SOURCE: Marketwired


November 10, 2015 09:00 ET

Marketwired Further Strengthens Management Team With Sales Leadership Appointment

Alan Knepfer to Capitalize on Growing US Business Demand for More Effective Market Intelligence and Communication Solutions

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - Marketwired, a leader in news distribution and social communications solutions for PR, IR and marketing professionals, today welcomed Alan Knepfer as Senior Vice President, US Sales. Knepfer reports to Executive Vice President of Sales Mark Dillon, a member of the Marketwired Executive Team. The addition of this proven leader to the Company's senior management team reflects its strengthened initiative to take advantage of tremendous growth opportunities in the United States for communication solutions.

Previously serving as Senior Managing Director and Head of North American Sales for NASDAQ's GlobeNewswire, Knepfer brings more than 20 years of experience building and leading sales organizations. With Globe since 2010, Knepfer directed NASDAQ products and services including global press release distribution, SEC regulatory filings, investor relations and public relations websites/newsrooms, media targeting and media monitoring, growing revenue for the business unit by 300% over four years. Prior to NASDAQ, Knepfer spent two years at Business Wire as Director of Sales where he ran the company's Northeast Region.

"As we transition from a newswire to a turnkey communications partner of public relations, marketing and investor relations professionals, Alan brings the right mix of industry experience and customer insight, along with a track record of success, that support our continued evolution and helps to build and grow our business within a fast-moving industry," said Adnan Ahmed, Marketwired President and CEO.

About Marketwired
Marketwired is a communications leader and partner of choice for marketing, public relations and investor relations professionals worldwide seeking premier news distribution and social communication solutions. For more than 30 years, the company has played a pivotal role in connecting newsmakers to news consumers by sharing market-moving, direct-from-source information on behalf of companies worldwide. The Marketwired team partners with thousands of customers to help them discover better ways to create and share their news with the people who influence their brands and impact their business. Visit and follow @Marketwired.

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