One of the biggest names in the state’s technology sector has been named chairman of the board of directors at Indianapolis-based TinderBox. ExactTarget co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Scott Dorsey will succeed TinderBox co-founder Mike Fitzgerald in the role. Fitzgerald will remain with the board. The sales tech company says it is coming off a record year that included doubling its work force. January 28, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – TinderBox, a leader in sales productivity technologies, announced today the appointment of ExactTarget Co-Founder Scott Dorsey as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Dorsey joins the TinderBox board after leading the meteoric growth of marketing technology leader ExactTarget for nearly 14 years from its inception to initial public offering and through its acquisition by Salesforce.
"TinderBox has grown rapidly by fueling the success of sales teams with a powerful sales productivity suite," said Dustin Sapp, TinderBox co-founder and chief executive officer. "With the addition of Scott’s leadership and expertise in scaling high growth companies, we have an even greater opportunity to accelerate growth and deliver the innovations sales teams need to transform how they sell."
Under Dorsey’s leadership as chairman and chief executive officer, ExactTarget expanded to five continents, evolved from a single product to a multi-product platform and successfully completed one of the largest software-as-a-service initial public offerings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ET).
"TinderBox solves the challenge nearly every company faces – improving sales productivity by driving efficiency and consistency throughout the sales cycle," said Dorsey. "Dustin and the TinderBox team have great momentum and a big vision, and I am eager to help lead the company’s next chapter of growth."
Dorsey is an acclaimed business and civic leader who has earned numerous accolades for leadership, including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, American Business Awards Executive of the Year, TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology, BtoB Magazine’s Who’s Who List, MS Society Hope Award, Central Indiana Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, two-time recipient of the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 and Junior Achievement’s Best and Brightest. He is a graduate of Indiana University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dorsey assumes the chairmanship from TinderBox Co-Founder Mike Fitzgerald who remains a member of the company’s board of directors.
The news of Dorsey’s appointment follows the announcement of TinderBox’s record 2014 performance, during which time the company doubled annual recurring revenue, added more than 200 new customers and doubled its workforce.
TinderBox transforms how companies sell with a cloud-based sales productivity suite that powers personalized sales presentations, proposals and contracts. With intuitive workflows, automation, and analytics, TinderBox accelerates sales efficiency and integrates with leading sales technologies and back office systems. Visit www.GetTinderBox.com and follow @GetTinderBox for more information.