Zuora is expanding its executive management team with the addition of Keith Costello, who will join as Zuora’s Senior Vice President of Global Services. An enterprise technology executive with twenty-five years of experience, Costello previously served in senior executive roles at Oracle, Siebel Systems, and at SAP. Guillaume Vives, who previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Professional Services, has been named Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Management.
“This is a critical moment in the company’s growth,” said Keith Costello, Senior Vice President of Global Services. “Zuora is quickly signing customers, unveiling innovative new products and cementing partnerships with some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names. I’m proud to be driving the effort to maximize Zuora’s growth and ensure the company is ready to shepherd businesses into the Subscription Economy.”
“At Zuora, our mission is to build the market-leading application businesses depend on as they transition to the Subscription Economy. What Oracle and SAP are for manufacturing companies, we are committed to being for subscription businesses,” said Tien Tzuo, CEO, Zuora. “With the addition of Keith, we are adding a leader with unmatched experience and knowledge to help Zuora and its customers drive success in the Subscription Economy.”
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