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Clifton Ashley

Hey, I'm Clifton Ashley serial entrepreneur with internet technology startups focused on social media, SaaS, innovation, gamification, security and enterprise.

Clifton Ashley is a Sales Management team leader with extensive domestic and international experience, multilingual with a focus on cloud computing, SaaS, social media, gamification, online advertising, innovation management, enterprise 2.0 and software security new business development.

Clifton Ashley's Background

Clifton Ashley's Experience

Director Sales Development at Rimini Street Inc.

June 2015 - Present | Pleasanton, CA

Leading the Sales Development team to generate qualified leads for our field sales team to provide Rimini Street's premiere independent maintenance for enterprise businesses globally.

Sales Director Latam & Asia/Pacific at Gigya

May 2012 - June 2015 | Mountain View, CA

Director of Sales for Gigya's B2B Customer Identity Management Solution and Social Engagement Platform for all of APAC & Latin America. Also led the SDR team to generate qualified leads for our team.

SaaS Strategist at Cloud Computing Consulting

May 2010 - September 2010

Providing cloud computing (SaaS) consulting, guidance, direction and analysis for medium to large enterprises. Addressing ROI, security issues, migration challenges, benefits to virtualized IT resources, data centers, risks, scalability, mobile support, integration with on-premise Apps, coexistence with legacy, etc.

Director Enterprise Sales, Latin America at Google Inc.

September 2006 - April 2010

Developed and led sales revenue, accounts, channels, pipeline, team and demand generation for Google's enterprise cloud computing (SaaS), network security, corporate search, maps and earth business in Latin America. Grew regional revenue from zero to a multi million dollar business. Promoted joint sales and marketing incentives and co-selling with Search, Google Maps, Earth, Apps and AdWords.

General Manager, Pacific Northwest at Porcelanosa

June 2004 - May 2006

Served as GM over P/L, 25 person organization, 2 offices in the Bay Area, distribution network, inventory management and design centers covering the Pacific Northwest. Responsible for $5M+ inventory and $10M annual revenue.

VP Regional Sales at ServGate Technologies

July 2003 - June 2004

Responsible for all operations, channel development, sales strategy, revenue and marketing communications in Latin America for a network security appliance start-up and McAfee + Surf Control OEM partner (integrated FW/VPN/AV/Spam/URL Filter).

VP International Sales, Asia Pacific at ActivIdentity

January 1999 - December 2002

Built sales team, business development, marketing, distribution channels and operations for ActivCard network security and distributed identity-provisioning technology deploying personal content on secure devices (smart cards, tokens and biometrics) throughout key U.S. accounts, Japan, Asia, Pacific and Latin America. Participated in successful $310M Nasdaq IPO.

Global Account Manager at Sun Microsystems (JavaSoft)

July 1997 - January 1999

Drove and executed direct major account sales of development licenses for the JavaCard virtual machine software platform to major accounts and system integrators on a worldwide basis.

Regional Director at Novell Inc.

June 1987 - June 1997

Functioned as general manager with P&L responsibility for Latin America. Established Novell's offices and staff, channels and education centers in five countries throughout the Region. Selected location, hired staff and directed sales and marketing functions. Over 10 yrs grew the regional business and channels from start up to ultimately a region producing $60M annually. Served on two-year expatriate assignment in Argentina to establish and manage offices in Latin America. Responsibilities included Sales, Marketing, P&L, site selection, staffing, public relations, as well as, strategic and government alliances.

Sales Director, Technology Sector & Latin America at Spigit, Inc.

September 2010

Spigit is the leading provider of collective idea management cloud based software, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit's software taps into the collective intelligence of an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. Spigit customers include AT&T, Intel, IBM, IEEE, Cisco, BT, Avaya, Walmart, Pfizer, Merck, Allstate, MetLife, eBay, Bose, Symbian, Fidelity, Southwest Airlines, Lloyds & AAA. Spigit has been included in JMP Securities? list of ?The Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies?.

Clifton Ashley's Education

Thunderbird School of Global Management


Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca


Concentration: Spanish, History

University of California, Santa Barbara


Concentration: Business, Spanish, Political Science

Clifton Ashley's Interests & Activities

Biking, skiing, travel, gym, family, friends, social media and the internet-of-things.

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