Today we are pleased to welcome the newest member of our growing AnchorOps team, Kurt Johnson, who joins us as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. I’ve known Kurt for many years and we’ve worked together in the past, so to have him join our team is a great honor. Kurt is going to work closely with me on the company’s strategic direction and drive our increased investment in marketing and partnerships as we continue to steadily grow year over year, due to increased market demand for electronic payments. He will help guide us as we further expand awareness and adoption of AnchorOps ePay by media agencies and suppliers. Kurt also brings great business experience to AnchorOps and has many accomplishments including the sale of a company, crafting highly beneficial and strategic partnerships, owning product management and of course, marketing. The official news is below for more details, but I personally wanted to say “Welcome,” and hope that you will, too.
Kurt Johnson Joins AnchorOps Executive Team
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development to lead strategic partnerships and marketing and drive new market opportunities for media finance solutions provider
WESTBOROUGH, MA– June 23, 2015 – AnchorOps, the leading financial solutions provider for media suppliers and advertising agencies, announced today that Mr. Kurt Johnson has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Development. Johnson will develop and manage the company’s strategic growth, partnerships and marketing to drive further industry adoption of AnchorOps ePay and its various solutions.
“Market adoption of AnchorOps ePayment solutions by agencies and media suppliers continues at a rapid pace and as a result our growth has accelerated,” said David Frogel, President and Founder of AnchorOps. “Kurt has storied experience in business development and corporate growth strategies, driving many strategic deals and partnerships akin to what we’re focused on at AnchorOps. It’s a perfect time for someone of his talent and background steer key strategic areas of the business.
Johnson brings a long history of information technology experience that has yielded impressive results through the cultivation of strong strategic alliances, new market development and the differentiation of existing solutions. Most recently he drove corporate strategy and business development for Courion Corporation, the market leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) where he guided strategic relationships including those with RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Citrix, Ping Identity, and CyberArk. His marketing efforts led to Courion being recognized as an industry leader by analyst firms such as Gartner and Kuppinger Cole. Prior to Courion, Johnson was an industry analyst with META Group (acquired by Gartner) and IDC. He started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation. Johnson is a frequently requested speaker on the topics of IT security, identity management, and IT services management. He is currently a Board member of Cambridge Savings Bank.
Johnson holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Boston College. Connect with him on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kurt-johnson/0/aa5/3aa or follow him on Twitter @kurtvjohnson.
“The market demand for electronic payments is extraordinary and media is one of the hottest verticals right now. I’m thrilled to be joining an organization with strong market traction and relationships with industry leaders,” said Johnson. “There are some great opportunities to collaborate with established industry leaders and up and coming innovators. I look forward to helping AnchorOps drive this market forward.”
AnchorOps is exclusively dedicated to providing financial solutions for media buying and advertising agencies. The Company’s electronic payment and reconciliation solutions drive process efficiencies, increase revenue, reduce financial risk, and allow employees to focus on customers instead of tactical execution. AnchorOps software platform, OpsPulse, includes modules for electronic payment dashboards, media reconciliation and RFP management. For more information visit http://www.AnchorOps.com, or follow us on Twitter: @AnchorOps