Breeanna Straessle, Director of Corporate Communications
What We Do
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. By offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. Follow Cision on Twitter @Cision.
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For over 20 years, Granat has been instrumental in the development of innovative products and services to enable effective communication between the PR, marketing and media communities. He has worked closely with clients to deliver solutions that address a wide range of agency and corporate communications needs. Prior to his current role as Cision’s CEO, Granat served as CEO of Vocus and was Group CEO of Cision AB. Before that, he was senior vice president of sales and business development at MediaMap.
Granat holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Prior to Cision, Pearlstein was CFO of Six3 Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software development, sensor development and signal processing services to the intelligence community. As a CFO, Pearlstein has led three different companies through their initial public offerings: AppNet, DigitalNet and Solera.
Pearlstein is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from New York University. He also holds an MBA in finance from The George Washington University.
She is an attorney, current member of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, American Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Dawn is also responsible for acquiring and retaining all content in support of Cision’s global businesses, including news monitoring and media database services.
Prior to Cision, Maureen worked in marketing for General Mills before joining The Nielsen Company as part of the Client Service team focused on selling and supporting the Spectra software and service offerings. After being asked to take a leadership role in developing a Client Service training and development certification program, Maureen joined and later led the Spectra HR team with a focus on organizational development. Following her time at Nielsen, Maureen joined Ipsos as VP, Human Resources, where she a led a 10-person HR team providing strategic human capital support for three Ipsos divisions consisting of 1500+ hourly and salaried employees located in the US, Canada, and Romania.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
David most recently served as CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Management for Emmi Solutions, a healthcare enterprise software vendor in Chicago. During his tenure, the company launched an HTML5 mobile platform and was successfully acquired by private equity.
Prior to his position at Emmi Solutions, David was SVP of the ePrescribe Business Unit for Allscripts, serving five years with the company in Chicago. He also formerly served as Director of Product Management, Healthcare Division at Nuance/Dictaphone, and CTO of Boston-based startup PhoneRun.
David holds dual master’s degrees in Technology Management and Policy and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Ford Foundation.
Prior to Cision, he led product, segment and solution marketing teams at CDW for nearly 10 years. He has also worked at Wingcast, SBC and AT&T. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a BSBA from Bucknell University.
Alexander has 20 years of experience in management, marketing, product strategy, revenue optimization and business development with a concentration in business-to-business online/software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Prior to Cision and iContact, he held key management positions at a variety of innovative technology companies ranging from venture-backed startups to the Fortune 500 list.
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. He is also a board member for the North Carolina Technology Association, and regularly advises early and mid-stage startups.
In 2006, Jeremy became Managing Director of Durrants and led his team through three acquisitions to create Gorkana Group, where he served as CEO from 2011 to 2014. Jeremy began his career in publishing and held a number of roles across sales, marketing and product development before transitioning to the media monitoring sector in 2001.
Jeremy is chairman of the industry trade association, AMEC (International Association for the Measurement & Evaluation of Communication), and has served on their board since 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics from The University of Manchester.
Where We Are
130 E Randolph Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Other U.S. Locations
Washington, D.C. Area
12051 Indian Creek Court
Beltsville, MD 20705
New York City
25 W. 45th Street, 15th Floor
New York City, NY, 10036
2450 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 105
Morrisville, NC 27560
195 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 225
Portsmouth, NH 03801
5160 Industrial Place, Suite 103
Ferndale, WA 98248
3535 Factoria Boulevard SE, Suite 650
Bellevue, WA 98006
1510 Fashion Island Boulevard, Suite 260
San Mateo, CA 94404