Urban Airship bolsters management team with proven executives from enterprise software leaders
PORTLAND, Ore., — Oct. 25, 2018 — Customer engagement company Urban Airship, today announced two senior leadership appointments including Jessica Mattson as vice president of sales, Americas, and Simone Kriz as vice president of product marketing. Mattson will lead the rapid expansion of Urban Airship’s sales team and drive exceptional end-to-end customer experiences with high business value. She will report to Eric Holmen, SVP of worldwide sales. Kriz will expand Urban Airship’s product marketing team and lead market positioning, product messaging, sales enablement, competitive selling, customer references and go-to-market strategy. She will report to SVP of marketing Mike Stone.
Mattson brings more than twenty years of experience building, leading and mentoring high-performing sales teams across both SaaS and enterprise services. Previously, Mattson was vice president of high tech for SAP where her team helped companies reimagine their businesses and support their digital transformations. Earlier at SAP, Mattson was vice president of services sales delivering high value, high return customer engagements.
Kriz brings more than 18 years experience of technology product marketing leadership, most recently serving as senior director of product marketing at Salesforce where she built a world-class team that consistently exceeded business goals over four years. Earlier in her career, Kriz was Google’s first product marketing hire in Europe, and after establishing a team in Germany was transferred to the U.S. to build the global AdWords business. After more than six years at Google, Kriz led the marketing teams at Yammer through to its acquisition by Microsoft.
“It has been a transformational year for Urban Airship, from reaching financial break-even and securing new funding, to industry analysts recognizing our leadership and more marketers using our platform to address multiple digital channels,” said Brett Caine, president and CEO, Urban Airship. “Simone and Jessica bring an incredible set of leadership skills and enterprise experience to build and hone our teams, and scale up to the growing demand and new opportunities we see globally.”
About Urban Airship
Urban Airship® is trusted by thousands of businesses to drive growth with digital customer engagement. Every day, marketers and developers depend on Urban Airship to deliver billions of personalized, interactive notifications that inspire interest and drive action across all digital channels. Urban Airship is used by many of the world’s most admired companies, including Adidas, Alaska Airlines, The Home Depot, NBCUniversal, Sky Plc and Zillow. For more information, visit www.urbanairship.com, read our blog and follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.