Urban Airship Appoints SaaS Veterans to Executive Leadership Roles
New leaders will accelerate company’s record business growth and drive to profitability, scaling its operations and multi-product sales globally
PORTLAND, Ore., – September 22, 2016 – Building on record revenue and customer adoption rates, mobile engagement leader Urban Airship today announced two executive appointments naming Scott Allen CFO and Eric Holmen SVP of worldwide sales. Scott is responsible for leading Urban Airship’s financial, accounting and business operations organizations, while Eric will lead the global sales team to help customers grow their businesses through mobile. Both executives report directly to CEO and president Brett Caine.
Scott Allen brings more than 30 years of technology business leadership experience to Urban Airship as CFO, including expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business development, operations and business systems. Previously, Scott served as the CFO of Intermedia where he led revenue expansion from $50M to $200M and created a leading finance and internal system teams and infrastructure to support the company's’ pre-IPO preparation and regulatory requirements. Prior to Intermedia, Scott was vice president and CFO of Citrix Online, responsible for executing financial and operational strategies that grew top-line SaaS revenue from $70M to more than $400M in five years. Prior to Citrix, Scott held a variety of positions in finance at ADP, culminating in overseeing all aspects of its Payment Solutions Division as vice president and general manager.
As senior vice president of worldwide sales for Urban Airship, Eric Holmen brings more than 20 years of experience in executive marketing and sales leadership roles for technology, martech and mobile companies. Most recently, Eric was executive vice president of global sales for Invoca where he built the sales processes and teams to attain 500 percent revenue growth. Prior to his executive sales role, Eric was the Invoca’s CMO where he led the company through a strategic market shift and full rebranding. Prior to Invoca, Eric was SVP of global marketing and sales for Silverpop where he achieved record growth and retention by building a global team and scalable sales process. Eric has held senior marketing, sales and business development roles at Omnicom, Catalina Marketing and Sears, Roebuck, and Co., in addition to serving as president of SmartReply where he grew revenue 852 percent over seven years leading to its acquisition by Genesys Communications.
“As we expand our business and continue to see strong global growth, there are many opportunities to extend our worldwide market leadership.” said Brett Caine, CEO and president of Urban Airship. “A key element of our future success and global expansion is to have executive leaders of Scott and Eric’s caliber, who’ve time and again proven their ability to rapidly scale company operations and accelerate growth. This will be critical to achieving our plans and quickly seizing future growth opportunities. We’re thrilled to welcome them aboard.”
About Urban Airship
Urban Airship provides the world’s leading mobile engagement platform, helping thousands of businesses of all sizes form a direct and lasting connection with their customers. With Urban Airship, companies gain total control of their mobile footprint — apps, wallets and user-level data — to deliver experiences that get noticed and drive action across mobile or any other customer touchpoint. More than 45,000 apps and some of the most innovative global brands trust Urban Airship to grow their business through mobile with an independent study reporting a composite 878 percent return on investment for customers.
Urban Airship® is trusted by thousands of businesses to drive growth with digital customer engagement. Every day, marketers and developers depend on Urban Airship to deliver billions of personalized, interactive notifications that inspire interest and drive action across all digital channels. Urban Airship is used by many of the world’s most admired companies, including Adidas, Alaska Airlines, The Home Depot, NBCUniversal, Sky Plc and Zillow.