Colleen Honan Appointed as Brainshark Chief Sales Officer

Honan Brings Extensive Sales and Executive Leadership Experience to Sales Enablement Technology Leader

WALTHAM, Mass. — August 29, 2017 — Brainshark, Inc., delivering SaaS-based sales enablement and readiness solutions, today welcomed Colleen Honan as chief sales officer. In this role, Honan will lead sales team initiatives worldwide, as Brainshark continues to help new customers on their paths to better sales training, coaching and overall effectiveness.

Over the course of her 20-plus-year career, Honan has specialized in selling software and services that support the B2B sales community. She was most recently vice president of worldwide sales at SiriusDecisions, where she led the firm’s business development, customer support, sales enablement, sponsorship and worldwide sales teams. During her nearly three-year tenure, SiriusDecisions saw rapid revenue growth and expansion globally. Previously, Honan also served as senior vice president of global sales and service for Avention.

“Colleen comes to us with a wealth of executive leadership knowledge, having had experience in almost every facet of the sales world,” said Brainshark CEO Greg Flynn. “We’re thrilled to have such an accomplished and talented sales professional join our team, as we continue to move Brainshark into an exciting new era of innovation and growth.”

Brainshark continues to build on its position as a leading innovator in the sales enablement technology space. Over the past few months, Brainshark has released a host of new product enhancements, won multiple industry awards, and publicly launched its research and innovation incubator, Brainshark Labs. The company welcomed more than 25 new customers in the second quarter of 2017, as more organizations choose Brainshark to effectively prepare their teams to reach new levels of sales productivity and results.

“Brainshark has shown tremendous momentum in the rapidly growing sales enablement software market, as companies crave new ways to improve sales effectiveness and achieve growth objectives,” said Honan. “As a former Brainshark customer myself, I know first-hand the value it provides to sales organizations. I’m excited to join this team of passionate professionals and help Brainshark continue to cement its position as a market leader.” 

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