MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sococo, the social communications company, announced today that Chris L. Wheeler has been promoted to President of Sococo, effective immediately. Co-founder and former President, Paul Brody, has been named Sococo's Chief Technology Officer. Co-Founder David Van Wie will continue as Chairman and CEO.
Wheeler, an early investor in Sococo, joined the company as SVP Global Sales and Strategy in May 2011. Prior to Sococo, Wheeler has held a variety of management and sales roles throughout Silicon Valley over the past 18 years. Most recently, he served as Vice President Sales at PRTM, an operations management consulting firm. Wheeler holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
"Paul and I are very pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Wheeler to President of Sococo," said David Van Wie, Sococo Chairman and CEO. "It marks an important advancement for Sococo as we continue to provide enterprise-class communication solutions to Global 500 companies."
"I will focus on the Sococo Platform and creating new patterns of social communications in a networked world," said Paul Brody, Sococo CTO. "I look forward to working with Chris to meet the challenges facing enterprise customers."
"I am thrilled to lead Sococo into its next successful phase of growth, transitioning from an award-winning startup to an operating company that can scale to meet the needs of the enterprise customer," said Chris Wheeler, Sococo President. "Our growth going forward will be driven by aligning our advanced engineering capabilities with the needs of our enterprise customers."
Sococo is the social communications service company. Sococo's flagship product, Team Space, is a virtual work environment enabling teams to solve problems more quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively. Team Space is used in 64 countries by over 3,400 teams. Founded in 2007, Sococo is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA.
Sococo has been named a Gartner Group Cool Vendor, 2011, a TiE50 Award Winner, 2011, a Start Up to Watch by CIO Magazine, 2010, a Top Ten Hot Emerging Vendors by CRN, October 2010, and an Emerging Technology Award Winner by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2010.
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