|[February 05, 2014]
Pantheon Names Key Sales Hire In Global Push
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
the SaaS (News - Alert)-based website platform of choice for professional developers,
designers and marketers, today announced it has appointed industry
veteran Scott Crawford to lead the company's worldwide sales operations.
Crawford is well known for heading up sales efforts at IBM (News - Alert) and Dell
Boomi, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integration leader acquired by
Dell in 2010.
"Websites are the face of your business and the top deliverable for
marketing teams all over the world, yet the status quo in the WCM market
is terrible," said Zack Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Pantheon. "We are
seeing a groundswell of website developers and designers shifting to a
more modern and simpler way of creating larger websites using Pantheon.
Scott has an exceptional track record of building sales teams from the
ground up, making him a powerful addition to the team."
Crawford brings sales management experience in both early stage
companies to large enterprises. Prior to Pantheon, Crawford led sales
efforts at Dell (News - Alert) Boomi and IBM. While at IBM, Crawford led the
integration softwaresales teams throughout Asia and in southwest
Europe, based in Shanghai/Beijing and Paris respectively. Previously,
Crawford drove significant revenue growth in various executive sales
roles for i2 Technologies, Inforte and Cambridge Technology Partners.
"Being at the center of this new paradigm--where building highly
scalable websites that are more dynamic is the norm--is incredibly
exciting. I am once again looking forward to being part of a team that
is changing a market," added Scott Crawford.
A mission-critical website should never keep people waiting, but that's
what traditional hosting requires. Developers and site owners wait to
provision additional resources. They wait for infrastructure
configurations. They wait to upgrade VMs and server clusters. They wait
to deploy and test new features. Pantheon is a website platform for
professionals who want to run mission-critical websites--not manage
them. Because smooth scaling happens in software, not servers, websites
that run on Pantheon can instantly scale in response to unplanned
traffic spikes, without upgrading VMs or clusters. A container-based
infrastructure allows developers to introduce new features quickly,
without also introducing bugs. Every website gets its own, dedicated
dev, test, and live environments--each with identical configurations.
Pantheon is used by Intel (News - Alert), Cisco, A&E Networks The New Republic, Arizona
State University, and over 50,000 websites.
Crawford will be based in San Francisco offices and is responsible for
all direct and channel sales channels as VP of sales and business
San Francisco-based Pantheon is the single largest single Drupal
infrastructure in the world. Pantheon serves up hundreds of millions of
requests every day for thousands of customers, many with millions of
visitors (or more) a month. All of this is delivered via a multi-tenant
platform, allowing for unprecedented efficiency, flexibility and
economies of scale. Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @getpantheon
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