President, EMIA (Europe, Middle East, India, Africa), Cision
Abe Smith is the President, EMEAI of Cision responsible for orchestrating the connected go-to-market strategy for this broad region. He is committed to delighting the customer, developing employees and increasing top line revenue while promoting operational excellence.
A Silicon Valley veteran, Smith has spent the past 17 years with US-based high growth, enterprise SaaS companies focusing on market transformation. His expertise is accelerating business internationally, particularly in the Emerging Markets of JAPAC, India and Latin America. Having led teams of scale at mature technology companies such as Oracle and Cisco, Abe has also built start-ups to maturity at companies such as WebEx where he was part of the core leadership team that drove the rapid ascent from IPO to $400m in revenue and ultimate $3.2bn acquisition.
Smith graduated with highest honours from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Political Science and certification in International Relations.