CareerBuilder, Gannett, ShareThis and Wayfair Select ClearSlide To Power Their Sales Teams
Company accelerates hiring, opens new headquarters and appoints CFOSAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2012 -- ClearSlide today announced that CareerBuilder, Gannett Co. Inc., ShareThis and Wayfair have all chosen ClearSlide as the communications platform to power their sales teams and drive higher performance, productivity and efficiency. ClearSlide, the leading cloud-based communications platform designed specifically for enterprise sales teams, also announced it has achieved over 400 percent year-over-year revenue growth since 2010. The rapid climb in revenue results from the company's continued success in establishing the ClearSlide platform as a key competitive advantage for today's modern sales organizations.
"Our salespeople are better because of ClearSlide. They are more effective in helping our customers and are closing business in record time," said Brent Rasmussen, President North America, CareerBuilder. "After years of simply 'getting by' using a hodgepodge of sales communications tools that only addressed some of our needs, we finally have a solution that is all encompassing and allows us to pitch and close deals in a fraction of the time it took before."
ClearSlide has fast become the sales platform of choice across a range of industries, including media, online retail, recruiting, technology, and business services. Among the hundreds of new customers ClearSlide added in 2012 are CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions; Gannett, a media company with a large network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties; ShareThis, a leading Web platform for social media and content sharing; and Wayfair, the largest online-only retailer for home goods. They join ClearSlide's customer roster of industry leaders including Rackspace, Expedia and Dow Jones.
"ClearSlide was initially introduced to us by one salesperson, but within three months, our entire media sales team was on the platform," said Andrew Garcia, Local Media Manager for Wayfair. "If you look at sales activities from the past six months, ClearSlide has been involved in more than half of our successful deals."
Sales teams are increasingly adopting ClearSlide because the platform allows for an easier, more intuitive way to interact with customers and deliver rich customer experiences. Large enterprise sales teams can stay on message and share best practices, even across distant remote offices. Sales people gain peace of mind by being able to reliably share collateral, enabling them to focus on selling. And with ClearSlide analytics, sales and marketing organizations can see what is driving sales to better align sales and marketing resources.
ClearSlide recently opened its new headquarters on the 37th floor of 525 Market Street, in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, and will soon be opening offices in New York. ClearSlide's staff has grown 4x in the past year. The company is quickly expanding its team and is currently recruiting for over 50 open positions. Key recent hires include Mark Lambert, CFO, who formerly held CFO positions at Blurb and Connexus Corporation, and Drew Daniels, Senior Director of Security and Compliance, formerly Director of Network & Security at Microsoft.
ClearSlide was recently selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America by evaluating financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy and integration into their respective industries.
ClearSlide provides the leading cloud-based sales communications platform designed specifically to meet the communication needs of enterprise sales professionals to help them close more business. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., ClearSlide is funded by top Silicon Valley investors including Greylock Partners and Felicis Ventures. For more information on ClearSlide, visit www.clearslide.com .
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