PPDS Appoints Kristen O’Connor to North American Management Team

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PPDS (aka: Philips digital signage) announced the appointment of Kristen O’Connor to its North American management team. Part of an accelerated recruitment drive to increase staff numbers by 50 percent in North America this year, Kristen O’Connor joins as PPDS’ new sales operations manager, NA.

Based in Oregon, and with a career entering its 12th year, Kristen has held a “series of leadership roles and will report to Joe King, VP hospitality at PPDS.” Kristen’s role covers a range of responsibilities, as PPDS continues to drive growth across its product and supporting solutions portfolio. These include driving revenue, providing data-driven insights, pipeline development, management and forecasting, performance metric analysis, and sales process optimization. In addition, Kristen will also be providing sales data management, communication and tools administration to ensure increased efficiency and productivity, while helping to improve the sales onboarding process and provide ongoing training on sales tools. Discussing her new role, Kristen commented:

“I am delighted to have joined PPDS and to be part of the company’s journey as it continues to set a new benchmark for the pro AV industry, delivering truly world-leading, highly innovative solutions together with unrivaled customer support,” O’Connor said.

Nick Begleries, commercial VP, North America at PPDS, added: “2023 is another important year for PPDS as we continue an accelerated phase of growth in North America with the aim to achieve a top three position in the marketplace. To achieve our ambitions, it’s vital we have the right people in our teams, those who want to join the business on its journey and share our desire for delivering truly unrivalled support to our customers. Having worked with Kristen before, and seeing her dedication and commitment in previous roles, I’m thrilled to be working with her again. On behalf of PPDS, I welcome her to the team.”

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