Brian Stewart brings over a decade of sales experience to Avangate and a proven track record of over achievement and success helping his customers grow their online sales. With a deep understanding of the high growth SMB market, Brian leverages his sales leadership and business development skills to drive the company's growth in North America.
Prior to joining Avangate, Brian expanded his sales depth and breadth by heading the North American Mid-Market Sales team for Digital River. Brian also worked as a Business Development Manager at Global Collect, and established his career while employed by VeriSign from 2000 to 2008, where he led his sales organization as both a manager and individual contributor.
A graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and a Scholar athlete, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in I.T. As a person who is committed to both professional and personal growth, he is a member of several technology and ecommerce groups focused on enlightening thought and networking opportunities.
Laurentiu has a world-class experience in digital eCommerce, SaaS and marketing, with a proven record of success in the software industry. He is also empowered with a global expertise in cross-border partnerships development, strategically integrating channel sales development and online sales consulting.
Previously the Area Sales Manager at Avira, he implemented successful and targeted strategies for the channel distribution of the company security products. He developed the International Business in the Western and Northern Europe, but also in all Africa.
In 2006, when he became an Account Executive at Avangate, he started to develop the business on the international markets with a visionary approach, paying attention to details and constantly contributing at the company revenue growth as well as its product development.
Since October 2007, as VP of Global Sales, he has been establishing key business development strategies for Avangate, establishing the world-wide sales force across Europe, Russia, China and North America. Now Laurentiu focuses on the European sales team and he personally handles the company's large corporate accounts.
As many business partners say, he really understands the software business and his result-oriented attitude architects the overall positive evolution of Avangate.