Affinity, a relationship intelligence platform for dealmakers, appointed two key executives from Robinhood and Showpad – Dustin Deno as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Rich Bessel as Vice President of Design.
Deno brings more than 15 years of experience in SaaS, including building and scaling sales teams at Salesforce and Showpad. Deno will lead Affinity’s velocity sales organization and continue to execute strategy across the venture capital, investment banking and private equity sectors while investigating new market opportunities.
In Bessel’s new role, he will drive the company’s future product design from end to end, aiming for a cohesive, engaging experience across Affinity’s brand and product. In his first year at Robinhood, he led the team to an award-winning corporate rebrand.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen exponential growth across relationship-driven industries,” said Ray Zhou, Co-CEO and Co-founder at Affinity, in a statement. “As we enter our next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Dustin and Rich to our executive team. Their strong track records of driving revenue growth and designing world-class products at leading technology companies will be critical as we scale to meet growing market demand.”