The Revenue Engine Podcast features top leaders in business, marketing, technology, and more and share their amazing stories.
Powerfully Combining AI and Cloud Technology With Brian Lillie of Rackspace Technology
Brian Lillie is the President of Private Cloud at Rackspace Technology, a cloud computing services pioneer and multi-cloud solutions provider. He is a recognized global leader with a focus on business strategy, product innovation, customer centricity, and enterprise digital experience. In addition, he is also a member of the board of directors for Lumentum and Storj Labs.
In this episode… Cloud technology is a crucial component to any company’s tech. No software or design can save your data without some form of comprehensive cloud solution. As the competition increases, adopting better services or providers is a necessity.
Rackspace Technology has found its edge in the crowded space through AI. They use the burgeoning tech to empower data, give companies effective tools, and maintain maximum security. Its combination of these two growing fields — AI and cloud tech — might be a solution for many businesses.
In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz sits down with Brian Lillie, the President of Private Cloud at Rackspace Technology, about the intersection of AI and cloud resources. They touch on the company’s work, how AI is evolving rapidly in the space, and what companies need to know about private cloud services.
Marketing the Next Great Disruptor With Robert Kulewicz of MarketSpark
Robert Kulewicz is a proven sales leader and the Chief Growth Officer of MarketSpark, a SaaS platform offering analog to 4G LTE and 5G for enterprises. He has worked in the US and Europe, including Fortune 1000 companies and start-ups in technology, media, automotive, and construction industries. His experience encompasses growing startups up to 10x within 24 months and expertise as a brand director, generating over $400 million in annual sales.
In this episode… Marketing is always a question of wants and needs. Businesses are often slow to adopt anything other than the necessities, which can hurt them in the long run. Industry disruptors can appear frivolous at first, until it’s too late to get on board.
Robert Kulewicz is a marketer and growth expert who has worked across several industries. The common thread is a talent for marketing invaluable solutions to an oversaturated market. He has developed his own methodology and answers to help companies buy in and mutually succeed.
In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz talks with Robert Kulewicz, the Chief Growth Officer at MarketSpark, to discuss marketing industry disruptors and SaaS solutions effectively. They touch on the landscape of data infrastructure, how Robert performs at his position, and his involvement with the sales team. He also breaks down the realities of scaling and rapid growth as a company.
Marketing Complex Products to Engineers and Executives With Oleg Shilovitsky of OpenBOM
Oleg Shilovitsky is the CEO and Co-founder of OpenBOM, a digital network platform that manages product data and connects manufacturers with supply chain networks. He also runs his social and consulting brand, Beyond PLM, to share information and insights for product, engineering, and manufacturing software.
In the past, Oleg held a host of leadership and technology positions, including a rich background in product lifecycle management. He is passionate about using technology and business to transform the way people work in engineering, manufacturing, and enterprise.
In this episode… Engineers are a difficult group for marketing. With an analytical and pragmatic mindset, the majority of engineers are focused on tangible solutions. For SaaS companies, directly marketing to these professionals can prove difficult and tedious.
Meanwhile, executives are an entirely different challenge. Their expectations and budgets can prove resistant to subpar marketing. A common factor between both groups is Oleg Shilovitsky, a CEO who has created content for both subsections — he offers invaluable advice on marketing to each.
In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz invites Oleg Shilovitsky, the CEO and Co-founder of OpenBOM, onto the show to break down how to market complex products to executives and engineers. They go through the basics, how Oleg found his niche, and his advice for marketers on appealing to both mindsets. They also talk about the inherent problems with B2B SaaS marketing and past mistakes that helped Oleg grow.
Best Practices for SaaS Companies and Vendors With Nigel Cullington of Upland Software
Nigel Cullington is a marketing leader with 25 years of global experience in sales and marketing. He is the VP of Marketing at Upland Software, an enterprise software that offers project management, workflow automation, and digital engagement.
Previously, Nigel worked in product marketing at Openwave Messaging and Altify before Upland’s acquisition.
In this episode… As businesses rapidly evolve, technology is often the dividing line for success. Having the right software, systems, and methodology can help companies rise past plateaus. Vendors in particular can become true partners with their clients, taking over crucial tasks and management responsibilities.
One such vendor and SaaS company is Upland Software. Their suite of software has granted increased efficiency to many leading companies. Marketing and sales have been key components of their growth, finding unique ways to promote their brand.
In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz interviews Nigel Cullington, the Vice President of Product Marketing at Upland Software, to discuss the business’ marketing strategies. They discuss Nigel’s career across sales and product marketing, how they use account-based marketing, and how they stand out from the crowd.
Leading and Growing a B2B Company With Kris Rudeegraap of Sendoso
Kris Rudeegraap is the CEO and Co-founder of Sendoso, a direct mail automation platform that helps companies engage with their customers throughout the buyer’s journey. He is also an advisor and investor for many leading companies including Alan AI, Sonar Software, LoopGolf, and Tourial.
In addition to his business, Kris is a contributing writer for Forbes Technology Council. He has previously worked as a senior account executive and a regional sales director.
In this episode… Leading a successful business — especially a B2B business — is a difficult process. Marketing and funnel growth are notoriously elusive prospects that contain a host of variables. While each company is different, there are universal tips and experiences that can always help.
Kris Rudeegraap is a CEO who has consistently helped his business grow. He has learned from firsthand experience how to navigate the SaaS and B2B industries. He offers his insight as a Forbes contributor but now offers additional thoughts to you.
In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz interviews Kris Rudeegraap, the CEO and Co-founder of Sendoso, to discuss leading and growing a B2B company. They break down his approach to growing the business, accelerating marketing, and aligning the company’s different teams. Kris also touches on AI and his thoughts on the industry as it stands today.
Transitioning Into and Excelling as a SaaS Company With Mario Martinez of Vengreso
Mario Martinez is the CEO and Founder of Vengreso, a sales training company that simplifies and automates with their SaaS-based technology FlyMSG. He is the host of the popular The Modern Selling Podcast and was featured in Forbes, INC., Entrepreneur, and Huffington Post. He’s a highly sought-after keynote speaker with his experience in personal branding and B2B sales.
In addition to these roles, Mario also serves on the advisory boards for National Association of Women Sales Professionals and OneMob.
In this episode… SaaS companies are already difficult to fund and market, but what about transforming an existing business into a SaaS model?
Vengreso started as a digital sales prospecting training company but has since pivoted with their software FlyMSG. The transformation has been difficult but rewarding in many ways according to founder Mario Martinez, who has applied his extensive knowledge of B2B business to market the new software. It is a unique situation for a company, and now you too can learn the irreplicable lessons that came from it.
In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz has an insightful conversation with Mario Martinez, the Founder and CEO of Vengreso, to talk about marketing and switching over to the SaaS model. They discuss the challenges of switching business models, customer acquisition, social media, and running a SaaS company. They also go through Mario’s background in business and what he learned from his mentors.
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