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What We Do
Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. As the creator of the Cision Communication Cloud™, the first-of-its-kind earned media cloud-based platform, Cision has combined cutting-edge data, analytics, technology and services into a unified communication ecosystem that brands can use to build consistent, meaningful and enduring relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence. Cision solutions also include market-leading media technologies such as PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision serves over 100,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia.
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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.
Galvin holds a degree in English and Psychology from San Diego State 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.
Formerly Managing Director of Durrants, Thompson led his team through three acquisitions to create Gorkana Group, where he served as CEO from 2011 to 2014, when he sold the business to Cision. Thompson began his career in the information industry on the graduate scheme at the Thomson Corporation, followed by a stint at PR Newswire before getting into the media intelligence sector.
Thompson is also the immediate past Chairman of the industry trade association, AMEC (International Association for the Measurement & Evaluation of Communication), is on the Appeals Board of Bowel Cancer UK, and is a Non-Executive Director of Trint.
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
130 E Randolph Street, 7th Floor
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