SurveyMonkey Appoints Tom Hale as President
PALO ALTO, Calif. July 21, 2016 – SurveyMonkey the world’s leading online survey and data platform, today announced the appointment of Tom Hale as President. Mr. Hale will oversee engineering, product, product marketing, user experience and growth at SurveyMonkey.
Mr. Hale will focus on scaling the company’s core subscription platform, creating a more collaborative, personalized product experience and driving international expansion. Additionally, he will spearhead the development of new offerings and data solutions that allow customers to do more with survey data, like SurveyMonkey’s content creation product TechValidate.
“Tom is an industry veteran who is known as a culture leader and innovator. He has incredible experience building out teams and bringing both business and consumer products to market,” said Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey. “We’re excited to bring him on board to help us transform our survey platform into a data business.”
Mr. Hale has held senior leadership positions in high-growth enterprise, consumer and developer-focused companies. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at HomeAway. During his six years at the company, Mr. Hale ran product, engineering, IT/ops and design. HomeAway went public in 2011 and was acquired by Expedia in 2015 for $3.9 billion.
Prior to HomeAway, Mr. Hale served in senior positions at Linden Lab (makers of Second Life) and Adobe Systems, and was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Redpoint Ventures. He also worked at Macromedia for 10 years in leadership roles across Product Management, Product Marketing and Corporate Marketing. Macromedia was acquired by Adobe in 2005 for $3.4 billion.
“SurveyMonkey has a strong history of delivering data to help people and businesses turn ideas into actions and innovation,” said Tom Hale, President of SurveyMonkey. “I’m thrilled to join a company whose product I value and have used for over a decade. I’m looking forward to becoming part of a team that has built one of the most trusted products on the Internet.”
SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading online survey platform, with more than 3 million survey responses every day. SurveyMonkey has revolutionized the way people give and take feedback, making it accessible, easy and affordable for everyone. The company was founded in 1999 with a focus on helping people make better decisions, and has built technology based on over 15 years of experience in survey methodology and web development. Customers include 99% of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, organizations and neighborhood soccer leagues everywhere.
The company has over 600 employees throughout the United States and Europe, with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit www.surveymonkey.com.
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