Names Wade Burgess As Chief Revenue Officer

By Amit Chowdhry ● July 9, 2020
  • has announced that it has named Wade Burgess as Chief Revenue Officer of the company has announced that it has named Wade Burgess as Chief Revenue Officer of the company. Going forward, Burgess will lead the company’s sales, marketing, and client success teams out of Rev’s Austin-based office.

Rev is known as the world’s leading English speech-to-text provider with over 170,000 customers globally. And Rev works with businesses across many industries, including media and entertainment, education, legal, market research, technology, marketing, etc.

Before joining Rev, Burgess spent nearly a decade at LinkedIn. And Burgess became the global leader of LinkedIn Talent Solutions. And during his tenure, Talent Solutions grew annual revenue from less than $50 million to over $3 billion and expanded employee headcount from less than 200 to more than 3,000. As the company’s largest line of business, this became an important factor in Microsoft’s decision to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

After leaving LinkedIn, Burgess served as the Chief Executive Officer of Shiftgig — a leading mobile platform connecting businesses with reliable and high-quality workers on-demand. And he helped transition the business from a temporary staffing company to a marketplace SaaS platform for gig workers. More recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of Sales, Americas at Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation, and brought a digital workforce into organizations to further empower human workers.

Burgess has dedicated his career to energe the productivity and success of businesses and has brought cutting-edge technologies and solutions to the market. Plus his appointment supports Rev’s strategic priorities and commitment to improving accessibility and productivity for businesses and creating fulfilling remote work opportunities for freelancers.

“We are moving quickly to accelerate growth and become the leading speech-to-text provider for businesses. Wade is a critical addition to round out Rev’s executive team and I’m confident that he can address the rapidly changing needs of our customers and increase top-line revenue growth,” said Rev’s CEO & Founder Jason Chicola.