We’re pleased to announce that Butch Langlois is joining Webware as Chief Operating Officer to support our North American expansion.
Butch brings a wealth of experience to the Webware team. He is a widely respected leader in the technology industry known for leading great companies and helping shape them into successful businesses.
Joining Webware was an easy choice for Butch, because “it has the best and most comprehensive product for the worldwide SMB audience,” he says. From his experience working at Rogers Ventures and launching companies targeted at SMBs, Butch immediately recognized Webware’s potential to fill a gap in the existing digital services market in North America. “Webware is already supporting thousands of customers in Asia and we’re excited to duplicate that success in North America.”
Butch’s plan includes refining the sales model to reach as many potential customers as possible and helping them understand how the Webware platform and services team can profit their SMB. “In 2016, we aim to continue the momentum we’ve built through the end of 2015, and focus on the key elements that will allow us to achieve the 10x growth we expect to reach this year,” says Butch.
In addition to driving sales success, Butch aims to build a corporate culture where the team is excited to come to work each day and contribute to our customers’ success.
Prior to joining Webware, he was Vice President of Local Operations & Portfolio Development at Rogers Communications. He was responsible for launching Roger’s Local Digital portfolio companies: Rogers Outrank, Vicinity by Rogers, Zoocasa and Rogers Alerts.
Before joining Rogers, Butch was the President and CEO of three Toronto based start-ups securing over $25M in venture capital during the 2000s:
- Planeteye, a travel planning website that was named as a “2008 Company to Watch” in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, one of Canada’s Top 10 Canadian Web 2.0 Companies by IDC, “One of Canada’s Hottest 20 Innovative Companies” by the Canadian Innovation Exchange, and as one of the “100 Most Useful Web Sites” by PC World magazine
- Truition Inc. acquired by CDC Software. During his four-year tenure, Truition was named to the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, by achieving five-year revenue growth of 565%.
- BuyBuddy.com, a Web and wireless comparative shopping destination.
Butch is a CPA and began his internet-focused career as Vice President, Finance & Operations for Rogers New Media in the late 1990s.
We are incredibly excited to work with Butch and to learn from all his experience. Welcome aboard!