What We Do
Cision (NYSE: CISN) is a leading global provider of software that empowers marketing communications professionals to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. For more information about its award-winning products and services, including the Cision Communications Cloud™, visit www.cision.com and follow Cision on Twitter @Cision.
He has more than 25 years of experience in reshaping modern digital, social and mobile marketing globally. Prior to Cision he was general manager and senior vice president at Oracle Marketing Cloud. Akeroyd and Oracle created the Enterprise Marketing Platform category and led it from the onset. Prior to Oracle, he held senior leadership positions at several companies, including Data.com, Salesforce.com, RR Donnelley, and Jigsaw.
Akeroyd holds a degree from the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business and attended the EPSO program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Prior to Cision, Pearlstein was CFO of Six3 Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software development, sensor development and signal processing services to the intelligence community. As a CFO, Pearlstein has led three different companies through their initial public offerings: AppNet, DigitalNet and Solera.
Pearlstein is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from New York University. He also holds an MBA in finance from The George Washington University.
Edelboim has served as Cision’s President of the Americas since December 2016. He was named President of PR Newswire in June 2016, and prior to that was a Senior Vice President at the company from June 2013 to June 2016. Edelboim has over 15 years of experience at the intersection of media and technology. He previously worked at Bloomberg LP from 2003 to 2009 where he held progressing leadership roles within the company’s Media Group. He has also worked at Time Warner and Euromoney Institutional Investor.
Edelboim holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BA from Columbia University.
Whitney was previously Senior Vice President of Human Resources for PR Newswire, where she set and implemented Human Resource strategy in support of the company’s overall business objectives. Before Whitney joined PR Newswire, she held human resources leadership roles at Medialink and MJI Broadcasting.
Whitney holds a Bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College.
Galvin holds a degree in English and Psychology from San Diego State University.
Pritham joined Cision from GuideSpark, a leader in employee communication software, where he served as senior vice president of product and engineering. Prior to GuideSpark, he held a 15-year tenure at Adobe holding a number of executive level positions including vice president of product development. During his time at Adobe he contributed to more than 30 patents, managed a global team and led product strategy and execution for various offerings including Adobe Core Services, Adobe Audience Manager and Adobe Primetime for the Adobe Digital Marketing Cloud.
Pritham holds a Bachelor’s from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering and a Master’s in Computer Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
David has led Cision’s data solutions and innovation since 2016. Prior to Cision, he was Vice President of Data, Media and Ad Tech Sales at Oracle Marketing Cloud and has held positions with Turn, Accenture and Adobe.
David holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Mathes founded PRIME Research in 1988, which was later acquired by Cision in 2018. He developed PRIME Research into a leading global research organization with locations in Europe, the United States and Asia. Mathes transformed the business over time, focusing on digital competences, including PRIME.com.
Mathes is a member of the International Communication Association (ICA), International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) and German Communication Association (DGPuk). He holds a Master’s and PH. D from Johannes Gutenberg University.
Chen joined PR Newswire in late 2003 to lead its efforts in developing its media distribution network in China. His role steadily expanded to include sales and marketing, editorial and customer services, product development and innovation. Working with his team, Chen pioneered the commercial newswire industry in a market where few believed it had any future and helped establish the company as the dominant player in providing news distribution, financial disclosure as well as media intelligence and monitoring services to customers. He was promoted to head of the company’s business for the entire APAC region in 2013 and currently leads a team of some 200 professionals working out of over a dozen offices across the region, serving thousands of global and local customers with their communications needs.
Prior to PR Newswire, Chen had worked in many sectors of the media and publishing industry and held various positions at CNBC Asia, Deluxe Global Media, Beijing Television, among others. Chen holds an MBA degree from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
A Silicon Valley veteran, Smith has spent the past 17 years with US-based high growth, enterprise SaaS companies focusing on market transformation. His expertise is accelerating business internationally, particularly in the Emerging Markets of JAPAC, India and Latin America. Having led teams of scale at mature technology companies such as Oracle and Cisco, Abe has also built startups to maturity at companies such as WebEx where he was part of the core leadership team that drove the rapid ascent from IPO to $400m in revenue and ultimate $3.2b acquisition.
Smith graduated with highest honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Political Science and certification in International Relations.
Where We Are
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Chicago, IL 60601
Other U.S. Locations
Washington, D.C. Area
12051 Indian Creek Court
Beltsville, MD 20705
2121 RDU Center Dr
Morrisville, NC 27560
195 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 225
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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