Lithium Technologies Names Sunil Rajasekar SVP of Engineering
Recognized engineering leader to drive ongoing expansion of award-winning Social Customer Experience Platform
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - October 1, 2012 – Lithium Technologies, the leader in Social Customer Experience, today announced that is has named Sunil Rajasekar as Senior Vice President of Engineering to drive the ongoing expansion of Lithium’s award-winning platform while continuing to rapidly scale the company’s engineering organization.
The appointment of Rajasekar, a recognized engineering leader, will allow Lithium to continue to solidify the leadership of its core technology platform and deliver even more groundbreaking innovation that enables companies to turn their Web properties into vibrant social destinations that empower consumers as true extensions of the brand.
“The social customer experience is now a strategic imperative and Lithium is singularly focused on enabling brands to engage and enlist their social customers as a critical competitive differentiator,” Lithium President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Tarkoff said. “Sunil will be a key driver of our technology platform that enables brands to deliver innovative and engaging social experiences with real, measurable business results.”
“It’s a true testament to the strength and prowess of our engineering that we have been able to add a leader of Sunil’s caliber to the Lithium team. I am honored and excited to welcome him to Lithium,” Tarkoff said.
With 15 years of experience at companies ranging from Intuit to Oracle and Cisco, Rajasekar is incredibly adept at rapidly scaling engineering teams. He has a deep understanding and successful track record of leading engineering organizations in fast moving, high-volume SaaS and mobile businesses.
Rajasekar, who joins immediately, reports directly to Tarkoff.
Most recently, Rajasekar served at Intuit as Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Intuit Financial Services where he led a team of more than 300 for the $400 million business unit that was responsible for Intuit's key consumer, mobile and business banking operations along with TurboTax Online Banking and other offerings to financial institutions.
Appointment adds to extensive recent milestones
Lithium’s latest senior management appointment adds to an extensive list of recent milestones achieved already in 2012, including announcing that Lithium was positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Social CRM. (See separate release)
Lithium continues to win significant engagements with new and existing marquee customers spanning the automotive, consumer products, entertainment, financial, retail, technology and telecom sectors. In the first half, Lithium added many industry leaders such as Barclaycard, DemandForce by Intuit, Indosat, Pervasive Software and many others to its roster of more than 400 of the world’s most iconic brands.
Customer quotes & highlights
(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Social CRM” by Adam Sarner, Ed Thompson, Jenny Sussin, Nikos Drakos, Michael Maoz, Jim Davies, Jeffrey Mann, 27 September 2012.
Lithium helps companies unlock the passion of their customers. Lithium software powers amazing Social Customer Experiences for more than 400 iconic brands including AT&T, BT, Best Buy, Sephora, Skype and Telstra. Lithium helps companies grow brand advocacy, drive sales, reduce costs and accelerate innovation to create a brand nation that redefines the customer experience. For more information, visit lithium.com, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and our own brand nation–the Lithosphere. Lithium is privately held with corporate headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. and offices in Europe, Asia and Australia.
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