Flock appoints Sam Mallikarjunan as Chief Revenue Officer

Mallikarjunan will be responsible for driving the global market engagement, expansion and for channelizing revenue operations for Flock, both globally and in India

Sam Mallikarjunan

Flock, the team messaging and collaboration platform, has announced the appointment of Sam Mallikarjunan as Chief Revenue Officer. Mallikarjunan will be responsible for driving the global market engagement, expansion and for channelizing revenue operations for Flock both globally and in India. His appointment will provide a major boost to Flock’s foothold in the already existing markets around the world.

Prior to joining Flock, Mallikarjunan was Head of Growth for HubSpot Labs, based in Boston, and a HubSpot Marketing Fellow. He also taught Advanced Digital Marketing, Innovation Management, and SaaS strategy to senior executives at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. He has a reputation of building businesses by accelerating their marketing and product growth and in creating a market for businesses that aims at value creation.

Commenting on the appointment Bhavin Turakhia, CEO and Founder, Flock said, “We are really excited to have Sam onboard. He joins Flock at a vital stage when we are planning to expand to new markets globally with the setting up of offices in Boston & London. His industry experience is invaluable and will be a great advantage to our team as we are looking to further scale up our business.”

With the team collaboration, market is expected to clock a net worth of USD 49.51 billion by 2021. Flock is projected to grow by almost 200 per cent YoY. Over the last one year alone, Flock has seen its daily active users rise by 64 per cent, weekly active users grow by 58 per cent and weekly active teams increase by more than 28 per cent. Flock has today become the go-to app for all team collaboration and communication needs. It enables teams to connect with each other from remote locations through its rich and intuitive messenger service.

Mallikarjunan said, “I’ve seen first-hand the power of unleashing the hidden potential of employees to accelerate growth and innovation. My own career would have evolved very differently even just 20 or 30 years ago without the advancements in collaboration that companies like Flock have already created and the leadership mentality that powers it. For centuries, we’ve designed our companies and led our teams in a way that stifled many of our brightest employees, locking them in to black holes of collaboration and communication. Flock’s vision to finally help business leaders enable their employees to reach their full potential is one that’s exciting to me personally and one that will, inevitably, transform the way we work and live. This is a team on an incredible trajectory of growth, and one that’s going to make a huge impact on the world.”

Flock has recently streamlined its business operations with Bangalore being its engineering hub and Mumbai becoming a centre for the company’s sales and marketing efforts. In order to expand the business globally, the company will be setting up offices in Boston, Massachusetts and London. While markets such as US, UK, Canada, India and Australia continue to represent the core of Flock's user base, Philippines and Central Europe will also be on the firm’s radar.

Flock was founded in 2014 with a total investment of USD 45 million being pumped into the business by Bhavin Turakhia in his personal capacity.

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