Relationedge, a San Diego company that helps other companies implement Salesforce software, has hired Emilie Hersh as its first chief operating officer.

Established in 2013, Relationedge was acquired earlier this year for an undisclosed sum by managed cloud computing company Rackspace.

In an Aug. 22 statement the company said Hersh has more than 20 years of experience "inspiring and leading" teams in areas including marketing, IT, finance and sales. Hersh has previously worked as a COO, CEO and as a founder, having started a consulting business.

She has been tasked with "delivering their full services to a wider range of clients," Relationedge said.

Matt Stoyka is founder and CEO of Relationedge The company has about 100 employees in San Diego, where it is headquartered, and additional offices in more than a dozen U.S. cities.

It reported revenue of $18.79 million in 2017, 86 percent more than in the year prior, when it reported $10.11 million.

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