Enterprise Technology Leader Adam Blitzer Joins Calendly Board of Directors
Joins David Cummings of Atlanta Ventures and Blake Barlett of OpenView Venture Partners to Maximize PLG Strategies and Scale into the Enterprise
ATLANTA, October 4, 2022 – Calendly, the modern scheduling platform for high-performing teams and individuals, today announced the appointment of Adam Blitzer, COO of leading observability platform Datadog, to its Board of Directors. Blitzer joins Tope Awotona, founder and CEO of Calendly, and venture capital investors David Cummings and Blake Bartlett to help Calendly provide teams and organizations with a one-stop shop for external scheduling.
“Calendly is one of those special companies that has an obvious halo effect, and along with its vital growth and trajectory, Tope Awotona has an incredible vision and mission for the product and market as the company transcends from consumer to enterprise”
“As a startup founder myself, I love to work with entrepreneurs who have a clear understanding of how they will play a pivotal role in shaping SaaS and the future of work – and Tope recognized this from the beginning.”
A seasoned B2B SaaS veteran, Adam Blitzer is the Chief Operating Officer of Datadog, the leading observability service for cloud-scale applications, providing monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and services, through a SaaS platform. Prior to Datadog, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Solutions at Salesforce, the world’s #1 CRM platform.
Calendly is laser-focused on helping organizations achieve increased revenue, greater customer retention, land more candidates, and more through efficient scheduling and better meetings. Cummings, Bartlett, and Blitzer’s insight will be critical to move upmarket, scale products to meet the demands of the hybrid workforce, maximize product led growth strategies, and provide all-sized companies and teams with a single scheduling platform for a unified customer experience.
“Adam’s expertise in marketing and sales automation and B2B buyer journeys pairs well with our focus on delivering the right solutions for our diverse customer base,” said Tope Awotona, founder and CEO of Calendly. Together, we’ll leverage that expertise to innovate and create an even better customer experience so our customers have everything they need to get the most out of their meetings.”
“The platform transcends B2B and B2C, and that’s rare in enterprise software,” continued Blitzer. “Scheduling for all knowledge workers across the globe is a massive opportunity.”
About David Cummings and Blake Bartlett
David Cummings is an Atlanta-based tech entrepreneur who has founded 10 companies employing thousands of people, including Pardot, SalesLoft, and Terminus. He is also the founder of the Atlanta Tech Village — the United States’ 4th largest tech hub — and the lead investor in Calendly. Blake Barteltt is a Partner at OpenView Ventures, joining the team in 2013, and has led investments in companies like Calendly, Highspot, Expensify, Postscript and Cypress, among others. In 2016, Blake personally coined the term “product led growth,” and continues to be a thought leader in the community as it has embraced PLG as the future of software.
Calendly helps individuals, teams, and organizations automate the meeting lifecycle by removing the back and forth with scheduling. Calendly’s cloud-based platform offers a new layer of the modern digital technology stack by connecting with critical tools to automate scheduling workflows, creates a more delightful customer experience, and provides insightful, measurable data to drive better business outcomes. Today, over 10 million users across 116 countries use Calendly to simplify meetings, collaborate more effectively and efficiently, and drive business forward. To learn more, visit Calendly.com.
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