Yext Appoints Dave Lehman to Lead Midmarket and Small Business Sales
Lehman Brings Experience as Chief Revenue Officer of Campaign Monitor and in Leadership Positions at Salesforce and Captora to the Yext Executive Team
NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, Inc. (NYSE: Yext), the leader in digital knowledge management, has appointed Dave Lehman as Executive Vice President, Commercial Business Unit. Lehman brings twenty years of technology and sales experience at some of the world's leading technology companies to his new role.
"Dave is a world-class sales leader whose experience and track record of success in enterprise software will help us achieve our ambitious goals and bold vision for the future," said Howard Lerman, co-founder and CEO of Yext. "Dave will be critical in accomplishing our mission of bringing digital knowledge management to businesses around the globe."
Prior to joining Yext, Lehman was Chief Revenue Officer of Campaign Monitor, where he doubled the company's bookings in the first twelve months, and led sales and customer success at Captora. Lehman was Vice President of Commercial Sales at Salesforce, where he founded the company's office in Chicago, growing it by 400 people in two years, and specialized in delivering solutions to midsize and small businesses. He has also held key leadership roles at PureSense and HP Autonomy. Lehman earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
"Digital knowledge management has the potential to truly transform the way businesses around the world reach and engage their customers, and we need the best possible leadership in order to achieve that vision," said Jim Steele, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Yext. "Dave has an outstanding background in technology and sales, and he brings us invaluable insights into small business and midmarket strategy. We are proud to welcome him to the team."
"Yext is pioneering a new and revolutionary technology category that fills a serious need for businesses as the world of intelligent search advances," said Dave Lehman. "The opportunity for small and mid-sized businesses to benefit from digital knowledge management is enormous. I am looking forward to joining this world-class team to drive further growth at such an exciting company."
Lehman joins the Yext team at a crucial moment, following key developments including Yext's expansion into Japan the launch of the Yext App Directory earlier this year.
Yext puts business on the map. Yext is defining a new category called digital knowledge management, which helps businesses manage all of the public facts that they want consumers to know across the digital ecosystem. The Yext Knowledge Engine™ lets companies manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network®. Yext Listings, Pages, and Reviews help businesses around the globe facilitate face-to-face and digital interactions that boost brand awareness, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.
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Released September 7, 2017