Wendi Sturgis, a veteran of the IT sector, was named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of cleverbridge. Craig Vodnik, the co-founder of cleverbridge, has stepped down as CEO and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as a senior advisor.
“Wendi is an accomplished and talented industry leader with significant experience scaling businesses, leading global teams, and delivering value to customers,” said Vodnik. “She leads with integrity and sincerity – and understands our culture and growth ambitions. She is what cleverbridge needs right now.”
“Wendi, along with the rest of the leadership team, is well positioned to build upon the past 15-plus years of excellence and take advantage of the extraordinary market opportunities ahead.”
Sturgis has over 25 years of technology, marketing, and business experience. She is a Georgia Institute of Technology graduate who has worked for some of the world’s most prestigious tech giants. She was the CEO of Yext Europe, the vice president of account management for Yahoo! in North America, and a top executive at Yext, Oracle, Gartner, and Right Media. She is a member of a number of public and private boards, including The Container Store, Sabre, the Steps Up Women’s Network, the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, and the Georgia Tech Foundation.
Sturgis was also recognized to Forbes’ list of “40 Women to Watch Over 40” in 2013. Salesloft, Lyte, Comparably, Violet Grey, and Quantum Metric are just a few of the world-class start-ups she advises.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join cleverbridge at this remarkable moment in time,” Sturgis says. “My goal is to lead cleverbridge into the next era of growth. I will focus not only on expanding the depth and breadth of our offerings, but also making sure clients know that they are the center of our world.”
“I look forward to working with the passionate, hardworking team at cleverbridge to make growth effortless for B2B and B2C software and SaaS organizations around the world.”
Sturgis will work alongside Chief Financial Officer Dr. Michael Spaeth, Chief Customer Officer Happy Luther, and Chief Technology Officer Radu Immenroth on the cleverbridge executive team.