Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) today announced the appointment of Kelley Hippler as chief sales officer, effective immediately, replacing Mike Morhardt.
Ms. Hippler has been with the company since 1999, most recently serving as senior vice president for customer success, leading the customer engagement model rollout across the organization. During her 18-year tenure at Forrester, she has held a variety of roles, including leading strategic programs to drive global bookings and creating a global sales operations function.
"Our bookings for the first half of 2017 have been substantially in line with our expectations, and now with Kelley in her new role, I am confident that her extensive knowledge of Forrester's business and clients, along with her proven track record, will drive the kind of performance that will get us to high growth," said George F. Colony, Forrester's chairman and chief executive officer.
Ms. Hippler will participate in Forrester's second-quarter earnings conference call. Forrester expects to exceed or be at the high end of its revenue and earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2017, previously announced on April 26, 2017.
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