Infusion Software Names Chief Financial Officer
Former iCrossing CFO Michael Effinger Joins Growing Small Business CRM, Marketing Leader
“His extensive financial expertise and entrepreneurial drive will help us to continue to grow and help even more small business owners leverage the power of online, automated marketing.”
Effinger joins Infusion Software from iCrossing Inc., an international online marketing company with over $100 million in revenue, where he served as CFO and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. At iCrossing, Effinger oversaw numerous venture capital fundings totaling in excess of $100 million. He also led the legal and financial closing of four domestic and international strategic acquisitions. Prior to that, Effinger served as the CFO and Senior Vice President for Sunshine Media Inc., a national publisher and printer of specialty B2B trade magazines. There he led the improvement in financial management, budgeting, reporting and forecasting, resulting in increased profitability and operational efficiencies.
Earlier in his career, Effinger honed his financial management, M&A and operations skills over a 15-year period at growing companies across technology, manufacturing and services organizations including Lauber and Company, North Shore Computers, A-C Supply, Inc. and Move Inc., formerly Homestore.com. Among other roles, Effinger served as Division Vice President of Finance at Move Inc., Senior Financial Executive and Controller at A-C Supply Inc., Chief Financial Officer at North Shore Computer, and Vice President at Lauber and Company.
"During the past several years, Infusion Software has roughly doubled in size each of the last three years and we continue to grow very quickly. So we’re pleased to have someone like Mike on our team during these exciting times," said Clate Mask, President and CEO of Infusion Software. "His extensive financial expertise and entrepreneurial drive will help us to continue to grow and help even more small business owners leverage the power of online, automated marketing.”
Effinger earned a Masters of Business Administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Wisconsin.
About Infusion Software
Infusion Software helps True Small Businesses (TSB) grow fast by centralizing, organizing and automating their marketing, sales and customer management, which results in lower labor costs, increased lead conversion and greater lifetime customer value. Unlike any other CRM software on the market today, Infusion CRM is the most comprehensive, active CRM built specifically for marketers, entrepreneurs and successful small businesses that recognize marketing and automation are necessary to achieve fast, profitable growth. Infusion CRM comes standard with critical modules including: automated lead nurturing (aka “drip marketing”) campaigns, e-commerce, email marketing, click tracking, lead capture, billing and collections and other functions of sales, marketing and customer service that are not found in other CRM software programs. The company, founded in 2001, is privately held and headquartered in Arizona. For more visit www.infusionsoft.com.