Social relationship platform Hootsuite has named Jean-Benoit Sorge as General Manager of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Sorge will build out and lead HootSuite’s EMEA team to drive regional growth and rapid expansion with Enterprise customers. Sorge brings a wide range of enterprise sales and operations experience to HootSuite. Most recently, Sorge was the Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA and Asia Pacific (APAC) at Moxie Software, a customer centric enterprise social software company where he pioneered Moxie Software’s growth into local European markets. During his three year tenure, he achieved a 60% growth in revenue.
“When HootSuite opened its London office last October, we set out to bring our product to more agencies and brands and integrate it into their social business structure,” says Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite. “Jean-Benoit has a passion for sales and technology, and his insights with enterprise customers will help push an even wider adoption of HootSuite across the EMEA region. I am pleased to welcome him to our executive team today.”
“I’m thrilled to join HootSuite at this time of incredible growth,” says Sorge, who is based in London, UK. “With our current momentum and global expansion plans the EMEA market holds tremendous unlocked potential in the enterprise business sphere. We have an exceptional solution for all enterprises who need to grow their business, brand awareness, and user engagement, across geographies. I look forward to expanding our strong presence in EMEA.”
Sorge’s extensive experience throughout EMEA also includes tenure at Dell Computers, running mid-market sales for Emerging Markets EMEA, as well as senior international executive positions at Messagelabs, RightNow and PeopleSoft.
HootSuite added 136 new Enterprise customers in Q3 alone, bringing the total number to date over 1000. These customers join close to eight million global HootSuite users spanning over 175 countries. The company has experienced rapid growth, having grown to a staff headcount of almost 400 today, up from just over 70 in early 2012. Additional career opportunities throughout the EMEA region are available across many departments. Follow @HootHR to receive updates on HootSuite’s current employment opportunities.