We’re proud to announce Andy Leaver, seasoned EMEA executive, as our new Vice President of International Sales. This is a huge turning point for Bazaarvoice and represents our absolute commitment to deliver the benefits of Social Commerce to organizations around the world. While we’ve been quickly expanding in the UK, Europe and Asia over the past year, Andy’s addition will put our growth into overdrive for the next 18 months. I couldn’t be more excited, nor could Andy!
“There are rare times in your life when you know you’ve just discovered a company that combines talent, passion, energy, and product in an explosive way – Bazaarvoice has that elusive mix,” Andy said.
Andy comes to Bazaarvoice with nearly two decades of experience building out EMEA operations for technology leaders. Most recently he led the EMEA team for two years at SuccessFactors, where his team won over 350 customers. Prior to SuccessFactors, Andy was the EMEA VP for Ariba, founded the European consulting team for Microsoft, and worked directly with the board and Jack Welch at General Electric. You know, just a few challenges here and there. 😉
From London, Andy has ready access to our European and APAC sales teams, which are growing exponentially – we’ve doubled our APAC team just in the past month. With his experience growing sales teams and acquiring great customers, we expect our European teams to outshine our US teams in short order. And yes, that’s a public challenge to everyone on the teams!
Andy was ready to take a break from a high-paced career when we found him, but once he saw the opportunity and how well we meet global clients’ needs, he decided to jump in with both feet. It’ll be an amazing ride, and I can’t wait. And don’t forget to ask him for his “go-to karaoke song” when you meet him.