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Constant Contact®, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT) has promoted Christopher M. Litster to senior vice president, sales and marketing. Previously vice president and general manager of Constant Contact’s EventSpot business unit and a member of the executive team, Litster will now head worldwide sales and marketing for the company. He will continue to report to CEO Gail Goodman.
In his more than seven years at Constant Contact, Litster has served in a variety of senior sales and marketing positions, running the conversion, website, and product marketing teams, in addition to the EventSpot business unit. In that time, he has developed a deep knowledge of both Constant Contact’s business and the small business market the company serves.
“Chris’s strategic and operational leadership have proven to be great assets to Constant Contact throughout his tenure here, and I’m confident that he is the right person for the job. He knows the Constant Contact business inside and out, plus he knows the team and the organization, which means zero time spent getting up to speed on our business,” said Goodman. “Our focus remains firmly on delivering near-term customer growth and executing against our long-term goal of revolutionizing the success formula for small businesses.”
Litster replaces Rick Jensen, who is leaving Constant Contact due to a family medical situation. Jensen will remain with Constant Contact through the end of the first quarter to ensure a smooth transition. “We thank Rick for all of his contributions. He has been a great leader here at Constant Contact, and we’re disappointed to see him go. Of course, we fully understand and support his decision to focus on his family during this difficult time,” said Goodman.
Joel Hughes, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, will lead the EventSpot business unit, reporting to Goodman. “Joel’s past experience will serve us well as we continue to make EventSpot one of our major growth catalysts,” said Goodman.