Shane Closser is an expert in Financial Services, High-Tech, and Retail. His experience includes working for the fastest growing firms in their sector - Accenture Interactive (management consulting), Virtusa (system integrator), and now Yext (SaaS). Shane has lead global sales, marketing, product, and strategy teams. These teams have ranged from small agile groups to complex organizations with over 12,000 people while averaging over 145% growth YoY in revenue. He prefers teams where he can mentor members, be hands-on, create a vibrant culture and move quickly to outpace the market. Shane was the Global Managing Director for Marketing-as-a-Service (MaaS) and NA Accenture Interactive Lead. Shane is a published author and an award-winning speaker. His research has been recognized by leading advisory groups (ex. Forrester and Gartner) and technology vendors (ex. Adobe, Microsoft, Salesforce). To this day, he is the only partner to have won the Most Innovative Solution of the Year award and presented at the Adobe Sneaks keynote. Areas of Expertise: - Business Transformation - ventures, eco-system, planning, alliances, PMO and steering committees - Digital Transformation - innovation labs, POC, MVP, ROI analysis, benchmarking and roadmaps - Marketing Transformation - campaign automation, content strategy, social and demand generation - Sales Transformation - sales process, performance mgt, enablement, revenue ops, alliances and forecasting - Product Transformation - release management, quality assurance, product mgt, agile, engineering and MVP - Digital Platforming - payments, security, IoT, connected devices, WCM, SaaS, PaaS, mobile and API Over the last 15 years, he has managed more than 75 large programs across financial services, high-tech, retail/cpg, media/entertainment, and healthcare markets for Fortune 100 and Global 2000 organizations. He is a certified trainer and a hands-on architect on enterprise mobility, content management, and digital marketing.
Global Head of Industry / General Manager - Financial Services & Insurance at Yext