DURHAM, N.C. – Bronto Software has completed a successful third quarter, the company reported on Monday.

Acting on the increased importance of data-driven, relevant marketing to customers across multiple channels, a number of online retailers and branded manufacturers (Peruvian Connection, Silver Jeans, Cheaper Than Dirt, Dwell Studio, and Polk Audio) now rely on the Bronto Marketing Platform to drive revenue through email and cross-channel marketing.

Last quarter, Bronto also welcomed Canadian clients, including CBC and DAVIDsTEA, as well as European brands iFlorist and Hostelworld Limited.

In September, Bronto was named the leading self-service email provider, and the second overall leading email service provider, to the Internet Retailer Top 1000.

Over the quarter, Bronto added 16 new employees, bringing the total team size to 139, a 20 percent year-over-year increase in headcount. In addition to positions in sales, engineering and development, new positions have been added to the Bronto Europe office in London.

Bronto also was ranked #1272 on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies during the third quarter of 2012. With three-year revenue growth of 243 percent, Bronto is this year’s third-fastest-growing private software company in North Carolina and 107th in the nation.

Bronto also has named Erik Morse as the new Vice President of Engineering. Morse brings 25 years of software industry experience and a track record of successfully scaling fast-growth SaaS companies to market leadership. In his role, Morse will lead the effort to scale Bronto’s technology and lead the company’s product development teams.

Bronto is headquartered in Durham with an office in London.