Franklin worked for Salesforce in San Francisco for 13 years, where she also served as the company’s executive vice president and general manager of platforms and AppExchange. She worked for Amazon Web Services for some time in 2013 and worked for many small startups, focusing on emerging technologies and marketing strategies.
“From large companies to aggressive start-ups, Sarah has unique technical knowledge and business acumen. Her strategic guidance is invaluable to our continued growth and success, especially for large corporate clients,” Hiya CEO and founder Alex Algard, said in the press release. “When we want to create a better voice experience for everyone, Sarah is the perfect person to ensure that we continue to devote ourselves to thinking about and launching products that change voice calls.”
In the past year, Hiya added nearly 50 million new monthly active users to its network, serving 180 million users worldwide. During this period, its global corporate customer base has grown by more than 115%.
Forbes List of Best Startup Employers in 2021He is also a finalist for the 2021 GeekWire Awards Best Workplace of the Year.
“I am very happy to join Hiya’s board of directors at this time to help them grow. They have excellent products, strong value propositions, huge market opportunities, and most importantly, an excellent team,” Franklin said in a statement Said in. “Hiya is solving a huge pain point for businesses and consumers. I look forward to working with the team to continue to grow rapidly with large corporate customers.”
Hiya also announced some personnel changes on Thursday:
- Bill McCullier Joined as a new board advisor. The managing director of Voyager Capital led Voyager’s investment in Zipwhip, which was acquired by Twilio earlier this year.
- Aaron Martin Has been added as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously the CFO of Yapta, a cloud-based travel technology company that was acquired by Coupa Software in 2019.