|By Business Wire||
|August 21, 2013 11:01 AM EDT||
ShareThis announced today the appointment of Thomas Tracey as Senior Vice President of Product and Paul Schaut to its Board of Directors.
Reporting to CEO Kurt Abrahamson, Tracey is responsible for driving product innovation, strategy and execution to meet the needs of publishers, advertisers and consumers. He has successfully launched products on a variety of technology platforms including web, mobile, desktop, tablet, email, SMS, gaming consoles, and Internet connected cars and TVs. He joins the company with a proven track record in developing products that help companies succeed. Prior to joining ShareThis, Tracey launched iHeartRadio on the heels of Clear Channel’s acquisition of Thumbplay where he led product development. He also previously oversaw product efforts for digital marketing platform @Once prior to its acquisition by Yesmail.
“We’re delighted to welcome Thomas to ShareThis. Beyond his ample product management talents, he brings excellent communication skills, respect for engineering, and the ability to build lasting partnerships,” said Mr. Abrahamson. “As a team, we’ve created fantastic solutions that turn sharing behavior into valuable insights for publishers and advertisers. With Thomas’ leadership, we look forward to taking our product offerings to new levels.”
Filling an independent Board seat, Schaut will leverage his diverse and extensive background in the mobile solutions and advertising sectors to help ShareThis further support and accelerate its growth. He has thirty years of diverse, global experience at private and public companies with roles ranging from sales and marketing management to President and CEO. In addition to ShareThis, he is an engaged board member and advisor to Zumobi, Fluid, Networked Insights, Vivox, Opptown and OmniLync.
“We met Paul earlier this year and were impressed with his knowledge of our industry, his insights into what make companies in our space successful, and the ease with which we gained professional and personal rapport,” said Abrahamson.
ShareThis powers the social web, touching the lives of 95 percent of U.S. Internet users across more than two million publisher sites and 120+ social media channels. It makes content more engaging for publishers and marketing more effective for brands by tapping into the purest expression of interest-based social activity. ShareThis is the company for those wanting to make the world more connected, trusted and valuable through sharing. Based in Palo Alto, CA, the company is privately held. To learn more visit http://www.sharethis.com