SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClearSlide, the leading sales engagement platform, today announced Dustin Grosse as Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, Grosse is responsible for aligning all ClearSlide customer-facing functions and ensuring operational excellence across these teams.
The expansion of ClearSlide's executive team comes on the heels of continued fast-paced growth. The company has more than doubled its customer base and revenue year-over-year. Additionally, ClearSlide has raised $50M in a round led by The Social+Capital Partnership which included participation from all existing investors - including Greylock Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. It also recently added Comcast and ClearChannel to its growing roster of clients like LinkedIn, Seamless, Thomson Reuters and hundreds of others.
"Dustin is a seasoned, collaborative leader who has helped many SaaS businesses achieve scale," said Al Lieb, ClearSlide CEO. "At DocuSign, Microsoft and other companies, Dustin built impressive teams and processes. I’m excited to welcome Dustin to the ClearSlide family. He will help align our sales, marketing and services go-to-market approach to focus on the long-term success of our client base."
Grosse brings strong general management expertise to ClearSlide. Most recently, he served as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of DocuSign, Inc. where he built the company’s initial marketing, BD, industry, and e-commerce teams. Grosse helped expand DocuSign’s position from eSignature leader to the global standard for Digital Transaction Management in less than four years.
Prior to that, Grosse spent eight years with Microsoft, initially helping start Microsoft’s Unified Communications Group as it GM of Sales and Marketing before becoming GM of Microsoft Field (SMSG) Readiness. He joined Microsoft in 2003 through its acquisition of SaaS pioneer PlaceWare web-conferencing.
"I’m excited to join ClearSlide because the company does such a great job of accelerating sales for its clients," said Grosse. "ClearSlide’s intelligent sales engagement platform will boost any company’s sales and marketing IQ and to immediately connect the moment prospects and customers are interested."
Grosse has held other executive sales, marketing, and business development roles with venture-backed and publicly traded technology companies including Covad Communications, Voxeo, and OnFiber; and previously led sales, marketing, and strategy engagements with McKinsey & Company. He gained valuable experience working in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Grosse earned his MBA from Yale and holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of California.
ClearSlide is the leading sales engagement platform that powers valuable, genuine business conversations and enables sales teams to close more business. ClearSlide improves customer communications (phone, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for both sellers and sales leaders. As a result, customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger customer-facing messaging. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Rackspace, Thomson Reuters, LinkedIn, Forbes, and more.
The ClearSlide platform gives sales leaders insight into the real-time activity of their teams and provides deep analytics about the types of content that ultimately is most impactful with customers. For sales professionals, ClearSlide allows for easy communication with customers and prospects, whether online or in-person, using ClearSlide’s web-based or mobile applications.