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A Message from Khoros’ New CEO, Jack Blaha

Khoros Staff JackB
Khoros Staff

Hi everyone, my name is Jack Blaha and I’m honored to share that I’ve joined Khoros as CEO

I’m thrilled to be here and join this dynamic space. As more and more brands are realizing their growth depends on their reputation in the market, there’s never been a more critical time to get customer engagement right across the entire journey. We are here to help you do just that.

Our work is now truly mission critical for your business. More than 80% of consumers agree or strongly agree that they are more loyal to brands who respond to and resolve their complaints.Brands may think they are doing well, but customers see a lot of room for improvement. For example, 91% of customers have received robotic or unhelpful answers from customer care — but only 37% of brands think this happens.And this disconnect can directly affect your bottom line, as 62% of customers say they are likely to switch to a different brand after a negative experience.

There’s more work now than ever before for brands to truly connect with their customers throughout their digital journeys — and even more to gain.

Customer experience is today’s battleground for differentiation. Our sole purpose at Khoros is to help you create customers for life. I look forward to capitalizing on the combined strengths of our legacy Spredfast and Lithium solutions to accelerate our growth as the leading platform for digital customer engagement. My core focus is to support our world-class team so that we can deliver even more value for you. Together, I know we can define a new standard for exceptional customer experience that will help you to better win, serve, and retain customers.

Khoros’ former CEO Pete Hess has been incredibly supportive throughout this transition, and I want to thank him for the leadership that brought Spredfast and Lithium together to create Khoros over the last year. Pete has shared with me many great stories about the amazing brands we serve, and I could not be more excited to continue and build on his great work.

With 2,000+ customers, the community of Khoros customers extends worldwide. I am primarily based out of our Austin, Texas office, but I plan to hit the road soon to meet customers around the world. And, of course, I’ll be at Khoros Engage, so make sure to say hi when you see me. 

We can all look forward to the tremendous growth that lies ahead. From our whole team, thank you for being part of the Khoros family. 



1,2,3: Data from a 2019 Forrester study commissioned by Khoros

11 Comments
Khoros Staff SantoshS
Khoros Staff

Welcome to Khoros @Jack ! Looking forward to an incredible journey with you at the helm.

Khoros Staff MikeOd
Khoros Staff

So great to have you here @JackB

Honored Contributor Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Welcome @JackB. We look forward to learning more about the Khoros roadmap and how our partnership will strengthen our community.

 

Jason

 

Esteemed Contributor Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Welcome @JackB , what an exciting time to join. Hope you're settling in ok!

Khoros Staff MikeB
Khoros Staff

Welcome Jack - it is our time to enable brands to do better!

 

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Welcome @JackB 😊

Looking forward to seeing your work in action!

Trusted Contributor Trusted Contributor
Trusted Contributor

Welcome to the family! All the best

Khoros Staff RyanVa
Khoros Staff

Welcome, @JackB!

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Welcome @JackB!
Once you are settled, I hope to hear some roadmap updates particularly around the community product and the implementation of some Jive features that have been suggested by many of the Community Managers within.
Best,

Toby

Honored Contributor Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Welcome. Would be great to hear the plans for the future, roadmap and where investments are planned to bring the community platform up to the level and beyond other options that exist in the marketplace today.