The past several months have been very exciting times for us at Discuss.io! In addition to raising $5.025 million in capital, our team has been growing at a rapid rate. This growth has been both domestic and international. Earlier this month, we announced our opening of a UK office in London, which will help us to better serve our existing UK customers and continue to grow in the region. Today, we’re announcing expansion of our US sales team as we are joined by two bright talents, RJ Scott and Zuzana “Zuzka” Žilková.
Discuss.io Expands Further with New Members of the US Sales Team
Seattle, WA – Global online enabler of consumer connections and conversations, Discuss.io, announced today further expansion with new hires for growing US sales team.
The new hires include RJ Scott and Zuzana Žilková who will report to Co-Founder and VP of Research Solutions, Jim Longo.
RJ Scott, Senior Research Solutions Executive, has over half a decade’s worth of experience in the online qualitative research space. His experience encompasses project planning and consultation, moderation and analysis, and account management. Prior to joining Discuss.io, Scott was employed by 20|20 Research, serving most recently as a Senior Qualitative Consultant.
Zuzana “Zuzka” Žilková, Senior Account Manager joins Discuss.io after over half a decade of behavioral consulting. Prior to that, Žilková held roles as a Product Planner and Program Manager at Microsoft. Žilková holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania.
This addition of Scott and Žilková to the sales team enables Discuss.io to drive growth in the United States, meeting brands’ increasing demand and interest in the Discuss.io video conferencing platform that supports customer empathy programs by enabling connections and conversations with global consumers, at scale in real-time. Both candidates demonstrate strategic alignment with Discuss.io’s vision and commitment to serve unmet needs in the marketplace.
“Discuss.io is positioned to grow rapidly over the next several months. As we gear up for this, it is critical that we build a team of talented individuals, like Scott and Žilková,” said Discuss.io Co-Founder and VP of Research Solutions, Jim Longo. When asked what made the candidates stand out, Longo said, “Our team is driven by a mission of customer obsession. Both candidates have clearly demonstrated a fundamental curiosity for what makes consumers tick, and for how brands can connect with consumers in order to drive more effective business growth.”
For more information, brand marketers in the region can reach Discuss.io by emailing Jim Longo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discuss.io enables brands to make better business decisions by engaging directly with consumers through real-time conversations. Using video conferencing, brands are able to connect face-to-face, online, in order to achieve a rapid and deep-seated understanding of consumer perspectives and behaviors. This “agile empathy” encourages brands to make better real-time decisions, leading to reduced time-to-market, successful products, and more effective marketing. The Discuss.io proprietary platform erases geographic barriers, expanding brands’ global reach and equipping them with a cultural and contextual understanding of the consumer populations that they target. Today, Discuss.io is powering consumer connections and empathy programs at many of the world’s leading brands. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, USA. Please visit www.discuss.io for more details.
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Zach Simmons is the Founder and president of Discuss.io. Zach has 20 years of experience building software. Prior to founding Discuss.io, he was the Technical Product Manager for Amazon Web Services (S3) where he ran the team that built the infrastructure that now powers a significant percentage of the modern Internet. Zach holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
An entrepreneurial leader, Zach is passionate about building disruptive and agile SaaS based market research startups as an alternative to traditional market research. Seeing a need for change within the Industry, Zach launched Discuss.io, bringing Market Research to the digital age.