iHance Appoints New CEO to Capitalize on Market Momentum
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 4, 2006
iHance Inc, a customer intelligence solution provider for sales and marketing professionals, today announced that Christopher da Cunha has been appointed chief executive officer. With more than 18 years of experience in investment banking and strategy consulting, Mr. da Cunha brings a wealth of experience, energy and creativity to iHance. Mr. da Cunha, who has been working with iHance in an advisory capacity for the past three months, will lead the company’s expansion by leveraging iHance’s innovations, customer base and financial strength.
iHance delivers solutions that sales and marketing professionals are enthusiastic about using because they are highly automated and effortless to use. iHance instantly alerts the sales force when customers and prospects are engaged in the sales process, by interacting with online media including websites, emails, blogs, podcasts and other digital assets.
“The demand for solutions that give businesses better insight into the sales process and the online factors that drive customer decision making is greater than ever,” said Anders Knox, co-founder and chief operating officer of iHance. “Web sites and emails are the primary vehicles through which sales prospects acquire knowledge and make decisions. Because iHance makes it easy for companies to identify, target and influence interested customers and prospects, iHance is well positioned for tremendous growth in 2006 and we are thrilled that Chris will be leading our efforts,” said Knox.
Mr. da Cunha brings to iHance a wealth of experience in finance, strategy consulting and operations. Prior to joining iHance Mr. da Cunha was a managing director and senior member of the management team at E-OFFERING Corp., the startup online investment bank that was acquired by SoundView Technology Group. Mr. da Cunha initiated and built several investment banking franchises that were major revenue contributors to both E-Offering and SoundView. Mr. da Cunha also played a key role in building the west coast investment banking operations at Bear Stearns & Co., Punk Ziegel & Knoell and Alex Brown & Sons. Mr. da Cunha received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T and an M.B.A degree from Stanford University.
“I am excited to join iHance because it is extremely rare to have the opportunity to lead a high-growth company that has rich resources in the form of high quality clients, a talented management team and industry leading products,” said da Cunha.
About iHance Inc.
Founded in 2001, iHance Inc. delivers patented sales 2.0 solutions that enable sales and marketing professionals to instantly identify and connect with their best prospects online. Over 50 corporate customers worldwide have adopted iHance solutions including iHance Vision and Absolute Automation. iHance is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington. For more information about iHance please visit our website at www.iHance.com or call 415-617-0015.