WP Engine Appoints Rob Charlebois Senior VP of Digital and Heather Buckingham VP of Brand Revenue
Industry Veterans to Lead Digital/Storefront and Enterprise Sales Programs
WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, announced the appointment of Rob Charlebois as Senior Vice President, Digital and Heather Buckingham as Vice President, Brand Revenue. Charlebois will report to WP Engine’s Chief Operating Officer Jason Teichman and Buckingham will report to Senior Vice President & General Manager – Enterprise Lisa Box.
“Heather will play a critical role in bringing these new products to many of the leading brands in the world.”
“We are so incredibly honored and excited to be bringing on such outstanding leaders in their respective fields,” said Jason Teichman. “Rob’s leadership role is a critical hire for WP Engine as we continue to make significant investments to build out our storefront and digital experience. Much like our customers, WPEngine.com is our window to the world, where our customers can learn about all our products, engage in our thought leadership and transact, which is a key strategic priority for the company. Rob and his team will play a critical role in continuing our success there.”
“The timing of Heather’s joining couldn’t be better as we launch several exciting new offerings which promise to once again redefine enterprise WordPress and position WP Engine as the undisputed leader in WordPress,” said Lisa Box. “Heather will play a critical role in bringing these new products to many of the leading brands in the world.”
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Prior to joining WP Engine, Rob worked as the EVP of Global E-Commerce and Digital Marketing at Corel, a software company. At Corel, Rob was responsible for Corel’s digital, creative, analytics, and e-commerce efforts, which included over 30 corporate, community, and brand-focused global websites that served millions of users each day. During his tenure at Corel, Rob played a key role acquiring, integrating and growing several businesses, including companies like Parallels, Mind Manager, and WinZip.
Before joining Corel, Rob worked in product management at N-Able Technologies and ComputerLand. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Ottawa.
“Website performance and creative agility have never been more important for business owners,” said Rob Charlebois. “As a former customer of WP Engine and a long-time WordPress user, I believe WP Engine is the ultimate partner and platform for any business who does business online.”
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Prior to joining WP Engine, Heather was Regional Vice President of Sales at Khoros, a digital customer engagement software for enterprise brands and agencies. While at Khoros, she led an expansion sales team for large enterprise accounts across a variety of verticals. Currently, over 2,000 brands use the Khoros platform, including Samsung, GM and Visa.
Before her role at Khoros, she worked as a strategist and analyst at a digital agency specializing in high-tech B2B clients, as well as running her own social media consulting firm. Heather holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire.
“I’m so thrilled to join the WP Engine team at such a pivotal point in the company’s growth,” said Heather Buckingham. “I admire the way WP Engine lives its core values, and it’s exciting to impact the way these values shape our expanded solutions for enterprise customers.”