ATLANTA – MessageGears has a new ace on its leadership team. Christopher Brown joined the company’s senior executive team in March as its Vice President of Account Management.
Brown will oversee care and development of MessageGears’ enterprise clients, managing numerous customer-facing teams in charge of client success, technical support, onboarding and deliverability.
Brown brings 19 years of account management and business development experience at Fortune-ranked technology companies to his position at MessageGears. Recently, he was an executive at Selligent, and he has also worked for IBM and Oracle. In his career he managed relationships with some of the world’s largest brands including BMW, Chase, Walgreens, Walmart, InterContinental Hotels, and Expedia.
Along with his account management roles, Brown will also partner with the product management team to ensure that client needs continue to drive the MessageGears platform, Accelerator, further ahead of the industry.
“We are very excited to have Chris on board. He understands the industry, its players and challenges, and most importantly, the unique needs of the enterprise email marketer,” said CEO Roger Barnette. “He’s a perfect fit for the position and will be a tremendous asset to MessageGears and our clients.”
MessageGears has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years. The company secured $2.3 million in Series A Funding in June 2016 to ramp up hiring and support the development of its enterprise marketing platform. In November, the company named long-time Atlanta marketing executive Roger Barnette as its new CEO, with founder and former CEO Dan Roy stepping into a technical role as the Senior Vice President of Product Development.
MessageGears sends billions of messages every month on behalf of global business-to-consumer (B2C) brands such as Expedia, Orbitz, Musictoday, and Runkeeper. Its success is due to its unique email platform that gives marketers unparalleled data access, while offering enterprise-grade security and zero-maintenance of message delivery systems. MessageGears is the only email service provider that allows global brands to deliver individualized experiences to millions of customers in real-time. The product architecture is a perfect fit for Fortune 500 companies, allowing them to send millions of highly personalized marketing messages in real-time.
A recent ESP buyer’s guide described MessageGears’ email marketing solution as “the answer for clients concerned with data security and/or with massive amounts of ever-changing data.” They further said, “Clients rated MessageGears number one when it comes to integration, with one client referring to the hybrid cloud delivery approach as ‘truly revolutionary technology’” (The Relevancy Ring – ESP Buyer’s Guide, 2017).