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Zoovu Hires CRO to Drive U.S. Expansion and Global Sales

May 14, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2019--

Zoovu, the leading AI conversational marketing platform, today announced the appointment of Tim O’Neil as Chief Revenue Officer. Bringing over 15 years of experience leading sales initiatives for AI and data software firms, O’Neil will be responsible for overseeing Zoovu’s global sales efforts, expanding its U.S. footprint and building out the company’s partnership ecosystem across all core verticals.

“Today’s consumers crave greater levels of convenience, personalization and engagement and brands face an uphill battle when it comes to simplifying the shopper journey and gaining real-time insights into product preferences and buyer behavior,” said Rob Mullen, chief executive officer, Zoovu. “Zoovu’s conversational marketing technology is equipped to alleviate these challenges by providing shoppers with more informative and contextual product recommendations both online and in-store via digital assistants like chatbots. Having an experienced sales expert like Tim onboard, whose proven track record of success, will allow us to further build upon that vision globally. I’m confident that his leadership will help both Zoovu and our clients grow in this rapidly-evolving digital landscape.”

Prior to joining Zoovu, Tim served as VP of North America Sales at search and AI analytics solutions provider ThoughtSpot, where he brought the company from ground level to a “unicorn valuation” in just four years. Stemming from these efforts, ThoughtSpot was also named a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. As Zoovu’s CRO, he will look to foster similar momentum and oversee the next chapter of growth for the company, including strategic alliance expansion, building out a larger global sales team and securing new revenue streams.

“Zoovu’s vision is clear in helping to optimize brand and consumer engagement while using artificial intelligence to help solve shoppers’ ‘I-want moments’ across product categories and digital and physical channels,” added O’Neil. “I look forward to helping bolster this mission by further building out an industry-leading sales team, partner program and revenue model.”

Through the first quarter of 2019, Zoovu announced its merger with SmartAssistant and secured its Series B funding round for $14 million. Looking forward with O’Neil, Zoovu is positioned to continue this momentum throughout the remainder of the year while eyeing additional growth and partnership opportunities, as well as product innovation on the heels of the launch of its new self-service platform.

About Zoovu:
Zoovu is the ultimate AI-conversational marketing platform. We help brands and retailers grow sales and increase conversion across chatbots, website and in-store. Our AI-driven digital assistants interact with billions of consumers every day to help find the perfect product. Our technology leverages complex behavioral data sets and learns from consumer interaction patterns with the goal of solving the “I want” moment – the point in time when a consumer makes a purchase decision.

On average, Zoovu clients see a 107% uplift in conversion and a 9.7% average order value uplift. Our commitment to combining the human touch with tangible ROI is at the core of who we are - without it, we’d be just another SaaS company.

More than 200 brands use Zoovu digital assistants today, including Amazon, Coty, Whirlpool and Canon. Headquartered in New York and London, Zoovu operates worldwide in 1000+ categories and all languages. See more at: www.zoovu.com

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