has added three new executives to its growing leadership team: Chief Revenue Officer Steve Sovik, VP of People Operations Deanna Swanson and SVP of Marketing Peggy McGillis.
“We’re excited to bring these three highly-established leaders on board to continue to make our teams, our software, and our brand even stronger,” said Joe Welu, chief executive officer of Total Expert. “Steve, Deanna and Peggy’s backgrounds share a common thread of focusing on building customers for life–the same foundation of Total Expert’s mission in bringing simplicity, humanization and tech innovation to financial services space.”
Over the past 28 years, Sovik has built a career in tech software sales in Silicon Valley. Most recently, he served as chief revenue officer for Tipalti, a global AP automation company, where he grew company sales 1,000 percent in 3.5 years. Prior to Tipalti, Steve was global SVP of sales at Coupa, where he grew sales 5,000 percent in six years, eventually leading Coupa to a very successful IPO. At Total Expert, Steve will run field sales operations and focus on customer success and new customer acquisitions.
Prior to joining Total Expert, Swanson held HR leadership positions with SingleHop, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Driehaus Capital Management. She has more than 15 years of experience building performance-driven teams, talent acquisition and retention, organizational development, culture change, and leadership coaching. At Total Expert, she will direct and lead people operations including overseeing hiring processes, culture development, and employee growth and success across the entire company.
McGillis joins Total Expert with more than 20 years of experience in the technology and B2B industries. She most recently served as senior director of industries marketing at Workday, and prior to that led marketing teams at SAP America as well as other industry-leading technology organizations. In her new role, Peggy will lead the marketing team to continue driving customer demand and building the Total Expert brand.
The news follows a period of significant growth for Total Expert. Over the past three years, Total Expert’s company revenues have increased 3,206 percent and employee headcount has grown 130 percent in the last year. The company plans to exceed 250 employees by the end of the year.