RESTON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/14 -- Building on its recent launch of the industry's first real-time predictive analytics apps available via smart phone, Razorsight today named four new members to its Board of Advisors -- adding a heightened dimension of expertise and insight as the company takes cloud-based analytics to the next level for Communications and Media enterprises.
"Razorsight continues to advance the analytics field into previously uncharted territory, giving Communications and Media companies the power to proactively manage the customer experience, extend customer lifetime value and drive new sources of revenue and profit," said Charlie Thomas, Razorsight CEO. "With their broad range of expertise, our four new Advisors bring an added dimension that will further accelerate Razorsight's momentum and benefit our customers."
Razorsight's new Board of Advisors members are:
Geoffrey Axton. Geoff is a senior executive specializing in business and operational transformation with extensive international business experience in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is Chief Operating Officer and Finance Officer at driversselect.com, where he is developing unique retail customer experiences. Before driversselect.com, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at the Easterns Group for seven years, CEO of Cybiz, SVP of Corporate Finance and Business Development at PSINet and VP Corporate Development and Strategy at Concert Communications. Prior to Concert Geoff spent 20 years with British Telecom where he was Head of International Business Development and Alliances, having also held senior positions in international marketing, operations and product management.
Norman Fekrat. Norman Fekrat is Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer at Lemko, and an Industry Consultant and Advisory Board Member for MATRIXX and CFN Services. Norman was previously IBM Global Business Services lead for Smarter Networks. Prior to joining IBM, Norman was a Partner with Accenture's Communications and High-Tech operating group. He has advised large corporations as well as start-up organizations as they address strategy, organization and operations. With clients such as major media, Internet and telecom companies, wireline, wireless and cable operators, and software and high-tech manufacturers, he has shared his knowledge on topics including new business plans, growth, product development, cost improvement and operations across devices, network, IT, sales and support.
Patricia Gottesman. Over a 30-year career, Patricia Gottesman has managed startups and turnarounds, as well as data analytics teams, high performance sales organizations, the development of new digital and social media products and the profitable application of digital business models. Patricia serves on the Board of Directors of WWE, a publicly traded corporation, is a Trustee for the Washington-based Committee for Economic Development (CED), and also a member of NACD (the National Association of Corporate Directors). Her leadership experience includes serving as President and CEO of Harvard University start-up Crimson Hexagon, and top P&L roles in operations, marketing and product management through a 28-year career at Cablevision, the fifth largest US cable distributor, MSG owner and the creator of AMC Networks.
Don Upson. Don Upson is Chief Operating Officer of Unicom Government, a leading seller of information technologies and related services to public sector markets -- local, state and Federal. For more than 30 years Upson has held senior management positions in government and industry, all focused on management, acquisition and application of technology to government challenges. His experience includes tenure as Virginia's first Secretary of Technology, staff director of the House Government Operations Committee and senior vice president of a leading systems integrator -- PRC -- that was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2000. He chairs CES Government, which is a public-sector focused executive conference held in partnership with the world's most prestigious technology trade show: International CES.
Razorsight's Cloud-based Predictive Analytics Software is used by the world's best known Communications & Media brands including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Comcast, Telus, Tata, Orange, CenturyLink, Windstream, IBM and Facebook. Razorsight delivers predictive insights to proactively and precisely target customer acquisition and retention and increase CLV. We assist in delivering personalized service at every touchpoint to deliver a superior customer experience. Razorsight's predictive analytics engines also drive highly targeted, addressable digital impressions to boost advertising revenue. www.razorsight.com