David Hood, CEO of VanillaSoft, is a successful software entrepreneur with extensive international experience in finance, business development, sales, and marketing. Under his leadership VanillaSoft has grown over the past decade from a small start-up to a leader in the inside sales and CRM space focusing on lead management and cadence automation.
Prior to VanillaSoft, David was co-founder and CEO of Hemera Technologies, which grew from a basement start-up to a world-class player in the digital image content space in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
David holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, a Master's Degree in International Affairs, and graduated from the Owner- President Management program (OPM) of Harvard Business School.
Genie brings more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing with an emphasis on doing business on the phone. Genie comes with a broad experience reaching into hundreds of industries including technology, manufacturing, non-profits, financial services, and business services.
Prior to joining VanillaSoft, Genie Parker co-founded Parker, Murray and Associates, a remarkably successful boutique outbound call center. Genie's company consistently delivered sales, qualified leads, appointments, marketing and fund-raising services to businesses from The Fortune 500 to small businesses across the United States for 15 years.
PMA gained a reputation in the industry with companies looking to carry out highly productive calling campaigns while ensuring a quality customer experience. Her knowledge of technology and the entire phone sales process gives her the ability to bring the two together to give VanillaSoft customers the tools they want and need.
Genie has worked at such companies as L’Oréal, Monet, and 1928 Jewelry and holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi.
As Vice President of Sales, Scott is responsible for leading our global sales team. He is a results-driven professional who brings more than 25 years of sales and executive-management experience to VanillaSoft. He is a proven veteran at building scalable infrastructure for inside sales and call center teams by defining key performance indicators, sales process, and training programs.
In his previous role as Director of Sales at BenefitMall, Scott built and launched their inside sales team. In this position, he created and delivered policies and procedures, strategic planning, and technology integration leading to a 42% decrease in their sales cycle, and 30% increase in revenue per sale.
Scott has also held prestigious positions at multi-million-dollar companies, including Capital One, where he overhauled the entire sales and training processes to drive goal-surpassing revenue from $300 million to $900 million.
Scott holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing from Nicholls State University.
Simon Grégoire is the director of the VanillaSoft research and development team. Drawing on over 20 years of development experience, Simon applies his expertise to strategically manage all programming activities and is directly responsible for the development of the principal application cores.
Simon has acted as Development Manager at Tomoye, a pioneer in Online Communities of Practice, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Hemera, a leader in digital imaging and graphics management, and Senior Development Leader at G&A Imaging, a leading ID-based security company.
He has won numerous international awards for his software design and user interfaces.
Additionally, VanillaSoft has built a winning team of engineers, operations personnel, finance managers and general managers.