As Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Fran has leadership responsibility for growing revenue and market share, new sales channel development, strategic partner alliances, product marketing and marketing communications. Fran is currently spearheading Savana’s go-to-market approach for nGage, the company’s newest banking customer service solution. As a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience, Fran is distinguished by his proven track record in building effective sales and marketing strategies for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to entrepreneurial start-ups.
Prior to Savana, Fran served as Vice President of Sales for Yammer, the enterprise social network service which was bought by Microsoft for $1.2B in 2012. During his tenure, he built and led an organization of senior technology sales executives which doubled revenue every quarter. Before Yammer, Fran served as a US Regional Sales Manager at Cisco Systems, where he was named Top Regional Manager in 2011.
Prior to Cisco, Fran enjoyed a 14 year career at Microsoft, where he led a $200MM business focused on delivering collaboration software solutions to enterprise customers. During his Microsoft tenure, Fran received 5 awards for outstanding leadership.
Fran received a Bachelor of Science from Boston College, a Master of Arts from Boston University and is fluent in Italian. He is a leader for the Boston College Alumni Association, Philadelphia Chapter and serves several community organizations at either the Board or Committee level.