Doing it Right: Principle-Centered Leadership

How to carefully grow your people, prosper your business, take care of your customers, and as a result, succeed as a leader

We welcome Alex Shootman to our leadership show. Alex is the President and CEO of Workfront. He is a seasoned business leader with more than 25 years of experience leading revenue and profit generation for tech organizations.

If you like with principle-centered leadership coupled with social innovation, you are going to love this show. Alex is an innovator in the art of leadership. His success in business is a direct result of his ability to develop leaders and build teams.

In this podcast, Alex shares unique insight on a number of important leadership topics, including

  • How to develop and lead a sales team
  • The business value of diversity
  • Why middle managers are more empowered than they think
  • How to strategically grow your career
  • And
  • How to avoid common leadership mistakes

About Alex

Alex holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. As President and CEO of Workfront, Alex drives the overall strategy, vision, and execution for the company, ensuring that Workfront is a dedicated partner in helping its customers transform the work experience. Shootman brings more than 25 years of experience in all areas of revenue and profit generation for technology organizations, with significant experience leading SaaS-based companies.

Prior to joining Workfront, Alex was president of Apptio, where he was responsible for the company’s integrated sales and services functions globally. Prior to Apptio, Alex was the President of Eloqua, where he was responsible for leading the organization’s global sales, customer success, and field operations teams. Alex was integral in leading Eloqua’s category creation as an enterprise SaaS company, and in 2012 was a member of the team that helped bring Eloqua to a successful public offering, subsequently being acquired by Oracle. Shootman has also held executive-level positions with Vignette, TeleTech, BMC Software and IBM.

In his free time Alex can usually be found trying to convince his legs that they really don’t hurt on a road bike or running trail, admiring the view from a 14er in Colorado, or down on a reef in his home state of Hawaii. That is if his four kids leave him any free time.

We welcome Alex Shootman to Leaders247.