40 Under 40 2016: Andy MacMillan, Act-On Software

Andy MacMillan, CEO, Act-On Software, 39

Andy MacMillan is CEO of Act-On Software and oversees the strategic direction of the company. Prior to joining Act-On, MacMillan held several senior leadership positions at Salesforce, including COO of the products division and SVP and GM of Data.com.

Prior to Salesforce, MacMillan was VP of product management at Oracle and VP of product marketing at Stellent (acquired by Oracle). He started his career as a software developer at EDS.

What has been your proudest career accomplishment to date?

My proudest accomplishment is the focus on customer success, and Act-On’s ability to make marketers successful.

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to future 40 Under 40 honorees?

Success is not a linear path. Learn a variety of things while always focusing on solving problems for customers and many good things will happen.

What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years?

I’m passionate about growing our Act-for-Good philanthropic program at the company, and I’d like to see it grow to a self-sustaining model supporting nonprofits.

What is one interesting fact about you that few people know?

I grew up around the automobile industry, and I have a huge soft spot in my heart for the Detroit area.

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