NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 06, 2016) - 7Park Data, a leading consumer insights company, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of standing board member John M. Connolly to Chairman and Rishit Shah as Head of Product. Both members will play a critical role in assisting the company as it continues to grow at a rapid pace, scaling operations and innovating its flagship platform and product set to support mounting customer demand.
"7Park Data has dramatically grown in just four years. In order to keep pace and allow our company to continue to scale at speed, we have bolstered our leadership team with John and Rishit. Both bring incredible experience to our team. John brings tremendous insight and expertise in partnering with management teams to optimize both growth strategies and organizational excellence, and Rishit has deep technical roots that will help us dramatically scale our platform and product set," said CEO and Co-Founder, Brian Lichtenberger. "I am thrilled to have them both join at such a critical time in our business."
John Connolly, Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Ventures and existing member on the 7Park Data board since August 2015, brings more than 30 years experience advising and scaling successful businesses. A seasoned entrepreneur with roots in driving marked business growth for companies of all sizes, Connolly is further cementing his commitment to 7Park Data's continued success, assuming the role of chairman. In this position, Connolly will take a more active role in helping the management team to scale and grow the company.
"I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my involvement with 7Park Data as Chairman. I have seen the company grow at a tremendous rate this past year and see massive potential in its vision, technology innovation and team, as it continues to completely transform the way businesses leverage information to drive strategic decisions," said John Connolly. "The rapid adoption from more than 100 of the largest, most sophisticated data-driven businesses in the world, speaks volumes itself for a company of 7Park Data's size. I am honored to join the co-founders as they continue to drive the business forward."
To accelerate platform innovation and advanced product development, 7Park Data has also added Rishit Shah to its executive bench as head of product. In this role, Shah will spearhead the company's product strategy as it continues to transform the way companies make informed business decisions by having unparalleled insights into real time consumer behavior. Shah brings more than ten years industry experience to 7Park Data, building and launching high value products for various industry leading firms including Lotame, Washington Post, Larsen & Toubro and Marsh & Mclennan.
This comes at a time when 7Park Data has seen tremendous growth in its business, fueled by product expansion and the doubling of both customers and employees since last year. Most recently, the company added an industry-first product to its platform suite, TV Intelligence, offering businesses competing in the media & entertainment industry unparalleled insights into consumer preferences for non-traditional video content including on-demand and over-the-top content (OTT).
About 7Park Data
Powered by real-time behavioral data from more than one billion global consumers, 7Park Data is the trusted source of consumer and business insights for industry-leading global businesses. Our proprietary insights platform contextualizes anonymous viewing, mobile, web and purchasing data - with in-house expert analysis to deliver businesses unprecedented clarity into marketplace trends, evolving customer preferences, and investment opportunities. Data-driven businesses depend on 7Park Data Intelligence for more accurate benchmarking, forecasting, and strategic decision making.