Email collaboration solutions provider Hiver has appointed Michael Benayoun as the VP of Business Development for its global operations. In this role, Michael will be responsible for building strategic partnerships with Google Cloud services and technology partners. Hiver is headquartered in India and currently has over 1,300 customers in more than 30 countries.
With more than 20 years of experience in business development in the technology industry, Michael will work closely with Hiver's founder and CEO Niraj Ranjan in expanding the company's footprint in the US and European markets.
During his career, Michael has held key channel sales and senior management roles, and previously worked for Datto, Inc., Webtrends, IBM, and Broadvision, among other companies. Most recently he was the Global Director of Channel Sales for Copper (formerly ProsperWorks) – a G Suite CRM solution.
Michael is an alumnus of The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a graduate in Engineering from ESIEE Paris.
“As we expand our product offering and grow into new markets, it is essential for us to collaborate with talent of the highest caliber. We are delighted to welcome Michael on board. His expertise in establishing new streams of revenue and channel ecosystems from the ground up puts him in a strong position to deliver our solution to the right partners. With this appointment, we look forward to taking another giant leap to further our vision to build an even more powerful email collaboration platform,” said Niraj Ranjan, Founder and CEO, Hiver.
“I am excited to join the Hiver team at such a pivotal stage in their growth journey. Hiver's innovative solution enables teams to collaborate with more efficiency over email. It is a universally relevant product with robust capabilities. Hiver already has a large number of notable customers, and most of their customers are in the US. I look forward to expanding Hiver's reach in the partner ecosystem, and in the US and European market,” said Michael.
This new appointment is the latest development at Hiver, which recently raised $4 million (around Rs 29.5) in a fresh round of funding led by venture capital firms Kalaari Capital and Kae Capital.