SOURCE: Syncapse


February 14, 2012 10:00 ET

Syncapse Grows Leadership Brain Trust Appointing Internet Veteran Patrick Gross to Board of Directors

Patrick Gross, Lovell Group Chairman, Joins Board of Directors for Global Leader in Social Media Management

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Syncapse Corp., a global leader in enterprise social media management solutions, today announced the appointment of Patrick W. Gross, to its expanding board of directors. Gross's term on the board is effective immediately as the company ramps up expansion for the 2012 fiscal year.

"Syncapse continues to seek partnerships with the brightest and most experienced minds in the industry as we rapidly expand our global client base," said Syncapse founder and CEO, Michael Scissons. "Patrick Gross has an incredible track record building high value companies in the Internet industry. As Syncapse grows, bringing Patrick on board will further accelerate our success."

Currently, Gross is Chairman of The Lovell Group, a private business and technology advisory and investment firm based in Washington, D.C. Previously, Gross was a founder and principal executive officer of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) in 1970 and spent three decades at AMS. Along with four founding colleagues, he built AMS into a $1 billion company with 8,000 professionals serving clients across the globe. He sits on a number of publicly traded companies: Capital One Financial Corporation, Taleo Corporation, Liquidity Services, Inc., Rosetta Stone, Waste Management, Inc., and Career Education Corporation. He is also a director of several private technology-based companies including Motista, Inc., buySAFE, Inc., and Cloud Telecomputers, Inc.

"Michael Scissons and the Syncapse team have taken the lead in enterprise social media management solutions, and the proof is in the world-class client roster they have attracted and maintained. With more and more investment in this space, I am always looking for the best of the best. Syncapse's top clients, top talent, and top technology are the ultimate hat trick for me," said Mr. Gross.

Scissons noted that Gross's expertise in the enterprise software and information technology sectors in the U.S. and abroad will stand Syncapse in good stead. Syncapse is set up for success with 175 people globally and a global client roster including BlackBerry and Nationwide Insurance, among others. Syncapse was recently named by Altimeter Group as the only company to achieve Strong Capability ranking in four out of five use cases for social media management.

Gross's leadership positions at a number of nonprofit groups include:

  • Advisory Board, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Trustee, Aspen Institute
  • Founder and Past Chairman, World Affairs Council
  • Trustee and Chairman, Research and Policy Committee, Committee for Economic Development
  • Vice-Chairman, Council for Excellence in Government
  • Vice Chairman of the Board, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Director, All Kind of Minds Institute
  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Chairman of the Intergovernmental Technology Leadership Consortium
  • Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Member, Economic Club of Washington

He holds an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MSE degree from the University of Michigan, and a BES degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

About Syncapse Corp.
Founded in 2007, Syncapse Corp. is a global leader in enterprise social marketing solutions for the world's leading brands. The Syncapse Platform™ is a secure, SaaS-based technology infrastructure tailored for large global brands and enterprises. The Syncapse Platform gives brands the ability to manage communication, measure engagement and analyze owned social media across multiple markets, stakeholders and channels, with a single turnkey solution. Syncapse has a team of passionate social media professionals, key partnerships with companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google, and global reach to help those companies that need to better harness their social media and marketing programs. To learn more, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Meg Sinclair
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    Syncapse Corp.
    (O) +1.416.593.3773
    (M) +1.646.578.1628