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Jon Perera

Jon Perera is Highspot’s Chief Marketing Officer. As the Chief Marketing Officer, Jon runs product marketing, brand, advertising, communications, strategy, and partner ecosystem. Across more than 25 years in the software industry, Jon has held a variety of marketing, technical, and field positions. He joined Highspot from Adobe, where he was vice president of the Adobe Document Cloud. Previously, he spent 18 years with Microsoft, where he led strategy and go to market across Developer, Enterprise, Active Directory, and industry vertical teams as a general manager. He also served as the general manager of business operations for Microsoft’s international headquarters in Paris, France.

From Microsoft, to Adobe, to Highspot—Why I Joined as Highspot’s First CMO

Jon Perera, CMO at Highspot

Over the course of the eight weeks I spent meeting with venture capitalists, mentors, and more than 12 companies during my career search, one conversation really stood out. An interviewer said to me, “The right opportunity is going to present itself — and when it does, you’ll just know it.”

In the days that followed, I noticed something interesting. In my free time, I was building out business plans for Highspot’s international expansion. I wasn’t working at Highspot yet, but already my mind was churning with ideas for how to help drive the next wave of growth.

What played into Highspot’s impactful impression on me as a candidate? It was more than the sales enablement category growth, the caliber of the leadership team, and the numerous company awards including the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Sales Enablement Platform and the MarTech Breakthrough Award for Best Overall Sales Enablement Solution. Three factors played a pivotal role in making this career decision one I could make with confidence and conviction: the product, the customers, and the culture.

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