SASKATOON, SK (January 26, 2018) – Vendasta is pleased to announce the appointment of John Jordan as EVP of Partner Development. John joins Vendasta’s expanding executive team to grow and nurture the company’s enterprise partnerships.
John’s own partnership with Vendasta spans several years through his work with the McClatchy Company. Jordan led McClatchy’s digital revenue efforts as Director of Digital Revenue Development, from 2012 until January 2018, where he now joins the Vendasta team. John has been a passionate advocate for digital transformation. In his role at McClatchy, he worked with the company’s many newspapers to reshape the sales division with a focus on driving double-digit digital revenue growth. His team also launched McClatchy’s accelerate digital agency brand two years ago to expand its digital offering to an expanding client pool.
Vendasta’s CRO, George Leith, says, “We are very excited to add John to Vendasta’s Executive and Revenue Leadership Team as owner of our Enterprise Partnerships. We have had a long-standing partnership with John over the past five years, and his experience with transitioning a traditional media company to digital acceptance will be invaluable for our 1,200 partners worldwide.“
From his start as a reporter, John was at the forefront of digital disruption. He spent three decades in the newspaper industry entering into the digital journalism realm in 1993 when he launched The Salt Lake Tribune online. He was online editor at The News & Observer, Executive Producer at Nando Media, and rector of Interactive Media and Marketing at Anchorage Daily News. During his time in Alaska, John developed a dynamic Internet-centric web team that integrated with the entire operation while growing their audience and revenue and reflecting the rich culture and unique geography of the area. From there he was vice president of digital for The News Tribune in Tacoma and The Olympian until joining McClatchy in 2,000 where he held success roles in digital news and revenue.
“Leaving the newspaper industry was a hard decision for me, but Vendasta’s vision to drive local economies is an excellent fit for me,” says Jordan. “My passion to connect local consumers and businesses aligns with the Vendasta culture.”
Vendasta is the leading platform for companies who sell digital solutions to local businesses. The Vendasta platform helps marketing agencies drive down their cost of sales while increasing margins through our award-winning needs-assessment, automated email marketing campaigns, easy-to-use CRM, a marketplace of resellable apps & services, and a white-label fulfillment agency. Vendasta’s network of over 1,200 platform customers with their combined network of over 16,000 salespeople serve hundreds of thousands of local small and medium businesses around the globe. Vendasta has been named one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada and one of the top 500 fastest growing in North America by Deloitte the past two years in a row. Vendasta has also been listed on the Canadian Business Magazine’s Profit 500 for the second year running. For more information, visit www.vendasta.com and check out Vendasta’s leadership principles to see what drives their recruitment strategy.
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