Simpplr has announced the appointment of Don Wight as its new Chief Revenue Officer. He replaced Tim Lambert, who left in August. Wight joined the company in October after leaving PAR Technology, where he was Chief Sales Officer. He joined PAR Technology as part of its acquisition of Punchh, where he had been President and Chief Revenue Officer. Wight has a rich pedigree of appointments as Chief Revenue Officer, having also worked at Nitro, Demandbase, and PowerReviews.
He will now lead the growth engine at the leading EX platform. It was recently named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intranet Packaged Solutions.
Dhiraj Sharma, Founder and CEO of Simpplr, commented, “With his impressive track record and strategic mindset, we are confident that Don will help us scale and further solidify Simpplr’s position as a leader in the employee experience market.”
Will Wight build a partner ecosystem at Simpplr?
Don Wight Joins Simpplr as Chief Revenue Officer as it looks to continue its growth momentum, which has seen more than a million people using its modern intranet platform. Companies such as Malwarebytes, Coupa and BSE use its software.
Wight will oversee global sales and alliances. It is the latter where he will bring changes to Simpplr, which currently appears to have no partner ecosystem of note. Wight is already looking to hire two Sr. Directors in business development for his Alliances team. Simpplr may soon, therefore, announce the launch of a partner ecosystem.
The expansion is made possible following the investment of $70 million in a funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. Simpplr currently has 24 open roles as the firm looks to expand. If Wight is looking to build a partner network, it appears to be from a standing start, as there is no mention of a partner program on the Simpplr website yet.
Wight has over 30 years of experience in sales, customer success, business development, enablement and service delivery. Wight commented, “I am thrilled about the chance to continue increasing Simpplr’s presence in the market and implement a strategy that will benefit our investors, our team, and our customers. I am eager to introduce more organizations to what Simpplr offers, helping them enhance the work environment for their employees and forge a more robust link between their company culture, their people, and their overall business success.”
Enterprise Times: What does this mean
While this announcement is five months overdue, it is interesting. With the open positions, it is possible to detect how Wight intends to power future growth. With three decades of experience at some significant firms, especially helping to lead Punnch to a $500 million acquisition, he could be the piece of the leadership team that brings success to Simpplr.
What will be more interesting is the announcements that come out of Simpplr in the coming months.