CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVANT today announced that Brendan Taylor assumed the role of chief financial officer. Originally from London, England, Brendan joins AVANT from Chicago-based SaaS cloud technology business CVM Solutions, a Kroll Company, where he was responsible for rapidly scaling profits, and delivering predictable and repeatable earnings. AVANT also expanded internationally into the United Kingdom and recorded a year of significant growth of agent revenue, 75 percent year-over-year.
Brendan is a chartered accountant with more than 15 years of experience, holding various leadership positions in mid-market, B2B technology and professional services companies.
“We chose Brendan not only because of his experience and international expertise, but because of his proven commitment to enabling senior leadership teams to quickly gain business insights and reveal how their respective functions impact the bottom line,” said Ian Kieninger, chief executive officer, AVANT. “He’ll be an excellent business partner and addition to our leadership team.”
“I was attracted to AVANT because I thrive in high-energy, collaborative businesses that are growing fast,” Brendan said. “There’s an expectation here to quickly and confidently see incremental revenues deliver incremental profits. I immediately identified with the passion and commitment the leadership team brings, and I’m confident my expertise and approach compliments the team and go-forward strategy.”
Brendan’s hire culminates a year of tremendous growth and investment for AVANT. Key milestones include:
- Active agents working with AVANT doubled
- Agent revenue grew 75 percent year-over-year
- Launch of Sales-Enablement-as-a-Service program
- New global headquarters in Chicago
- Launch of the BattleApp built upon Salesforce Communities
- Doubling the sales engineering resources
The company also made key hires to further solidify their aggressive expansion initiatives. New hires include:
- Alex Danyluk, chief strategy officer
- JP Tucker, director, Product Management
- Jason Buttner, senior director, Channel Sales
- Jacqueline Duffy, senior partner manager, Channel
- Bana Qashu, senior partner manager, Channel
- Juan Ochoa, senior director, Contracts
- Rob Merhej, senior manager, Channel
AVANT’s key milestones of 2016 can be found here.
As the nation’s premiere distributor and channel sales enablement company for next generation technologies, AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs, to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its' partners and clients to make more intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-efficient communications. For more information, visit us at goavant.net, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.