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What We Do
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communication professionals. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR, IR and social media software, rich analytics, content distribution, and influencer outreach, Cision enables clients to engage audiences, enhance campaigns and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision solutions include PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision serves over 100,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. For more information, follow Cision on Twitter @Cision_Canada.
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 degrees from both the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business and 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.
In his role, Jason oversees PR Newswire’s businesses in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, and is responsible for developing and executing the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive revenue growth and profitability. He joined PR Newswire in February 2012. A media industry veteran with over 15 years of experience at the intersection of content and technology, Jason spent the majority of his career at Bloomberg LP, where he held progressing leadership roles within the company’s Media Group. Jason has also worked at Time Warner and Institutional Investor.
Jason 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.
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.
Piispanen holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson and a BS in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Galvin holds a degree in English and Psychology from San Diego State University.
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
2000 McGill College, suite 300
Montréal, Québec H3A 3H3
88 Queens Quay W, Suite 3000
Toronto, ON M5J 0B8
130 E Randolph Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Other North America Locations
Washington, D.C. Area
12051 Indian Creek Court
Beltsville, MD 20705
2121 RDU Center Dr, Suite 400
Morrisville, NC 27560
195 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 225
Portsmouth, NH 03801