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eZassi Augments Team in Preparation for Accelerated Growth

Strengthening Open Innovation Through Proven Leadership and Expert Advisement

Fernandina Beach, Florida: eZassi, a leader in open innovation software, crowdsourcing and idea analytics, today announces a series of appointments and management changes as it readies for continued growth and expansion.

eZassi, a leading provider of open innovation software solutions, today announced several changes and additions to its management and advisory board. Joining the company as Regional Sales Director is Aryan Davani who is based in San Francisco and will lead customer relationships in the western US. Aryan is an accomplished Sales Executive and has held key roles at both BrightEdge Technologies and Oracle Corporation where he served as a Technology Sales Executive.

Other changes to the team include Walter Galler, who will be taking on a new role as Chief Marketing and Customer Engagement Officer. In this position he will continue to lead client engagement activities as well as strategic intelligence and oversight of all external marketing and customer delivery initiatives.

On the technology side of the business, Christian Fernando will be leaving the company later this month to pursue a new opportunity. Christian has been important in driving the technology development for the firm to date and managing the day-to-day IT and client deployment activities. Srinivas Kuppa, eZassi’s acting CTO, will assume these responsibilities and continue in his role as the lead on all development efforts for the next version of the eZassi open innovation software platform.

Also of importance is the addition of Dr. Mohammed Charki to eZassi’s advisory board. Mohammed Charki, a versed practitioner of open innovation, entrepreneurship, crowdsourcing and change management, has a deep legacy and understanding of enterprise wide research and development. He has been at the forefront of numerous innovation strategies, most recently serving as the R&D Partnerships Director at Sanofi-Aventis.

About eZassi: eZassi is a global Open Innovation enterprise software platform that includes a full set of integrated solutions that help client’s cyber scout for ideas and partners, manage ideas, accelerate decision making with high powered analytics and collaborative workflows while also reducing intellectual property (IP) risks inherent with social ideation and co-design.