Cision names Abel Clark as CEO

Clark fills the spot of interim chief executive Brandon Crawley.

New Cision CEO Abel Clark.
New Cision CEO Abel Clark.

CHICAGO: Cision has named Abel Clark as CEO, taking over for Brandon Crawley, who was acting as interim chief executive.

Clark has joined Cision from Thomson Reuters' $5.5 billion financial division, where he was global MD, focusing on strategic growth opportunities, resource reallocations and business simplification and serving 40,000 customers in more than 100 countries, according to Cision.

Previously, he ran the $1.8 billion Marketplaces business, where he led the turnaround and repositioning of the group, Cision said in a statement. Clark was also chief strategy officer of Thomson Reuters and a member of its executive committee.  

Cision filled out more of its leadership team this month, naming Prasant Gondipalli as CFO, Nicole Guillot as COO, Maggie Lower as CMO and Liam Power as head of distribution. 

Crawley took over as interim CEO in February after the departure of former chief executive Kevin Akeroyd weeks after Platinum Equity completed its $2.7 billion acquisition of Cision, ending its three-year run as a publicly traded company. 

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