SILICON SLOPES, UT — July 5, 2016 — Workfront, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, today announced the hiring of Alex Shootman as the company’s President and CEO and member of its Board of Directors.
Shootman brings more than 25 years of experience in all areas of revenue and profit generation for technology organizations, with significant experience leading SaaS-based organizations. Most recently, Shootman was the President, Worldwide Field Operations of Apptio, which was ranked #253 on the Deloitte 500 in 2015 based on the company’s strong growth. Prior to Apptio, Shootman was the president of Eloqua, where he was a member of the team that helped bring Eloqua to a successful public offering, subsequently being acquired by Oracle. Shootman has also held executive-level positions with Vignette, TeleTech, BMC Software and IBM.
“Alex is a leader befitting the kind of company Workfront is and who its people represent; authentic and driven. We spent significant time and energy searching for the right leader to take Workfront through our next growth stage. Alex brings exceptional leadership skills, relevant market experience, and a track-record of growing businesses at a fast pace,” said Scott Johnson, Workfront Chairman of the Board. “We feel confident that Alex has the experience and drive to exceed our expectations and would like to welcome him to Workfront, and thank Workfront board member Susan Carstensen for the leadership she brought to the company as interim CEO during the search.”
Shootman joins Workfront at an exciting time, as the company continues its strong growth pace. As evidence of its performance in the market, Workfront was recently listed as a Leader in the Gartner Inc. 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services for the fifth consecutive year, and was also listed as a Leader in the Gartner Inc., 2016 Magic Quadrant for Marketing Resource Management.
Shootman commented, “The best moments in my career have been as a part of companies that have high integrity, a genuine focus on the customer, smart and energetic people, and technology that makes a real difference in people’s success and their company’s business results. I see all these elements at Workfront and am appreciative of the opportunity to join the company at this point in its journey.”
Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront Enterprise Work Cloud is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like Cars.com, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric and Trek.
To learn more about Workfront, visit www.workfront.com.
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