SOURCE: Insightpool

January 21, 2016 07:30 ET

Insightpool Strengthens Leadership and Operations Teams With Proven Marketing Talent

Former Intel CMO Don MacDonald Joins Insightpool Board of Advisors, and Leeann Berner Takes Over as Head of Marketing

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) - Insightpool announces that Don MacDonald, formerly CMO at Intel and Fiserv, has joined its Board of Advisors, and Leeann Berner, formerly VP of Marketing at Cloud Sherpas, has been named the company's first CMO. The appointments follow last week's announcement that Insightpool raised $3 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank to accelerate adoption of its predictive marketing platform.

"I'm excited to welcome Don and Leeann to Insightpool at a time of tremendous growth for the company," says Devon Wijesinghe, CEO at Insightpool. "Both are skilled leaders and experienced marketers who have been successful working with the world's largest brands. We have big plans for 2016, and we're counting on their contributions to achieve our lofty goals."

MacDonald has been a technology marketing executive for more than 25 years. In addition to his role as CMO at Intel and Fiserv, he was VP of Marketing at Qualcomm and Check Point Software. At Intel he was responsible for defining and executing the company's Centrino platform and marketing program, which became the fastest-growing product in Intel history. As part of Insightpool's Board of Advisors, he will mentor the leadership team and work closely with Berner to conceive new marketing initiatives.

"Today's CMO faces a new paradigm for generating results and defining how they are measured, and they are using insights to leverage their role as key decision makers in the business," says MacDonald. "Insightpool's unique software and service will transform the role of the CMO in 2016, and I can't wait to see where Devon and his team take the business."

Berner has been in marketing leadership roles for B2B companies for 15 years, most recently as head of marketing for Cloud Sherpas' multi-million dollar global Google business unit. At Insightpool Berner will be responsible for driving brand marketing and communications strategy. She will also work closely with fellow members of the executive committee to develop and implement the company's strategic plan.

"I can't think of a better fit or bigger opportunity," says Berner. "To work for such an innovative company at this pivotal time in the marketing industry is thrilling. With the amount of noise buyers are subjected to, it's imperative that companies embrace new ways of finding and engaging their audiences. Many companies struggle with how to turn insights into action, and Insightpool, as an industry leader in the social marketing space, continues to educate the market and drive innovation to grow our sector in real and measurable ways."

About Insightpool

Insightpool, the Predictive Word of Mouth Marketing Suite, is revolutionizing word of mouth marketing through data-powered social solutions. Insightpool's data science and insights drive effective consumer targeting, messaging and activation at scale that drives real ROI. Insightpool is able to achieve this within an intuitive cloud suite that provides marketers with an end-to-end solution to manage brand campaigns and make educated decisions on marketing strategies. Insightpool works with some of the world's largest and most innovative brands, from Orbitz to Coca-Cola, Famous Footwear, Cox Communications, UPS, IHG, Atlanta Hawks and more. For more information, visit http://www.insightpool.com/.

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