Bentonville-based technology firm Movista has announced the addition of industry veteran Patty Lehan to head up sales development for the company.
Lehan has over 20 years’ experience leading global marketing and sales campaigns for companies within the technology sector, including the areas of healthcare IT, e-commerce software as a service (SaaS), data integration and analytics. She most recently worked as a strategic marketing and communications consultant in Newburyport, Mass.
As the vice president of sales development, according to a news release, Lehan will lead the inside sales organization and spearhead strategic growth opportunities in retail and other markets where efficiency and productivity of distributed workforces are pivotal to an organization’s success. Responsibilities include developing a major account strategy and furthering the expansion of Movista’s One platform in key customer accounts.
Lehan will report to Jack Wilson, who was recently named senior vice president of sales to drive Movista’s global sales strategy, execution and expansion efforts. This is the third time Lehan and Wilson have worked together at the same company. \
“Patty is an excellent addition to our team at a time of unprecedented growth for Movista,” Wilson said. “I’m excited to hit the ground running in becoming global leaders in the workforce management industry.”
Lehan is relocating to Northwest Arkansas.
“I look forward to joining Movista at a dynamic time within the company and contributing to its customer acquisition and growth goals. I’m a native of New England and Boston and I’m looking forward to exploring Northwest Arkansas and the beautiful surroundings in the foothills of the Ozarks,” she said.
The expansion of the strategic sales team is made possible through a $12 million growth investment led by Level Equity, a New York-based software-focused growth specialist, which was announced in September 2018. In addition, investment funds will be used to develop new product features and accelerate innovation. This development is needed to meet the company’s target goal of 1 million daily users of the Movista platform within five years.
Movista was founded in 2010 by retail veterans April Seggebruch and Stan Zylowski, and the company’s recurring revenues have grown more than 300% since 2015.