CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 16, 2013) - Azul Partners, parent company of sourcing and procurement industry-leading blogs Spend Matters and MetalMiner, is pleased to announce that Scott Slone has joined as Chief Technology Officer.
With over 15 years of experience in digital marketing and technology, Scott has developed, deployed and led the implementation of web applications and managed the web presence of several organizations, most recently as Director of Interactive Marketing at Accept Software.
Prior to that he worked with web properties at Hyperion Solutions, PGP Corporation and Ariba, where he was Corporate Webmaster and Sr. Manager of Online Marketing. He spent his early career at the FBI as an illustrator and exhibits specialist.
"I see great things on the horizon with the convergence of business media, social communication, community and technology. The Azul Partners family of sites are at the nexus of this intersection and I'm excited about the opportunity to help shape that future," Slone says.
As CTO, Scott will manage and oversee the technology and infrastructure for the Azul Partners portfolio of sites, subscriptions, and data services. "We are thrilled to have Scott as part of our crew," said Jason Busch, Founder and Managing Director of Azul Partners. "Scott is the rare technology leader with a deeply developed understanding of the business-to-business marketplace, social community and content."
Azul Partners, Inc. is the leading publisher of expert business-to-business opinion, research, data and social media content to the procurement, operations and financial communities. Its portfolio of sites and properties includes: Spend Matters (www.spendmatters.com), Spend Matters UK/Europe (www.spendmatters.co.uk), Spend Matters PRO (www.spendmatterspro.com), MetalMiner (www.metalminer.com), MetalMiner InDX (www.metalminerindx.com), and Healthcare Matters (www.hcmatters.com).