COLUMBUS, Ohio & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FloQast, Inc., a provider of close management software created by accountants for accountants, announced today the appointment of Todd Ellwood to the post of vice president of sales. Furthermore, the Company announced it is opening an office in the Columbus, Ohio area during the first quarter of 2017, which Ellwood will head. The Company’s soon-to-open office is located at 545 Metro Place South in Dublin.
Ellwood brings more than 25 years of software sales experience to FloQast. Most recently, he held sales leadership roles with increasing responsibility at Dell, including solution sales leader, Americas, where he set the strategic direction for the Dell Software Group’s systems management portfolio. He also served as worldwide vice president of sales for endpoint systems management and senior regional sales director. In each of these positions, he was responsible for leading sales efforts as well as building and managing large teams of sales professionals.
Previously, he was a division vice president of sales for Quest Software, Inc., which was acquired by Dell. At Quest, he oversaw all inside and field sales selling Windows management, SharePoint and virtualization solutions. Prior, he also was director of inside sales and a regional sales manager at Quest. Ellwood joined Quest through the acquisition of Aelita Software, where he was director of inside sales.
Earlier in his career, Ellwood held various sales leadership roles at Sterling Commerce, Inc., Information Dimensions, Inc.; and, AT&T Information Systems, where he began his sales career.
“We are pleased to welcome Todd to our management team. As a veteran sales expert with more than 25 years of software sales experience, his knowledge and skills are invaluable as we scale FloQast to accommodate our rapid growth. Todd’s proven track record building enterprise sales teams and keen focus on understanding finance and accounting technology needs is the perfect fit,” explained Michael Whitmire, FloQast chief executive officer and co-founder.
“At the same time, we are excited to expand FloQast’s operations and mark our entry into a new state with the opening of our new Midwest office. Todd will lead that operation, which will complement the efforts of our Los Angeles-based team and headquarters. We look forward to the contributions Todd will make in his new role,” Whitmire added.
Ellwood commented on his new role: “Since FloQast was created by accountants for accountants, it truly understands the challenges accounting teams experience at the month-end close, and its software was designed to eliminate these headaches. By helping these organizations quickly and more accurately close their books, FloQast is changing the way accounting teams work, and the industry is taking notice as evidenced by FloQast’s continued rapid growth. I am thrilled to be joining the Company at this very exciting time in its history.”
Ellwood earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and lives with his family in Columbus, Ohio.
FloQast is a leading developer of close management software, created by accountants for accountants to close faster and more accurately. Working with accounting teams’ existing checklists and Excel, FloQast provides a single place to manage the month-end close and gives everyone visibility. FloQast customers on average close three days faster. The award-winning solution is trusted by hundreds of accounting departments, including those at Twilio, Nutanix, Zillow and The Golden State Warriors. To learn more, visit www.floqast.com and join the conversation on Twitter @floqast.