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Krannert Executive Forum - John Annakin

John Annakin

John Annakin

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer for ClearObject (formerly CloudOne), John leads all sales, customer success, partnering, and marketing for the organization.  ClearObject is Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing IT company in Indiana for 2014 and 2015.  In 2015, ClearObject was also named a Red Herring Top 100 Global Award Winner.  Most recently in 2016, ClearObject was named to the Deloitte Tech Fast 500, Entrepreneur 360, and CRN Next Gen 250.

Who is ClearObject?  We help the world’s best and largest companies make their things for the Internet of Things by bringing their own enterprise IoT components to the cloud, enabling global collaborative development, production and analysis of software and data in real time on individual, secure, private hybrid cloud environments.

John has over 25 years of enterprise selling and sales team management experience in the application software, cloud services and platform or software-as-a-service space.  Before joining ClearObject, he was Director of Enterprise Sales for Scribe Software Corporation, the leading data integration solution for Microsoft’s Dynamics business applications, where he built a global, enterprise sales team.  Prior to Scribe, he was the Director of Strategic Accounts at Newmarket International (acquired by Amadeus Company), the leading software vendor for the hospitality and travel industry.  Before joining Newmarket, John was the Channel Sales Manager at Navisite, (acquired Time-Warner Company), which is a leading application hosting provider (what we used to call cloud services).

John is a Boilermaker, holding a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management.