Facebook platform news: SPMD Kenshoo hires Rob Coyne to lead EMEA regions

Kenshoo, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced Monday that the company has hired Rob Coyne to be the Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Coyne has previously been the Director of Database & Technology and Business Analytics at SAP UK and Regional Sales Director at Oracle.

Coyne shared his excitement in a press release:

With search and social channels becoming more and more vital for companies looking to win and retain customers, the market for our technology is growing rapidly. To maximise this opportunity for our clients, Kenshoo is now entering the next phase of its development with a significant investment programme in EMEA, including a recruitment drive across sales, technical and support functions. We’re already seeing significant customer acquisition from our competitors in EMEA and we recently achieved our highest-ever monthly sales in the region. We know that for every pound customers spend on Kenshoo technology, they are achieving an eight-fold return on their investment. So the timing is perfect for us to push ahead and bring our innovative solutions to a broader audience.

Kenshoo notes that  the company wants to ramp up hiring in Germany, as well as expand in central Europe and Scandinavia.

Kenshoo’s Ted Krantz, Senior Vice President of Revenue, commented on the hire:

Kenshoo’s core values are innovation, passion, and humility. Rob embodies our DNA and brings strong leadership and focus to our teams in EMEA. I’m confident he’ll keep the bar high for client excellence and deliver results at Kenshoo.