On-demand marketing and PR software provider Vocus (parent company of PRweb) announced today the promotion of Bill Wagner to executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO).
Wagner will continue to report to Vocus Chairman and CEO, Rick Rudman, and will be responsible for the company's day-to-day global operations in sales, service and marketing, with a primary focus on executing the company's growth strategy in the United States, Europe and China.
"Vocus has experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years. We now have over 30,000 customers and close to 700 employees operating in the U.S, U.K., France, Germany and China. In order to support our continued growth and success, along with our expansion beyond PR software into cloud-based marketing, social media and PR, we are promoting Bill into the newly created position of EVP and COO," said Rick Rudman, Chairman, president and CEO of Vocus. "Since joining the executive team as chief marketing officer four years ago, Bill has proven to be a visionary leader who has helped propel our growth. I'm confident he will provide even more depth to the executive management team in his expanded role."
Prior to joining Vocus in 2006, Wagner spent six years as chief marketing officer at Fiberlink, a provider of enterprise mobility and security software. Wagner also spent 11 years at AT&T in a variety of sales and marketing roles. Wagner received his Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College and has a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
"It's really an exciting time at Vocus as our on-demand suite helps companies take advantage of the rapidly expanding earned marketing and social media space," said Wagner. "I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of Vocus in my new and expanded role."
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