Chaordix Inc.

Chaordix Inc.

May 02, 2013 11:00 ET

Chaordix® Welcomes New Chief Technology Officer as Firm's Software Innovation Deepens

Growing Enterprise Adoption of the Crowdsourcing Pioneer's Marketing Technology & Methodologies Drives Developments in Leadership Team

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - Shelley Kuipers, Chaordix® Founder and CEO, announced two developments in the Chaordix technology leadership team, effective immediately. The company provides a unique managed services offering - combining responsive technologies and crowdsourcing processes with social sciences research methods - for predictive brand and product innovation programs and communities.

"We are honoured to be collaborating with a growing and global clientele representing many of the world's most innovative companies," explained Shelley, who was recently invited to present at the X Prize Foundation's 2013 Innovation Partnership Program in Palo Alto. "The opportunity to deepen Chaordix's leadership bench and strengthen our ability to meet our clients' needs for distinctive capabilities and reach in our social enterprise software solutions has never been greater."

Gary Schultz joins the Chaordix executive team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), bringing more than two decades of experience and leadership to the Chaordix overall technology strategy, direction and execution. Gary will contribute a remarkable range of software development, data modeling, and IT infrastructure expertise to Chaordix - honed at companies as diverse as Accenture,, Sierra Systems Group, Neovia Financial and Devon Energy. Prior to joining Chaordix, Gary most recently lead technology infrastructure innovation and operations at S.I. Systems for multiple locations in Canada and India - managing an applications development team responsible for web and mobile development, social media, ERP integration and data warehouse analytics. Gary will work with the Chaordix team to deepen the functionality of the company's Crowd Intelligence™ platform and mixed data analytics, while meeting the scale and performance requirements of increasingly large, international crowdsourcing communities. Gary will be based in the Calgary (Canada) office.

In anticipation of Gary joining Chaordix as CTO, Mike Barnlund, (formerly Director of User Experience at Chaordix), was named Vice President, Product Innovation at Chaordix. Mike, who joined the company in 2009, works closely with Chaordix leadership team and a strategic international clientele to take the pulse of the evolving marketplace's needs for crowdsourced market intelligence, with a goal to lead and inspire the industry's most engaging user experiences and innovative software applications. His earlier startup experience lends itself well to Chaordix's current phase of rapid invention and fast growth. Mike is based in the Calgary office.

About Chaordix

Chaordix® is the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence. Chaordix uses the power of crowdsourcing to help the world's leading companies and organizations gain actionable insight and competitive advantage. Our Crowd Intelligence™ community solutions are helping a global clientele including P&G, IBM, FutureBrand, KPMG, American Airlines and Reckitt Benckiser leverage our unique crowdsourcing technology and techniques to drive market insights for brand and product innovation. Visit to find out more.

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