SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – January 23, 2012 – The Active Network, Inc. (NYSE: ACTV), the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, today announced the appointment of Kevin Biggs in the role of executive vice president of global technology sales. As such, Biggs will lead the Company’s global technology sales organization spanning more than 25 offices worldwide.
"Our market opportunity, coupled with our recent pace of growth, requires focused executive leadership and deep market expertise," said Dave Alberga, CEO of Active Network. "Kevin brings significant international experience growing revenue through complex sales in large enterprise accounts, as well as developing new customers through multiple routes-to-market. We’re very pleased to welcome him to the team."
Prior to joining Active Network, Biggs was responsible for all sales and support functions at Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS security systems, as the senior vice president of worldwide field operations. In that role, Biggs helped to grow company revenues from $165M to just under $500M while also scaling the organization to over 670 employees. Before that, Biggs worked for IBM Corporation where he held several sales executive roles within multiple divisions. In his position as the worldwide sales leader for new customer acquisitions for IBM’s Software Division, Biggs was tasked with accelerating revenue growth from new customers, emerging markets and under-performing regions. Prior to that, as the vice president of worldwide sales for IBM’s Data Management Division, Biggs led a global sales team of 2000+ sales and technical personnel with an annual revenue objective of $3.8 billion.
He holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Drury University.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications with over 47,000 global business customers and 70 million annual transactions reported last year. Our technology platform, ActiveWorks®, transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events by automating online registrations and streamlining other critical management functions, while also driving consumer participation to their events. Our flagship media property, Active.com®, is the leading online community for people who want to discover, participate in, and share activities about which they are passionate. Headquartered in San Diego, California since 1999, the company has over 25 offices worldwide. To learn more, visit www.ActiveNetwork.com or www.Active.com. Follow Active Network on Twitter @ActiveNetwork, @Active and on Facebook.
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Mona Klausing, Active Network
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