Business Wire | October 17, 2023
SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and visibility tools, has appointed Sean McGinn as SVP Global Indirect Sales and Worldwide Partners to lead the company’s global channel and partner efforts. He was previously Global Head of Partnerships at Tamr, a leader in data products, where he developed a partnership and alliances program with major cloud vendors, select resellers, strategic ISVs, and systems integrators globally from the ground up. Sean brings more than 25 years of business development and channel partner experience from multiple enterprise software companies.
We are delighted to have Sean join the SmartBear team, said Melissa Campbell, CRO at SmartBear.
"With over two decades of experience driving partner-led revenue growth, Sean has consistently shown an exceptional ability to build strong strategic partnerships, lead high-performing sales teams, and scale business through indirect channels. Our partners are a crucial component of our success, and Sean's experience will help us continue providing maximum value to these important relationships. We are confident Sean will seamlessly integrate into our culture of excellence and customer focus as we continue providing best-in-class solutions to dev teams across the software development lifecycle.”
Prior to Tamr, Sean served SAP for 12 years in various business development and partnership roles, including leading strategic cloud partnerships for SAP's enterprise-focused cloud business. He was Vice President, Global Systems Integrators at Virtustream and Director, Channel Strategy and Development at Enterasys Networks, among other roles. Sean began his career in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence officer stationed at various U.S. and overseas locations, including Brussels, Belgium; Izmir, Turkey; the Pentagon, Washington D.C.; and the Republic of Korea.
“High-performing partner and channel teams are key to scaling company revenue and driving profitable growth,” said Sean McGinn. “In concert with cross-functional departments, I am looking forward to working with the SmartBear team to dramatically scale our indirect sales efforts while supporting everyone’s contributions as they continue to grow in their careers.”
SmartBear has been strengthening its presence in the EMEA and APAC regions, home to a wealth of technical talent and some of the world's fastest-growing economies where there is increasing demand for software development tools. Local partners are participating in panel discussions at SmartBear Connect London, taking place on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
SmartBear strategic partners are part of a globally growing network of cloud vendors, ISVs, and solution providers, including distributors, consultants, systems integrators (SI), technology deployment consultancies, and value-added resellers (VARs).
To learn more about the SmartBear Partner Program, visit: https://smartbear.com/partners/overview/
SmartBear provides a portfolio of trusted tools that give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality through test management and automation, API development lifecycle, and application stability, ensuring each software release is better than the last. Our award-winning tools include SwaggerHub, TestComplete, BugSnag, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, PactFlow, and Stoplight, among others. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, we meet customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. SmartBear is committed to ethical corporate practices and social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities we serve. Learn more at smartbear.com, or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
Marigold | September 22, 2023
Marigold has introduced the industry's most extensive Relationship Marketing solution. This solution is strategically designed to assist marketers in achieving hyper-personalization on a large scale, all the while effectively addressing the intricate and continually evolving challenges related to privacy and deliverability.
Desta Price, Chief Product Officer of Marigold, remarked,
"Relationship Marketing is a long-term strategy focused on the customer relationship over time, not on a single touchpoint, campaign or transaction."
[Source – Globe Newswire]
The new solution will integrate top-notch email marketing, omnichannel marketing, SMS messaging, and loyalty technology with a comprehensive suite of features, including zero-party data, robust management of permissions and preferences, and dynamic personalization tools. These combined elements are intended to aid brands and businesses in establishing and nurturing trustworthy, enduring relationships with their customers in an expedited manner.
Desta Price added that this announcement, which sets the stage for a new era of customer engagement and brand success, will give marketers access to messaging and loyalty program data, enabling them to deliver essential use cases. She further stated that the new solution will also equip marketers to establish more significant real-time customer connections throughout the entire customer lifecycle.
Wellford Dillard, CEO of Marigold, highlighted the announcement's importance as a significant milestone in Marigold's commitment to offering clients a comprehensive view of their customers within the full spectrum of Relationship Marketing. This expanded perspective enables clients to orchestrate data-rich engagement initiatives within a unified solution, leveraging Marigold's extensive martech heritage and expertise. He emphasized that Marigold is again taking the lead, assisting marketers in achieving more while providing brands with a more intelligent approach to securing additional business, fostering customer trust, and future-proofing growth strategies.
Marigold's Relationship Marketing solution offers real-time visibility across the customer lifecycle, from acquisition to loyalty. It allows marketers to access and utilize customer data across Marigold and third-party applications. With a flexible architecture, users can tailor it to their needs. Including zero-party data and personalization tools enhances non-Marigold martech investments, simplifying audience building, personalized content delivery, and loyalty cultivation.
