Movista has announced the addition of industry veteran, Patty Lehan, to head up Sales Development for the company.
Lehan has over twenty years’ experience leading global marketing and sales campaigns for companies within the technology sector, including the areas of healthcare IT, eCommerce software as a service (SaaS), data integration, and analytics. She most recently worked as a strategic marketing and communications consultant in Newburyport, Mass.
As the Vice President of Sales Development, Lehan will lead the inside sales organization and will spearhead strategic growth opportunities in retail and other markets where efficiency and productivity of distributed workforces is pivotal to an organization’s success. Responsibilities include developing a major account strategy and furthering the expansion of Movista’s One platform in key customer accounts.
Lehan will report to Jack Wilson, who was recently named Senior Vice President of Sales to drive Movista’s global sales strategy, execution and expansion efforts.
This is the third time Lehan and Wilson have worked together at the same company. “Patty is an excellent addition to our team at a time of unprecedented growth for Movista,” Wilson said. “I’m excited to hit the ground running in becoming global leaders in the workforce management industry.”
Lehan is relocating to Northwest Arkansas. “I look forward to joining Movista at a dynamic time within the company and contributing to its customer acquisition and growth goals. I’m a native of New England and Boston and I’m looking forward to exploring Northwest Arkansas and the beautiful surroundings in the foothills of the Ozarks,” Lehan said.
The expansion of the strategic sales team is made possible through a $12 million growth investment led by Level Equity, a New York-based software-focused growth specialist, which was announced in September 2018. In addition, the investment funds will be used to develop new product features and accelerate innovation. This development is needed to meet the company’s target goal of 1 million daily users of the Movista platform within five years.
Movista is a finalist for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards, which will be announced March 6, 2019. The company was founded in 2010 by retail veterans who understood the need for a smart solution to the issues experienced with a distributed workforce. The company pioneered the use of smart device applications to manage mobile employees and contractors. More than 40 enterprise clients use Movista’s smart platform, and demand for smart device software in the workplace has more than doubled for three consecutive years, growing Movista’s recurring revenues more than 300% since 2015.