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LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 19, 2018) BRAINBOX Intelligent Marketing is pleased to announce it has added Mr. Joe Sexton to its Board of Directors. Sexton, a leader in software sales and digital focused company growth, brings his global experience to the board as the company turns its attention to the future and its plans for accelerated growth.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Sexton join our Board of Directors,” BRAINBOX CEO Richard A. Ford said. “His successes and experience in sales and the venture capital world add to our already diverse and innovative group of business leaders and supports our goals for future growth.”

Sexton has made his name as a leader in the tech industry and specifically in software sales over his 35-year career. A University of Kentucky graduate, Sexton most recently served as President of AppDynamics, where under his leadership the company grew revenues to over $200 million and became a $3.7B Cisco acquisition in 2017. Prior to AppDynamics, Sexton served a five-year tenure as Executive VP of Global Sales at McAfee where he led a worldwide sales force that more than doubled sales to $2.5B leading up to the company’s $7.7B acquisition by Intel in 2010.

Before joining McAfee, Sexton oversaw North America sales for Mercury. During his six-year tenure, annual sales grew to more than $1B before the company was acquired by HP for $4.5B. Sexton launched his sales career at Computer Associates as one of seven North American Senior VPs and one the youngest in their history at the time. He helped CA become the first software company to reach $1B in sales, which eventually grew to more than $4B.

Sexton joins a highly talented group who currently serve on the BRAINBOX Board of Directors including Ford and Jim Host, Host Communications Inc.; Tim Campbell, Blue Million Marketing; Jayne Hancock, Wrigley Media and Brigadier General Michael Flowers, United States Army (Ret.).

BRAINBOX Intelligent Marketing is a 20-year leader in activating digital and social media marketing as well as creating, planning and executing events employing on the ground campaigns for major brands. The company, specializing in youth and collegiate sports as well as consumer products and services, has developed digital marketing programs for numerous clients and activated over 7,000 successful marketing events in 44 states. BRAINBOX has also provided student athlete and athletic department support of over $15 million since the company’s inception in 1999.

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