Neil Thomas knows what it takes to grow a world-leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company. In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales of cloud-based business analytics firm Adaptive Insights, Thomas grew the company’s sales team from five to 150 and its customer base from launch to thousands of enterprises in 80+ countries. This success followed a near twenty-year track record for establishing, developing and continuously improving global sales teams.

The UK-born Thomas says, “SLI’s success in expanding beyond its home market of New Zealand, recruiting world-leading brands as customers and growing around the world, particularly in the UK and the United States, is no mean feat.

“This says to me that SLI has a product that is attractive, wanted and needed. It also shows that we have an organisation that is able to deliver solutions successfully in different economic and cultural environments. I think the secret of this achievement has been the commitment of the SLI team to customer success and delivering excellent service.”

“SLI is well positioned to ride the next wave in e-commerce. Retailers and business-to-business websites worldwide are increasingly looking for solutions that ensure their websites serve up the products and services consumers are seeking in a timely, efficient and appealing way.”

SLI CEO Shaun Ryan says, “Neil has led a sales organization through the type of growth that we intend to achieve over the next few years. This expertise and experience will further accelerate SLI’s growth. We are delighted to have him on board.