Brainshark Appoints Greg Flynn as President; Mike McEachern as Executive Vice President
WALTHAM, Mass. — March 19, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales enablement platform provider, today announced the appointment of Greg Flynn as company president and Mike McEachern as executive vice president and CFO. Both long-time members of Brainshark’s leadership team, Flynn was previously Brainshark’s senior vice president of products and services, and McEachern previously served as senior vice president and CFO. These appointments come as Brainshark continues its strong growth trajectory – extending its market leadership, with continued high demand for Brainshark’s on-demand presentation solutions and the explosive adoption of its SlideShark app for viewing and sharing mobile presentations.
“Greg and Mike’s passion, commitment and talent have been instrumental to Brainshark’s growth and success since our early days,” said Joe Gustafson, founder and CEO of Brainshark. “Now, with thousands of world-class customers, Brainshark continues to be the leader in helping companies improve their sales productivity, demand generation programs and training effectiveness. As we continue our rapid pace of innovation and exciting growth, we’re thrilled to promote Greg and Mike to these new, key positions. Their leadership and expertise will continue to drive Brainshark forward.”
Flynn and McEachern will report directly to Gustafson.
In his new role as president, Flynn will oversee Brainshark’s sales, marketing, services, product, engineering and IT functions. Previously, as senior vice president of products and services, Flynn oversaw customer support and professional services, and managed all technology and service offerings – including each new release of the Brainshark platform and the popular SlideShark mobile app.
Flynn has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry. Prior to co-founding Brainshark, he served as director of professional services for Progress Software Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire.
As executive vice president and CFO, McEachern leads Brainshark’s accounting, finance, HR and business operations functions, and manages relationships with the company’s investors, outside counsel and financial institutions. During his tenure, he has helped secure Brainshark’s venture capital investments and other financing from top-tier firms, and recently steered the company to its sixth consecutive year of profitable operating results.
With more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience, McEachern – prior to Brainshark – was vice president and treasurer at Elcom International, Inc. and group treasurer for Howden Group America, a $200 million subsidiary of Howden Group, plc. He also served as manager of financial reporting for Trend-lines, Inc. McEachern earned his Master of Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Marquette University. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Massachusetts.
Brainshark’s data-driven sales readiness platform provides the tools to prepare client-facing teams with the knowledge and skills 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 www.brainshark.com.