Brainshark Appoints Greg Flynn as President; Mike McEachern as Executive Vice
Flynn and McEachern's Leadership - and Track Record for Success at Brainshark
- to Help the Company Continue Strong Growth and Dominance as Provider of
World-Class Sales Enablement Solutions
WALTHAM, Mass., March 19, 2013
WALTHAM, Mass., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Brainshark, Inc., the leading
sales enablement platform provider, today announced the appointment of Greg
Flynn as company president and Mike McEachern as executive vice president and
CFO. Both long-time members of Brainshark's leadership team, Flynn was
previously Brainshark's senior vice president of products and services, and
McEachern previously served as senior vice president and CFO. These
appointments come as Brainshark continues its strong growth trajectory –
extending its market leadership, with continued high demand for Brainshark's
on-demand presentation solutions and the explosive adoption of its SlideShark
app for viewing and sharing mobile presentations.
"Greg and Mike's passion, commitment and talent have been instrumental to
Brainshark's growth and success since our early days," said Joe Gustafson,
founder and CEO of Brainshark. "Now, with thousands of world-class customers,
Brainshark continues to be the leader in helping companies improve their sales
productivity, demand generation programs and training effectiveness. As we
continue our rapid pace of innovation and exciting growth, we're thrilled to
promote Greg and Mike to these new, key positions. Their leadership and
expertise will continue to drive Brainshark forward."
Flynn and McEachern will report directly to Gustafson.
In his new role as president, Flynn will oversee Brainshark's sales,
marketing, services, product, engineering and IT functions. Previously, as
senior vice president of products and services, Flynn oversaw customer support
and professional services, and managed all technology and service offerings –
including each new release of the Brainshark platform and the popular
SlideShark mobile app.
Flynn has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry.Prior to
co-founding Brainshark, he served as director of professional services for
Progress Software Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of New Hampshire.
As executive vice president and CFO, McEachern leads Brainshark's accounting,
finance, HR and business operations functions, and manages relationships with
the company's investors, outside counsel and financial institutions. During
his tenure, he has helped secure Brainshark's venture capital investments and
other financing from top-tier firms, and recently steered the company to its
sixth consecutive year of profitable operating results.
With more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience, McEachern –
prior to Brainshark – was vice president and treasurer at Elcom International,
Inc. and group treasurer for Howden Group America, a $200 million subsidiary
of Howden Group, plc. He also served as manager of financial reporting for
Trend-lines, Inc. McEachern earned his Master of Business Administration from
Babson College and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Marquette
University. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Massachusetts.
About Brainshark, Inc.
Brainshark provides the leading cloud-based platform for sales enablement,
helping companies more effectively generate demand, prepare and train
employees, engage with key audiences and advance business opportunities.
Brainshark's easy-to-use solutions enable static documents to be transformed
into dynamic, mobile-ready content that can be accessed quickly and viewed as
on-demand video presentations or presented live – anytime, anywhere. Companies
can also measure the effectiveness of their communications in ways never
thought possible and use these insights to take action. Thousands of companies
– including half of the Fortune 100 – and millions of individuals rely on
Brainshark to increase the impact and reduce the cost of their sales,
marketing, training and HR communications. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.
Joan Babinski Joanne Stanway
Brainshark, Inc. Davies Murphy Group, Inc.
MEDIA CONTACTS: 781.370.8001 781.418.2421
SOURCE Brainshark, Inc.
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