Israeli unicorn Gong announced on Tuesday that Kelly Breslin Wright has been appointed as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer after serving as Gong’s board member for five months.
Wright brings over 30 years of go-to-market, operational, and board experience for public and private high-growth companies. Wright was Tableau Software’s first sales hire, rising through the ranks to become executive vice president of sales, and helped lead the startup through an IPO and to $850 million in revenue. She brings specific expertise in go-to market thought leadership, enterprise and global scale, and public company experience to Gong.
“Gong is transforming the world of sales for the better. With its category leadership, customer engagement, and phenomenal team, the opportunity at Gong is like a dream come true,” said Wright. “I’m ecstatic to jump back into an operational role that integrates my lifelong passions for sales, data, and culture. I can’t wait to help Gong drive innovation at scale.”
Gong announced last month that it had raised a $250 million Series E funding round led by Franklin Templeton at a valuation of $7.25 billion after money. That round meant that the conversation analytics startup became the highest valued private tech company in the history of Israel.
“We were excited when Kelly joined our board of directors five months ago,” said Amit Bendov, CEO of Gong. “Now, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Kelly onto our executive leadership team and leverage her wealth of experience to help scale and support our accelerated growth.”