Marigold stands as a prominent global leader in the field of marketing technology, specializing in the provision of relationship marketing solutions. These solutions have been instrumental in assisting more than 40,000 brands and organizations across the globe in discovering their customer base, fostering deeper connections, and ultimately transforming them into devoted advocates. Marigold's product portfolio comprises tailored martech, email, and loyalty solutions: Marigold Grow, Marigold Engage, and Marigold Loyalty. These offerings cater to the entirety of the customer lifecycle, facilitating the establishment of enduring relationships, cultivating loyalty, and expanding business enterprises.
Asimily | October 12, 2023
Asimily has introduced its channel partner initiative, 'Launch.' This innovative program is designed to equip global technology and service providers, security resellers, and managed service providers (MSPs) with the comprehensive resources required to offer Asimily's revenue-generating solutions to their clientele.
The experienced security channel team at Asimily is supporting 'Launch,' with Peter Hancock, Vice President of Global Channel Sales and Strategic Partnerships, in charge. The program is specifically designed to bolster Asimily's channel-focused go-to-market approach.
Peter Hancock said, The financial and reputational costs of data breaches and ransomware attacks via internet-connected devices and equipment are growing quickly. Our partner-friendly solutions enable security resellers, MSPs, and integrators to mitigate those risks, keep their clients from becoming the latest headline, and grow revenue with a program that is focused on making them successful.
[Source – Globe Newswire]
Asimily finds all internet-connected devices and equipment in different networks using data from the devices, algorithms, and already-set-up device profiles. So, the solution makes it easier to manage vulnerabilities in a structured way, speeds up the analysis of possible exploits, and automatically ranks threats to help with forensic incident response while keeping business operations running as smoothly as possible.
Russell Feldman, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Asimily, emphasized that IoT device fleets in organizations play a vital role, serving as critical assets on which employees and customers rely daily. He highlighted that Asimily's central mission is to protect these complex networks and data robustly. 'Launch' is instrumental to success in collaboration with growth partners worldwide. This new program is designed to provide the necessary scale and insights, offering innovative IoT security solutions that empower current and potential customers to address security threats consistently.
Asimily, a leader in risk management platforms, specializes in fortifying IoT devices across various sectors, including medical, diagnostic, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and enterprises. The company's core mission is to equip businesses with proactive, efficient, and easily accessible cybersecurity solutions, enabling them to safeguard their digital assets effectively. Asimily's offerings encompass a range of critical capabilities, including inventory and visibility, vulnerability mitigation, threat detection and incident response, and risk modeling.
Mindmatrix | November 07, 2023
Mindmatrix has enhanced the learning management module within its partner enablement platform. The upgraded LMS is an integral component of Mindmatrix's Bridge platform, which stands as the foremost partner enablement platform within the marketplace.
This enhancement will produce a more robust learning management system (LMS) to enhance partner learning, training, and certification effectiveness. Bridge's LMS module provides organizations with the capability to establish learning curricula, compile course catalogs, and develop diverse training as well as educational materials directly within the platform. Subsequently, these assets can be distributed to their sales teams and channel partners. Moreover, it empowers companies to configure live classrooms or instructor-led virtual training sessions.
Bridge's comprehensive LMS integrates with external learning experiences, including web-based training sessions, virtual classrooms, and even classroom sessions facilitated by instructors. This LMS module also closely aligns with partner incentives, scoring mechanisms, and recognition protocols, such as badges and awards. Consequently, organizations can acknowledge exceptional performances by their esteemed partners.
The LMS offers a diverse array of reports to both instructors (representing companies) and students (comprising salespeople and channel partners). At the corporate level, individuals can access reports that include sign-up statistics, attendee records, candidate outcomes, instances of non-attendance, pending evaluations, and registrants with suspended participation.
The upgraded module will integrate with Bridge's data and analytics, enabling companies to assess training effectiveness and enhance partner learning experiences. Furthermore, Mindmatrix's integrated visibility tools and metrics assist in assessing educational coursework. This integration with analytics helps companies identify recurring challenges and patterns, such as lead loss, prompting them to take corrective actions or offer further coaching and training for improved results.
Mindmatrix, a PRM and partner marketing software provider, assists companies in accelerating sales processes and boosts their marketing effectiveness. It offers a unique, fully integrated platform known as Bridge, which unifies and empowers various aspects of business operations, spanning direct and indirect sales, marketing efforts, alliances, and partner ecosystems. This innovative platform extends its influence beyond traditional boundaries, catering to not only sales ecosystem enablement but also partner marketing and multi-vendor solutions management, all to optimize business success.
Bridge, a product by Mindmatrix, is a unified platform that simplifies sales ecosystem enablement by combining the capabilities of PRM software, partner marketing software, and partner and direct sales enablement software. It extends its reach to encompass partner marketing and multi-vendor solutions management, offering a personalized collaboration platform for shared marketing, sales, and service experiences.