Krannert Executive Forum: John Annakin

Chief Revenue Officer, ClearObject


  1. As chief revenue officer for ClearObject (formerly CloudOne), John Annakin leads all sales, customer success, partnering and marketing for the organization. ClearObject was Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing IT company in Indiana for 2014 and 2015. In 2015, ClearObject also was named a Red Herring Top 100 Global Award Winner. Most recently in 2016, ClearObject was named to the Deloitte Tech Fast 500, Entrepreneur 360, and CRN Next Gen 250.
  2. ClearObject helps the world’s best and largest companies make their things for the Internet of Things by bringing their own enterprise IoT components to the cloud, enabling global collaborative development, production and analysis of software and data in real time on individual, secure, private hybrid cloud environments.
  3. John has over 25 years of enterprise selling and sales-team management experience in the application software, cloud services and platform or software-as-a-service space. Before joining ClearObject, he was director of enterprise sales for Scribe Software Corporation, the leading data integration solution for Microsoft’s Dynamics business applications, where he built a global, enterprise sales team. He also has served as director of strategic accounts at Newmarket International and channel sales manager at Navisite. A loyal Boilermaker, John earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.