Andrew Somoza, former CSO of AchieveIt and Co-Founder/VP of Sales at Vendormate, has joined Voxa as Chief Sales Officer. Andrew has a long track record of growing early stage tech startups into successful companies. A proven entrepreneur, Andrew has over 15 years of experience in sales leadership and business development. “Andrew’s background and expertise is exactly what we need to support our sales team and fuel our growth,” said Johnson Cook, founder and CEO of Voxa, the world’s first automated CRM assistant. Voxa is intelligent integration for e-mail to CRM, natural language task triggers, and actionable analytics from where sales people and knowledge workers spend more time than anywhere else: e-mail. “With Andrew on board, we can accelerate toward our goal of increasing productivity and providing accurate metrics for sales teams everywhere.” At his last endeavor, AchieveIt, Andrew was employee #2. Under his leadership, AchieveIt’s sales doubled in 2012 and quadrupled in 2013. Prior to AchieveIt and Vendormate, Andrew has held various sales management positions with Lancope, Borland Software Corporation and Starbase Corporation. Somoza is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Management, minor Economics/Marketing. Andrew and his wife, Jessie, have three daughters. He is an active member of Christ the King Church and has served on the Board of Directors for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and Georgia Tech’s Alexander-Tharpe Fund. Andrew is a regular speaker at Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Technology of Association of Georgia and an active investor in early stage technology companies.
John Souza/Social Media Marketing University
John Souza is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Social Media Marketing University (SMMU). Under his leadership, SMMU has provided training courses and done-for-you solutions to customers across the globe, and has quickly become a trusted authority in social media. He’s been featured by Fox Business News, Fast Company, Inc., Forbes and Mashable. In 2011, John Souza was named “Social Media Marketer of the Year” by the Tech Marketing Awards presented annually by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and more recently SMMU won the 2013 About.com Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Online Education Site.” Over 125,000 students have learned how to grasp and leverage the potential of social media marketing through his firm’s award-winning Social Media Certification and Training programs.
Craig Williams/Global Authority Agency
Craig, husband of one, father of four, is a consummate connector,1st generation social entrepreneur, and a true creative, working within the margin of safety while mastering his circles of confidence. Organically creating history by powerfully influencing culture.
Neil Howe/Global Authority Agency
Neil Howe is a sought after online media strategist in the local business marketplace. He is famous for creating wildly profitable media campaigns that transform small business owners into the celebrity authority in their market. Neil is originally from Scotland but calls Atlanta home after spending almost 20 years stateside.
He is married with 7 children and loves to help entrepreneurs with families make the breakthrough to success.