Richard Scionti, Former Global Harris Interactive CTO, Joins Prophet as CIO

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Scionti, formerly the Global Chief Technology Officer for Harris Interactive, has joined strategic brand and marketing consultancy Prophet in the new position of Chief Information Officer.

Scionti will lead Prophet's technology vision and strategy, including development of its architecture, infrastructure, and business and client-facing applications. He will work from Prophet's New York office.

"We are very excited to have Richard join our senior leadership team," said Simon Marlow, Prophet's Chief Operating and Financial Officer. "He has a very deep level of expertise in using technology to reshape businesses as well as increase the power of marketing. It makes him the ideal person to lead us as we endeavor to better serve client needs and continue our growth trajectory."

Throughout his career, Scionti has employed technology solutions as drivers of change; to that end, he has focused extensively on initiatives designed to align IT with the broader business.

He also has a strong command of technology and innovation's roles in enhancing client service, and has spearheaded numerous client-facing projects, including development of Harris Interactive's groundbreaking Research Lifestreaming research platform.

Scionti joined Harris Interactive in 2009 from TNS NA, where he was Senior Vice President of Solutions Services. He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for SPSS, Inc. from 2000 to 2006.  At Research International, Scionti was Worldwide Chief Information Officer from 1992 to 1999 and worked out of both their London and New York offices.

Scionti resides with his family in Allendale, N.J.

Prophet (www.prophet.com) is a strategic brand and marketing consultancy that helps its clients win by delivering inspired and actionable ideas.

Media contact: Sally Saville Hodge, shodge@hodgemediastrategies.com, 773.325.9282.

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