UNATION Announces New Hire to Senior Management Group

Ektron Co-Founder, Edward Rogers Named UNATION Chief Operating Officer

Aug 02, 2011, 10:51 ET from UNATION

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Internet company, UNATION, announced today that Edward Rogers has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, where he will assist in leading daily operations of the company, and report directly to UNATION Chairman and Founder, John Bartoletta.

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New Chief Operating Officer of UNATION, Ed Rogers, said, "I'm ecstatic about the opportunity to join UNATION's executive team. There is immense value coming with the partnerships we are creating both inside and outside of the company."

Ed Rogers joins UNATION from web solutions company Ektron, where he and his brother Bill Rogers, Chief Executive Officer co-founded the company in 1998. Ed served as the company's Vice President of Engineering until 2005, when he was named Chief Operating Officer. While at Ektron, he focused on delivering web content management, marketing optimization, intranet, social, and mobile solutions based on the company's award winning CMS400.net software platform.

In addition Ed Rogers adds, "In the last five years at Ektron, I've had hundreds of social sites come across my desk wanting to utilize our CMS system. UNATION is the first company that understood the power of events, the value of branding and the right 'go to market' strategy."

As UNATION prepares to unveil the next generation of social media by introducing the most advanced, event-driven social media network ever created, Rogers will play a critical role in delivering the product's technology platform. "Ed Rogers has demonstrated leadership in advancing UNATION's technology platform, and has solidified a strong technology partnership between our company and Ektron," says UNATION Chief Executive Officer, Elliot Stern. "He brings forth a very valuable technology background with years of executive experience, and we're pleased to have him on board."

UNATION will host a press event and webcast on August 23, at 4:00pm EDT at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, in Tampa, Florida.  The event will include executive representatives of the company, in addition to live and webcast video testimonials of corporate business leaders, entertainment personalities and social media advocates from around the world. RSVP to mwhitney@unation.com.

About UNATION:

UNATION (www.UNATION.com) is an Internet company that is improving on the strengths of many communication tools and technologies utilized in social networking, telecommunications, journalism and rich media. Through a unique, event-driven platform, UNATION will fundamentally change the way corporations, organizations and individuals interact with their contacts.

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