Erik Jost Named as Chief Strategy Officer and Richard Ward as Chief Revenue Officer
1E, the leader in Unified eXperience Management (UXM) currently managing over 11 million endpoints, announced the addition of two new members to its senior leadership team: Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Erik Jost and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) Richard Ward. Jost brings with him three years of executive leadership experience within NTT DATA Services’ Dynamic Workplace Services, and Ward joins the team after more than a decade at Eggplant, now part of Keysight Technologies, where he served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Both Jost and Ward will play a pivotal role in enabling more businesses to adopt hybrid working and transform digital employee experience.
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“Carlyle’s investment thesis was predicated on 1E’s highly differentiated Digital Employee Experience technology and our expertise in helping growth businesses achieve scale. These two newly created C-suite positions are part of our strategic plan to scale 1E and demonstrate our commitment to invest in our people.”
“We are delighted to bring Erik Jost and Richard Ward into the senior leadership team,” said Fernando Chueca, Executive Chairman of 1E and Managing Director with Carlyle Europe Technology Partners. “Carlyle’s investment thesis was predicated on 1E’s highly differentiated Digital Employee Experience technology and our expertise in helping growth businesses achieve scale. These two newly created C-suite positions are part of our strategic plan to scale 1E and demonstrate our commitment to invest in our people.”
At NTT DATA, Jost was responsible for the discovery and translation of emerging technology into real world services and offerings, along with aligning existing service offerings to modern technology applications. He has overseen a variety of projects over the course of his career, including delivery of Modern Workplace Environments, Device as a Service (DaaS), Unified Communications Strategy and Architecture, and many other user-centric innovations. Prior to NTT DATA, Jost was a Senior Manager in Digital Workplace at Amgen and Principal in Digital Workplace and Collaboration at Yorktel.
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During Ward’s tenure at Eggplant, he was responsible for all sales performance across the globe from customer acquisition, retention and expansion to the development and growth of existing sales operations. Prior to Eggplant, Ward was an engineer with ITCM and holds a degree, with honors, in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Bath.
“I am thrilled to welcome both Erik and Richard to 1E’s leadership team,” said Sumir Karayi, CEO and founder of 1E. “The transition to hybrid work is unstoppable and Erik’s experience in user-centric innovation will help us align closely with the needs of organizations worldwide. As for Richard, his commercial experience will be vital in industrializing our sales, marketing and customer success, enabling us to take Tachyon to a wider market.”