AUSTIN, TEXAS August 7, 2018– Hardman Batchelor International, a retained search firm specializing in recruiting world class board directors, CEOs and C-Level executive globally is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Vice President, Global Sales Operations search for National Instruments Inc. with the appointment of Paul Horton. Headquartered in Austin, Texas National Instruments develops and manufactures software and hardware products that engineers and scientists use for test, control and embedded design applications. In 2017, the company sold products to more than 35,000 companies with revenues of more than $1.29 billion and global operations across 50 countries.
Paul Horton joins National Instruments as the new Vice President, Global Sales Operations, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Global Finance, Information Solutions and Sales Operations across General Motors, Electronic Data Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprises Services and DXC Technology (CSC and HP Enterprises Merger). He most recently served as the Vice President of Global Sales Operations at DXC where he led project teams that designed the new company’s sales organization, processes and compensation. As VP, Global Sales Operations, Paul will oversee strategic sales planning and functions essential to sales productivity and the customer buying process.
The search lead by Managing Partner, Ed Batchelor, who commented “Given National Instrument’s focus on launching innovative products to market the new VP, Sales Operations had to bring a proven track record in leading complex transformation processes along with the expected sales, marketing and operations experience. Paul was the ideal candidate for this role possessing a good mix of technology competence and engineering skills on the one side and product understanding, commercial acumen and strong customer engagement on the other.”
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