Cision, a leading global media intelligence and communications solution provider and portfolio company of GTCR, announced that Kevin Akeroyd has been named global chief executive officer (CEO), effective today. Akeroyd succeeds Peter Granat, who established the company’s position as a global public relations and marketing cloud leader, and will transition to chairman of the Cision Board of Directors.
Akeroyd has more than 25 years of experience in reshaping modern digital, social and mobile marketing globally. Most recently he was general manager and senior vice president at Oracle Marketing Cloud where he orchestrated and executed the industry’s most prolific acquisition strategy, including Marketing Automation, Omni-Channel Campaign Management, Web Personalization, Content Marketing, DMP, Mobile Marketing, Data, and X-Device Orchestration. Under Akeroyd’s leadership, Oracle went from a non-entity to the #2 player in the entire industry in under three years, growing the business in 29 countries globally, and boasting the highest organic growth rate of all the major Marketing Cloud providers rate three years running. Integrating the solutions and the go-to-market, Akeroyd and Oracle created the Enterprise Marketing Platform category and have led it from the onset.
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