David leads branding, lead generation, product marketing and corporate communications. Prior to joining Auction.com, Thompson was the CMO of WebEx, where he named and launched the company, positioned it as a global business brand, helped guide it through an IPO and grew the business to 2500 employees and $300 million in recurring revenue. He was also CEO and co-founder of Genius.com/LeadRocket (acquired by CallidusCloud), an early leader in the digital marketing automation space, where he grew the company to more than 3,000 customers, 80 employees and earned a place on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing tech startups.
Thompson served as senior vice president of marketing at Ustream, a leading platform for live video streaming, and has led product, marketing, and business development efforts at a diverse set of technology companies, including Microsoft and Quarterdeck.
David is the founder of the Sales 2.0 conference, a community-based effort to educate B2B sales and marketing professionals about the power of Web and mobile technologies to increase revenue generation potential across their organizations. He is also active in the Bay Area arts community supporting non-profit arts organizations.
Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
- 03/16/11 -techcrunch.com