VP of Product and Growth
Phill Claxton has been working in the technology industry since the early 90s. Having worked in the IT sector and in a career that spanned several continents, Phill started his career in New Zealand working for small IT providers before heading to the UK to work as the Head of IT for the multinational advertising group, Omnicom.
It was in advertising that he developed a passion for design and marketing, and the role it plays in the success of technology companies. Phill returned to New Zealand in 2005 to manage a large IT provider and later went on to co-found a successful client experience product, DeskDirector. During his time there, Phill fine tuned his skills in the areas of defining and testing go-to-market strategies, international commercialization, product strategy and marketing. After launching and growing this bootstrapped startup to over 300 business accounts, he took a role as the Chief Operating Officer at IT Glue leading the product, engineering, marketing and success teams. In just over a year, he helped grow this B2B SaaS platform from just over 600 accounts to over 2,300 while managing staff growth from 15 to over 50.
Phill has attended and spoken at many events and courses relating to digital marketing, growth and software-as-a-service. His passion continues to be in the areas of product development and building healthy sustainable technology businesses.
Phill’s Happiness quote: “You cannot always have happiness. But you can always give happiness.”