Revenue Engine Podcast

Alex Gluz

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Optimizing Customer Marketing With Data-Driven Techniques With Hunter Montgomery
3d ago
Optimizing Customer Marketing With Data-Driven Techniques With Hunter Montgomery
Hunter Montgomery is the Chief Marketing Officer at ChurnZero, a leading customer success platform designed to help businesses prevent customer churn. With over 15 years of b2b SaaS marketing experience and 25 years in b2b marketing, Hunter has a rich history in the industry, working as the Vice President of Marketing at Cision and Chief Marketing Officer at Higher Logic, among others. Hunter has been integral in developing marketing strategies that leverage data analytics and customer insights, leading to impactful growth in numerous tech companies. In this episode… In a world where retaining customers is just as crucial as acquiring new ones, understanding how to leverage data can be a game-changer. How can businesses effectively use data to enhance their customer marketing efforts and drive long-term success? According to Hunter Montgomery, a seasoned expert in b2b SaaS marketing with over 25 years of experience, the key lies in harnessing detailed customer data to proactively address their needs and opportunities. He highlights the importance of creating targeted campaigns based on customer usage patterns and engagement levels. By integrating AI to process vast amounts of data, companies can generate actionable insights that inform personalized strategies, resulting in improved customer satisfaction and retention. This approach not only streamlines operations, but also aligns marketing, sales, and customer success teams toward common goals. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, host Alex Gluz sits down with Hunter Montgomery, Chief Marketing Officer at ChurnZero, to discuss optimizing customer marketing with data-driven techniques. They talk about how proactive customer success strategies can significantly reduce churn, the role of AI in enhancing customer relationships, and the importance of cross-functional alignment.
The Future of Digital Advertising: Mark McEachran on Privacy, Context, and Performance
Jul 5 2024
The Future of Digital Advertising: Mark McEachran on Privacy, Context, and Performance
Mark McEachran is the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Yieldmo. With a degree in computer science and a career that began in 1997, Mark has grown alongside the evolving digital advertising landscape. Starting at a small company that quickly became the third most-trafficked website at the time, Mark has developed a distinct perspective and expertise in ad tech. His experiences include pioneering work at the Rubicon Project, where he contributed to building the first supply-side platform exchange. In this episode… The digital advertising landscape is undergoing significant transformation, driven by the decline of third-party cookies and the rise of privacy concerns. How will these changes shape the future of advertising, and what strategies should businesses adopt to stay ahead? According to Mark McEachran, a seasoned expert in ad tech and product management, the future lies in leveraging first-party data and contextual targeting to deliver personalized and effective advertising. He highlights that as cookies become obsolete, companies must innovate to maintain user privacy while still achieving performance goals. This shift not only demands new technologies, but also a fundamental change in how advertisers interact with consumers, ensuring engagements are both privacy-compliant and meaningful. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, host Alex Gluz sits down with Mark McEachran, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Yieldmo, to discuss the evolving landscape of digital advertising. They explore the importance of first-party data, the role of contextual targeting in a post-cookie world, and future opportunities for privacy-focused startups.
Mastering Go-to-Market Strategies and Customer Retention With Brian Warrick
Jun 21 2024
Mastering Go-to-Market Strategies and Customer Retention With Brian Warrick
Brian Warrick is the Revenue Leader at Baresquare, a company specializing in AI-powered revenue optimization for e-commerce. He is responsible for go-to-market efforts at Baresquare. With a background in environmental and business economics, a MBA from Rutgers University, and 25 years in digital transformation, Brian's expertise spans startups to established entities in various industries. His career began with early entrepreneurial ventures and progressed through a decade in a content management vendor role before joining Baresquare. In this episode… How can companies craft a successful go-to-market strategy and ensure long-term customer retention in today's competitive landscape? These critical questions often perplex business leaders as they strive to navigate the complexities of the modern market. What are the key elements that drive effective strategies and sustainable growth? According to Brian Warrick, a seasoned revenue leader with extensive experience in digital transformation, the process starts with deeply understanding the customer. He highlights the importance of authenticity and genuine engagement in building trust and driving meaningful connections. By aligning sales and marketing efforts and focusing on high-intent revenue opportunities, companies can create a cohesive strategy that resonates with their target audience. The result? An increase in customer acquisition and a significant reduction in churn. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, host Alex Gluz sits down with Brian Warrick, Revenue Leader at Baresquare, to discuss mastering go-to-market strategies and customer retention. They dive into the importance of aligning sales and marketing teams, the role of authenticity in engaging customers, and the latest advancements in AI-powered analytics. Tune in for actionable insights that can transform your approach to market strategy and customer management.
