Auction.com has hired Norman Happ as chief revenue officer, in a move that further strengthens the company’s leadership team in commercial real estate. Happ will work out of Auction.com’s Silicon Valley office and report to Gordon Smith, general manager of Auction.com’s commercial real estate division.
“Norm brings an impressive background as a global sales leader in the financial and technology sectors and has expertly leveraged innovation and entrepreneurial success while working with several Fortune 500 organizations,” said Smith. “I’m confident that his leadership and expertise will be instrumental in helping us focus our energies appropriately so that we can effectively capitalize on the huge market opportunity we have before us.”
Happ comes to Auction.com from Intuit, where he most recently served as go-to-market vice president overseeing sales, marketing and business development within the Small Business Division. During his tenure there, he also served as vice president of sales and director of sales and support across SMB products. Prior to joining Intuit, Norman was vice president of inside sales at H&R Block, which he joined in 2002 as the chief of staff for the CEO. He also spent several years at innovative technology firms, including computer software solutions company Anachron from 1999 to 2002 as co-founder and vice president. He is a member of and an investor in Sand Hill Angels, an investing and advising group dedicated to the formation and growth of technology startup companies.
“I am very excited to help Auction.com achieve even higher levels of success in the online commercial real estate marketplace,” Happ said. “Auction.com is an ever-evolving company doing revolutionary things in its industry. I’m eager to roll up my sleeves with the team and help push market innovation and growth to the next level.”