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BigMachines Announces New Senior Vice President of Products to Drive Continued Growth, Innovation and Customer SuccessJohn Pulling Brings 25 Years of Software Development Experience and Hands-On Leadership, Further Strengthening Leadership Team (December 22, 2011)
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/22/11 -- BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B eCommerce, announced today it has hired John Pulling into the position of Senior Vice President of Products. In this capacity, Pulling will lead both the product management and product development teams. John's extensive background and success further strengthens BigMachines' market-leading position of delivering success to more than 250 of the world's leading companies, and his addition underscores BigMachines' continued commitment to building world-class products that drive unmatched customer success.
"We are pleased to add John Pulling's proven leadership and experience in product strategy, product development and operations to the BigMachines team," said David Bonnette, President, BigMachines. "In 2011, BigMachines achieved extraordinary growth in new bookings, revenue, and profitability, adding more than 50 marquee customers. As we grow, we continue to invest in building the finest leadership team in the industry. Our mission is to deliver unmatched customer success through our best practices and standardized products, and John will provide the leadership to ensure that we continue to build and deliver products that provide rapid ROI and material business impact to our growing customer base worldwide."
Pulling has a history of hands-on operational leadership in high growth companies serving rapidly changing technology markets. Prior to joining BigMachines, Pulling served as Vice President of Product Management, Strategic Applications at Infor Global Solutions. In this role he directed product strategy for Infor's strategic edge applications including customer relationship management, supply chain management, enterprise asset management and product lifecycle management. During the past three years, his efforts led to significant increases in license revenue and maintenance retention for key strategic product lines.
Prior to Infor, Pulling was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Provia Software, where he was responsible for all product management, product development, professional services and support services.
BigMachines is the global leader in enabling B2B sales, helping companies sell more and sell faster. BigMachines' award-winning on-demand configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce software solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak's GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications. For more information, visit www.bigmachines.com.
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