SEATTLE, Nov. 18, 2014 – Nintex, the world leader in workflow automation, today announced that Russ Mann has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Mann will oversee Nintex's strategic marketing, brand and demand initiatives as it continues to deliver its workflow automation platform to organizations worldwide.
Mann's appointment comes on the heels of the recent additions of Josh Waldo as vice president of channel strategy and channel programs, of Jeffrey A. Christianson as general counsel and of Steve Largent, Brian V. Turner and Mark Woodward to the Nintex board of directors.
"Strengthening our global marketing and growth initiatives will be critical as we continue our rapid rise within the workflow automation category, and no one is better suited for the role than Russ," said John Burton, CEO of Nintex. "He is a strong leader with a proven success record in marketing, business development and product and corporate management at both publicly traded and high-growth software companies, and we look forward to him heading up our worldwide marketing team."
Before joining Nintex, Mann was the chairman and CEO of Covario and Rio SEO, a combined global search, social and content marketing software company and agency that he co-founded, which was recently acquired by Dentsu Aegis. Through Mann's leadership, the company was recognized as the leading enterprise SEO automation platform by Forrester, and as the three-time search agency of the year by OMMA. With its high growth, the company was also listed in the Inc. 500 and the Deloitte Fast 500 multiple times. Mann built a global team of 225 digital marketing professionals and technologists, achieved recognition of the company as a "best place to work" and also acquired and integrated three digital marketing and analytics companies.
Prior to Covario, Mann was senior vice president of strategic alliances at Peregrine Systems, where he led business development and channel programs until the acquisition of Peregrine by HP. Before that, he served as vice president and general manager of consumer services at FICO and as vice president of new product development at HNC (acquired by FICO). He previously held vice president and senior-level roles through the IPOs of Homestore.com and Onyx Software.
"Nintex is the dynamic leader in the exciting category of workflow automation, and is well positioned for continued high growth and profitability," Mann said. "I look forward to helping more of its partners and customers embrace the power of workflow within their organizations."
Nintex's suite of software and cloud services is shaping the workflow automation category by enabling organizations to quickly and easily automate everyday business processes. Its workflow automation platform, including Nintex Workflow and Nintex Forms for SharePoint and Office 365, streamlines processes on and between today's most-used enterprise content management systems and collaboration platforms, connecting on premises, cloud workflows and mobile users. Both powerful and easy to use, Nintex is used by more than 5,000 public and private organizations in 90 countries around the globe, including 200 of the Fortune 500.