Former SAP and Oracle sales executive to lead revenue operations and fuel next stage of company’s growth

Sunnyvale, Calif. — January 10, 2019 — Today Clari announced the appointment of Kevin Knieriem as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Kevin’s extensive experience building and leading winning organizations from early-stage companies to large enterprises will support Clari’s mission to provide enterprises with a comprehensive solution for predictive sales management. Kevin will be responsible for all aspects of Clari’s sales efforts, supporting the company’s expansion across current and new markets.

"This has been a momentous year for Clari. We continue our upward trajectory with revenue leaders fully embracing the critical value of automation and artificial intelligence in increasing win rates, shortening sales cycles and improving team productivity, " said Andy Byrne, CEO of Clari. "To drive the next phase of our growth, we were looking for a sales leader with strategic and operational experience and a proven track record of leading winning teams in fast-growing markets. We’re lucky to have someone of Kevin’s caliber choose Clari as his next opportunity.” 

Kevin comes to Clari with more than 20 years of experience driving revenue growth and building successful sales teams for leading enterprise giants and high-growth startups. Most recently, he spent more than four years at Oracle where he held several leadership positions, including CRO at (acquired by Oracle in June 2018). In this role, Kevin led’s demand generation, field marketing, sales and customer success initiatives from pre-revenue through acquisition by Oracle. During this time, helped define and then lead the Forrester Wave for Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning Platforms. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at SAP where he led regional and national organizations. 

“Joining Clari was a no-brainer. Everything from their impressive team of seasoned leaders, and their vision to transform selling, to their world-class platform, made it an easy choice,” said Knieriem. “The value Clari is delivering to its customers is unmatched. As a sales professional, and as I was rising through the ranks to CRO, I experienced firsthand the inefficiencies and lack of visibility slowing down revenue teams. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to join the team and play a part in writing the next chapter in the company’s growth.”