Software As A Service with Zach Nelson

Show : SaaS and the SMB
Guest : Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite
Aired : Saturday June 2nd, 2007

SMBs have finally embraced software as a service (SaaS) and customer relationship management has been the leading application service they're turning to. In fact you could probably say CRM might helped prove the value of SaaS. This week we welcome Zach Nelson, ceo of SaaS pioneer NetSuite. Zach talks about the dark days of SaaS, the turning point in bringing it back from the brink, and why small businesses should be jumping in with both feet to grow their businesses.

Plus find out about Brent's five things to consider when taking the plunge into podcasting, amd Michael's CRM tip of the week. 

Zach Nelson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the hi-tech industry, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, sales, product development and business strategy with leading companies such as Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and McAfee/Network Associates. Nelson has been CEO of NetSuite since 2002. Under his leadership NetSuiteā€™s revenues have grown ten-fold, workforce has quintupled to more than 500 employees, and its customer base has expanded to thousands of companies around the globe. Recently named as CRM Influential Leader of 2006 by CRM Magazine, Nelson has led NetSuite to be one of the hottest software companies in the world. Nelson holds a patent in the field of application integration, and has several others pending approval. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.

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