Jon Bird is an Entrepreneur, Technologist and expert in EMEA start-ups for US based companies. Originally from Chester, England, Jon Bird has been working in London since 2006. Currently working for WP Engine in London as the 4th employee in an Enterprise Sales capacity. WP Engine makes WordPress ready for the Enterprise. With over 70,000 customers globally, WP Engine provides a fully managed solution to operating a scalable, secure and reliable WordPress platform.
Previously to WP Engine, Jon Bird worked at Clarabridge. Clarabridge specialises in text & sentiment analysis of consumer and internal feedback. Content or as we refer to it, ‘verbatim’ can come from any source including but not limited to; Customer Surveys, Social Media and NPS data. Jon managed some of the largest global accounts and prospects at Clarabridge.
Previous to this Jon Bird worked as a Sales Director for Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV) as the 12th founding member of the EMEA team. Bazaarvoice specialises in online customer reviews utilising voice of the customer to drive sales, reduce returns and drive insight. Bazaarvoice grew during Jon Birds’ tenure of 4.5 years from 140 employees globally to over 900. With one of the most successful Tech IPO’s of 2012 on the Nasdaq.
Prior to Bazaarvoice Jon Bird was a founding member at ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) in London as the 8th member of the team. ChannelAdvisor specialises in Multi-Channel eCommerce enabling online retailers to sell on eBay, Amazon and a host of other marketplaces. This combined with a powerful eCommerce platform to provide a true single inventory and hub for product, shipping and customer data. ChannelAdvisor also provides Paid Search management tools across all major vendors including Google & MSN Adcenter. Utilising inventory and product data to enhance keyword optimisation and competitor insight. ChannelAdvisor also operates a Comparison Shopping and Multi-feed management suite that allows a Single feed to be fed to many output locations, each individually optimised.
Jon Bird has always had a passion for the start-up scene and innovative technologies. Jon Bird is an Avid reader of sites such as TechCrunch, Engadget & Lifehacker. Jon Bird is keen to always be up to date on what’s new and upcoming in the industry.
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