Lithium Technologies Appoints Jim Drill as SVP of Worldwide Sales
With More than Two Decades Proven Enterprise Sales Leadership, Drill Enhances Lithium's Ability to Continue Rapid Sales Growth
Emeryville, Calif. November 15, 2011 – Lithium Technologies, the leader in Social Customer Solutions, today announced it has named Jim Drill as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, marking the latest significant appointment to the company's executive team. With more than two decades of proven sales and marketing leadership at major technology companies, Drill will position Lithium even more strongly to continue its rapid sales growth.
Drill joins immediately and is responsible for driving Lithium's comprehensive global sales strategy. He serves on the company’s executive management team, reporting directly to Lithium President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Tarkoff.
"I'm very pleased to welcome an enterprise sales executive of Jim's caliber to the Lithium team," Tarkoff said. "Jim has an impeccable track record of leading diverse teams within dynamic, growing companies to achieve record sales results. This addition of yet another proven industry veteran to our executive bench further enhances our ability to execute on the incredible market opportunity before us."
Drill joins Lithium from BMC Software where he served as Vice President of Americas Sales, including Latin America and public sector sales. In that role, Drill led an organization of 400 sales professionals carrying a $300 million quota, and spearheaded the complete re-engineering of a complex enterprise sales organization.
"Lithium is in an unbelievably solid position to completely dominate the social business software market," Drill said. "I'm thrilled at the prospects of empowering brands across the globe to define, grow and engage their social customers with Lithium's groundbreaking social engagement platform."
Prior to BMC Software, Drill served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Development at Imperva, where he built a professional enterprise sales and business development organization from the ground up and grew the company's customer base by more than tenfold across 35 countries in just three years. Drill has held sales leadership roles at IMlogic, MedSource Technologies and Parametric Technology. He began his career at IBM 23 years ago.
Drill holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lithium continues to attract distinguished leaders from across the enterprise software industry. The company recently appointed former Documentum Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Miller to its board of directors and named Adobe and Salesforce.com veteran Ed Van Siclen as SVP of Business Development & Global Alliances. Tarkoff joined Lithium as President and CEO from Adobe, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Enterprise Solutions business unit, which had annual revenue exceeding $1 billion.
About Lithium Technologies
We help great companies build brand nations for their most engaged customers. With Lithium, clients such as Best Buy, AT&T, Research In Motion Limited (RIM), Univision, and PayPal turn their customers' passion into marketing, product development, sales, and customer service assets. For more information, visit lithium.com, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and our own nation–the Lithosphere. Lithium is privately held with headquarters in Emeryville, California.