SOURCE: SelectMinds

July 11, 2007 08:45 ET

SelectMinds Expands International Team and Appoints Olivia Cook as European Account Director

Ms. Cook Appointed to Support Global Customers and Manage Expansion in Europe

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - SelectMinds, Inc., the leading provider of Corporate Social Networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Olivia Cook as account director, based in London. SelectMinds recently opened its London office to support its growing international customer base and the heightened, global demand for Corporate Social Networking (CSN) solutions. CSNs are online, affinity-based social networks, through which relationships can be leveraged for business value.

SelectMinds Corporate Social Networking solutions are currently used in 25 countries across North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, in 14 local languages. As account director, Ms. Cook will be responsible for providing local consulting services and support for SelectMinds' global customers and developing new client relationships.

"I am pleased to welcome Olivia to SelectMinds and look forward to her contribution as we extend our global reach as the market leader in Corporate Social Networking," said Blue Teramoto, chief operating officer, SelectMinds. "Olivia's extensive experience in bringing cutting-edge technology solutions to market at several prestigious organizations throughout Europe will be integral to our global expansion. I am confident that her leadership will be a significant asset to the continued growth of SelectMinds."

Prior to SelectMinds, Ms. Cook worked as a consultant at Bain and Company, a global business consulting firm, where she advised companies on organizational and business performance. She also served as business development manager at Loyal Management UK (LMUK), a company focused on the development and management of customer reward programs. Ms. Cook played an integral role in expanding LMUK to become the United Kingdom's largest reward program in less than a year from its launch.

"Corporate Social Networking is an innovative way for organizations to keep their employees connected not only to the business, but also to one another," Ms. Cook said. "I am excited to help further our reach as the global market leader in Corporate Social Networking. I look forward to providing local support for our international customers and helping them gain significant results from their Corporate Social Networking programs."

About SelectMinds

SelectMinds is the leading global provider of secure, Corporate Social Networking solutions. Using the power of Web 2.0, SelectMinds helps organizations build connections among and between groups of employees, alumni, retirees, women, and other constituencies. These powerful connections drive increased knowledge sharing and collaboration, enable strategic talent sourcing, and foster employee development and retention. The result is a higher performing organization with the ability to innovate quickly, increase productivity, and hire and retain key talent. SelectMinds clients include more than 60 leading organizations including JPMorgan Chase, Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, Bearing Point, Latham & Watkins, Schlumberger, and Deloitte. For more information, visit

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