global sales functions and assisted in growing revenue by 25 percent a year. Hopkins has also held senior-level management positions at TeaLeaf Technology, Inc., and had a 20-year career with AT&T Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:T).
"ServiceSource is providing a unique approach to managing a customer's revenue lifecycle. My goal is to continue building the customer base and helping more enterprises grow recurring revenue using ServiceSource's powerful solutions," said Hopkins. "It's an exciting time to be with ServiceSource, and I'm ready to join a team that is committed to helping enterprises grow their own business in such a significant way."
Transitioning out of this role over the next several weeks will be outgoing Chief Customer Officer, Ashley Fieglein Johnson, who will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. "All of ServiceSource joins me in thanking Ashley for her tremendous leadership, clarity of vision and strong customer relationships that have helped propel ServiceSource during critical times for this company," said Carrington. Prior to her role as Chief Customer Officer, Johnson served as Acting CEO, Chief Financial Officer and SVP, Finance and Corporate Development.
"I leave ServiceSource feeling extremely optimistic about the future of the company," said Johnson. "There is a renewed sense of energy and confidence in our ability to establish a leading role in the emerging market for revenue lifecycle management solutions."
ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SREV) helps the world's leading brands grow closer to their customers. As a global leader in outsourced inside sales, customer success and recurring revenue growth and retention solutions, ServiceSource expands customer lifetime value by helping companies to more efficiently and effectively find, convert, grow and retain their B2B customer relationships. Trusted by global market leaders in the cloud/XaaS, software, technology hardware, medical device & diagnostic equipment and industrial IoT sectors, ServiceSource sells, manages or renews $9 billion of revenue annually on behalf of its clients. Leveraging a robust technology suite, predictive data models and more than 3,000 revenue delivery professionals speaking 45 languages, only ServiceSource brings to market nearly 20 years of expertise and the ability to drive recurring revenue growth to more than 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.servicesource.com.
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