Gong.io Names Ryan Longfield Chief Revenue Officer
Former LinkedIn Sales Executive to Scale Gong’s Hyper-Growth
[San Francisco, CA, August 1, 2018] Conversation Intelligence leader, Gong.io, announced today that it has named former LinkedIn Sales Executive, Ryan Longfield, Chief Revenue Officer. Longfield will help drive Gong’s rapid growth.
Gong.io helps salespeople have better conversations by using AI and machine learning to pinpoint what the top performers are saying and doing differently. Those behaviors can then be replicated across the entire team to increase quota attainment and slash on-boarding time of new team members. Customer-facing teams at hundreds of companies like LinkedIn, GE, and ZipRecruiter use Gong to improve their customer experience in millions of conversations every day.
Ryan Longfield joins Gong after a decade of successful sales leadership roles at LinkedIn. In his most recent position in the company’s North American business of LinkedIn Talent Solutions, the largest division at LinkedIn, he managed 250 team members and was responsible for new business acquisition, SMB client growth, and retention.
“Gong has been growing at an astonishing pace,” commented Amit Bendov, Gong CEO. “We’ve been widely recognized as one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley and have achieved undisputed category leadership in record time. We already have a world-class executive team in place and Ryan will help us rapidly scale our operations across current and new markets. We are humbled and lucky to have someone of Ryan’s caliber choose Gong as their next growth challenge and we can’t wait to see the continued greatness he will help us achieve.”