Bill Nussey, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bill Nussey has 30 years of experience running technology and Internet companies. He started his first company in high school, creating and selling software that provided enhanced graphics for early text-based computers. In college, Nussey and several co-founders started Da Vinci Systems. As CEO, he grew this company to become one of the most widely used desktop email tools in the world. When he sold the company to publicly-traded ON Technology in 1994, Da Vinci Systems had more than 3 million users in 45 countries.
Nussey later joined Greylock, one of the oldest and most well-respected venture capital firms in the country. He spent several years investing in numerous early Internet companies and ultimately left to run one of the firm's largest investments--Internet agency and consulting firm iXL. As CEO of iXL, Nussey helped lead the company through several years of 250 percent annual growth, ultimately achieving more than 2,500 employees and annualized revenues close to $500 million. While at iXL, Nussey was named the most influential consultant in the world by Consulting magazine.
Most recently, as CEO of Silverpop, Nussey has guided the company as it became the only digital marketing technology provider unifying marketing automation, email, mobile and social into a single solution available across the globe. During its lifetime, Silverpop has grown to 450 employees serving 4,400 organizations across 42 countries. During his tenure at Silverpop, Nussey has overseen the acquisition of leading marketing technology companies such as Vtrenz, PlacePunch and CoreMotives and helped lead Silverpop to seven consecutive years of profitability. He's been the recipient of the Direct Marketing Association's Marketing Technology and Internet Council Annual Award of Excellence and has been listed among the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management by the Sales Lead Management Association for the past two years.
Nussey has served on the board of numerous private marketing technology start-ups and nonprofits, lending his expertise to guide them in the development of successful business models. He is the author of several publications, including The Quiet Revolution in Email Marketing. Nussey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jim McCormick, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jim McCormick brings more than 20 years of financial, accounting, merger, operations and risk management experience to Silverpop. Most recently he was CFO and treasurer at Harbinger Corporation, a publicly traded B2B e-commerce provider. At Harbinger, McCormick supervised the integration of 14 acquisitions, overhauled financial and operating systems and helped drive a tenfold increase in market capitalization leading to the company's sale in mid-2000 for approximately $1.1 billion.
Prior to Harbinger, McCormick was CFO, treasurer and secretary at Knology Inc., a Georgia-based broadband telecommunications company. While at Knology, he executed Knology's public debt offering and raised more than $320 million of combined debt and equity to fund the company's expansion. McCormick has served as consulting manager in Andersen Consulting's Melbourne, Australia office, assisting Global 2000 companies with M&A feasibility, organizational structuring and profit improvement, and as auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Atlanta, Ga.
McCormick is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University.
Jeff Browning, Senior Vice President of Product Development
In his 25 years of building and leading software development organizations, Jeff Browning has served a wide range of markets, from Fortune 500 to small business and consumer customer bases. In his role as senior vice president of product development at Silverpop, Browning leads all aspects of product development, including product management, engineering/development, architecture, quality assurance and release management.
Prior to joining Silverpop, Browning was CTO of Half Off Depot and senior vice president of engineering at Secureworks, where he led development, architecture, IT strategy, quality assurance and PMO. Before Secureworks, Browning was an SVP of product development at Air2Web and also held positions at MultiActive Software, Fiserv, BellSouth and the State of Georgia.
Browning is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a Masters of Business Information Systems from Georgia State University.
Eric Holmen, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
A 20-year marketing technology veteran, Eric Holmen brings experience and vision to his role as the leader of Silverpop's marketing and sales efforts. With a unique combination of strategic development and operational planning skills, Holmen is focused on helping Silverpop and its customers achieve "an unfair advantage."
Prior to joining Silverpop, Holmen was the senior vice president of the wireless division of The Marketing Arm, an Omnicom company, and president of mobile marketing technology firm SmartReply. He also served in leadership roles in consumer and credit marketing at Sears and at marketing technology firm Catalina Marketing. In addition, Holmen has co-authored three books focused on mobile marketing.
Holmen earned a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Redlands and a post-grad certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT. He has been awarded four patents for marketing and technology process and ranked four times as a president in Fortune's "Fastest Growing Companies" annual report.
Todd McCormick, Senior Vice President of Sales
Todd McCormick brings 15 years of experience in executive sales management and team development to his role of senior vice president of sales at Silverpop. His expertise in building strategic partnerships and penetrating emerging markets and product lines, coupled with his understanding of the critical linkage between sales and marketing, makes him ideally situated to lead Silverpop's sales team to continued new and existing U.S. sales growth.
Prior to joining Silverpop, McCormick served as vice president of sales for PGi, where he led all sales efforts to bring PGi's innovative technology to market, teaching companies to leverage best-in-class video conferencing tools to grow their business. He previously spent 12 years at CareerBuilder.com, where he developed national sales teams and strategies to grow business in the U.S. staffing sector and the company's Canadian division.
A recognized Sales 2.0 thought leader, McCormick speaks at several events each year, teaching sales and marketing leaders how to differentiate their companies to drive more revenue. He received his MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School after earning his bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Alabama.
Will Schnabel, Managing Director and Senior Vice President-International Business Development
As senior vice president of international business development, Will Schnabel is responsible for growing and driving deeper integration with Silverpop's extensive ecosystem of technology and service partners, helping customers reach even higher levels of value through Silverpop's marketing solutions. Previously, he served as the company's head of international markets, overseeing Silverpop's international operations and expansion strategy across Europe and Asia.
Schnabel joined Silverpop in 2007 following the company's acquisition of Vtrenz, for which he served as president and CEO. Upon joining Silverpop, he assumed responsibility for overall operations and product direction of Silverpop's Engage B2B solution, an industry-leading demand generation and lead-management technology.
Prior to Vtrenz, Schnabel served in an executive capacity at Accenture, a global management-consulting firm, where he provided strategic guidance to global 500 organizations on the application and implementation of advanced business technologies. Schnabel is a frequent speaker on the topics of digital strategies, marketing automation technologies, and the influence of SaaS-based solutions on optimizing business performance.
Loren McDonald, Vice President of Industry Relations
Loren McDonald's role at Silverpop is to educate clients and prospects on best practices and emerging trends in email marketing and marketing automation. He has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, consulting and strategic planning. McDonald has held executive marketing positions at companies including Lyris Inc., EmailLabs, USWeb/CKS and Arthur Andersen.
He has written more than 400 articles and blogs, is a frequent speaker and presents roughly 20 Webinars each year. He has won several awards, including the eec 2011 Marketer of the Year and the 2005 American Business Award's (The Stevie's) Marketing Executive of the Year.