Thought Industries Announces the Appointment of Robin Wadsworth as President
Wadsworth Brings Long-Standing Track Record of Business Growth, and Attracting and Retaining Loyal Employees and Customers
Thought Industries, the world’s leading B2B customer training platform provider, announces that Robin Wadsworth has joined the company as president, based in the Boston office, reporting to Barry Kelly, CEO.
A highly successful executive, Robin joins the leadership team with more than 25 years of experience focused specifically on high growth technology companies. Prior to joining Thought Industries, Robin served as senior vice president of B2B Sales at PROS, where she led the go-to-market team, resulting in 48 percent subscription revenue growth and year over year revenue growth from $197M to $250M. She was instrumental in building and developing a global cross-functional collaboration methodology at both the executive and execution levels of the organization.
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“Robin will be responsible for the entire customer lifecycle and aligning the go-to-market functions with the business plan, from marketing through professional services to help us maintain scale and growth going forward,” said Barry Kelly, CEO, Thought Industries. “Robin’s commitment and passion for customer success are infectious and her long-standing track record working with best-in-class software companies gives me incredible confidence in her leadership and the future prospects for Thought Industries.”
Prior to her last position, Robin spent over four years at BlackLine Inc., a cloud-based finance and accounting automation company, as senior vice president of sales, where she was an integral member of the leadership team. During her tenure, the team delivered revenue growth from $40M to more than $225M and achieved a successful IPO. The enterprise value of BlackLine increased in excess of 10 times to more than $2.5 billion during Robin’s tenure. She has held previous leadership positions at Infor, FICO, IBM (Sterling Commerce) and Computer Associates.
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“It is a compelling time to join Thought Industries and I am truly honored to be leading the go-to-market strategy,” said Robin. “With its world-class software solutions, talented workforce, exceptional customer experience and the backing of Luminate Capital, Thought Industries is poised to unify customer experience and learning departments at organizations around the globe. I believe the opportunity for Thought industries is limitless and I am looking forward to building upon the momentum while accelerating its pace as we continue to remain steadfast in our commitment to place customers first. We will continue our laser focus on providing relevant business value to our customers ensuring their ability to leverage global customer learning expertise within their holistic and virtual footprint.”
“Robin is a customer-centric professional with a proven track record in attracting, building and retaining high-performing teams that deliver market-leading results for both the company she works for and the customers she represents,” said Chris Murphy, chairman, Thought Industries. “Her global view of business and ability to build loyalty with her teams and customers will be a great asset as we continue to grow.”
Last month, Thought Industries celebrated being named the number one B2B customer training platform for 2020 by The Craig Weiss Group LLC, a leading analyst, advisory and consulting service to buyers and vendors in the e-learning industry. Then earlier this month, the company was included on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Startup Employers for 2020.
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