illustrate inc, a leader in sales automation technology for the financial services industry, announces the hire of Julian D. (Jay) Stevens as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North America. Mr. Stevens will be based out of Charlotte, NC and will report to Lorne Brown, President of illustrate inc. He will be responsible for sales and marketing in North America with his primary focus on growing illustrate inc's US business.
Prior to joining illustrate inc, Mr. Stevens had served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer for COSS Development Corporation, where he lead the sales and marketing efforts to grow one of the leading illustration and point-of-sale solutions in the US. He comes to illustrate inc with over 20 years' experience in sales automation for financial services, having held positions as a software engineer, project manager, Vice President of Development, account manager, and VP of Sales. "Jay brings a blend of technical knowledge along with a keen business sense that makes him a valued member of our executive team" stated Lorne Brown, "As a leader in the Canadian market, we look forward to leveraging our 22 years of experience along with Jay's knowledge and understanding to help us expand our industry leading OPUS platform particularly in the US market."