AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2015) - Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced an expansion of its leadership team and Board of Directors to drive the company's growth strategy. After five years at Twitter, Amir Movafaghi will join Spiceworks as the company's CFO starting April 30, 2015. Movafaghi was one of Twitter's first 150 employees and was instrumental in successfully scaling its business to over 4,000 employees and guiding the company through its November 2013 IPO. Additionally, RetailMeNot, Inc., CEO and Founder Cotter Cunningham and Silicon Labs President Bill Bock have joined Spiceworks' Board of Directors.

"I'm excited to move to Austin and join a team that's passionate about its people and focused on building the next great social company," said Amir Movafaghi. "Spiceworks is demonstrating how social networks will change entire industries and the ways professionals connect with each other and the brands they rely on to do their jobs." 

Over the last five years, Amir Movafaghi has served in a variety of roles at Twitter including Vice President of Global Business Operations, Treasurer & Strategic Finance lead, and Director of Corporate and Operations Finance. Prior to joining Twitter, Movafaghi spent more than a decade in financial roles at Medley Capital, PwC, and Marriott International. He holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, a Bachelor's degree from California State University-Fullerton, and is a certified public accountant.

"We're thrilled Amir is joining the Spiceworks family and couldn't be happier to welcome Cotter and Bill to the Board," said Jay Hallberg, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. "Their experience will prove invaluable as we drive a growth strategy rooted in providing value to millions of professionals in the technology industry."

About Spiceworks

Spiceworks is the professional network millions of IT professionals use to connect with one another and thousands of technology brands. The company simplifies how IT professionals discover, buy, and manage more than $625 billion in technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Austin Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Goldman Sachs, Shasta Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information visit

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