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David Yarnold is the chief executive officer of ServiceMax. Prior to joining ServiceMax, Yarnold was the vice president of global sales for SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand talent management software. During his tenure, sales grew from $5 million in 2003 to well over $100 million in 2007, when SuccessFactors joined the public markets and became one of the first public SaaS companies.

Yarnold also held executive sales positions at Extensity, an employee relationship management software company, and Clarify, a pioneer in customer relationship management software (Acquired by Nortel Networks in 1999). At Clarify, Yarnold gained expertise in the field services industry and grew the company's revenues from $18 million to over $250 million in just four years. Yarnold holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Francisco State University.

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