SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading cloud-based digital communication solution for government, announced today that the company has bolstered its leadership team with the appointments of Mike Coughlin as chief financial officer and Howard Langsam as executive vice president in charge of sales. These additions to the GovDelivery leadership team follow a period of rapid growth. GovDelivery has closed three acquisitions in the past nine months and has grown its team by 59% since January 2014. Both the St. Paul and Washington D.C. offices have recently been recognized as top workplaces by local media.
"We're thrilled to have attracted such incredible talent in both Mike and Howard. They are exceptional executives who have the skills and experience to help us execute against our vision of empowering government to make better lives for more people," said Scott Burns, CEO and co-founder of GovDelivery. "In the past year, GovDelivery has grown and expanded on almost every front and we expect these great additions to our team to take our growth to the next level."
Langsam will be responsible for driving continued growth at GovDelivery, leading the teams that grow the company's client base and expand GovDelivery's work with existing clients. Coughlin will oversee the finance and contracting functions with a focus on building the scalable systems necessary for continued rapid growth.
Langsam's experience ranges from technology startups to major services firms serving the public sector. He joins GovDelivery from NTT DATA, one of the 10 largest IT services companies in the world. At NTT DATA, Langsam's most recent role was as a senior vice president in the public sector business unit with general management responsibility for a 9-figure revenue portfolio with a team of more than 700. He joined NTT DATA in late 2008 as vice president of state and local sales where sales nearly tripled in five years. Langsam will be based in GovDelivery's East coast office in Washington, D.C.
"I have seen firsthand the need for government organizations to improve program results by better connecting with the public," said Langsam. "GovDelivery is positioned well to address this need, and I'm thrilled to join the team."
Coughlin started his career in public accounting with E&Y before taking a series of finance leadership positions in growth technology companies over the last 18 years. His compelling success record includes VUE, Inc, now PearsonVUE, the leading certification testing company. Mike acted as CFO in the early stages with the company reaching $100 million in revenue resulting in the sale of VUE. In addition, Mike was the CFO of Paisley Consulting, the leading Governance Risk and Compliance solution provider until its sale to Thomson Reuters. Coughlin has extensive experience in global expansion, scaling cloud-based businesses, SEC compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. He will be based in GovDelivery's Central office in St. Paul, Minn.
"GovDelivery has a strong position in the market and a lot of upside," said Coughlin. "I joined the team because of the company's visionary leadership, the extraordinary role it plays in helping government reach more than 90 million people, and the promise of even faster growth in the future."
GovDelivery empowers government to create better lives for more people. More than 1,000 organizations worldwide use the GovDelivery platform and network to inform and engage over 90 million people. GovDelivery is the only digital marketing platform built exclusively for public sector organizations in order to promote usage of services, enhance public awareness, and increase the contributions and involvement of citizen communities. Visit www.govdelivery.com.
CONTACT: Media contact: Kelsey Lund Kelsey.Lund@govdelivery.com 651-925-5766