Interim Chief Executive Officer
Brandon Crawley is the interim Chief Executive Officer leading the Cision executive team, globally. In addition, Crawley is a Managing Director at Platinum Equity, LLC and in this role has served on the Operating Councils of several Platinum portfolio companies, helping companies transition into the Platinum Equity portfolio.
Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Crawley was in the Private Equity Practice at Alvarez and Marsal PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he focused on the performance improvement and acquisition integration strategies for private equity portfolio companies across a variety of industries.
Crawley holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Indiana State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
With more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience working in consulting and corporate, Prasant Gondipalli oversees Cision's finance and accounting functions as Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to Cision, Gondipalli was Senior Vice President of Portfolio Operations at Platinum Equity. He was also Senior Vice President Transformation at Key Energy Services, and Vice President, Corporate Controller/Treasurer/Business Transformation at BlueLine Rental. Before moving to corporate, Gondipalli worked in Alvarez & Marsal’s restructuring practice.
Gondipalli is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University. He resides in Chicago with his wife and children.
Chief Operating Officer
Guillot’s career has taken a cross-functional journey across all areas of business, within the news and information industry. She has served as corporate director and primary representative in Canada since 2016. Previous to Cision’s acquisition of Canada Newswire (via PR Newswire), Guillot was President & CEO of Canada Newswire, a role she began in 2013, following two years as Senior Vice President, Global Products for PR Newswire.
Of particular interest to Guillot is work that transforms the way we distribute and engage with content in the digital environment, with focus on analytics that deliver actionable insights.
Guillot is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and based in Toronto, Ontario.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Paul Dumas is serving as Cision's CHRO where he is responsible for driving Cision's global HR strategy. Dumas is a hands-on HR executive who is passionate about building a culture and purpose that drives strong employee engagement.
Dumas has held numerous senior HR positions over the course of his career and in recent years has been CHRO at Fiserv, Inc and US Anesthesia Partners. At Fiserv, Paul embedded formal diversity and inclusion practices, improved employee engagement and built talent management systems. Paul maintains a strong focus on creating strong hiring processes, talent development practices, change management and employee engagement strategies. He is a seasoned business executive in addition to being an accomplished HR leader and spent three years as the Chief Operating Officer of a successful start-up, Workpays.
Paul holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson & Wales University.
Chief Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer, Jay leads the execution of an innovative product roadmap to ensure that Cision delivers for its customers with confidence and at scale.
Jay Webster brings over 25 years of experience as a leader in adtech, martech and performance marketing. Prior to Cision, Webster was ESVP of Product & Engineering for Valassis Communications, where he led the successful transformation of a traditional media company into the digital age. Additional leadership experiences include: Co-founder and President at Choose Energy; Chief Product Officer for Sharethrough; Division Vice President at Neustar; Chief Product Officer at Quova; GM of Lead Generation at Yahoo!; GM of Performance Marketing; CTO at BlueLithium, VP of Engineering at Adteractive, Inc.; and President and CTO at Fathom Online.
Jay spends his free time as a musician and advocate for music education, serving on the board of Little Kids Rock for over a decade, and he is a competitive mountain bike racer.
Chief Revenue Officer
Stephen Boyes is a growth leader with over 25 years of global FinTech, MarTech and Media experience providing enterprise data, SaaS technology platform & marketing solutions to many of the world’s most successful organizations.
Steve is best known for delivering transformative growth in both mature and startup environments. Notably, Steve has led the Global Sales and Service support functions of a $6BN enterprise, initiated a Solutions business at Thomson Reuters rapidly scaling it to $1BN in revenue, and founded a startup in the digital media business growing it multi-million dollar annual revenue and millions of daily visitors.
Steve has also sat on numerous Operating Committees and boards. A leader and a coach at his core, Steve was recognized as a top 50 Leading Light in the UK for kindness in business leadership in 2018.
Chief Technology Officer
Tobias Speckbacher is Cision’s Chief Technology Officer.
Before joining Cision, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Valassis. Previously, Tobias co-founded Truvie (acquired by PayPal), served as VP of Emerging Technologies of Quova (acquired by Neustar), and was Director of Engineering at PayPal. He holds several patents, as well as a degree in Electrical Engineering from Hoehere Technische Lehr (HTL) und Versuchsanstalt, School of Engineering.
Tobias spends his free time with his twin daughters, hiking and kiteboarding.
Larsen has two decades of entrepreneurial experience in the groove between marketing and technology. On the tech side, he had a stint at Oracle as one of the youngest engineers on their consulting team. He later went on to build the global communities’ platform at NetDoctor.com with a small team. This experience led him to co-found and build a Scandinavian social network from the ground up, which was then acquired by media group JP/Politiken.
He went on to co-found a boutique social tech consultancy, working with marquee brands and agencies. After growing its customer base, tech stack, and staff, he led a spin-off of the internal social media management product that would become Falcon.io, now a part of Cision.
Chief Legal Officer and President, Insights
Chief Marketing Officer