Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the AI Search Company, today announced Laurie "LC" Cook as its first-ever Vice President of Public Sector, effective August 2, 2021.
In this role, the industry veteran with over twenty years of experience will be responsible for leading and building out an arm of Yext's sales organization to serve United States federal, state, and local government agencies.
"Yext has laid a solid foundation in the public sector, having built impressive trust and credibility helping the WHO and U.S. State Department deliver accurate COVID-related information during the pandemic," said Cook. "I'm looking forward to building on that foundation and building out a team dedicated to bringing out the full potential of Yext's AI search platform in a sector where it can truly make an impact."
Prior to joining Yext, Cook served as the Vice President of Public Sector at Blue Prism, where she was responsible for leading a sales and alliances team in the robotic process automation (RPA) market. Previously, she was Federal Civilian Sales Account Director for the Department of Commerce at SAS Institute, an analytics software company, as well as Manager of Federal Civilian Sales at LexisNexis.
Cook's impressive work in the public sector has also earned her ten federal sales leadership awards in the past 12 years, including a FedScoop 50 Award for Leadership in Industry.
"We couldn't be more excited for LC to join Yext as our first-ever Vice President of Public Sector," said Brian Distelburger, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Yext. "Her unmatched energy, deep industry knowledge, and appreciation for the impact that AI search technology can have is going to be critical to our success in serving the public sector."