Veteran of SAP and Salesforce.com to Lead SugarCRM’s Strategic Partnerships
CUPERTINO, Calif.--SugarCRM Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced that Chuck Coulson has been named vice president of business development. Coulson brings over 20 years of technology partnership and management experience in the high-tech sector to SugarCRM. In this role, Coulson will be responsible for the management and expansion of SugarCRM’s partnership with leading technology and service providers worldwide.
“The CRM market is transitioning from a closed, monolithic set of services to a more dynamic, distributed model where solution providers around the world will deliver a tremendous amount of value”
“Chuck has a tremendous track record working with leading enterprise software and SaaS businesses,” said Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM. “This experience, combined with his deep knowledge of how to partner with and enable strategic partners, will allow SugarCRM to continue to build valuable relationships with leading solution providers around the globe.”
Prior to joining SugarCRM, Coulson was vice president of business development for Parature, Inc., a privately held provider of on-demand customer service software, where he was responsible for the company’s channels, alliances and strategic partnership programs on a global basis. Previously, Coulson was senior director, business development and field operations at SAP, a publicly traded subsidiary of SAP AG, the world’s largest business software company.
Before joining SAP, Coulson served as senior director, solutions alliances for Salesforce.com, a publicly traded company providing on-demand customer relationship management services. During his tenure at Salesforce.com, he developed its ISV and Strategic Alliance Program, and was responsible for identifying, enabling and managing the partner community of ISV’s to further develop strategic partner relations to produce new sources of revenue. Additionally, he launched the Supportforce Partner Program and built the partner ecosystem for the initial launch of AppExchange.
Coulson began his career with Oracle Corporation, a publicly traded enterprise software company, where he held a variety of technical account management, alliance management and business development roles during his 15-year tenure.
“The CRM market is transitioning from a closed, monolithic set of services to a more dynamic, distributed model where solution providers around the world will deliver a tremendous amount of value,” said Coulson. “SugarCRM understands this change and is well positioned to enable large service and technology providers to deliver CRM solutions to customers around the world.”
SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Over 6,000 customers and more than half a million users rely on SugarCRM to execute marketing programs, grow sales, retain customers and create custom business applications. Leading publications such as CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and eWeek praise SugarCRM for its ease-of-use, flexibility and open design. SugarCRM runs on the leading cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Sugar On-Demand and Private Clouds, offering customers unparalleled choice and control of their data and deployments.
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