Leading website operations platform for agile marketers Pantheon announces the appointment of agile marketing veteran and innovator, Roland Smart, as the company’s new Head of Marketing. Roland’s appointment comes a few days after Pantheon closed a $40 Million Series D fundraising round for growth funding to expand their marketing and sales teams.
“For the last six years I’ve worked to transform enterprise-scale web teams with agile practices, so the utility of Pantheon was immediately apparent to me,” Roland said. “Pantheon and WebOps is a disruptive technology for web teams and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to advance Pantheon’s next phase of growth.”
Roland, who is also the author of ‘The Agile Marketer’ has built a career in digital experiences spanning over two decades and has served with companies like Sprout, Involver and Oracle. He is the co-founder of the ‘The Business Agility Institute’ and co-hosts the ‘Marketing Agility’ podcast. He is one of the world’s leading experts on agile marketing and the massive impact it has on corporate success or failure. His vision for Pantheon’s potential to deliver unique and meaningful digital experiences that impact the bottom line is what motivates him to work at Pantheon every day.
“At Pantheon, we are setting the new standard for WebOps and Roland is exactly the right person to help us a market that,” said Pantheon CEO Zack Rosen. “Roland literally wrote the book on agile and he’s solved this problem for some of the world’s largest organizations. We’re in the business of building agile web teams and we couldn’t be happier to have him onboard.”
Pantheon is a WebOps platform for Drupal and WordPress, running more than 285,000 sites in the cloud and serving over 10 billion page views a month. The company’s multi-tenant, the container-based platform enables organizations to manage all of their websites from a single dashboard. Its customers include Yale, Coach, United Nations, Quicken Loans, and IBM.
Roland’s appointment and the creation of the new team signify Pantheon’s commitment towards becoming an agility-focused business which delivers quality digital experiences across the enterprise.