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Pipeliner CRM Appoints John Golden as CSO

Globally Acknowledged Sales Thought Leader Added to Team to Support Expansion Objectives

John Golden Pipeliner CRM CSO

Los Angeles, CA , August 27, 2014 – Pipeliner CRM today announced the appointment of John Golden as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). The appointment expands upon recent C-Suite additions and adds significant experience to the Pipeliner CRM senior management team. As CSO of Pipeliner CRM, Golden will provide strategic direction to Pipeliner CRM to increase market penetration through effective direct and channel sales strategies while ensuring that the organization is aligned with its target buyers.

Golden, a globally acknowledged thought leader in the SMB market is a renowned author and speaker on sales and business strategy. He is the author of two books, "Social Upheaval: How to Win @ Social Selling" & "Winning the Battle for Sales". These best -selling books are the new standard for today’s sales professional.

“With our growth objectives squarely aimed at being a major player in the middle market segment of the 20 billion dollar CRM industry, we are pleased to add John Golden in the vital role of CSO to our team. John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Pipeliner, which will assist us in our expansion efforts.” said Nikolaus Kimla, CEO of Pipeliner CRM. “We continue to add top talent in order to become the leading sales pipeline management platform for sales teams worldwide.”

Prior to Pipeliner CRM, Golden held the position of President & CEO of Huthwaite, the creators of SPIN Selling, where he achieved the highest revenue, operating profit and margins in the company’s long history. Likewise as President & CEO of Omega Performance, Golden achieved operating profit margins of 20+% during his three-year tenure compared with a 14% average during the prior 5 years.

“I am delighted to be joining an organization that really understands the dynamics of sales and salespeople and has built a platform that truly supports the reality of the role,” stated John Golden. “Pipeliner CRM through its focus on visualization, ease of use and social feeds enables the entrepreneurial spirit of sales people and creates a dynamic partnership between them and sales management that brings greater levels of predictability to organization’s business. I am furthermore very honored to be working with a proven innovator like Nikolaus Kimla as we shape the strategy of the organization going forward."

Pipeliner CRM aims to be a worktool that becomes a way of life – one that salespeople adopt and trust. Their experienced, award-winning team has created an entirely new kind of sales pipeline management application.

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About Pipelinersales Inc.

Pipeliner CRM is a software system that enables salespeople and teams to understand their sales process and accelerate opportunities toward a close, while saving time and maintaining focus. Pipeliner CRM overlays organizational features atop a visual interface, creating a worktool that adapts to and grows with the organization.

Easily implemented, Pipeliner is non-disruptive and readily adopted by salespeople who find that using the system helps them sell better and faster, and by sales managers who benefit from an accurate, predictable, and low-risk pipeline.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California and Vienna, Austria, Pipeliner CRM has offices in the UK, Sweden, Slovakia, and India. Engage with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and @PipelinerCRM or visit us at