PROS Appoints Blair Crump as Chief Operating Officer
Newly Created Position Adds Leadership Depth to Big Data Software Company
HOUSTON -- February 4, 2014
PROS^® (NYSE: PRO), a big data software company, today announced that D. Blair
Crump has joined PROS as its Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created
role, he will lead PROS Sales, Marketing and Professional Services, reporting
directly to President and CEO Andres Reiner. Crump is an accomplished
executive with a demonstrated track record for driving growth.
Crump joins PROS from salesforce.com, where he served as president of its
Global Enterprise business group. He previously spent five years with Verizon
Business, where, in his last role, he led a team of more than 5,000 as group
president of its Worldwide Sales and Consulting Services business. Crump began
his career at MCI, where he worked for over 20 years before Verizon acquired
the company in 2006.
“Blair Crump is a recognized, high-performance leader, who has had tremendous
success building teams that drive growth,” said Reiner. “As we continue to
scale our business, his experience leading large enterprises and global
organizations adds even greater depth to our leadership team. Blair is a great
fit for our culture, with his passion for customer success and commitment to
building high-performing teams. We are excited to welcome him to PROS.”
“PROS and its team are impressive, with a long history of strong customer
success and innovation,” said Crump. “I believe there’s no better way to help
companies outperform than to provide solutions that turn their big data into a
business advantage. That’s been PROS legacy. I look forward to working with
this tremendous team to drive even greater value for customers with PROS big
Crump earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is a big data software company that helps
customers outperform in their markets by using big data to sell more
effectively. We apply 28 years of data science experience to unlock buying
patterns and preferences within transaction data to reveal which opportunities
are most likely to close, which offers are most likely to sell and which
prices are most likely to win. PROS offers big data solutions to optimize
sales, pricing, quoting, rebates and revenue management across more than 30
industries. PROS has completed over 600 implementations of its solutions in
more than 50 countries. The PROS team comprises more than 700 professionals
around the world. To learn more, visit www.pros.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements
about the functionality and benefits of PROS pricing and big data software.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon
PROS historical experience with pricing and big data software, and its current
expectations of the benefits of pricing and big data software for
organizations that implement and utilize such software. Additional information
relating to the uncertainty affecting the PROS business is contained in PROS
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking
statements represent PROS expectations as of the date of this press release.
Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and PROS disclaims
any obligations to update or alter these forward-looking statements in the
future, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Yvonne Donaldson, 713-335-5310
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