Radius COO and Former Salesforce Executive Brings Sales and Operational Expertise to Scale Propel’s Growth in the Cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Market
San Jose, California, May 3, 2016 – Propel, a modern Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) provider built 100% on the Salesforce platform, today announced that David Obrand, Chief Operating Officer at Radius Intelligence, will join the company’s board of directors. Obrand’s 20 years of executive, sales and industry experience will help Propel scale its sales and marketing efforts.
Obrand has been the Chief Operating Officer at Radius since January 2015. Prior to Radius, he served in a number of executive roles including Chief Executive Officer at Fuze, and Chief Customer Officer and Vice President of Global Sales at Yammer, where he helped grow the business from a small team to what eventually resulted in a $1.2B acquisition by Microsoft. He also served in a number of senior sales leadership roles at Salesforce, including Vice President of Vertical Sales. Obrand is an advisor at Eight Partners, and he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from Claremont McKenna College.
Obrand joins Matt Holleran, General Partner at Cloud Apps Capital Partners, and Ray Hein, CEO of Propel, on the company’s board of directors.
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“David is a proven executive in helping companies grow, and we are excited to welcome him to Propel’s board of directors,” explained Ray Hein, Propel’s CEO. “We believe his strong experience with sales leadership, business operations and industry strategy at Salesforce, Yammer and Radius, will be extremely valuable as Propel continues to expand our team, customer base and partners.”
“Propel is a breath of fresh air in the PLM and cloud market, and I’m honored to be joining their board,” said Obrand. “Propel has shown that global enterprises are looking for a new way to unify customer, product and service information, and I’m excited to work with the company to scale their revenue.”
“David has been in at the forefront of enterprise cloud companies since 2002. His leadership experience at Radius, Yammer, and Salesforce.com will be extremely valuable as Propel scales its sales, marketing, and service efforts as a leading cloud based Product Lifecycle Management Platform,” said Matt Holleran, General Partner, Cloud Apps Capital Partners. “We are excited to welcome David to the board, we believe his experience thoughtfully complements the manufacturing, PLM, and cloud expertise of the Propel executive team.”
At Propel, we make PLM that’s made for everyone. Created by Product Lifecycle Management and cloud veterans, Propel helps everyone connect with your customers, products and services, so you can propel innovation and propel your business. With Propel, you can easily manage all the hardware, software, services, and customer information that help customers embrace your products. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Propel is a modern PLM solution built 100% on the Salesforce App Cloud. For more information, visit www.propelPLM.com.