Tim O’Neil brings 15 years of industry experience to Zoovu; will
oversee worldwide sales and strategic partnerships

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zoovu,
the leading AI conversational marketing platform, today announced the
appointment of Tim O’Neil as Chief Revenue Officer. Bringing over 15
years of experience leading sales initiatives for AI and data software
firms, O’Neil will be responsible for overseeing Zoovu’s global sales
efforts, expanding its U.S. footprint and building out the company’s
partnership ecosystem across all core verticals.

“Today’s consumers crave greater levels of convenience, personalization
and engagement and brands face an uphill battle when it comes to
simplifying the shopper journey and gaining real-time insights into
product preferences and buyer behavior,” said Rob Mullen, chief
executive officer, Zoovu.
“Zoovu’s conversational marketing
technology is equipped to alleviate these challenges by providing
shoppers with more informative and contextual product recommendations
both online and in-store via digital assistants like chatbots. Having an
experienced sales expert like Tim onboard, whose proven track record of
success, will allow us to further build upon that vision globally. I’m
confident that his leadership will help both Zoovu and our clients grow
in this rapidly-evolving digital landscape.”

Prior to joining Zoovu, Tim served as VP of North America Sales at
search and AI analytics solutions provider ThoughtSpot, where he brought
the company from ground level to a “unicorn valuation” in just four
years. Stemming from these efforts, ThoughtSpot was also named a leader
in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business
Intelligence Platforms. As Zoovu’s CRO, he will look to foster similar
momentum and oversee the next chapter of growth for the company,
including strategic alliance expansion, building out a larger global
sales team and securing new revenue streams.

“Zoovu’s vision is clear in helping to optimize brand and consumer
engagement while using artificial intelligence to help solve shoppers’
‘I-want moments’ across product categories and digital and physical
channels,” added O’Neil. “I look forward to helping bolster this mission
by further building out an industry-leading sales team, partner program
and revenue model.”

Through the first quarter of 2019, Zoovu announced its merger with
SmartAssistant and secured its Series
B funding round
for $14 million. Looking forward with O’Neil, Zoovu
is positioned to continue this momentum throughout the remainder of the
year while eyeing additional growth and partnership opportunities, as
well as product innovation on the heels of the launch of its new self-service
platform
.

About Zoovu:
Zoovu is the
ultimate AI-conversational marketing platform. We help brands and
retailers grow sales and increase conversion across chatbots, website
and in-store. Our AI-driven digital assistants interact with billions of
consumers every day to help find the perfect product. Our technology
leverages complex behavioral data sets and learns from consumer
interaction patterns with the goal of solving the “I want” moment – the
point in time when a consumer makes a purchase decision.

On average, Zoovu clients see a 107% uplift in conversion and a 9.7%
average order value uplift. Our commitment to combining the human touch
with tangible ROI is at the core of who we are – without it, we’d be
just another SaaS company.

More than 200 brands use Zoovu digital assistants today, including
Amazon, Coty, Whirlpool and Canon. Headquartered in New York and London,
Zoovu operates worldwide in 1000+ categories and all languages. See more
at: www.zoovu.com

Contacts

Sarah Assous
Zoovu
[email protected]
+44
7904 306092

Cameron Martin
PAN Communications
[email protected]
713-443-1772