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Pivotal Rings in Bell

By Robyn Greenspan     Feedback

Former Siebel "MVP" Melanie Bell lands senior vice president post at the Canada-based CRM solutions provider.

Melanie Bell, the former number one regional vice president of sales at Siebel Systems, has been appointed to the position of senior vice president of North America strategic accounts and central region for Pivotal Corporation.

"Pivotal is a company on the move - and I am excited to be working with Pivotal's top-notch executive team to drive explosive sales growth. This is a company positioned for a giant market move by addressing the needs of a large, under-served market segment - the entrepreneurial enterprise market. Pivotal is ideally suited to capture this market by offering a sensible, cost-effective alternative to the 'humongous' CRM vendors - it is poised to become a major force in the CRM industry," said Bell.

Bell has more than 16 years of enterprise software sales, technology and implementation experience including five years at Siebel Systems where she was awarded the "MVP" award, along with "Top Sales Representative" and "Top Manager" awards. In addition to Siebel, Bell applied her sales and advanced technology skills to Blue Scope, Dun & Bradstreet Software, Viasoft and Union Pacific. She holds a BBA from Baylor University and an MBA from the University of Texas with an emphasis in Information Systems.

Says Bo Manning, president and CEO, Pivotal of Bell's hire, "Pivotal's corporate growth strategy continues to gain rapid momentum - we're attracting world-class sales executives like Melanie with our aggressive new sales strategy and compelling value proposition. Melanie has exceptional sales management talent, unsurpassed drive, and a track record that is second to none in the CRM industry. She is an invaluable addition to our team." Bell joins Rob Douglas, another Siebel veteran, who was recently appointed Pivotal's executive vice president of North America sales and operations.

This article was originally published on February 15, 2002
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