Clari Names Cornelius Willis as Chief Marketing Officer
AI sales solutions provider Clari announced the appointment of Cornelius Willis as chief marketing officer. As CMO, Willis will be responsible for creating and executing an integrated marketing strategy and increasing awareness.
Willis’ experience spans 10 years at Microsoft and a decade spent as a startup employee, founder, consultant and angel investor. He also held leadership positions at BEA, Rackspace, and VMware. Most recently, he led product marketing and strategic communications for Google Cloud Platform, where his team launched several innovative AI products including TensorFlow and Cloud Vision API, and debuted Google in two different Gartner leader’s quadrant for Storage and Infrastructure as a Service.
Willis joins Clari on the heels of its Series C funding led by Tenaya Capital, with participation from Thomvest Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, and Northgate Capital. The company plans to use the new capital to scale sales and marketing and accelerate product innovation.