XANT Hires Brent Peters to Strengthen Executive Team
SILICON SLOPES, Utah – Dec. 18, 2014 – Today XANT, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, announced the addition of former Chief Technology Officer at eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY) company, Brent Peters, to its executive team in the role of senior vice president of engineering. This announcement comes at a time when the company is growing exponentially and subsequently scaling its infrastructure. Coinciding with the launch of a new data center on the east coast of the U.S., XANT is doubling the capacity of its platform to better serve the growing needs of today’s largest enterprises.
“An executive of Brent’s caliber is a welcome addition to the XANT team,” said Dave Elkington, founder and CEO, XANT. “Brent will play a valuable role, ensuring that the company keeps pace with its explosive growth and delivering enterprise-class solutions that will drive real revenue impact and success for thousands of customers across all industries.”
“Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with incredibly talented teams,” said Brent Peters, senior vice president of engineering, XANT. “This new role will give me the opportunity to apply unique technologies, machine learning and data science through the Neuralytics™ engine to solve age-old problems in business at a company that’s taking off like a rocket.”
Peters brings more than 20 years of hands-on experience in software development and a proven track record for engineering leadership, delivering high quality enterprise-grade platforms and solutions. He joins the company from eBay Enterprise, where he served as chief technology officer, responsible for developing the company’s commerce platform and driving product innovation, including mobile technologies and partner assets. Prior to eBay Enterprise, Brent held a number of roles over the course of a two-decade career with IBM, leading organizations such as WebSphere, Lotus and IBM GTS, where he was responsible for the development of IBM Smartcloud Enterprise+.
As senior vice president of engineering, Peters is tasked with enhancing XANT’s industry-leading sales acceleration platform, powered by Neuralytics™, to better serve the company’s growing pool of enterprise customers. He will relocate to Utah’s Silicon Slopes to take on this role, joining a rising number of distinguished Silicon Valley transplants eager to join the region’s thriving technology scene.
This announcement comes on the heels of the addition of industry veteran Jim Steele, former chief customer officer at Salesforce, to XANT’s executive team as the company’s new president of worldwide sales and chief customer officer. Other seasoned executives added to the team this year include leadership from Citrix (Mick Hollison, CMO), McAfee and VMware (Todd Riesterer, SVP, talent acceleration) and Backcountry.com (Kevin Samuelson, CFO).
2014 has been an incredible year of growth for the company, as it approaches a fourth consecutive year of 100 percent revenue expansion. With well over 500 employees on staff, the company plans to add 400 hires in the year to come, 150 of whom will join the team at its newly minted Salt Lake City, Utah location. For information on available openings, please visit /careers.
About XANT, Inc.
XANT offers cloud-based sales acceleration technology, harnessing the power of more than 12 billion sales interactions usingNeuralytics™ in the industry’s first comprehensive sales acceleration platform. Through its breakthrough technology, the XANT platform creates high-performance sales teams by offering communications for immediate response, gamification for sales motivation, data visualization for an immersive experience with sales data, and predictive analytics for lead prioritization and hiring. XANT has received numerous accolades for its technology and has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. XANT enterprise customers include Microsoft, Groupon and Marketo.