Prior to his arrival at 2011-launched company information service DueDil, Pierre Berlin held a post at LinkedIn for five years.
During his time with the professional network, Berlin occupied the position of senior director of Talent Solutions for EMEA. With that experience behind him, the new DueDil chief revenue officer will help the business grow its presence across Europe.
This will see the London-based company’s service, which allows clients to verify and monitor financial information of business partners, build on the 101 per cent year-on-year enterprise sales growth it achieved in 2016.
The Talent Solutions department accounts for 60 per cent of LinkedIn’s global revenue, so the international ambitions and European growth of DueDil will soon be realised with Berlin in tow, the company’s CEO believes.
“We are excited for Pierre to join the team at such a crucial time, when we are focussed on driving growth for the business,” said Damian Kimmelman, co-founder and CEO of DueDil.
“There are very few people in the world who understand SaaS as much as Pierre, and we know that he will be essential in helping DueDil reach its goals.”
In addition to his time at LinkedIn, Berlin also honed his SasS knowledge working at Sidetrade, SAP and Business Objects.
With Berlin’s DueDil role already effective, he joins following client growth in Q4, when Uber, Virgin Media Business and Comic Relief were secured as customers.
“DueDil is on its way to becoming the largest source of company information, helping customers find opportunities and mitigate risks to achieve real business growth,” Berlin added.
“The team at DueDil has fantastic energy and talent, and I am looking forward to working with the senior leadership team to drive the strategy and business forward.”
As part of its growth strategy, DueDil is hosting its debut user conference, which will be held annually, on 1 March. It will assemble speakers from the financial services industry, including execs from Barclays and Xero.