Jim Thorburn Hired as Chief Sales Officer at Televerde
Veteran executive to drive growth for global sales and marketing services company
Televerde, the global sales and marketing solutions provider, has appointed Jim Thorburn as its Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Mr. Thorburn, a strong customer advocate who has led the company’s international expansion for the last two years, is the company’s first CSO and will be responsible for building a world-class sales organization within Televerde, while accelerating both its domestic and worldwide growth initiatives.
“Televerde is extremely focused on performing at the highest levels for its customers, which is imperative for our ongoing sales success,” said Mr. Thorburn. “I’ve enjoyed helping Televerde expand its global footprint and truly believe in its great solutions and its commitment to social responsibility. I’m looking forward to driving growth by leading our global sales solutions team.”
Mr. Thorburn, through his 30+ years of executive experience in private equity, public and private companies, has demonstrated profitable growth in a diverse number of industries including technology, automotive and alternative energy.
His broad executive skills will be pivotal to Televerde’s global sales expansion.
“Sales has a critical seat on our executive team and I’m thrilled that Jim will lead our next phase of selling success,” said James Hooker, CEO at Televerde. “His strong strategic approach to solution selling and knowledge in our key vertical markets, including the venture capital community, are vital assets for our company. We’ll put his strong team leadership skills to good use at Televerde.”
Mr. Thorburn has been strategically involved in Televerde’s international growth, first in establishing a Latin America contact center in Cordoba, Argentina and again in setting up the company’s European headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mr. Thorburn is also an active member of the board of IXYS corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors from University of Glasgow and has continued his formal education through programs with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (London) and the Harvard University Executive Program.