Xross Connect is a sales, marketing, and administration consulting firm based in Seville, Spain that helps companies with their go-to market strategies. We are dedicated to growing technology companies looking to accelerate sales and define strategy while going international.
Our mission is use our skills to complement the needs of start-ups and scale-ups to help them reach their full potential in international markets.
LAWTON A. CHENEY Linkedin
Lawton has been living in Seville, Spain since 2004 and founded Xross Connect in 2010.
He is presently committing most of his consultation as a director and the CCO for Ceeblue, a scale-up that has been listed to the Streaming Media Europe 51 and provides a cloud for transcoding and delivering live video streams with the newest protocols at scale.
Lawton also advises Ravnur (a scale-up video content management platform), Mainstreaming (a scale-up CDN), and El Dorado (an artificial intelligence start-up for legal document proofreading) for go-to-market, pricing, and strategy. Lawton holds an MBA from Fordham University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin.
JOSH BERGEN Linkedin
Josh moved to Spain in 1999 and joined Xross Connect in 2017.
Josh supports Ceeblue as its Sales and Marketing Manager, focusing on strategy, prospecting, key account management and content marketing.
Josh is also part of the Ravnur team, promoting its brand new Azure Media Services replacement, RMS, as well as Ravnur’s flagship vCMS, the Ravnur Media Platform.
Before joining Xross Connect, Josh spent over a decade in the technology and tech retail sectors in Spain. Josh holds a DELE C2 certificate, the highest level of Spanish proficiency recognized by the official Instituto Cervantes, which allowed him for many years to provide technical translation services to both Universities as well as private companies. Josh attended both Northwestern University and the Universidad de Sevilla.
KRYSTLE LINARES Linkedin
Krystle moved to Seville, Spain in 2021 and joined the Xross Connect team in 2022.
Krystle is now supporting Ceeblue with sales, marketing and administrative needs as Business Solutions Manager.
Krystle is also working with the Ravnur team, who have been chosen as a Microsoft partner in the Azure Media Services (AMS) retirement. She is helping with the transition from AMS to Ravnur Media Services (RMS).
Krystle also manages the internship program at Xross Connect, mentoring the interns from the University of Wisconsin.
Before starting with Xross Connect Krystle worked in the finance industry where she gained her skills in marketing, research, analytical thinking and sales. Krystle is fluent in both English and Spanish. Krystle is an alumnus of Santa Fe Community College.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
I had the opportunity to work with Lawton in the same team for 3 years, where he pitched, won and managed the most valued accounts. A clear vision and deep insight of the technology matched together with an honest approach made it easy to deliver to our customers. For the technical lead it’s key to promise what can be delivered and Lawton did just that, paying close attention to the road-map and providing valuable feedback; this approach allowed the team to deliver more value and relevant features. On the personal side it’s easy to bond with Lawton; his personal skills and personality make personal and professional relations productive and lasting.
Pedro M. S. Oliveira
Chief Architect at LeaseWeb CDN
We initially contracted Xross Connect for outbound sales initiatives. But over the past four years, they have also taken on responsibilities for Strategic Account Management, Partnership Management, and are even in-effect our outsourced Marketing Department – Xross Connect have become all around invaluable business allies and friends. We are very happy that Lawton and Josh will continue to support us during the next phase of Peer5’s evolution, as we merge with and bring value to Microsoft’s Corporate Communications Solutions.
Group Manager (Peer5) at Microsoft
Xross Connect has a unique knack for spotting the gap and filling it. From pitching new prospects to superior account management to insights regarding pricing or strategy. They really understand the video space and are business-orientated, not salesy. They tie together the reality of the roadmap with the customer’s needs. They are efficient, organized, reliable and trustworthy.
SVP Broadcast Services at JW Player
The Xross Connect team provide structure for start-ups. Their in-depth, hands-on guidance makes communication and organization within smaller companies more streamlined and professional. They provide go-to-market strategies and act as trustworthy, knowledgable representatives. The Xross Connect team integrate seamlessly and act as true stakeholders, taking real responsibility for the strategic decisions and direction their clients take.
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We charge a monthly fee dependent on time commitment in combination with a commission plan. Our approach to compensation is flexible and we are willing to reduce our fee in return for equity in early-stage start-ups. For further details and a specific quote for our services, please make a request using the contact form below.
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