Portland, OR – May 15, 2014 – Janrain, the world’s leading provider of Customer Identity Management technology, announced today that Jim Lodestro has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Sales. In this newly created position, Mr. Lodestro will be responsible for expanding Janrain’s global sales operation and further focusing business development efforts in the media, entertainment, consumer packaged goods, publishing, retail and pharmaceutical industries.
“Jim brings impressive expertise on the power of customer identity management to deliver unique marketing benefits for addressing customers in a holistic personalized way,” said Larry Drebes, chief executive officer, Janrain. “This is the perfect time to bring in a seasoned veteran of Jim’s caliber to accelerate growth. The company is rapidly expanding, and we’ve seen a marked increase in our pipeline driven by brands that see personalized marketing as a marketing imperative. Jim’s experience in direct and indirect distribution models will help us cement Janrain as the standard in customer profile management.”
“This a great time to join Janrain. The company is extremely well positioned for success as its clients look to expand globally with the Janrain solution set,” said Lodestro. “Major brands are successfully deploying Janrain’s solutions at an extremely high rate, and we plan to showcase our early adopters’ success to attract more widespread recognition of the power of customer profile management.”
Mr. Lodestro brings a track record of enterprise sales and leadership to his new role. Prior to joining Janrain, Jim held executive-level sales positions at MyBuys, Responsys, Hyperion Solutions, and Arbor Software. He has also been chief executive officer of LTS Commerce and Interlace Systems. He holds a BA from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Babson College.
The Janrain Customer Identity and Access Management platform helps brands build a unified view of their customers across all devices by collecting accurate customer profile data to power personalized marketing. The proprietary platform encompasses social login, registration, customer profile data storage, customer segments, customer insights, single sign-on, and engagement. Janrain powers customer identity management for brands like Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, Marvel, and Dr Pepper. Founded in 2002, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris, and the Silicon Valley in California. For more information, please visit www.janrain.com and follow @janrain.