Bulldog Solutions Appoints Darin Hicks as Chief Executive Officer
Former Acxiom Executive to Focus on Optimizing Client Value and Accelerating Growth
AUSTIN, Texas, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Bulldog Solutions, Inc. the Business-to-Business marketing leader in Revenue Performance Management, today announced the appointment of Darin Hicks as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hicks takes the reins from Rob Solomon, Bulldog Solutions founder who will continue to serve as Chairman and chief strategist.
“We made a commitment to be forward-looking. As our business has continued to grow, we’ve worked hard to make sure we have all of the right talent to succeed,” said Solomon. “We couldn’t have found a better fit than Darin, who is exceptionally qualified to lead the team at Bulldog and take it to new heights. He not only has the experience and skills we need – he’s a great guy and a strong cultural fit. I’ve never been more energized about our future.”
“Bulldog Solutions has established itself as a leader in demand generation and improving the measurable value of marketing,” said Hicks. “The company is poised at the forefront of digital marketing strategy, technology innovation, and campaign execution to deliver the highest value to our clients. Rob and I share the same vision for expanding upon this value, and I’m excited about opportunity to work with him, our clients and the great team at Bulldog.”
Mr. Hicks has experience in leading aggressive growth plans focused on multi-channel marketing, customer lifetime value and complex software and services sales. Under his leadership at Acxiom, he grew the technology business unit into the company’s first global industry and brought new solutions to market in the insurance vertical. Hicks was also founder and president of Software Leadership Services, a management consulting company providing domain and operational expertise to early stage software and services companies. Prior to that, he served at Trilogy in a number of key leadership positions in the US and Europe, including general management of their primary industry verticals and leading their professional services organization from $28 to $130 million in three years. Trilogy, known for attracting talent to Austin from the most prestigious universities, grew from 12 employees to 1,200 and $250 million in annual revenue during his tenure.
Mr. Hicks graduated from Stanford University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and is a native of Durand, Michigan. He currently serves as Board member for Bulldog Solutions and resides in Austin, Texas.
About Bulldog Solutions
Bulldog Solutions is an innovative revenue performance firm for global B2B enterprise companies. The company helps marketing organizations drive results by providing the right mix of digital strategy, technology infrastructure and multi-channel programs to increase pipeline and revenue. Bulldog specializes in proving and increasing marketing’s business impact. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with operations throughout North America and Europe. Visit bulldogsolutions.com for more information.
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