Texthelp announces appointment of David Yozzi as SVP and General Manager of its Workplace division in North America
Announcement reflects Texthelp's ambition to create more inclusive workplaces and reach one billion people across the globe by 2030.
WOBURN, MA - July 19, 2023 - Today, Texthelp, a global leader in inclusive technology, announced the appointment of David Yozzi as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Sales for North America.
David Yozzi brings to Texthelp a remarkable blend of academic expertise in adult education, sales leadership, organizational consulting, and global program development. He has a background spanning multiple sectors from Education, Publishing, Professional Services, Social Media to Technology. His professional trajectory is marked by consistent success, from his early years in the academic realm to leadership roles at renowned organizations such as IBM, Duke Corporate Education, Pearson, Dell, HP, Medidata, Twitter, and most recently, Conde Nast.
As the new SVP of Workplace Sales, David Yozzi will lead and drive sales for Texthelp's workplace division in North America, while overseeing a high-performing sales team. His role will focus on streamlining and expanding Workplace sales, fostering a data-driven performance culture, and collaborating with partners to enhance market reach. Alongside, he will contribute to building a world-class organization, optimizing sales processes, and proactively managing the team's performance to maintain Texthelp's prominence in the SaaS space.
Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, David has effectively leveraged his academic and sales career to bring awareness to the unique contributions individuals with diverse learning differences can make. "I am thrilled to be part of the Texthelp family," said Yozzi. "The impact that Texthelp tools can have on so many people means a lot to me personally. I am deeply impressed by the company’s commitment to advance the literacy and understanding of one billion people by 2030. And I’m excited about the opportunity to contribute to this mission and help create a more inclusive working world for everyone."
Gus Schmedlen, Chief Revenue Officer at Texthelp, is equally enthusiastic about David's appointment. "David brings an unmatched depth of experience, vision and passion to our team," said Schmedlen. "His life's work in adult education and own lived experience will undoubtedly accelerate our growth and enhance our capacity to deliver inclusive solutions to many more organizations in North America."
This appointment signifies another milestone in Texthelp's ambitious journey, reinforcing its commitment to shape a future where everyone has the opportunity to understand and be understood.
Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and the workplace sectors for the last three decades.
Texthelp believes in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. It is focused on helping all people learn, understand and communicate through the use of digital education and accessibility tools.
With over 50 million users worldwide, the Texthelp suite of products includes Read&Write, EquatiO®, WriQ®, OrbitNote®, ReachDeck® and FluencyTutor® which work alongside existing platforms such as Microsoft Office and G-suite, enabling them to be integrated quickly into any classroom or workplace with ease.
In 2021, Texthelp acquired the Lingit Group, Wizkids and Don Johnston Inc. By combining capabilities and knowledge across the group, Texthelp can now provide a whole suite of literacy and numeracy support to more people across the globe.