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SocketLabs Names New Chief Revenue Officer to Drive Next Wave of Growth in Email Delivery Market

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an industry-leading provider of highly scalable email delivery solutions
that drive customer engagement and growth, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Keith Hontz as Chief Revenue Officer.

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SocketLabs Chief Revenue Officer Keith Hontz (Photo: Business Wire)

SocketLabs Chief Revenue Officer Keith Hontz (Photo: Business Wire)

joins SocketLabs from SAP America, Inc., where he was Global Vice
President of SAP Industries. With over two decades of experience as a
top performer in roles spanning sales, business development, product
management, presales and consulting, Hontz brings an extensive
background in customer experience solutions and engaging with enterprise
and mid-market accounts. Most recently at SAP, he served as an executive
advisor to tech start-ups at the SAP.iO Foundry in New York City,
imparting his enterprise selling experience and entrepreneurial spirit.

As a dynamic software executive with a proven track record of success,
Hontz is excited to introduce SocketLabs’ unique communication
technology to an expansive network of enterprises, integration partners
and ISVs. He will be overseeing the revenue engine for SocketLabs,
including new customer acquisition, sales functions and strategic
partnerships, – and helping to define the company’s go-to-market
strategy. Hontz will also bring a new focus to key industries driving
value for line-of-business executives across IT, Marketing, Sales,
Service, Commerce, HR, Operations and Procurement as well as support for
leading CRM vendors and application developers.

“Keith’s track record of sales success is hard to match,” said John
Alessi, SocketLabs Founder and President. “We are excited to welcome a
leader of his caliber to our team and look forward to expanding our
business under his guidance as our first Chief Revenue Officer.”

Founded in 2007, SocketLabs has been helping
organizations around the globe
, across multiple industries, deliver
billions of critical emails to their prospects, customers, clients and
members. The company’s founders are email software specialists who began
with a vision of providing the most advanced and specialized email
delivery technology in a ubiquitous, cloud-based solution.

Today, SocketLabs powers email delivery for some of the world’s leading
brands such as ADP, Advocare, Aston Martin, APSIS, Cisco, Customer
Thermometer, Deluxe, Diebold, Honeywell, IBM, MaritzCX, Ohio State
University, Panera Bread, Penn State University, ProntoForms, ReMax,
Siemens, TeamSupport and Warner Brothers. The SocketLabs data processing
addendum enables customers to maintain compliance with GDPR.

In 2018, Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and philanthropist, Chase Lenfest,
purchased a controlling interest in SocketLabs.

“We see great growth potential in SocketLabs, in part because the
company’s technology has already generated broad adoption and a long
track record of customer success with very minimal outbound sales
efforts,” said Lenfest. “Keith will be an extraordinary addition to our
team as we embark on our next wave of growth with world-class companies
across the globe.”

“I look forward to my new role at SocketLabs, leveraging my background
in enterprise software and customer experience to drive our business
forward. SocketLabs is an innovative tech company with a winning team
that’s poised for massive growth,” said Hontz. “The business impact of
email continues to grow as a vital communication channel for enabling
customer engagement, yet over 20 percent of commercial email worldwide
fails to reach the intended recipient’s inbox, either getting diverted
to spam folders or blocked altogether. It’s a professional privilege to
support SocketLabs’ vision of helping our clients break through these
barriers and enabling successful email communications that matter most
for their business. Our future ahead is bright and I’m looking forward
to growing the business together with our customers.”

About SocketLabs

SocketLabs offers the world’s best software solutions for helping
businesses optimize the value of email communication. Our unique
technology connects easily with clients’ SaaS CRM applications, mobile
apps and websites to streamline the process of delivering, analyzing,
and managing their high-volume email traffic. Our tagline is “the
science of hitting the inbox,” highlighting the combined power of our
software technology and consultative methodology which allows us to
optimize a client’s email performance. What makes us truly unique is how
we separate, analyze, visualize and manage clients’ email strategies to
maximize audience engagement and achieve their desired business
outcomes. Visit
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