Denver, Colo. – Quark Software Inc., the leader in sales enablement, content automation, and desktop publishing, announced today that senior technology executive Chris Hickey has been named Chief Executive Officer. Hickey joins Quark from cloud-based data services firm RingLead, where as CEO he quintupled company valuation by increasing market adoption and driving revenue growth.
“In the world of content services and content solutions, Quark is a powerhouse. The technical expertise and caliber of software produced here is second-to-none. As CEO I will capitalize on Quark’s strengths, make transformational changes to our sales, marketing and partner strategy, and draw on my experience in both B2B and B2C software to increase the adoption of our content solutions,” said Chris Hickey, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Quark Software Inc.
Providing insight into plans for Quark, Hickey continued, “This year we will continue to grow three lines of distinct and integrated business units: desktop publishing with QuarkXPress and App Studio, sales enablement with Docurated, and content automation with Quark’s award-winning platform. Any organization with a content challenge should have Quark on its shortlist.”
Interim CEO Victor Shepherd has been promoted to the position of Chairman of the Board for Quark.
About Chris Hickey, Quark CEO
Christopher Hickey is an accomplished leader of high-tech corporations, ranging from startups to multi-billion-dollar enterprises, with expertise in cloud computing, enterprise data management, Software as a Service (SaaS), storage security, and sales-enablement technologies. He joins Quark Software as CEO from cloud-based data services firm RingLead where he drove the company to be Salesforce’s number-one fully-integrated SaaS-based-data management platform. Chris has also held leadership positions at Teq, the largest reseller of SMART technologies; Total Defense, a global leader in malware threat detection and anti-crimeware solutions; and CA Technologies. He earned his BS in Technology with a concentration in Marketing from Central Connecticut State University.