by Larry Mead, Kate Kompelien and Kurt Schroeder
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September 9, 2021 – Avtex, a TTEC Digital company, announced today the hiring of Steve Thompson as EVP of Sales. In his most recent role, Steve spent 13 years leading the sales and go-to-market teams at PowerObjects.
Steve joins Avtex with more than 25 years of sales leadership experience and brings a great deal of experience working with Microsoft, having spent most of his career in the Microsoft ecosystem.
“I am thrilled to bring Steve on board, as his years of sales leadership in the Microsoft ecosystem makes him a natural choice to lead our sales organization in delivering solutions that fuel our clients’ ability to deliver a differentiated customer experience,” says Biplab Mandal, EVP of Services and Strategy at Avtex. “With an eye toward strategic growth and sales effectiveness, we welcome his dedication to further drive our growth as a trusted Microsoft partner.”
Steve ultimately goes back to the beginnings of the Microsoft Dynamics product line having sold, implemented, and supported the V1 of Microsoft CRM, the predecessor to today’s Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement platform. Prior to his time selling and consulting with Dynamics, he held multiple leadership roles with various enterprise resource planning software publishers.
As EVP of Sales, Steve will be responsible for leading the Avtex sales organization and go-to-market effort. Avtex, a Microsoft Gold partner, has invested heavily in the expertise to be able to deliver holistic customer analytics solutions built on Microsoft technology. By leveraging the Microsoft partnership, Steve will lead the team in creating truly innovative, value-driven solutions for clients.
“I’m excited to be joining Avtex at such a pivotal time for the company. I like the challenge of growing a team and its’ capabilities, so the chance to be part of an explosive growth story and part of a team again was enough to pull me out of my 'trial' retirement,” says Steve. “Avtex has a strong reputation and have won several Microsoft awards and accolades; I am looking forward to working with the team to build upon the successes already accomplished, and to continue the explosive growth as we position Avtex as the foremost Microsoft partner transforming CX across sales, service and marketing.”