SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - Spigit, the global leader in Social Innovation software, announced today that it has appointed Andy Horn as regional vice president of EMEA.
Horn brings more than 20 years of rapid sales growth experience for several technology companies within these counties. In this role, he will be responsible for driving Spigit's international operations. He will focus largely on sales and commercial leadership to help the company strengthen its presence across the European, Middle Eastern and Asia Pacific markets.
"Spigit is the social innovation platform of choice for a number of the world's largest organizations, and we are continuing to expand our efforts globally," said Jim Heilig, chief revenue officer at Spigit. "Andy's proven ability to build and lead successful sales teams across these geographies makes him uniquely qualified to grow our international business even further."
Prior to joining Spigit, Horn was the CEO of Higher Time Limited, a software company focused on application acceleration. Before that, he served time as the chief commercial officer at Advisor, a cloud-based security startup. Horn was also the CEO of Venation, a company that provides web acceleration software for enterprise networks.
Horn's additional past experience includes vice president of global sales, EMEA at Exodus, where he took the company's global team from zero to $40 million in one year. He was also the sales director, EMEA at MCI WorldCom where he ran European sales across 17 countries. His experience spans all elements of the cloud including software, hardware, managed services and ITO/BPO.
"I am joining Spigit at a critical time in the company's evolution," said Horn. "As the social innovation wave is building, it is important for the company to develop a stronger presence across these key geographies to help more corporations achieve the full value and ROI Spigit has to offer."
Horn holds an MBA from Kingston University in London.
Spigit is a leader in Social Innovation, helping organizations unleash the creativity of employees, customers and partners to find transformative ideas that drive growth. Leveraging crowdsourcing, game mechanics and big data analytics, Spigit's platform is helping the world's leading brands invent disruptive products, generate new revenue streams, build an innovation culture, reduce costs and significantly improve employee and customer engagement. Highly respected companies in the Retail, Healthcare, Financial, Technology, Government, Insurance, Utilities and Pharmaceutical industries use Spigit. Headquartered in San Francisco's Bay Area, Spigit is the innovation engine that drives growth and a key player in the social enterprise market. Spigit was recognized in the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 as the 67th fastest growing private company in America and the #1 fastest growing private software company in California. For more information, visit www.Spigit.com or follow us on Twitter @Spigit.