Emergence Capital Names Former Google, Salesforce and Box Exec Doug Landis as Growth Partner, Strengthens Go-To-Market Expertise and Support

Landis Brings 15 Years High Growth SaaS Sales and Marketing Expertise; Newly Created Role Provides Platform for Firm to Share Best Practices and Expertise

San Mateo, California, UNITED STATES

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergence Capital, the leading enterprise cloud venture firm, announced today that Doug Landis has joined the firm as a Growth Partner, a new role Emergence Capital developed to create and share go-to-market strategies and ideas with its portfolio companies and the SaaS community at large.  Landis brings deep sales and marketing expertise to the newly created role, gained during his tenure with industry leaders including Google, Box and Salesforce.

“We are excited to announce that with the creation of our Growth Partner role, Emergence Capital becomes one of the very few firms to provide a formal platform dedicated to sourcing and sharing its deep go-to-market strategies and skills,” said Jason Green, Partner, Emergence Capital.  “We are thrilled to name Doug Landis to this new role, in which he will share his knowledge and insights to help our portfolio companies scale faster and more efficiently and ultimately win in the marketplace. We look forward to seeing Doug’s impact on our portfolio and on the broader SaaS community.”

Landis brings more than fifteen years of experience helping train and scale world class enterprise sales organizations at leading companies including Google, Salesforce and most recently Box. Prior to joining Emergence Capital, he spent nearly five years at Box helping start and scale its sales operations as VP of Sales Productivity.  Prior to Box, Doug spent five years at Salesforce, leading Corporate Sales Productivity and at Google as a Sales Training Manager.

About Emergence Capital
Emergence Capital (@emergencecap), based in San Mateo, Calif., is the leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage enterprise cloud companies. Its mission is to invest in cloud visionaries who are building the world's most important business applications. Emergence has over $900 million under management and is investing out of its 4th institutional fund. The firm's investments include companies such as Salesforce.com (CRM), SuccessFactors (SFSF, acquired by SAP), Veeva Systems (VEEV), Yammer (acquired by Microsoft), ServiceMax (acquired by GE) and Box (BOX). More information on Emergence Capital can be found at http://www.emcap.com.


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