Gardiner to focus on establishing benchmarks and streamlining operations in his new role
Gardiner brings more than 20 years of financial and strategy experience in global, high-growth SaaS-based technology businesses to his role at DiscoverOrg.
Previously, Gardiner served as chief financial officer at SmartFocus, where he was responsible for the completion and integration of multiple company acquisitions. Before joining SmartFocus, Gardiner was chief financial officer and chief strategy officer at SirsiDynix. During his ten-year tenure at SirsiDynix, Gardiner’s leadership contributed to the doubling of the company’s market value and tripling of the company’s operating margins. Gardiner also spearheaded the expansion of the company’s Asia operations.
“We are very excited to add someone of John’s caliber to the DiscoverOrg leadership team,” said Henry Schuck, CEO of DiscoverOrg. “He brings a wealth of experience growing Saas-based organizations, and his extensive executive knowledge running global software companies will enable him to hit the ground running. As we continue to grow, adding visionaries such as John to our management team will be crucial to our success.”
Gardiner will oversee all accounting, corporate development, planning and financial operations for DiscoverOrg with an emphasis on metric-based and data-driven strategy development. He will lead the team to establish benchmarks, streamline operations and guide the growth of the organization. Gardiner will also serve as a key partner to DiscoverOrg’s executive leaders from both an operations and a financial standpoint.
Gardiner holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida.
DiscoverOrg is the leading marketing and sales intelligence tool used by the top technology vendors, staffing companies and consultants targeting IT, Finance and Marketing departments of Fortune-ranked, Mid-Market and SMB companies in North America and Europe. Offered in the form of a constantly refreshed database, DiscoverOrg specializes in mapping out the org charts of 52,071 companies complete with verified email addresses, direct-dial phone numbers, reporting structure, new projects and initiatives and technology installed base. Each of the over 700,000+ decision makers in the DiscoverOrg database are updated and refreshed by the company’s team of 100+ in-house researchers at least once every 90 days, enabling customers to reach the right person at the right company with the right message. For more information, please visit www.discoverorg.com.