The AI Advantage: Unlocking the Power of Data Science in Marketing With Jon Morra of Zefr
Jun 7 2024
The AI Advantage: Unlocking the Power of Data Science in Marketing With Jon Morra of Zefr
Jon Morra is the Chief AI Officer at Zefr, a company specializing in ad tech platforms and brand safety in the world of “walled garden” platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube. With a background in biomedical engineering and a PhD in biomedical engineering, his academic journey took him from Johns Hopkins to UCLA. Jon then transitioned from academia to founding his own startup, Medical Vision Systems, and subsequently moving into the ad tech industry through roles at eHarmony and Zefr. His expertise lies in machine learning, and he's driven by the need to understand content categorization from a brand's perspective. In this episode… Artificial intelligence is transforming the marketing landscape, enabling brands to connect with their audience in more meaningful ways. How can businesses harness the power of AI and data science to drive marketing success? According to Jon Morra, a leading expert in AI and data science, the key lies in understanding and utilizing the vast amounts of data available. He highlights the importance of developing a representative dataset to train AI models effectively. By ensuring that the dataset accurately reflects the diverse scenarios a business might encounter, companies can build more reliable and effective AI solutions. This approach not only enhances the precision of marketing strategies, but also boosts overall business performance. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, host Alex Gluz sits down with Jon Morra, the Chief AI Officer at Zefr, to discuss how AI is revolutionizing marketing. They explore how to validate AI use cases to drive business value, the impact of generative models on creative processes, and the importance of responsible AI practices. Listen in to gain valuable insights on leveraging AI to unlock the full potential of your marketing efforts.
The Data-Driven Guide to Thriving in a Hybrid Work Environment With Rob Sadow
May 24 2024
The Data-Driven Guide to Thriving in a Hybrid Work Environment With Rob Sadow
Rob Sadow is the CEO and Co-founder of Scoop, a software company that helps hybrid teams coordinate work and creates the Flex Index, which tracks flexible work approaches globally. He studied at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and began his career at Bain & Company in strategy consulting. Rob's first startup experience was in Tel Aviv before he caught the entrepreneurial bug and founded Scoop with his brother in 2015. Under his leadership, Scoop pivoted during the pandemic to focus on hybrid work, becoming a leading voice and resource in the evolving future of work. In this episode… Mastering the hybrid work model is a critical challenge for modern organizations. How can companies effectively balance in-person collaboration with the flexibility of remote work while maintaining productivity and culture? According to Rob Sadow, a leading expert in hybrid work solutions, the key to thriving in a hybrid environment is understanding and utilizing comprehensive data. He highlights that companies must compare their office utilization and flexible work policies with peers to make strategic decisions. This approach not only informs better space allocation and policy development, but also enhances employee experience and operational efficiency. Rob's insights emphasize the importance of intentionality and data-driven strategies in navigating the hybrid work landscape. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, host Alex Gluz sits down with Rob Sadow, CEO and Co-founder of Scoop, to discuss the intricacies of hybrid work. They explore the importance of balancing remote and in-person interactions, building a strong remote culture, and utilizing comprehensive data for strategic planning.
Invaluable Lessons From a Marketing Executive With Kathleen Booth of Pavilion
Apr 26 2024
Invaluable Lessons From a Marketing Executive With Kathleen Booth of Pavilion
Kathleen Booth is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Growth at Pavilion, a community-powered learning platform for high-growth leaders. She spent the first 10 years of her career as an international development consultant, advising governments and international aid organizations on communications. Kathleen founded Quintain Marketing in 2006 and grew it into a nationally known digital marketing agency, selling the business in 2017 after 11 years as CEO. She is a board-level advisor to several tech startups and in 2023 was named by USA Today as one of 6 Global Marketing Advisors Who Are Rising Stars. In this episode… To get the most out of marketing, it’s crucial to have both perspective and experience. Some marketing teams have one quality but lack the other, causing them to spin their wheels rather than push the business forward. Additionally, it can be difficult to find leaders with both qualities. One solution is to pull from established marketers with diverse backgrounds. This not only offers an outside perspective, but also draws from multiple disciplines of business. Kathleen Booth has led a long and impressive career across several industries, and now offers up some of her greatest lessons. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz interviews Kathleen Booth, the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Growth at Pavilion, to discuss some of her greatest insights into digital marketing. The two break down marketing frameworks, communicating across teams, developing robust communities, and how to align sales and marketing teams.
