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Nashua, NH, United States, 2009/06/04 - Akken, provider of the first All-in-One, on demand staffing and recruiting software, today welcomes software sales and Solution Selling™ consultant Evan Marks as Director of Sales.
Marks will lead the expansion of Akken’s flagship offering, Akken Staffing™, effectively growing the client base while delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
"We are very fortunate Evan has decided to join our team" said Giridhar Akkineni, founder and CEO of Akken. "With his sales leadership expertise, particularly in the area of consultative sales methodologies, we are confident Evan is right person to help us reach our growth goals while helping our clients be more effective and profitable."
Marks brings more than 23 years of technical sales and marketing expertise to Akken. Most recently with EM Consulting Solutions and Services, a sales and marketing consulting company, Marks founded to train, motivate and rapidly improve sales effectiveness of technology sales teams. Marks continually exceeded his clients' expectations, reducing their sales cycles by 30% and increasing their revenue more than 40%. Prior to EM Consulting, Marks held numerous leadership positions in high growth technology and software companies such as Accel Technologies, where he led the sales team and grew revenues from $3 million to $18 million in under 2 years. Marks is a recognized Solution Selling consultant and has successfully implemented the Solution Selling process in more than 20 organizations.
“I am excited to join the team at Akken at this important time in our history" said Evan Marks. "Akken's fast growth and countless customer success stories over the past 2 years demonstrate a strong demand for an integrated software platform to operate a staffing company. I am looking forward to helping staffing and recruiting firms be more productive in today's challenging economy."
Akken (akken.com) is an innovative Software-as-a-Service company that is growing fast and causing a rapid shift in the staffing and recruiting market. Akken provides the first All-in-One, on demand software platform to automate all core front and back office functions of staffing and recruiting firms. Combining email, applicant tracking, customer relationship management, job management, accounting, human resource management, self service, reporting and more, hundreds of temporary, direct and blended firms use Akken Staffing™ to put more people to work every day. Delivered as a service, Akken meets the growing needs of its clients with frequent upgrades, over 75% of which stem from direct user feedback.