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Advisors

OpFocus Advisors guide the Leadership Team to support our rapidly growing consulting business based in Burlington, MA and Toronto, CA.

Andy Zimmerman
Andy-Zimmerman-Brainshark-CMO-100pxAs Chief Marketing Officer of Evergage, Andy Zimmerman oversees the marketing function, including strategy, content, programs and alliances. Prior to Evergage, Andy was CMO of Brainshark and held various leadership roles helping drive the company’s rapid growth during his 7-year tenure. In his career, Andy also served as SVP of Sales & Marketing for Theikos, Director of Sales Operations for Virtusa and Business Development Director for Edocs, managed marketing operations at Lucent Technologies, managed strategic partners for Kenan Systems, and provided IT management consulting for IBM Global Services. Andy earned his BA from Brown University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Grant Challenger
grant-challengerGrant Challenger is a successful and seasoned sales executive experienced at building worldwide software sales teams. Particularly adept at introducing new products into new markets and driving revenue for both start ups and large multinational firms, Grant is a hands on executive with strong channel development expertise.

An 18 year sales and business development executive Grant is currently responsible for accelerating the adoption of converged infrastructure at EMC. Specifically cloud computing solutions from VCE a joint venture of EMC, Cisco, Intel and VMware. Prior to EMC Grant ran sales and channel sales at Embotics and Akorri, where he led the top performing sales teams. He has also held Vice President of Sales positions at Axeda systems, Dataware, and was Director of Channels Sales at Sybase.