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New Year = New Adventure!
New Year = New Adventure!

New Year = New Adventure!

By Durand Vadnais Thrilled to share that I'll be leading Customer Success for InStride - the premier provider of Strategic Enterprise Education. InStride has been named a Fortune Impact 20 company boasting an incredible product, amazing team - and a revolutionary...

SugarCRM acquires Node
SugarCRM acquires Node

SugarCRM acquires Node

By Durand Vadnais I'm beyond excited to share that after nearly 4 years of working with Node.io to accelerate opportunity discovery through true deep-learning AI, we have been acquired by SugarCRM! What an amazing journey. I'm proud and grateful to have been part...

100% Remote
100% Remote

100% Remote

By Durand Vadnais Today marks exactly 60 days since we shut down our amazing offices in #SanFrancisco and went 100% remote. The kick-ass Node team had already been sheltering-in-place for two months per the early recommendation of our CEO Falon Fatemi, and given...

$39M ROI = Renewal
$39M ROI = Renewal

$39M ROI = Renewal

I'm happy to say that our team closed-out an amazing finish to CY 2019,  achieving 100% renewal in Q4 with two sizeable Enterprise agreements in-flight - whew! How did we do it? Doubling-down on partnerships with key stakeholders - helping them to become absolute...

CS+ Business Operations
CS+ Business Operations

CS+ Business Operations

After helping Node deliver world-class customer success for nearly 3 years - our CEO has asked if I would be interested in leading Business Operations affectionately known as "BizOps" together with Customer Success! The updated responsibilities make sense for our...

Bringing the Team together
Bringing the Team together

Bringing the Team together

Spending quality time together celebrating successes as a team is just as critical as revisiting those areas that need improvement. I've found that spending more balanced time getting to know coworkers and particularly key customers on a personal level makes work,...

Customer Focused Events
Customer Focused Events

Customer Focused Events

Our team had an amazing time talking with customers and partners at Node.io's exclusive "Predict the Future" event this week on the top floor of The Battery in San Francisco. and Yes, that's Mark Cuban - one of our earliest investors and biggest Node fans. I...

Gainsight Pulse 2019!
Gainsight Pulse 2019!

Gainsight Pulse 2019!

Another year of Gainsight Pulse, and another year of massive growth in Customer Success. So I literally haven't had a moment to put together an article on top take-aways... Please read this post instead from my excellent colleague and ex-BV alum Jess Osborn!  ...

Customer Success @ SaaStr Annual
Customer Success @ SaaStr Annual

Customer Success @ SaaStr Annual

By Durand Vadnais I’m thrilled to see the many Customer Success focused talks, partners, solutions and a dedicated Happy Hour this year at SaaStr. They even had a spot for Customer Success under job function while plugging in my badge info! Here is a quick guide to...

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