John Kirst is the Chief Revenue Officer of Sequent Software. In this position John is responsible for global sales, business development, solution delivery and customer success at Sequent. John is a Silicon Valley veteran who has helped grow technology start-ups from early stage to IPO and successful acquisition exits. Prior to Sequent, John was most recently SVP
John Kirst is the Chief Revenue Officer of Sequent Software. In this position John is responsible for global sales, business development, solution delivery and customer success at Sequent. John is a Silicon Valley veteran who has helped grow technology start-ups from early stage to IPO and successful acquisition exits. Prior to Sequent, John was most recently SVP of Global Sales and Field Operations for Threatmetrix. Previously John held various executive sales, marketing and global operational positions with TuVox, Inc, later acquired by West Corporation, and Edify Corporation, of which he was a co-founder. Edify was acquired by S1/ACI after its IPO and three years standing as a Silicon Valley Fast Fifty company. John is a graduate of Stanford University and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.
John is a software technology executive with proven track record of leadership in venture funded emerging companies where passion and process come together to create a vision and strategy that leads to successful execution. Enjoys building and leading great teams, competing and winning through disciplined sales process rooted in sound Marketing strategy. Understands and appreciates the opportunities and challenges of a global business. Veteran of economic cycles, technology shifts and changing markets. Extensive experience working with Boards of Directors and venture investors to create business models that are sustainable and have high growth potential.
Chief Revenue Officer @ Responsible for Global Sales, Business Development, Professional Services Delivery, Customer Support and Success.
Sequent Software is the world’s leading platform-as-a-service provider of secure mobile payments, access control and wallet applications to banks, payment processors, mobile network operators, merchants and access control providers. Sequent's customers consist of the world's most recognized brands on five continents. For more information visit www.sequent.com. From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) SVP Worldwide Sales and Field Operations @ Responsible for Global Enterprise and Inside Sales, Business Development, Professional Services, Customer Support and Customer Success.
Threatmetrix is a venture funded, leading SaaS provider of fraud detection and authentication solutions. Threatmetrix applies Big Data analytics to on-line and mobile transactions across a variety of enterprises, including e-commerce, financial services, government, social networks and insurance. From April 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 7 months) San Jose, CASenior Vice President of Sales @ West Corporation, a $2.5 billion provider of Cloud-based Business Communication solutions, acquired TuVox, Inc. in July of 2010. As part of the TuVox acquisition was brought on to lead West Interactive Sales and Solutions Consulting. West Interactive Corporation, a $120 million division of West, is a leading global provider of Cloud-based Customer Contact Transformation software and services targeting the Fortune 1000. From October 2010 to April 2012 (1 year 7 months) SVP Global Sales and Business Development @ Responsible for Global Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Customer Success. TuVox, Inc. was acquired by West Corporation in 2010 and was a SaaS and Cloud-based provider of natural language application software and services to Fortune 2000 enterprises. TuVox was venture capital funded with approximately $40 million USD invested. From 2003 to October 2010 (7 years) SVP Global Marketing @ Co-Founded Edify in 1990. Edify went public in 1996 and was ranked within the Silicon Valley Fast Fifty from 1996 to 1998. Edify was a global provider and pioneer of Internet self-service software and applications. Edify had over 2,000 customers worldwide and was acquired by S1 Corporation in 1999.
Responsible for Edify’s Strategic Marketing, Product Management, Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing, Marketing Communications, Partner Marketing and Business Development. From 2000 to 2003 (3 years) Vice President & General Manager Asia Pacific Sales and Operations @ Responsible for Edify Sales, Professional Services and Technical Support throughout Asia, Asia Pacific, Japan and Latin America (APLA). From 1998 to 2002 (4 years) Director of World-wide Channel and OEM Sales @ Responsible for Edify’s worldwide indirect sales channels including resellers, OEMs and systems integration partners.
Launched and led Edify’s global and regional reseller, OEM and systems integration strategy and program. From 1994 to 1998 (4 years)
BA, Economics @ Stanford University From 1974 to 1978 MBA, General Management @ The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth From 1981 to 1983 John Kirst is skilled in: SaaS Sales, SaaS Marketing, SaaS Business Development, Consultative Selling, Sales Process, Go-to-market Strategy, Customer Experience, Call Center, Call Centers, SaaS, Selling, Management, Managed Services, Enterprise Software, Unified Communications
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