Welcome!

Cloud Expo Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Esmeralda Swartz, Yeshim Deniz, Brian Vandegrift

News Feed Item

ServiceSource Announces CEO Transition and New Managed Services President to Drive Next Phase of Strategic Plan

ServiceSource® (Nasdaq:SREV), the global leader in recurring revenue management, today announced that Mike Smerklo has resigned after 11 successful years at the helm. Mr. Smerklo will remain Chairman of the Board to ensure a smooth management transition and help guide the company’s long-term strategy. In addition, the Board of Directors announced the appointment of Chief Financial Officer, Ashley Fieglein Johnson, as Acting CEO, effective immediately, and has retained a leading executive search firm to identify a permanent CEO. Finally, ServiceSource is announcing the appointment of Rick Genovese as President of the new Managed Services Business Unit.

“My transition to Chairman and the appointment of a new Managed Services President are key milestones as we execute against our strategic plan,” said Mike Smerklo. “As we begin the next phase of the company’s transformation, I am confident in the operating strategy we have laid out and the team’s ability to execute. As Chairman, I will continue to advise the company through this transition, and I look forward to seeing ServiceSource’s continued growth and success.”

Focus on Strategic Direction

In July, ServiceSource announced its strategic plan to restore growth and profitability to the business. As a result, the company established two distinct business units for its Managed Services and SaaS operations and plans to align investments and go-to-market activities along these efforts. To support this strategic transformation, ServiceSource is announcing the following changes:

  • Mike Smerklo will step down as CEO, and will continue to serve the company in the role of Chairman, advising the leadership team and ensuring a smooth transition for customers and employees.
  • Current CFO, Ashley Fieglein Johnson, who has been with the company for four years, will serve as Acting CEO, reporting to the Board and assuming day-to-day operations of the company. With strong operational experience and history with the company, Ms. Johnson will work closely with the Board to execute on the new ServiceSource strategy.
  • The Board of Directors has formed a search committee to hire a permanent CEO with strong operational credentials.
  • ServiceSource today expanded its senior leadership team by announcing the appointment of Rick Genovese as President of the Managed Services Business Unit. In this role, Mr. Genovese will own the strategy and execution for the company’s Managed Services Business Unit for recurring revenue management. He brings a strong history of driving executional excellence in business process outsourcing and technology service organizations including Ciber, Inc., IBM Global Services, PWC Consulting Services and EDS.

“As a seasoned veteran of the ServiceSource leadership team, Ashley intimately understands the details of the business and is the right leader to assume the role of Acting CEO at this important juncture for ServiceSource,” stated Bruce Dunlevie, Lead Director of the Board. “On behalf of the Board and global ServiceSource team, I want to thank Mike for his many contributions to the company over the past eleven years. Mike has been instrumental in building the team, establishing enduring customer relationships and implementing a solid operational foundation that will take the company into the future.”

About Ashley Fieglein Johnson

Ashley Fieglein Johnson brings more than 20 years of finance and operations experience to her role as Acting CEO of ServiceSource. As CEO, she will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations, while the Board completes a search for the permanent CEO. She was most recently Chief Financial Officer for ServiceSource, responsible for all aspects of finance, investor relations, strategy, corporate development and Information Technology.

Prior to ServiceSource, Ms. Johnson founded GreenAtom, a professional services firm focused on advising companies in the Clean Technology industry on financial strategy, business development and organizational structure. Ms. Johnson spent several years with General Atlantic, a private equity firm servicing the technology industry, where she helped build and manage its presence on the West Coast. Before General Atlantic, Ms. Johnson led international business development for Ariba and worked in both venture investing and investment banking for the technology corporate finance division of Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master in International Policy from Stanford University.

About Rick Genovese

Rick Genovese most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Ciber, Inc. a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company. At Ciber he had direct responsibility for unifying processes and improving operations globally. Mr. Genovese also served as Executive Vice President leading North American Operations, and overseeing all business processes, including strategy, sales, solutions, client relationships, delivery and financial performance.

Mr. Genovese has extensive global business process outsourcing experience, having served as a member of both IBM’s Global Business Services Leadership and PwC’s Global Partnership Council for Consulting Services. At IBM, he served as General Manager of Application Services for the Americas, the largest offering group within IBM's Global Business Services. Prior to that, he was General Manager of the IBM Business Process Outsourcing practice for the Americas and also Managing Partner of the Communications Consulting Sector for IBM Global Business Services. He joined IBM in 2002 through its acquisition of PwC, where he was Managing Partner of business process outsourcing for the Americas and Managing Partner for the Global Energy Consulting Practice. At PwC, Mr. Genovese was admitted as a partner in 1990. He began his career at EDS, where he was a principal.

Mr. Genovese earned a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University.

