SLI Systems Appoints Neil Thomas Chief Revenue Officer and President of North America

Software as a Service (SaaS) industry veteran to spearhead next wave of growth

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – 11 November, 2014SLI Systems (SLI.NZ) today announced the appointment of Neil Thomas as its new Chief Revenue Officer and President of North America. In this role Thomas will play a key part in increasing adoption of the company’s world-leading e-commerce solutions by online retailers and business-to-business websites.[us_single_image image=”5804″]In appointing a Chief Revenue Officer and creating the role of President of North America, SLI is making an ongoing investment in executive capability in what is both its largest market and is also the largest e-commerce market in the world.

Thomas joins SLI from the Palo Alto-based Adaptive Insights, a global leader in cloud-based business analytics. He has a near twenty-year track record for establishing, developing and continuously improving highly successful global sales teams.

SLI CEO Shaun Ryan said: “Neil brings the expertise and experience necessary to accelerate SLI’s growth, and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. SLI’s strong recent growth points to the significant opportunity ahead of us. We have an unmatched ability to drive our customers’ e-commerce sales by connecting people with the products they are most likely to buy.”

Thomas said: “SLI’s innovative products and high-performance service culture offer e-commerce retailers worldwide a clear value proposition. The company can show, with real-world examples, how it can drive a significant uplift in sales through improvements in site search, navigation and recommendations, and also deliver valuable traffic and website analytics.”

As Adaptive Insights Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Thomas founded the company’s sales team and drove its customer base from launch to thousands of enterprises in over 85 countries and clear leadership as the cloud leader in corporate performance management and business intelligence. Prior to that he enjoyed success in senior sales roles at the internet-based enterprise business planning software provider Adaytum. Before this he was at the market leading business intelligence software firm Cognos, which is now part of IBM.

Thomas will lead SLI’s global sales effort from the company’s U.S. office in San Jose commencing December 1, 2014.

About SLI Systems
SLI Systems (SLI.NZ) enables the world’s leading e-commerce retailers to accelerate sales by connecting shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. With offerings that include site search, navigation, merchandising, mobile, product recommendations and user-generated SEO, SLI is the most chosen cloud-based site search provider to U.S. Internet Retailer Top 1,000 retailers. The company’s patented technology continuously learns from the actions of visitors to deliver the most relevant results possible. Whether via PC, tablet or phone, a site powered by SLI delivers the kind of satisfying search experience that increases conversion rates, secures brand loyalty and results in higher order values. SLI operates on five continents. For more information, visit