BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2011) - Gnip, Inc. (http://gnip.com), the leading provider of social media data for enterprise applications, today announced that Chris Moody will join the company to serve as the President and COO. In this role, Moody will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of Gnip's operations with direct responsibility for sales, marketing, finance, and business development.
"At Gnip we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality social media data to our customers with optimal efficiency," said Jud Valeski, CEO of Gnip, Inc. "Chris brings a wealth of experience, leadership, expertise, and respect from the technology startup community that will help us continue to improve the value we provide to our customers and partners. We are excited to add such a tremendous asset to the Gnip team."
Prior to joining Gnip, Moody served as Founder and President of Aquent On Demand, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative and marketing organizations. Prior to his responsibilities with Aquent On Demand, Moody served as Aquent's Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the day-to-day management of more than 700 employees across 70 offices in 17 countries. Before joining Aquent, Moody served in senior management and technology consulting roles with IBM, Oracle, and EDS where he led engagements with more than 25 Fortune 500 companies.
Moody serves on the National Technical Advisory Board of Year Up, is an advisor to several technology startups, and is an active TechStars mentor. He also facilitates a monthly CEO Lunch for startups in Boulder. Moody has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.
Founded in 2008, Gnip created the first realtime social media data delivery platform. As the leading provider of social media data for enterprise applications, Gnip facilitates access to dozens of social media sources through a single application programming interface (API). Gnip delivers ready-to-consume data in your protocol of choice and applies enrichments to optimize the data's utility for customers. For more information, call 888.777.7405 or visit http://gnip.com.