BOSTON and CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – Sept. 20, 2016 – Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, named Robert Kocis to the newly created executive position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), effective October 3, 2016. Robert brings more than 20 years of experience in global sales leadership and business management. Most recently, he was Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Customer Excellence at ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS).
“Continuum is creating and enabling the most successful MSPs in the industry with its transformational business model and IT management platform, fueling the company’s tremendous growth,” said Michael George, CEO at Continuum. “This new CRO position will further drive integration and alignment between all channel-facing functions as we invest more resources into activities that enable our partners’ growth and ensure we have the right initiatives in place to drive our international expansion. Robert Kocis is recognized as one of the most effective channel sales and customer success leaders with extensive international experience. We are excited to have someone of Robert’s experience join our team.”
Robert joined ANSYS in 2014 as VP of Worldwide Sales and Support, providing leadership for the overall strategy and management of the global activities of the company’s sales and technical support units. Previously, he spent 16 years with PTC, Inc., a U.S. based software company specializing in 3D design software, product lifecycle management and service management solutions, in progressive sales leadership positions. Most recently at PTC, he served as Senior Divisional Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales and Distribution, where he oversaw PTC’s operations across Asia. Prior to that, Robert was responsible for creating and leading PTC’s SMB Channel Advantage Program. Robert has a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is also a graduate of the General Dynamics Nuclear Engineering School.
“I’m very excited to join the Continuum team at this particular time in the company’s history – at the five year anniversary,” said Robert Kocis. “In my new role, I am looking forward to building on this channel-exclusive company’s solid foundation and outstanding growth, and working with a great team that has consistently contributed to Continuum’s success.”
About Continuum Metro Pittsburgh, PA
Located in the metro Pittsburgh area in Cranberry Township, Continuum’s Pennsylvania office has earned Top Workplaces Awards by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2015 and 2016. The office is headquarters for Continuum’s partner development, technical success managers, onboarding, account management and partner success teams, as well as its Help Desk operation of more than 200 technicians who provide direct 24x7x365 white label IT support for more than 60,000 users of small and medium sized business clients of Continuum’s 5,800 Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners.