Brainshark Announces New Appointments to Leadership Team

Sales Readiness Leader Names Elizabeth Pulice as VP of Sales Enablement and Issam Gharios as VP of Engineering

WALTHAM, Mass. May 15, 2019 Brainshark, Inc., delivering SaaS-based sales enablement and readiness solutions, today announced two key appointments to its leadership team: Elizabeth Pulice, as vice president of sales enablement, and Issam Gharios, as vice president of engineering.

In her role, Pulice will be responsible for driving and executing Brainshark’s sales enablement strategy – equipping sales reps and partners with the content, knowledge, tools and skills to maximize success – and overseeing the design and delivery of training programs for Brainshark’s sales organization.

“At Brainshark, we make it our business to help companies succeed in sales enablement,” said Brainshark CEO Greg Flynn. “So Liz is a perfect addition – with a philosophy that mirrors our own and with significant experience working with sales teams to drive revenue growth. Her expertise will play an important role as Brainshark expands its market penetration and leadership.”

Pulice, who is also a longtime Brainshark customer, has a wealth of experience as a sales enablement practitioner – working as an inside seller, channel manager and enablement leader throughout her career. She previously served as vice president of global sales enablement at Turbonomic, director of strategic sales operations and enablement at Qvidian, senior director of global sales enablement and communications at Ellucian, and sales enablement lead at PTC, among other positions.

Gharios will head Brainshark’s engineering department – helping spearhead product innovation and enhancements that spur sales readiness and improved sales results for companies across industries.

He brings a track record of success leading cross-functional engineering teams, and previously served in quality engineering and product management roles. Prior positions include senior director of engineering at Carbon Black, director of engineering at Imprivata, and director of quality assurance and deployments at Awareness.

“Issam’s impressive experiences and accomplishments will help Brainshark continue its strategic growth and widen our lead in the sales readiness space,” Flynn said. “His emphasis on quality and speed-to-innovation are valuable assets that will benefit our customers across industries.”

These appointments come on the heels of increased momentum and accolades for Brainshark, which was named a gold-level winner in the American Business Awards this month. Earlier this year, the company was honored as a “Best Sales Enablement Solution” winner in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, as well as a “Top Authoring Tools Company” by Training Industry. Aragon Research recently identified Brainshark as a Leader in its first-ever “Tech SpectrumTM for Sales Coaching and Learning.”1

1 Aragon Research, The Aragon Research Tech SpectrumTM for Sales Coaching and Learning, 2019, Jim Lundy, February 21, 2019.


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About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales enablement and readiness platform provides client-facing teams with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at