Today we're announcing the addition of three key leadership roles to our ranks: David Kirkland as Chief of Revenue, Jens Stottmann as Chief Financial Officer, and Sree Cheemalapati as Director of Quality Assurance on our Engineering team.
“These three roles are absolutely critical to the transformation of Comfy as a rapidly expanding, global company,” says Comfy CEO Daniel Schroeder. “Bringing in expertise to lead our go-to-market, finance, and quality assurance teams enables Comfy to accelerate its industry leadership, lead strategies for long-term sustainable growth, and drive product excellence.”
David Kirkland, Chief of Revenue
David Kirkland (re!)joins the Comfy team in a new role focused on accelerating growth through existing enterprise channels as well as Siemens channels, and will be responsible for enterprise sales, customer success, and business development. David brings a wealth of experience in corporate real estate—most recently heading up enterprise sales at WeWork, with previous leadership positions at Opower (now Oracle) and General Electric. As one of Comfy’s original go-to-market leaders, David played a key role in the company’s early-stage venture capital rounds and subsequent acquisition by Siemens.
"Comfy is a special company, and it's great to be back on the team bringing the industry's leading workplace platform to enterprises around the world, now with the force of Siemens behind us."
Jens Stottmann, Chief Financial Officer
Jens joins Comfy as Chief Financial Officer, and will be focused on building out processes to enable Comfy to scale our operations, as we continue to expand our global presence. Jens comes to Comfy from our parent company Siemens, where he commercially led strategic and operational key initiatives in Europe and Asia Pacific. With over a decade of experience in various finance functions, Jens brings extensive knowledge from working with multinational enterprises as well as small and medium enterprises.
"Comfy’s potential for growth is tremendous. As workplace technology has gained significant traction in the market, I am confident that we will develop and execute plans to drive consistent growth."
Sree Cheemalapati, Director of Quality Assurance
Sree will be responsible for the overall planning, management, and coordination of Comfy’s quality assurance activities to ensure the delivery of products that exceed customer expectations. With over 14 years of experience leading quality assurance at software companies including MyVest, Autodesk, Adura Technologies and more, Sree brings a wealth of expertise in scaling teams and delivering results.
"Comfy’s agile development approach is incredibly exciting. I'm looking forward to driving best practices to support Comfy's continued commitment to product excellence."
These three roles highlight Comfy’s investment in meeting its ambitious goals for growth in 2020 and beyond.
Welcome to the Comfy team, David, Jens, and Sree!