Simon Johnson

Director of Sales & Operations, UK at Freshworks


Simon Johnson has over fifteen years of experience in the software industry. Simon is currently the Director of Sales & Operations for Freshworks in the UK. Prior to joining Freshworks, Simon was the VP of Sales at Redgate Software. Simon has also held positions as a Pre Post Sales Engineer and MaxBlack Ltd.

During their time at Redgate Software, Simon implemented a Global Sales Leadership Team, improved reporting to Board, created a one-team mentality across the org, and spearheaded several successful functional-wide sales recruitment drives. Simon also produced a training and development framework for the Sales function, developed and executed a plan to implement a US sales office, and developed and executed a plan to implement a Singapore sales office.

At MaxBlack Ltd., Simon was responsible for providing technical support for the company's products. Simon also helped customers with installation, configuration, and troubleshooting issues.

Simon is a highly skilled software sales professional with a proven track record of success. Simon is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of the software sales cycle, from lead generation to product demonstration to closing the sale. Simon is a strategic thinker who is able to see the big picture and develop long-term plans that will enable their team to achieve its goals. Simon is a strong leader who is able to motivate and inspire their team to achieve success.

Simon Johnson has a BSc in Sports Science with HRM from Coventry University. Simon has A-Levels in Physical Education, Computing, Business Studies from Long Road Sixth Form College. Simon has 10 GCSEs from Ernulf Community School. Simon is certified in Sports Massage from CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF SPORTS MASSAGE LIMITED, in FA Emergency First Aid from The Football Association, in FA Football Coaching - Level 1 from The Football Association, and in Safeguarding Children from The Football Association. Simon is also certified in ITIL Foundation Level from The Knowledge Academy, in Conceptual Selling from Miller Heiman, and in Strategic Selling from Miller Heiman.

They are on a team with Bobby Jaffari - President, Freshworks North America, Sreelesh Pillai - GM, Australia, and Sukumar Ramachandran - VP, Inside Sales. Their manager is Jose Morales, Chief Revenue Officer.



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