Former SAP Channel Chief Takes Convio Sales Post

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Convio Thursday said that Hume will assume her new post on August 8.

"Patricia's high energy, collaborative approach and track record of success are a great match for Convio as we execute on our growth strategy," said Gene Austin, Convio CEO, in a statement.

"She has proven success building and growing profitable sales programs for both enterprise and mid-market organizations, and leadership in creating teams and operations that can drive organic growth. We look forward to her leadership in helping us address the growing opportunities we see to provide our constituent engagement solutions to the nonprofit market."

Hume worked at SAP for three years and was head of the software giant's global indirect sales organization at the time she departed from the company for personal reasons in January. A month later she took the job of senior vice president of worldwide sales at GFI Software, a Clearwater, Fla.-based supplier of security and office productivity applications.

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Before SAP, Hume was group vice president of Avaya's SME Division, and before that worked at IBM for 17 years in a number of capacities.

"Convio's leadership and commitment to helping nonprofits maximize the value of every relationship through their innovative software and service has changed the way nonprofits use technology to engage with constituents," Hume said in the Convio statement. "The passion of the team, their commitment to client success along with the opportunity their world-class constituent engagement solutions are creating for the company and nonprofits, make this an exciting time to join Convio."

Hume could not be reached directly for additional comment.

Convio develops cloud-based applications that non-profit organizations use to communicate with donors. It's products include Convio Common Ground CRM for small and mid-size organizations and the recently launched Luminate software for enterprise non-profits.

Convio has a channel partner program that includes solution providers who deploy Convio applications and provide related consulting services, and ISVs who develop software that extends the Convio products, according to the company's Web site.