Zinnia Welcomes Marco Dell’Olio as New Cofounder to Propel Future Growth

Marco Dell’Olio, Exited Founder, Brings Experience from Calendly and Salesloft to Strengthen Zinnia’s Leadership Team

June 1, 2024 – Zinnia, the AI-powered platform designed to streamline meeting preparation and sales plays for sales teams, proudly announces Marco Dell’Olio as its new cofounder and CTO. Dell’Olio joins Zinnia with an impressive track record, including an exit to PopMenu and key roles at Calendly and Salesloft. This appointment is set to drive Zinnia’s next phase of innovation and market expansion as they announce the launch of their newest offering - Zinnia Pro.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Marco to the Zinnia crew,” said Lauren Goodell, CEO of Zinnia. “His extensive experience in the startup ecosystem and passion for innovation align perfectly with our mission to transform the way B2B sales is done. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of what AI can do to enhance sales efficiency and effectiveness, while keeping human connection at the center of everything we do.”

“I am thrilled to join Zinnia at such a pivotal time,” said Marco. “The company’s vision of leveraging AI to create personalized, impactful meeting briefings resonates deeply with me. I look forward to working with Lauren and the entire team to drive Zinnia’s growth and make a meaningful impact in the sales tech industry.”

Enhancing Zinnia’s Offerings

Zinnia recently launched Zinnia Pro, designed to empower sales teams with actionable insights and personalized strategies. Zinnia’s AI Model that has been trained on the top sales methodologies, learns everything there is to know about your product, and then puts together a customized sales strategy. This strategy includes personalized sales plays, tailored discovery questions, custom objection handling, optimized prospect messaging, and insights into points of commonality between sales reps and prospects. These capabilities enhance the sales process from initial contact to closing the deal, helping sales professionals to maximize their effectiveness and build stronger connections with their clients.

About Zinnia

Founded out of the Atlanta Ventures Studio, Zinnia is dedicated to transforming meeting preparation for sales teams through AI-powered insights. By delivering personalized briefings and in-depth summaries, Zinnia helps sales professionals save time, enhance engagement, and drive better outcomes. Backed by prominent VCs including Atlanta Ventures, CreativeCo Capital, Gray Ventures, and Charlotte Fund, Zinnia continues to innovate at the intersection of AI and sales.

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