CHICAGO, IL, July 10, 2007 – Cision, formerly known as Bacon’s Information, today announced that Mike Czlonka has joined Cision North America as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, he is responsible for the financial oversight of Cision North America and serving as a key adviser to operating and executive management.
Czlonka is a CPA with more than 25 years of financial management experience with various consumer and business services companies. This includes his most recent position as President and Chief Financial Officer at Proceed Interactive, a leading online marketing and consulting firm specializing in search engine optimization. Prior to Proceed Interactive, Czlonka was Chief Financial Officer at LaPetite Academy, Inc. and Corporate Controller at both Crate&Barrel and Follett Corporation. Earlier in his career he held the role of Director of Finance at the Chicago Sun Times and spent several years working at Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Czlonka earned a BS degree in accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He resides in Hinsdale, IL with his wife Nancy and son Michael.
“Cision is in a unique position to grow significantly, based on a strong, loyal customer base, a nimble corporate infrastructure and the ever-increasing importance of media intelligence to today s businesses,” stated Czlonka. “The current PR landscape is wide open for organizations such as Cision that recognize the opportunity to set the standard in a way that not only meets and exceeds, but anticipates the needs of communicators.”
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. 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. For more information, visit www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.
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