FirePond has appointed Dr Arnim Jost as vice president and managing director of the central Europe region, encompassing Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Jost will lead sales, marketing, business development and professional services initiatives, reporting to president Graham Williams.
Jost joins FirePond from SAP, where he was a vice-president responsible for CRM solutions in vertical markets throughout Europe. Before that, he worked with Kiefer & Veittinger, which was acquired by SAP in 1998.
“Arnim has a wealth of business experience in the CRM and related areas, not only in Germany, but throughout Europe,” commented Williams. “His leadership qualities and profound knowledge of the central European market will significantly accelerate the success FirePond has already enjoyed in the region since the beginning of this year.”
Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, FirePond is a global provider of integrated eBusiness selling solutions. FirePond helps companies to sell more by making it easy for their customers to buy complex products and services. Its clients include Freightliner, ABB, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Renault, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Compaq, Ricoh Europe and Hitachi Construction Machinery.