By Kelsy Harms on February 24, 2014
E|SPACES has announced the selection of Jon Pirtle as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Pirtle joins the company after serving as vice president of Grand Avenue Transportation.
“We couldn’t be more pleased that Jon has agreed to join and lead the team here at E|SPACES,” said Co-Founder and Board Chairman J. David Gibbs. “His commitment to a high level of customer service while focusing on business development and accelerating sales growth makes him the perfect fit for our company and this role.”
One of Pirtle’s primary objectives is to expand membership sales of individual and group spaces, as well as larger meeting rooms for companies of all sizes to have a fully equipped, supplemental space to serve their unique needs. In support of that strategy, Pirtle will lead the sales team in enhancing preferred membership with special offers, including discounts on 24-hour member services and more.
“I’m excited to share my experience with the incredible staff here at E|SPACES. This is an amazing opportunity to lead an innovative company and I feel truly blessed,” said Pirtle. “We’re already exploring a large number of ideas geared to make E|SPACES an even greater value to our clients and show entrepreneurs, networking professionals and companies of every size that E|SPACES is the right choice to meet their many needs.” Pirtle will work closely with the E|SPACES sales teams to grow the company and fill the need in the marketplace for the services it provides.
A native of Nashville, Pirtle began his career in sales with the Brentwood, Tenn.- based toy manufacturing firm, KidPower, Inc., serving major corporate accounts like CVS, Walgreen’s, Walmart, Academy Sports and many others. In a relatively short period of time, he managed a 20X expansion of the company’s catalog sales and was named regional sales manager. In 2010, he joined Grand Avenue with responsibility for the company’s motor coach and bus division, driving significant growth and necessitating a tripling of Grand Avenue’s bus and coach fleet and later becoming a partner in the company.
“E|SPACES is truly a launching pad for clients who want to take their business to greater heights, without the commitment of a permanent office space,” said Pirtle. “But we’re more than just a space— we’re a business partner to our clients and want to provide them with all of the tools they need for success.”
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