BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  Today, Communispace announced the appointment of Howard Kogan to the role of Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, effective immediately. He brings with him over 15 years of experience leveraging technology-enabled strategic services to help companies use the Internet to develop immersive experiences and deliver measurable business value. As Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Howard leads Communispace's engineering, product management, strategy, research and innovation teams.

"As I step into this new role at Communispace, I look forward to continuing many years of experience helping my clients better engage with their consumers online," said Howard Kogan, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Communispace. "Leveraging the latest in innovative technology, we will offer our clients more dynamic options to build upon their current successes while further driving Communispace's leadership position in the online customer insight space." 

"We are thrilled to have Howard join Communispace as we experience record growth and expand into global markets," said Diane Hessan, CEO of Communispace. "His wealth of experience and creative approach will help us develop best in class software and tools for our clients. We look forward to his contribution and couldn't be more excited about the future."

Prior to joining Communispace, Howard was President of Molecular, a digital marketing agency. At Molecular, he helped build the business from a start-up to an award winning market leader, from a regional presence to a global organization, and worked with many leading brands including adidas, Nokia, Nikon and TD Bank. Earlier in his career, he led teams on classified software and hardware integration projects for the National Security Agency and the U.S. Air Force.

Howard has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from State University of New York's Binghamton University, a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Boston University and a Certificate in Corporate Strategy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. Howard is President and Chairman of the Board of Boston Cares, mentors entrepreneurs and start-up companies, lectures in MBA programs and volunteers at many non-profit organizations.

About Communispace:

The world's most admired brands turn to Communispace, the leader in generating game-changing insights via private online customer communities. Founded in 1999, the company has created more than 350 customer communities for industry leaders such as Kraft, Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab, Hallmark, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Hilton Hotels Corporation. Headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, the company has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, as well as San Remo, Italy and Sydney, Australia. For more information, please visit:

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