Jun 5, 2014
Experienced Leader to Grow Company's International Partner and Customer Base to Enable Small Business Success Globally
CHANDLER, Ariz., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, today announces new hire Andrew Simmons as Managing Director, International. A recognized expert in global business, Simmons' leadership will help grow Infusionsoft's contributions to small business success around the world, while strengthening its international community of partners and customers.
Aaron Stead, Infusionsoft's senior vice president of sales and business development, says that Simmons' deep expertise in international business development will further expand the company's innovative resources to help small businesses and Infusionsoft partners thrive in the global marketplace.
"Andrew comes to us with more than 20 years of international sales and management experience," explains Stead. "By partnering his strategic insight and global experience with Infusionsoft, we can further develop our growing international ecosystem. Andrew's arrival positions us to offer even greater resources to our customers and partners around the world, while making a significant impact on small business success globally."
Simmons brings an extensive international business software industry background to the Infusionsoft team, including a strong understanding of channel sales and development. Prior to joining Infusionsoft, Simmons was responsible for cultivating the global business partner channel in his role as Vice President of International Sales at PeopleFluent, a talent management software and SaaS solutions company. He also developed the international channel of business partners for Aquire's human resource management products.
"I've built my career around helping companies expand globally and there's no better place for me to continue my mission than Infusionsoft," Simmons says. "I understand the company's laser focus on small business and fully support its drive to enable small business success around the world. Together we're kicking off a strong new chapter in global expansion and I couldn't be more delighted to be part of it."
Simmons adds that Infusionsoft partners will continue to play the primary role in the company's international expansion, with additional consultants and partners joining the growing international base through initiatives such as Partner Certification. Partner Certification allows companies to pair Infusionsoft software with their own expertise for enriched offerings that help small businesses be more successful. In addition, the company will continue to invest in customer success programs such as Infusionsoft University, which presents live, hands-on group training sessions held around the globe to help customers maximize their success with Infusionsoft.
Simmons' international background is reinforced by his proficiency in eight languages and the global scope of his education. He attended University of Virginia School of Law, received his degree in International Finance and Economics at Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, studied International Relations at American University and earned an additional degree in Linguistics and Foreign Languages at Georgetown University.
Infusionsoft is on a mission to simplify sales and marketing for millions of small businesses. The company focuses solely on empowering small business success and provides a powerful, integrated sales and marketing automation solution. Combining CRM, marketing automation, e-commerce and payments solutions into one platform, with a vibrant marketplace of apps, integrations and partners, Infusionsoft helps small businesses scale their sales and marketing and accelerate growth. The privately held, eight-time Inc. 500/5000 company is based in Chandler, Arizona and is funded by Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures. For more information, visit www.infusionsoft.com, or the Infusionsoft blog.