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Mike Donaldson Brings Silicon Valley Insights to Chief Outsiders’ Collective of Fractional Chief Marketers

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Donaldson is particularly adept at working with fast-growing VC/PE-backed B2B companies

Denver, CO, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After more than 20 years of shepherding SaaS and enterprise software companies to marketing success, Mike Donaldson has arrived at Chief Outsiders – where, as the firm’s newest fractional Chief Marketing Officer, he will now help deliver insights and strategies to clients of the “Executives-as-a-Service” firm.

An accomplished Silicon Valley-trained engineer-turned-marketer, Donaldson has had particular successes with fast-growing VC and PE-backed B2B companies.  Most recently, as CMO at Oildex, Donaldson powered 150 percent year-over-year bookings growth and helped foster a strong strategic exit for its PE owner. Donaldson has has been responsible for huge gains in lead volumes, revenue growth and run rates for several VC-backed firms.

“Mike is a strategic and tactical wizard,” said Clay Spitz, Managing Partner of Chief Outsiders’ Southwest Team. “He excels at aligning sales, marketing, product and development to drive bookings and revenue growth, and is expert at recruiting and training ‘A’-player teams.”

Donaldson holds both a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Virgina Tech.

About Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders, LLC is a nationwide "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, with more than 60 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) engaged from coast-to-coast. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, each CMO has held the position of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. Chief Outsiders have served on the executive team of over 700 client companies to drive growth strategy and execution plans for a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive.

Because of its market-based growth plans, quality of leadership, and experienced team, Chief Outsiders has been recognized for the past five years by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, and was recognized in the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100. Chief Outsiders’ CEO Art Saxby and Principal Pete Hayes are the co-authors of “The Growth Gears: Using a Market-Based Framework to Drive Business Success,” an Amazon #1 best-seller for business owners and CEOs. For additional information about the companies who trust Chief Outsiders as their premier source for business growth acceleration, click here.  


Sterling Wilkinson
Chief Outsiders

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