Cision appoints C-level executives

The communications technology company named a COO, CFO, CMO and head of distribution on Thursday.

Clockwise from top-left: Gondipalli, Guillot, Power and Lower.
Clockwise from top-left: Gondipalli, Guillot, Power and Lower.

CHICAGO: Cision made a number of top-level appointments on Thursday, naming Prasant Gondipalli as CFO; Nicole Guillot as COO; Maggie Lower as CMO and Liam Power as head of distribution. 

Guillot started in her role recently, while Gondipalli, Lower and Power were hired this summer, a Cision spokesperson said.

Gondipalli worked at Platinum Equity's portfolio operations group, where he was interim CFO of medical device company LifeScan and SVP of transformation for Key Energy Services. 

Prior to Platinum, Gondipalli was VP of business transformation, corporate controller and treasurer at BlueLine Rental. 

Former Cision CFO Jack Pearlstein left to pursue other opportunities, according to a company spokesperson.

Guillot had served as Cision's president of EMEIA, Canada and Latin America, leading strategic direction, financial performance and operational activities. Before that, she was Cision’s Canadian corporate director and primary representative since 2016 and was president and CEO of Canada Newswire, before Cision acquired that company.

Former COO Greg Spratto left the company this year, the spokesperson said.

Previously, Lower was CMO for TrueBlue, overseeing digital, brand marketing, innovation and communications strategies for that company’s brand portfolio. She has also held marketing positions at Alight and Aon Hewitt and had a 15-year stint at Bank of America. 

The CMO position was vacant before her appointment. 

Cision hired Power for the newly created head of distribution role from Donnelley Financial Solutions, where he was SVP of sales, leading the global investment markets sales team. 

He is charged with organizing Cision's global distribution business, spanning global operations, care and network. Power has held roles at Cision including president of Vintage, PR Newswire’s compliance and shareholder communications division. 

Former Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd left the company in February, shortly after Platinum Equity completed its acquisition of the comms tech provider for $2.7 billion. He was replaced on an interim basis by Brandon Crawley, and the company had initially planned a mid-summer leadership transition, Crawley said in March. 

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