Matt Downes joins SAVO Group
LONDON, March 28, 2017
SAVO Group, the leading provider of enterprise-grade sales enablement solutions, announced today that Matt Downes is joining the company as its new Senior Client Director for SAVO Group in the UK. Downes comes to SAVO with over 15 years of sales strategy, effectiveness and enablement expertise focused on growing revenue streams for multinational clients.
“Matt has impressive experience building strategic sales excellence programs for many of the same European companies SAVO partners with today and he is a good fit to help us continue our expansion efforts in Europe,” said Jason Keever, Vice President EMEA, SAVO Group.
“The EMEA sales enablement market has a long history of investing heavily in training, messaging and other sales transformation efforts but is reaching the realization that without technology supporting these efforts, the investment continues to fall flat. Matt’s experience on both sides of this conversation with be valuable for current and new clients alike,” says Keever.
Prior to joining SAVO, Matt was most recently Co-Founder & VP of Sales at Strategy To Revenue, revenue acceleration experts which works with some of the world’s largest companies including HP Enterprise, Vodafone, Thomson Reuters and DHL. Previously to Strategy To Revenue, Matt held a VP Sales role at A.S.K. Learning where he led the growth of sales performance solutions to large multinational companies. Downes started his career at Complete Learning, a Cisco Learning Partner where he managed large Tier 1 partners and alliances including Dimension Data, IBM, Energis, Orange, Cable & Wireless to both defend and grow revenues of new Cisco services and solutions.
On joining SAVO, Matt said, “We are seeing the next paradigm shift in selling with the effects of hyper-connected world with mobility, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics starting to play out. I am very excited to be part of a company that has the experience and vision to help companies embrace the required change to accelerate growth and differentiate from their competitors.”
SAVO is the leader in the sales enablement market having pioneered the sales enablement category since its founding in 1999. SAVO provides the most insightful, prescriptive and secure sales enablement platform for global use, delivering content to sellers within the context of their selling situation. With SAVO, companies achieve their revenue initiatives by aligning their sales, marketing and operations to work together with focus on the customer and greater results in the field.