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PowerReviews Appoints Don Wight Chief Revenue OfficerEnterprise Sales Veteran to Head Social Commerce Leader's Charge Into New Markets (February 13, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/12 -- PowerReviews, the world's largest social commerce network, today announced the appointment of Don Wight to Chief Revenue Officer. With more than 15 years of experience leading enterprise software sales organizations, Wight will be responsible for PowerReviews' sales growth. He will report directly to CEO Pehr Luedtke.
"Don joins us at a pivotal time as we prepare to roll out a major new social commerce offering," said Luedtke. "He brings experience and a track record of success in managing rapidly growing businesses that will complement our existing team and enhance our growth trajectory."
Wight comes to PowerReviews from Jaspersoft, a leading business intelligence software company, where he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations responsible for building sales and professional services, training and customer services organizations. In that role, Wight delivered 32 straight quarters of record sales growth. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Sales at Netcentives, where he helped lead the company through a successful IPO.
"I am thrilled to bring my industry experience to the already stellar team at PowerReviews. We are in the age of the consumer voice, and the winning businesses are those that embrace and drive results from these conversations. PowerReviews has a track record of innovation that drives clear, measurable results for its customers," said Wight.
Wight's appointment to the newly minted role of CRO comes on the heels of a record sales year for PowerReviews. The company's core customer reviews and ratings solution is the most widely deployed in the industry, driving customer engagement and sales for more than 5,500 brands and retailers.
PowerReviews is the world's largest social commerce network. It helps companies tap into consumer conversations to drive better business, while providing consumers an easy way to share their insights about brands, products and services. Leading brands have standardized on PowerReviews to drive sales, increase traffic and shape product development.
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