SOURCE: Spigit


December 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Spigit Expands Leadership Team With Experienced Sales Director & Director of Marketing

New Senior-Level Hires Bring Nearly 40 Years of Combined Experience

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Spigit, provider of the leading innovation management platform for the enterprise, today announced the addition of Bill Shockley, Sales Director Eastern Region, and Richard L. Tso, Director of Marketing, to help grow and build upon the company's leadership team. Between the two professionals, Spigit will leverage close to 40 years of experience to better serve its rapidly growing customer base. This comes soon after Spigit's recent announcement of the opening of its east coast office.

Bill Shockley has developed his reputation as a recognized expert in corporate innovation and idea management. During his professional career, Shockley helped create and launch a technology consulting firm, an energy marketing company and a long distance telephone service company. Shockley has provided his innovation consulting expertise to idea management companies across the globe.

Richard L. Tso brings more than a decade of experience in marketing, public relations and advertising for technology companies and venture capital firms. Before joining Spigit, Richard worked as Consulting Manager of Global Corporate Communications at TIBCO Software, responsible for international communications and social media. Prior to TIBCO, Richard was Senior Marketing Manager at Gigya, and held product marketing positions at Yamaha Corporation of America and GlobalFluency. He is a member of the CMO Council and a graduate of Stanford University.

"We are extremely pleased by the recent additions to Spigit's team," said Paul Pluschkell, Co-Founder and CEO of Spigit. "With our recent expansion to the east coast, Shockley's proven success as a business thought-leader and corporate sales expert make him the perfect professional for expanding our sales base. Tso's expertise in marketing and communications will provide the perfect catalyst for reaching a larger audience in a way that clearly and succinctly communicates our core messages," mentioned Pluschkell.

Fortune 2000 companies and other well-known brands at the forefront of innovation leverage Spigit's award-winning innovation solutions. Spigit was also recently named to InformationWeek's Startup 50 list of the top business technology startups as selected by readers and editors.

For more information about Spigit's award-winning innovation solutions, visit

About Spigit

Spigit is the leading developer of social productivity software for enterprises to drive innovation and empower decision makers. Spigit's product offerings range from the intra-enterprise InnovationSpigit™ to its customer-facing IdeaSpigit solutions. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit

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