Brainbox adds Joe Sexton to board of directors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Brainbox Intelligent Marketing has announced it has added Joe Sexton to its board of directors. Sexton, a leader in software sales and digital focused company growth, brings his global experience to the board as the company turns its attention to the future and its plans for accelerated growth.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Sexton join our board of directors,” Brainbox CEO Richard A. Ford said. “His successes and experience in sales and the venture capital world add to our already diverse and innovative group of business leaders and supports our goals for future growth.”

Sexton has made his name as a leader in the tech industry and specifically in software sales over his 35-year career. A University of Kentucky graduate, Sexton most recently served as president of AppDynamics, where under his leadership the company grew revenues to $225 million and became a $3.7B Cisco acquisition in 2017. Prior to AppDynamics, Sexton served a five-year tenure as executive VP of Global Sales at McAfee where he led a worldwide sales force that more than doubled sales to $2.5B leading up to the company’s $7.7B acquisition by Intel in 2010.

Before joining McAfee, Sexton oversaw North America sales for Mercury. During his six-year tenure, annual sales grew to more than $1B before the company was acquired by HP for $4.5B. Sexton launched his sales career at Computer Associates as one of seven North American senior VPs and one of the youngest in their history at the time. He helped CA become the first software company to reach $1B in sales, which eventually grew to more than $4B.

Sexton joins a highly talented group who currently serve on the Brainbox Board of Directors including Ford and Jim Host, of Host Communications Inc.; Tim Campbell, Blue Million Marketing; Jayne Hancock, Wrigley Media and Brigadier General Michael Flowers, U.S. Army (Ret.).

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