There are two things that drive us at Compile: delivering data that is of value to our customers and building a company that we can be proud of. This is reflected in how we sell, how we design, how we hire and how we plan to grow.
We are on an exciting trajectory but we recognize that we can’t do this all by ourselves. Which is why we are excited to announce that two accomplished individuals are joining our board of advisors.
The first, Mike Derezin, is the VP of Sales Solutions at LinkedIn. Mike helped launch LinkedIn’s Sales Solutions, which is the company’s premium solution for sales professionals and sales organisations In this role, he is responsible for leading and scaling the global field sales and product consulting teams. Prior to his current role, Mike led LinkedIn’s Global Solutions and Research teams.
Mike is also a lifelong entrepreneur, having founded and grown several companies, including an emerging markets financial services company that was acquired by Thomson Reuters. In between entrepreneurial ventures, Mike advised Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms as a consultant at Bain & Co. Mike graduated from UC Berkeley with Phi Beta Kappa honors and holds an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Our second advisor is Tony Rodoni, Senior Vice President for commercial sales at salesforce.com. Tony plays a significant role in the company’s overall vision, direction, and go-to-market strategy in the small and medium business market. Tony was a repeat customer of salesforce.com’s in prior roles, including as VP of Sales and Marketing at Itemfield, a data integration company, and VP of Marketing and VP of EMEA Sales at Support.com, a customer service and support technology vendor.
From 1988 to 1998, Tony held a variety of management positions, most recently as the General Manager of the data warehouse business unit at Informix Software, a database software company. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a MBA from Santa Clara University.
Both Mike and Tony bring deep industry insights and practitioners’ perspective on how sales and marketing teams can be more effective. Welcome aboard!