Identifying and Overcoming Challenges With Quentin Kasseh of Nomad Engineers Consulting Group
Apr 12 2024
Identifying and Overcoming Challenges With Quentin Kasseh of Nomad Engineers Consulting Group
Quentin Kasseh is a software engineering executive and the Director of Software Engineering at RelationalAI. He is also the Founder of Nomad Engineers Consulting Group, helping businesses tackle their most complex tech and data challenges. Through his career, Quentin has supervised and grown teams up to 300 employees and budgets up to $28M. He is a solution architect, managing targets while resolving cloud and software reliability, culture, and talent development issues. In this episode… Every entrepreneur and executive is aware of the challenges inherent in business. This is only the surface, however, as every company must tackle a myriad of unique challenges. From startups to established corporations, how do you overcome the problems holding you back? An easy place to start is learning from experienced leaders in your field. Quentin Kasseh has founded startups, grown businesses, and joined existing powerhouses to bring them to new heights. His multi-faceted career gives him the insight to diagnose many issues facing modern companies. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz has a conversation with Quentin Kasseh, Founder of Nomad Engineers Consulting Group, about overcoming marketing and business challenges. The two discuss building a potent team, AI’s role in modern business, handling customers, going to market, and launching startups. They also talk about the greatest lessons Quentin learned from his mentors.
Humanizing B2B Sales and Marketing Through AI With Usman Sheikh of xiQ
Mar 1 2024
Humanizing B2B Sales and Marketing Through AI With Usman Sheikh of xiQ
Usman Sheikh is the Founder and CEO of xiQ, an award-winning B2B sales and marketing platform. His goal is to humanize B2B sales and marketing by harnessing the power of generative AI and psychology. Prior to xiQ, Usman held multiple positions at SAP, including Vice President of Corporate Development, Product Management, and Sales Enablement. He frequently serves as a guest lecturer at schools such as the University of Texas, University of Wisconsin, University of Alabama, and Clemson University. In this episode… Marketing and sales are numbers-driven fields, filled with data, analysis, and research. The traditional approach can work, but can also potentially alienate existing customers or deter prospective ones. One solution to this is personalizing and humanizing any sales efforts. So how can businesses include this aspect in their marketing? xiQ is a personality-driven, AI-powered technology that helps companies connect with their audience. More than just a product, this approach can yield incredible results in the long-term. Here is what you need to know to apply these principles. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz interviews Usman Sheikh, the Founder and CEO of xiQ, to break down the process of personalizing sales. They talk about the power of AI to connect with customers, understanding the behavioral code in people, and making your mark in an oversaturated market. They also explain the way to maximize email marketing and where the field is heading in the future.
Marketing Complex Products to Engineers and Executives With Oleg Shilovitsky of OpenBOM
Oct 13 2023
Marketing Complex Products to Engineers and Executives With Oleg Shilovitsky of OpenBOM
Oleg Shilovitsky is the CEO and Co-founder of OpenBOM, a digital network platform that manages product data and connects manufacturers with supply chain networks. He also runs his social and consulting brand, Beyond PLM, to share information and insights for product, engineering, and manufacturing software. In the past, Oleg held a host of leadership and technology positions, including a rich background in product lifecycle management. He is passionate about using technology and business to transform the way people work in engineering, manufacturing, and enterprise. In this episode… Engineers are a difficult group for marketing. With an analytical and pragmatic mindset, the majority of engineers are focused on tangible solutions. For SaaS companies, directly marketing to these professionals can prove difficult and tedious. Meanwhile, executives are an entirely different challenge. Their expectations and budgets can prove resistant to subpar marketing. A common factor between both groups is Oleg Shilovitsky, a CEO who has created content for both subsections — he offers invaluable advice on marketing to each. In this episode of the Revenue Engine Podcast, Alex Gluz invites Oleg Shilovitsky, the CEO and Co-founder of OpenBOM, onto the show to break down how to market complex products to executives and engineers. They go through the basics, how Oleg found his niche, and his advice for marketers on appealing to both mindsets. They also talk about the inherent problems with B2B SaaS marketing and past mistakes that helped Oleg grow.