Crownpeak Appoints Chris Essex as Chief Revenue Officer
Crownpeak, the leading digital experience platform, today announced the appointment of Chris Essex as Chief Revenue Officer. A seasoned veteran with more than 17 years of global sales leadership experience, Essex has a proven track record of identifying and successfully capitalizing on market opportunities while building highly successful sales teams that generate consistent year-over-year growth. He also brings a depth of professional experience working in SaaS software companies – from private equity and venture-backed startups through large public companies, serving customers spanning across SMB to enterprise.
“We’re extremely pleased to have Chris leading our commercial organization because of his proven ability to build great, winning cultures through highly effective processes across markets,” said Jonah Paransky, CEO of Crownpeak. “He has a strong reputation for developing top-notch teams that drive rapid growth, account retention and profitability.”
As CRO, Essex will lead Crownpeak’s global commercial organization, focusing on developing the people and processes that fuel exponential growth – working with channel, direct sales, customer success, professional services, and sales operations.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to drive positive transformation at Crownpeak and expand with market-leading products supported by an incredible customer success organization,” said Essex. “While optimizing processes is critically important, the real magic happens when you have a highly skilled and empowered commercial team to put those processes into practice. That’s why we will focus so strongly on building a culture of growth – where great people continue to grow into great leaders, building their own career paths as they help Crownpeak’s customers and partners achieve their business goals.”