Pluralsight Appoints Former Salesforce Executive Ross Meyercord to Chief Revenue Officer
Oct 16, 2019
SILICON SLOPES, Utah – Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the technology skills platform, today announced the appointment of Ross Meyercord, former Executive Vice President of Sales for Salesforce, as Chief Revenue Officer. As CRO, Meyercord will be responsible for leading all elements of customer success, including the direct and indirect sales teams, pre-sales, and professional services serving customers in more than 150 countries.
Meyercord brings nearly 30 years of experience to Pluralsight, including enterprise SaaS sales, partnerships, sales operations, and technology leadership. Most recently, as EVP on the North American sales team at Salesforce, and previously as Chief Information Officer, Meyercord was a key member of the leadership team that helped grow Salesforce from $2.5B to more than $16B in annual revenue. Meyercord began his career at Accenture, where he was a senior partner in the Communications and High-Tech practice and left after 22 years to join Salesforce.
“Ross’s experience, expertise, and proven execution is the perfect match for Pluralsight as we enter our next phase of growth, and evolve our sales strategy and operations,” said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. “His management of sales growth and operations at scale is exactly what we wanted in our next CRO. Furthermore, as a former CIO, Ross deeply understands the needs of our customers and how our platform meets those needs. His role in growing a SaaS business at scale and in advising the world’s largest companies will help our customers manage their transformations in today’s digital age.”
“There are only a few opportunities like the one Pluralsight presents right now,” said Meyercord. “Similar to what Salesforce did for sales leaders, Pluralsight is creating the same for tech leaders, and the company has just begun bringing this value to companies around the world. I am excited to join the team and help scale the business to address this growing need as companies embrace technology to deliver on their goals and build new ways of doing business.”
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit pluralsight.com.