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SOURCE LivePerson, Inc.
NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a leading provider of digital engagement solutions, today announced the promotion of Alan Banks to the position of Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Success. Mr. Banks, formerly SVP of EMEA Sales at LivePerson, will lead the Company's global sales and customer success organizations and will be responsible for new business acquisition as well as business expansion across LivePerson's growing global customer base.
Mr. Banks joined LivePerson as SVP of EMEA Sales in June 2013, and under his leadership, the EMEA region has achieved strong sales growth, new pipeline development, and critical customer successes, including a significant expansion of partnerships with leading brands, such as EE. He also helped to drive key customer acquisitions during his tenure at LivePerson, including leading media company News UK, one of the largest European banks, and a major telecommunications provider in Germany.
"We're excited to promote Alan to the expanded role of EVP of Global Sales and Customer Success. Since Alan joined LivePerson last year, he has delivered strong results in EMEA and we've recognized his leadership and commitment to our mission and success," said Robert LoCascio, Founder and CEO of LivePerson. "His impressive track record at several of the world's leading technology organizations and his deep experience with SaaS, digital marketing and e-commerce make him an ideal leader for our Global Sales organization. I look forward to working with Alan to strengthen our strategic customer relationships and continue to drive the delivery of our digital engagement platform to a global base of customers and prospects."
"It's an exciting time to be a part of LivePerson as we continue our leadership in the market and work with a growing number of global businesses to help them create meaningful connections with their customers," said Alan Banks, EVP of Global Sales, LivePerson. "I'm delighted to be working with such a strong team of global talent as we continue to drive adoption of our leading digital engagement solution."
Prior to joining LivePerson, Mr. Banks served at Adobe Systems as RVP, Northern Europe, leading a $500mm business across the Digital Marketing and Digital Media businesses. Previously, Mr. Banks held sales leadership roles at several of the world's top technology companies along with innovative start-ups, including Hewlett-Packard, SAP, CA Technologies (formerly CA), BEA, Documentum, and ATG.
LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.
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