Alkami Technology, Inc., a leading cloud-based digital banking solutions provider for U.S. banks and credit unions, today announced Carl Cross as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).
Cross will report to Alkami Chief Executive Officer Alex Shootman and have responsibility for all aspects of driving revenue to the company.
Cross comes to Alkami from Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) where since 2016 he had global responsibility for a 300+ person organization that included all go-to-market functions (sales, pre-sales, sales operations, inside sales and enablement) for the Workfront standalone business and the Adobe Workfront Business Unit.
“The sales team at Alkami has delivered high performance for many years and is filled with talented people. Alkami is at a point where we have growth opportunities in many areas and we wanted to augment the current team with a sales executive who has seen different sales models and multiple different stages of a company’s lifecycle,” Shootman said, “Carl brings this type of experience to Alkami.”
Prior to joining Adobe Workfront, Cross was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales for AppSense from 2012 to 2016 where he transformed the sales culture into an enterprise value-based organization. In this role Cross led direct sales, channels and alliances, pre-sales, inside sales, sales operations, field marketing and consulting. Cross has also served in sales leadership roles at ArcSight, BMC, SAP and PeopleSoft.
Cross commented, “Alkami’s innovation mindset is accelerating the way financial institutions provide world class and unique digital experiences for its customers, and it has clearly taken a leadership position in a market experiencing a shift where the bank of the future will be viewed as a technology company. I cannot think of a better time to join a very talented organization that is focused on the customer and ensuring they are best positioned to achieve their goals.”
Stephen Bohanon, co-founder of Alkami, was leading strategy, sales and product for the company. This addition to the executive team will allow Stephen to focus his time as Chief Strategy and Product Officer.