Mertz brings more than 20 years of product, brand building, and marketing experience to the world’s fastest-growing research administration cloud platform.
PORTLAND, OR – January 7, 2020 – Cayuse, the industry leading research administration platform, is pleased to welcome Portland technology marketing veteran, Adam Mertz, to its executive team. Mertz’s hiring comes as Cayuse ends a year of record-breaking growth in revenue, customers, employees, and acquisitions. Bringing considerable product and customer marketing expertise, he will lead the marketing direction for Cayuse as it accelerates its growth plans across the research community.
“Being in the heart of downtown Portland’s thriving tech community has allowed Cayuse access to some of the nation’s best tech talent,” said CEO Matt McLellan. “We’re thrilled to add another leader to our executive team who has played key roles at some of Portland’s most successful technology companies. Adam’s marketing and brand building background, coupled with his passion and drive make him well-positioned to lead our marketing team and help take Cayuse to the next level.”
“I’ve never been more excited because joining Cayuse offers the opportunity to be part of a market-leading company that is also positively impacting critical research being done around the world,” Mertz said. “With almost 60% of the top 100 research organizations as customers and innovation that’s outpacing every competitor in the market, I find myself in a place that every marketer dreams of — a well known and respected brand, great customer base, and huge future growth opportunity.”
Mertz brings more than two decades of experience in key product and marketing roles, particularly at B2B companies. Prior to Cayuse, Adam was in the marketing automation space as VP Marketing & Strategy at Act-On Software, and also spent several years in the social media martech space at Jive Software, where he led the customer, field, and product marketing teams.
Cayuse provides an integrated research administration cloud platform that improves collaboration between researchers and administrators, while simplifying and bringing the needed reporting to every stage of the research lifecycle, including pre-award, post-award, compliance, and facility management. The Cayuse community of customers includes academic institutions such as UCLA, the University of North Carolina, Ohio State, and NYU, along with pharmaceutical and biotech companies like Eli Lilly, as well as hospitals, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Cayuse is a proud supporter of the Technology Association of Oregon and PDX Women in Tech, as well as a partner in the PSU/PDX Cooperative Education Program (PCEP) for Computer Science students.