Introhive Attracts Former Salesforce Executive From Retirement & Expands Engineering Leadership Team
Introhive attracts Jerry Carr and Tony Sheehan who bring more than 40 years of combined experience to the product development team
Introhive, the leading CRM automation and relationship intelligence platform, has hired two key individuals who will drive the product development and innovation roadmap for Introhive’s existing solution offering. Jerry Carr, former SVP at Salesforce, is coming out of retirement to join the team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Tony Sheehan, who formerly worked with Jerry at Radian6, comes aboard as Vice President of Engineering. Both will work closely with Introhive’s product team to develop new technology and workflows that continuously improve Introhive’s user experience, enhance the platform’s features, and increase internal efficiency.
As CTO, Carr brings nearly 30 years of experience in leading product development for globally deployed products. Most recently, Carr served Radian6 as the Executive Vice President of Engineering, growing their team of technologists from three developers to a team of 80. Taking notice of Radian6’s success, Salesforce acquired the company in 2011. Carr expertly assisted with the technical aspects of the acquisition and remained SVP of Engineering for Salesforce once finalized. During his tenure at Salesforce, Carr led a team of 250 engineers working in all aspects of technology to provide market-innovating products. Other brands that have benefited from Carr’s expertise are T4G Limited, iMagicTV, Alcatel, and Aliant.
“The Introhive team has already been able to develop innovative products that are deployed to both large and small customers that provide real value and improve their business outcomes. I really enjoy working on products that customers love to use and Introhive has that. This is an exciting next step in my personal adventure, working here with a proven leadership team, working on market-leading products that provide real value to customers looking to drive business transformation,” Carr says on what attracted him to Introhive.
Looking ahead, Carr is already focused on growing the Introhive platform as CTO.
“I believe that Introhive has a real opportunity for dramatic growth, both in the customer base and as a company. There is a true need that is addressed by the Introhive platform and the products that we have planned. We have the opportunity to deliver major value to our customers, leading to growth of the team and company on a global scale, which will be very rewarding,” Carr states.
Alongside Carr, Sheehan also brings extensive experience in product development. As the Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering at Salesforce, Sheehan was responsible for a global team of approximately 70 engineers working on big data delivery, cloud infrastructure, automation, capacity planning, systems administration, and more. Before his time at Salesforce, Sheehan helped develop and deliver enterprise applications for FacilicorpNB, J.D. Irving, CGI, and others. With development experience that spans several specialties, Sheehan is well-equipped to serve as the VP of Engineering for Introhive.
“I was interested to work for Introhive because I wanted to join an innovative company where I saw a lot of potential for growth and acceleration. The Introhive platform really resonates with customers and they have a lot of success leveraging the technology to the point where they are willing to evangelize and advocate for the product. I was sold on it right away,” Sheehan says.
In addition, Sheehan is excited to jump into the role and capitalize on the potential he sees in the product offering and portfolio.
“Introhive has a solid foundation with a lot of potential — the platform is already more sophisticated than other surface-level products in the industry. I’m most looking forward to enhancing the rich and complete automation features the platform already offers and working closely with our customers and partners to deploy even more features that they believe will drive value and innovation,” Sheehan explains.
Introhive’s executives are also excited to have Jerry and Tony’s leadership on board to drive the platform’s innovation roadmap.
“Introhive was conceived on the original thesis that CRM is an amazing tool, but the more it is automated, the greater the usage and adoption, impact to marketing and business development, and overall return on investment for your CRM. If you can automate the mundane busy work, CRM can become a tool people love. We are seeing our CRM automation platform do just that for some of the biggest firms in professional services and the legal market today,” says Jody Glidden, CEO of Introhive.
Jody continues, “For the last few years, Introhive has been tripling revenue year-over-year. We’ve been generating a lot of strong momentum, new customer growth, and attracting world class talent. Jerry and Tony are a testament to this momentum and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them join the team.”
Together, Carr and Sheehan bring over 40 years of experience in technical architecture, product development, and technology management to the Introhive team. Introhive is thrilled to have them both on board to ensure that the Introhive relationship intelligence platform delivers cutting-edge innovation in the growing enterprise relationship management industry.