About ServiceSource

ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SREV) is the global leader in cloud-based recurring revenue management solutions. The company helps customers drive growth and build long-standing relationships across the customer lifecycle with the industry's most comprehensive data management, analytics, automation and services capabilities. Through Renew OnDemand®, Scout® and proven services, ServiceSource delivers higher subscription, maintenance, and support revenue, improved customer retention, and increased business predictability. Headquartered in the Cloud Corridor of San Francisco, ServiceSource® manages $14.5 billion in recurring revenue for the world's largest and most respected technology and B2B companies. For more information, please go to www.servicesource.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding profitable growth prospects of ServiceSource and the Managed Services business. These forward-looking statements are based on our current assumptions and beliefs, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, fluctuations in our quarterly results of operations; the risk of material defects or errors in our software offerings or their failure to meet customer expectations; migrating customers to Renew OnDemand and other SaaS offerings and the ability to integrate such offerings with other third-party applications used by our customers; errors in estimates as to the renewal rate improvements and/or service revenue we can generate for our customers; our ability to grow the market for service revenue management; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; the risk of claims that our offerings infringe the intellectual property rights of others; changes in market conditions that impact our ability to sell the Renew OnDemand, Scout or other SaaS solutions and/or generate service revenue on our customers' behalf; the possibility that our estimates of service revenue opportunity under management and other metrics may prove inaccurate; demand for our offering that falls short of expectations; our ability to keep customer data and other confidential information secure; our ability to adapt our solution to changes in the market or new competition; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be obtained online at the Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Connect with ServiceSource:

http://www.facebook.com/ServiceSource

http://twitter.com/servicesource

http://www.linkedin.com/company/servicesource

http://www.youtube.com/user/ServiceSourceMKTG

Trademarks

ServiceSource, Renew OnDemand, Scout and any ServiceSource product or service names or logos above are trademarks of ServiceSource International, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Cloud Expo Latest Stories
Come learn about what you need to consider when moving your data to the cloud. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Skyla Loomis, a Program Director of Cloudant Development at Cloudant, will discuss the security, performance, and operational implications of keeping your data on premise, moving it to the cloud, or taking a hybrid approach. She will use real customer examples to illustrate the tradeoffs, key decision points, and how to be successful with a cloud or hybrid cloud solution.
In today's application economy, enterprise organizations realize that it's their applications that are the heart and soul of their business. If their application users have a bad experience, their revenue and reputation are at stake. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management at CA Technologies, will discuss how a user-centric Application Performance Management solution can help inspire your users with every application transaction.
With the explosion of the cloud, more businesses are transitioning to a recurring revenue model to generate reliable sales, grow profits, and open new markets. This opportunity requires businesses to get to market quickly with the pricing and packaging options customers want. In addition, you will want to take advantage of the ensuing tidal wave of data to more effectively upsell, cross-sell and manage your customers. All of this is possible, but only with the right approach. At 15th Cloud Expo, Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder at Aria Systems and the inventor of cloud billing panelists, will lead a panel discussion on what it takes to launch and manage a successful recurring revenue business. The panelists will offer their insights about what each department will need to consider, from financial management to line of business and IT. The panelists will also offer examples from their success in recurring revenue with companies such as Audi, Constant Contact, Experian, Pitney-Bowes, Teleko...
Planning scalable environments isn't terribly difficult, but it does require a change of perspective. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, will broaden your views to think on an Internet scale by dissecting a video publishing application built with The SoftLayer Platform, Message Queuing, Object Storage, and Drupal. By examining a scalable modular application build that can handle unpredictable traffic, attendees will able to grow your development arsenal and pick up a few strategies to apply to your own projects.
The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions. Transitioning from initial deployment to large-scale, highly performant operations may not be as easy. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, will discuss the benefits, weaknesses, and performance characteristics of public and bare metal cloud deployments that can help you make the right decisions.
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects – scalability and performance. While applying cloud computing environments to the EHR systems, a special consideration needs to be given to the cloud enablement of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), i.e., the largest single medical system in the United States.
Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization’s assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and big data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Derek Tumulak, Vice President of Product Management at Vormetric, will discuss how to address data security in cloud and Big Data environments so that your organization isn’t next week’s data breach headline.
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
Is your organization struggling to deal with skyrocketing volumes of digital assets? The amount of data is growing exponentially and organizations are having a hard time managing this growth. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Amar Kapadia, Senior Director of Open Cloud Strategy at Seagate, will walk through the essential considerations when developing a cloud storage strategy. In this discussion, you will understand the challenges IT is facing, why companies need to move to cloud, and how the right cloud model can help your business economically overcome the data struggle.
If cloud computing benefits are so clear, why have so few enterprises migrated their mission-critical apps? The answer is often inertia and FUD. No one ever got fired for not moving to the cloud – not yet. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Hoch, SVP, Cloud Advisory Service at Virtustream, will discuss the six key steps to justify and execute your MCA cloud migration.
The 16th International Cloud Expo announces that its Call for Papers is now open. 16th International Cloud Expo, to be held June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Most of today’s hardware manufacturers are building servers with at least one SATA Port, but not every systems engineer utilizes them. This is considered a loss in the game of maximizing potential storage space in a fixed unit. The SATADOM Series was created by Innodisk as a high-performance, small form factor boot drive with low power consumption to be plugged into the unused SATA port on your server board as an alternative to hard drive or USB boot-up. Built for 1U systems, this powerful device is smaller than a one dollar coin, and frees up otherwise dead space on your motherboard. To meet the requirements of tomorrow’s cloud hardware, Innodisk invested internal R&D resources to develop our SATA III series of products. The SATA III SATADOM boasts 500/180MBs R/W Speeds respectively, or double R/W Speed of SATA II products.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudian is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage. Cloudian HyperStore® is an S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. Cloudian actively partners with leading cloud computing environments including Amazon Web Services, Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, OpenStack and the vast ecosystem of S3 compatible tools and applications. Cloudian's customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, Nifty, and LunaCloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise), a leading value-added provider of server and storage virtualization, and r-evolution will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechXtend (formerly Programmer’s Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. TechXtend is the Exclusive Reseller in the United States for r-evolution