Azus has labored at Cisco, RingCentral and most not too long ago Zoom. In his earlier roles he held various gross sales titles, together with his ultimate position at RingCentral the place he was its government vice chairman of worldwide gross sales and companies.
Zoom wants little introduction, having crossed over from enterprise software program success story to consumer phenomenon during the COVID-19 pandemic, throughout which period corporations, teams, people and households leaned on the video chat supplier to remain in contact.
Azus has been on the helm of Zoom’s cash engine since mid-2019, which signifies that he has sat atop it throughout one of many most impressive periods of sales growth at any software program firm — ever.
So we’re glad that he’ll be at TC Early Stage this 12 months, the place we’ll pepper him with questions. Carry your personal, in fact, as we’ll be reserving round half our time for viewers Q&A.
However the TechCrunch crew has a plethora of issues we wish to chat about too, together with the significance of bottom-up gross sales in the course of the pandemic, particularly in distinction to the extra conventional gross sales bullpen mannequin that many startups have traditionally used; find out how to steadiness self-service gross sales and human-powered gross sales at a tech firm that presents each choices to clients, and their relative power in 2021; adjustments to gross sales incentive metrics at Zoom over time from which startups would possibly be capable to be taught; and find out how to keep order and tradition in a rapidly scaling, distant gross sales group.
We’re additionally curious how Zoom managed to adapt to the pandemic itself, like how lengthy it took the corporate to achieve full-strength from a gross sales perspective because it moved to distant work and clients that have been additionally out of the workplace. The easy reply is that his firm merely used extra of its personal product, however there’s extra to the story that we wish to hear.
Typically at TechCrunch occasions we spherical up a cadre of executives from well-known expertise corporations after which hammer them for information. Early Stage is a bit totally different, focusing as a substitute on extracting data, ideas and what-pitfalls-to-avoid from tech of us focused on serving to startups do extra, extra rapidly.
Azus received’t be coming alone. Bucky Moore from Kleiner might be in the home, together with Neal Sales-Griffin (a managing director at Techstars) and Eghosa Omoigui (a managing normal accomplice at EchoVC Companions). The checklist goes on, as you may see here. (We’re additionally having a big pitch-off, so make sure that to come back to each days of the occasion.)
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