Brandon Crawley joined Cision as Interim Chief Executive Officer following Platinum Equity’s acquisition of the Company in January 2020 and currently oversees the Cision executive management team across operations globally. Crawley is a Principle at Platinum Equity, LLC, and since 2013, has served on the Operating Councils of several Platinum portfolio companies, helping companies transition into the Platinum Equity portfolio.
Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Crawley was in the Private Equity Practice at Alvarez and Marsal PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on the performance improvement and acquisition integration strategies for private equity portfolio companies across a variety of industries.
Crawley holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Indiana State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
With more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience working in consulting and corporate, Prasant Gondipalli oversees Cision's finance and accounting functions as Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to Cision, Gondipalli was Senior Vice President of Portfolio Operations at Platinum Equity. He was also Senior Vice President Transformation at Key Energy Services, and Vice President, Corporate Controller/Treasurer/Business Transformation at BlueLine Rental. Before moving to corporate, Gondipalli worked in Alvarez & Marsal’s restructuring practice.
Gondipalli is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University. He resides in Chicago with his wife and children.
Chris leads the global product and development teams to build and deliver the Cision platform. His focus is on harnessing our large-scale data to make earned media measurable.
Prior to joining Cision, Copeland was CTO at TrendKite, and SVP Engineering at RetailMeNot, Inc. His professional experience spans 20 years in Austin tech companies across enterprise software, ecommerce, consumer web, data, and data science.
Copeland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. In his free-time he enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, bootcamp workouts, and chasing after his two young sons.
Kristie Scott has more than 20 years of experience as in-house counsel to technology companies. As General Counsel, Scott is responsible for structuring and negotiating a broad range of technology and corporate agreements, including software licenses, partnerships, vendor contracts, and acquisition documents, as well as advising the company and its board of directors on corporate governance issues and M&A.
Prior to joining Cision in 2004 via Vocus, Scott worked as in-house counsel to Aether Systems, Inc., a wireless technology company, and Credit Management Solutions, a credit processing software provider. Prior to receiving her JD, she developed and programmed various software applications in the defense, time management and recording, and credit processing industries.
Scott graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. in computer science and engineering and earned her JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She lives with her husband and two sons in Maryland.
As President of Cision Insights, Timo Thomann-Rompf plays a lead role in the company’s innovation engine through the creation and deployment of Cision Insights’ portfolio of integrated services for monitoring, analyzing and interpreting social and traditional media.
Thomann-Rompf has nearly 20 years of experience in communication research and consulting, with a strong understanding of various markets throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He joined PRIME Research in 2000, where he served as Director of Automotive in Mainz, Germany, and later was tasked with overseeing operations in the Americas.
Thomann-Rompf holds a Masters of Arts in Political Science, having studied Political Science, Sociology and Public Law at Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, University of Trier and at Instituts d'études politiques / Sciences Po in Bordeaux, France.
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