CHICAGO– January 14, 2019 – STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, announced the hire of Arjan Paulussen as Vice President of Global Accounts, overseeing new business and renewals for some of the largest STATS accounts.
Paulussen joins STATS from Lexmark International, Inc. where he most recently served as Vice President of Sales, overseeing the largest sales team of over 100 directors, managers and sales professionals focused on enterprise new account acquisitions. Under his leadership, Paulussen achieved record year-over-year results in 2017 and 2018 for Lexmark, driving the strongest results for the sales organization in six years.
“Having worked with Arjan in the past, I have seen first-hand his remarkable ability to lead and drive sales teams to achieve some of the strongest results possible,” said Steve Xeller, Chief Revenue Officer at STATS. “Arjan takes the time to learn a customer’s needs and their industry in order to provide the best offering possible, giving buyers a huge upper hand in their marketplace. As the leader in artificial intelligence, STATS continues to bring new, innovative products to market that are changing the way sports are played and followed. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have someone with Arjan’s expertise on board.”
Paulussen joined Lexmark in 2003 as a Senior Account Manager, holding several senior sales, business development and general management roles over 15 years. Paulussen served as Managing Director of Lexmark in Australia and New Zealand between 2013 and 2017, managing 120 employees. Before being promoted to that role, he was the Region Director of Sales for the East Coast territory in the United States.
“The products STATS is bringing to market are revolutionizing the way sports are played, watched and followed,” said Paulussen. “With more media and technology companies embracing artificial intelligence-powered solutions, I see a huge opportunity to grow STATS’ global accounts portfolio.”
Paulussen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the Amsterdam School of Business in The Netherlands, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bradford University / NIMBAS in the United Kingdom. He is fluent in Dutch, German and English.