Discuss Announces Jesse Thomson as Vice President of Engineering

Former Qualtrics Leader to Oversee Continued Development and Technology Leadership of the Company’s People Experience Platform

SEATTLE, July 10, 2023Discuss, the leading purpose-built video platform for turning in-depth feedback into insights, named Jesse Thomson as Vice President of Engineering. He will be responsible for continuing the development and innovation for the company’s award-winning People Experience Platform.

“Discuss is leading the pack when it comes to innovation and customer satisfaction for scaling qualitative research,” said Thomson. “I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the company, and excited to have helped drive the launch of Genie last quarter, our generative AI suite of tools that’s already receiving tremendous feedback from customers on the value it’s providing.”

Thomson’s extensive SaaS leadership experience and past success working across teams where both technical expertise and regular engagement with sales and service teams as well as customers made for a perfect fit for Discuss. Before joining Discuss, he held engineering leadership positions at Qualtrics where he helped build multiple successful engineering teams from scratch in a high growth setting. During Jesse’s seven years at Qualtrics, he contributed to it growing from $100M to nearly $1.5B in revenue, including a successful IPO. He also successfully collaborated with UX, product, and engineering leaders to support major product launches and redesigns at the company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jesse to the Discuss team to help us scale our development efforts and execute against a roadmap that recently received the highest possible rating in a key industry report from Forrester,” said Simon Glass, CEO of Discuss. “He is a strong leader who is aligned with our vision for the company, our ways of working, and our passion for innovation.”

The SaaS-based Discuss platform helps organizations of all sizes turn people’s experiences into insights by capturing virtual live/moderated and self-captured/unmoderated feedback at scale. The company not only recently launched Genie, a generative AI-based suite of tools, but also was named a leader in the G2 Summer 2023 Report For User Research Software and Consumer Video Feedback.


About Discuss: Discuss is helping leading organizations, brands and agencies across the globe turn people’s experiences into insights. Hundreds of thousands of Market Insights, CX and UX professionals trust Discuss to go beyond data points and bring in-depth insights to life across their organization in real-time, transforming customer relationships. With Discuss, hundreds of global brands and agencies such as Unilever, Target, Ipsos, KraftHeinz, HP, Ford, and Mastercard are making more informed strategic decisions faster than ever before. For more information, visit www.discuss.io.

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