From Hair on Fire to Highly Strategic: BizOps in Transition — Next Meetup July 18, 2017

From Hair on Fire to Highly Strategic: BizOps in Transition — Next Meetup July 18, 2017

As more companies take a data-driven go-to-market approach, the BizOps team is quickly becoming the nerve center of the company. That’s because BizOps teams are increasingly responsible for both analyzing and understanding data to determine how the business can increase revenue while driving operational efficiency. For many BizOps teams, however, this dual responsibility is a double-edged sword, keeping them reactive to tactical requests from leadership while they strive to play a strategic role in guiding the business forward.

Join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 as three senior Sales, Marketing and Customer Success leaders — each with a strong ops background — share real-world perspective about how BizOps professionals can make the transition toward a more strategic and visible BizOps leader.


Topics include:

  • How BizOps can partner with other functional teams to drive a better understanding of the strategic connection between BizOps and revenue growth among company leadership
  • How enabling the success of other teams pays off for the BizOps team
  • What you can do, regardless of your current level of achievement, to uplevel your visibility and boost your contribution to the business

Emmanuelle Skala is the former VP of Sales & Customer Success at Digital Ocean. Previously she served as VP of Sales at Influitive where she scaled the business 10x in 2 years. Earlier she served as VP of Global Channel Sales at Sophos and won the CRN Channel Chief award in 2012 & 2013, and was one of CRN’s Top 100 Women in the Channel in 2013. Skala was the first salesperson hired at Endeca and Vertica, seeing them both through rapid growth and successful acquisitions by Oracle and HP respectively.

Tom Wentworth is the Chief Marketing Officer at RapidMiner, a pioneer in data science and machine learning. Tom is responsible for RapidMiner’s global go-to-market strategy, demand generation, product marketing, and communications. Before joining RapidMiner, Tom was the Chief Marketing Officer at Acquia, where he led marketing through Acquia’s rapid growth over three years from $45m revenue to well over $100m.

Andrew Fink is VP of Customer Success at Celect, a cloud-based predictive analytics SaaS platform that helps retailers optimize overall inventory portfolios. Andrew has over 25 years of experience leading Customer Success and Professional Services organizations at high growth companies. Prior to Celect, Andrew was VP Customer Success at Acquia, Chief Customer Officer at RealDecoy and VP of Professional Services at Endeca (acquired by Oracle).


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Stephanie Fox

Steph served as Rekener’s Community Manager and CMO. A Rekener co-founder, she was previously Senior Director of Marketing at CCC, a $300M+ recurring revenue business, and served in marketing leadership roles at Vertical, @stake, Informio, DotContent and Meridian. Her first recurring revenue role was as an inside sales rep selling real-time stock pricing subscriptions.

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