Brian’s appointment will further strengthen the management team in Dallas, TX, reinforcing blur Group’s s-commerce leadership position in the US.
blur Group, the company reinventing commerce at blurgroup.com today announced the appointment of three key positions across Dallas and London offices.
Brian Davis joins blur Group as General Manager of North America, reporting to Gerry Gross, blur Group’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Brian’s tech sales and business development background makes him the perfect fit for the s-commerce (or services commerce) role - his 14 years of sales experience include lengthy tenure within the aerospace and defence software industry, moving in 2010 to digital media initiatives with ReachLocal and ClubLocal. There, he managed $45M across sales channels in Executive Director and Vice President sales positions respectively.
Last year, Brian took the time to further his entrepreneurial education at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); it’s this mix of proven sales ability and thirst for business development that will push the Dallas office’s ambitions to bigger business for bigger budgets.
blur Group CEO Philip Letts adds, “Brian’s appointment will further strengthen the management team in Dallas, TX, reinforcing blur Group’s s-commerce leadership position in the US.”
Meanwhile, the London office sees Ariane Gras and Clare McSporran appointed as Head of Global Exchange Support and Manager of Exchange Support respectively.
French-native Ariane comes to blur Group following five years at Google, where she most recently undertook the role of Industry Manager for top Google advertisers in the Telco sector - and will report to Gerry Gross, Chief Commercial Officer.
New-Zealander Clare has been promoted from the position of Studio Manager, and will be reporting directly to Satminder Ramewal, General Manager, EMEA.
blur Group CEO Philip Letts states "Ariane and Clare are a welcome addition to blur Group's management teams, given their previous experience and success. The continued attraction of such high caliber talent is a key validation of blur Group in the marketplace."
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About blur (Group) plc at blurgroup.com
blur Group is a technology company reinventing how businesses do commerce at blurgroup.com. Its Global Services Exchange uses blur's proprietary s-commerce platform to enable over 35,000 business users in 141 countries to buy, sell and deliver core business services and take advantage of Software as a Transaction™ to pay for these projects.
blur Group (BLUR) is a public company headquartered in the UK with offices in the US and Europe. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. blur was founded in January 2006 and launched in alpha in 2007 with the full, formal launch of the Global Services Exchange in January 2010. At that time, just over three projects per month were submitted. Now, nearly 200 projects start on the exchange each month. Customers include Danone, Broadridge, Coral, Exceed, HCA, Momentive, Red Commerce, the Financial Times, Berlitz, Butlins, GE Healthcare and Tyco. Over the same time, average project value has grown from approximately $1,500 in 2010 to $28.8K in Q3 2013.
Today, over 3,300 projects have been submitted with a combined value of above $100 million. These have come from the US, UK, Europe, Africa and Asia with over 33,000 expert service providers on eight exchanges responding to them.
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