Cien Appoints COO and Closes New Financing Round
Sales Productivity Company Raises New Financing Round and Appoints Lisa Cook to Chief Operating Officer to run customer operations out of Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX and Miami, FL, Feb. 21, 2018
Cien Inc, the leading provider of AI-powered sales productivity solutions, announces the appointment of industry veteran Lisa Cook as Chief Operating Officer. Cook takes on the role to provide the operational infrastructure for Cien’s continued growth. She will also be tasked with optimizing the operations and delivery of the business to deliver maximum value for customers.
A hands-on strategic leader with a passion for growing companies’ profitability, Cook brings more than 25 years’ experience in finance, customer operations, HR and business process management with technology providers RealPage, SOURCECORP and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Based in Dallas, TX, Cook is a Certified Public Accountant and an MBA graduate of Texas A&M University.
Cien co-founder and board member Margot Carter says: “Cien has enjoyed exponential growth over the last year and Cook’s appointment helps us continue on this trajectory while ensuring we deliver the best possible service to our growing customer base. We are very pleased to welcome her to the executive team.”
“Putting in place the right foundation will be part of my role to ensure Cien’s growth continues far into the future,” says Cook.
As part of its growth, Cien has successfully closed a second round of financing from seasoned accredited investors and founding members.
“Solving sales productivity is the most efficient way for B2B companies to grow faster and more profitably. This new round of investment is further validation of our vision of greater sales productivity using artificial intelligence,” says Rob Käll, CEO and co-founder.
Cien’s AI-powered sales productivity app has been adopted by B2B SaaS companies around the world. The capital raised will be used to fund additional product development, bolster sales efforts and serve a fast-growing customer base.
Cien gives sales leaders the power of artificial intelligence to increase the productivity and effectiveness of their sales teams. The app takes into account human and behavioral elements to detect problems and predict outcomes. Cien’s app is currently available for Salesforce.com customers. For more information about Cien, visit www.cien.ai.