Portal.io, an industry-leading cloud-based proposal tool, announced this week that well-known industry veteran Robert (Rob) Keeler has joined their team as Director of Vendor Services. Rob has worked in various roles with several top industry brands, most of which are the leading brands in their respective categories.
Learn more about Robert Keeler at Portal
A popular software platform with integrators, Portal turbocharges the process of proposal creation, allowing a better proposal created faster and with process tracking keeping users apprised of their progress. To help keep things moving efficiently, their team includes various employees who act as liaisons for each part of the transaction, from integrators to vendors.
Rob joins to support the vendor side of that equation.
We’re thrilled to have Rob join our growing team. Rob has several decades of experience with many top manufacturers in the custom electronics industry, making him a great fit for this new role. There’s a growing demand from manufacturers and suppliers to build value-added services, to go beyond the sale of the product and be a better partner for their dealers. Manufacturers now recognize Portal as a key operational tool for a growing percentage of their dealers. We’re happy that they’ll now have Rob as their full-time resource, helping them understand and leverage Portal’s technology.Kirk Chisholm, Portal founder and CEO
What Role Does Portal’s Vendor Services Team Play?
So just what does Portal’s Vendor Services team do specifically? They are charged with helping manufacturers and suppliers optimize their brand’s representation in Portal’s industry catalog, really the core of the software for dealers. In addition to this, Portal facilitates better dealer communication by syndicating important program and product messaging inside the software.
The company says that Portal helps brands attain critical market visibility and even offers them demand prediction. In today’s world, better demand prediction can really help suppliers better massage their supply channels to offer their dealers a more reliable supply of products.
I’ve been following Portal since they started almost ten years ago. I’ve always been impressed with their ability to think outside the box and create really slick sollutions for dealers. Their team is fantastic and I’m thrilled to be able to join them. As a manufacturer, I was always looking for better ways to communicate with my dealers, create more accurate forecasts and understand the market more than just looking backwards at my sales. Portal has solved so much of this and I’m looking forward to being the one who shares it with the industy.Robert Keeler, New Portal Director of Vendor Services
Prior to joining Portal, Rob was most recently Senior Director of Sales, Sponsorships, and Partnerships with CEDIA, a position he held from 2019-2021. Before CEDIA, he was with Stewart Filmscreen as its Vice President of Sales, where he was responsible for all sales and business development operations.
Rob also did stints at Screen Innovations as Director of Sales, Residential…and at BDI Becker Designed Inc, as Director of Sales. In the mid-to-late 2000’s, he built his portfolio of experience with major brands like Hitachi and Pioneer.
For more information – or to welcome him aboard – reach out to Robert Keeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See more on what Portal can do for you by visiting: portal.io.