LivePerson Adds Top Executive to Lead North American Sales Under Dustin Dean

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN), a leading provider of digital engagement solutions, announced that Michael Montour has joined LivePerson as senior vice president of North American sales, under the leadership of Dustin Dean, executive vice president of Global Sales and Customer Success. He rejoins the company after more than two years as senior vice president of sales at Needle, a provider of advocate-assisted commerce.

Montour joins LivePerson with over 17 years of sales experience in the enterprise technology space, with proven success in cultivating enterprise relationships and building highly productive sales teams. "Mike brings solid experience in driving big deals, and developing strong sales teams," said Dean. "While we work in technology, we are still a relationship-driven business. Mike's focus on delivering value and trust to our customers make him a very valuable asset, not only for LivePerson but our customers as well."

After joining LivePerson in 2005 as a senior account executive, Montour took on increasing responsibility, first as regional sales director for the Western U.S. and then as vice president, North America.  During his eight-year tenure, Montour signed many major enterprise brands, such as Adobe, Disney, Microsoft and a leading national bank, among others, and was a key contributor to the Company cementing its leading market position. Montour joined Needle in 2013, pursuing an opportunity to run a national sales organization.

Montour will be joining a very strong bench of top sales talent at LivePerson, attracted by the Company's culture, strategy and people. "The most exciting part of returning to LivePerson is the opportunity to have a much more meaningful impact on the consumer experience, across mobile, web and offline channels. The biggest and best brands are embracing our vision of connecting to consumers through messaging, and we are at a very unique moment, where our vision, our product and the market are in perfect alignment. I'm thrilled to be part of LivePerson as we transform the customer service landscape," said Montour.

About LivePerson 
LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN) offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel — including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This intelligent engagement is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.

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