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Press Release|4 minutes

Nexthink Announces Appointment of VP Sales to Support Momentum in the Americas and Europe

Proven sales executives to drive revenue growth in the Americas and Europe

November 19, 2013 – Lausanne – Nexthink®, the unique provider of End-user IT Analytics, today announced the appointments of Shane Eliason as VP of Sales Americas and Tim Pollard as VP of Sales Europe. With strong compounded annual growth of 100% over the past 3 years, Nexthink has tripled its workforce, strengthening its R&D, sales, marketing and business development teams. Reporting to Pedro Bados, CEO, Shane and Tim will lead the next stage of the Company’s sales strategy and execution.

Nexthink provides real-time visibility and analytics on the usage of the entire IT infrastructure and endpoints from the end-user perspective. All important end-user related events, for example changes in the IT infrastructure, application usage, bandwidth, error messages and crashes, as well as potential security risks and the performance of IT services are recorded and visualized from the end-user perspective.

Shane is responsible for Nexthink’s sales operations in the Americas. He comes to Nexthink with over 28 years of experience in sales, sales management, and executive leadership positions for companies like IBM, Simon and Schuster, Peregrine, Symantec (Altiris) as well as a number of startup companies. Shane has implemented effective strategies for upgrading sales organizations’ personnel and developing team members to achieve long-term sustainable revenue growth. Shane earned a BS in Finance with an emphasis on technology from Brigham Young University.

“I am excited join Nexthink where we have an opportunity to be a Change Agent in the industry. Based on my experience with enterprise customers, I immediately recognized the benefits Nexthink’s End-user IT Analytics can bring to virtually every IT department and look forward to helping them embrace smarter IT through analytics,” said Shane Eliason, VP Sales Americas, Nexthink.

Tim has a solid and successful track record with over 15 years of experience in leading sales teams in infrastructure software across EMEA. Based in Nexthink’s UK office, Tim is responsible for Nexthink’s sales operations in Europe. Prior to joining Nexthink, Tim was EMEA Area VP at BMC Software following the successful acquisition of Numara, where Tim was VP EMEA. Previously, he held senior sales positions at Altiris and Symantec. Tim holds a B.Sc.(Hons) from the University of Surrey.

“Having worked at Symantec/Altiris and BMC/Numara I’m well aware of the challenges IT departments face and could see how the complementary capabilities of Nexthink’s End-user IT Analytics can close the service quality gap. I’m confident enterprise customers will recognize the benefits of Nexthink and adopt it as a standard part of their IT operations and security management,” said Tim Pollard, VP Sales Europe, Nexthink.

“Shane and Tim will be an integral part of driving Nexthink’s momentum in the Americas and Europe,” said Pedro Bados, CEO at Nexthink. “Both Shane and Tim have a vast amount of experience leading sales teams for global software companies. Their execution focus, customer acumen and strong leadership skills will help position Nexthink as a market leader at a time when demand for IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) is increasing. I am confident that Shane and Tim will continue to drive the next stage of hyper-growth at Nexthink.”


About Nexthink:

Nexthink is the innovator of End-user IT Analytics for security, ITSM and transformation. Our software uniquely provides enterprise-wide, real-time: analytics covering all endpoints, users, applications and network connections; and visualization of IT infrastructure and service delivery. Nexthink helps IT departments connect, communicate and collaborate to achieve their major goals and to optimize endpoint security, operations, support and workplace transformation projects. Nexthink’s real-time analytics and visualization extend help desk, server monitoring, APM (application performance management) and PCLM (PC lifecycle management) tools and provide essential visibility for IT governance.

Nexthink serves the Global 5000 utilizing a leveraged partner model. Nexthink is a private company headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Nexthink® is a registered trademark of Nexthink S.A. To learn more, visit

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Phone: +33 6 34 77 15 97

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