mBLAST Promotes Edward Ferris to Chief Infrastructure Officer, Supporting Growth in Company's Cloud and API Services

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mBLAST Inc, a leader in marketing intelligence and analytics, today announced that the promotion of Edward Ferris to the role of Chief Infrastructure Officer.

mBLAST Inc, a leader in marketing intelligence and analytics, today announced that the promotion of Edward Ferris to the role of Chief Infrastructure Officer. Ed is a founding member of the mBLAST team and previously served the company as Vice President, Information Technology. In his newly created role, he will be responsible for the successful execution of mBLAST’s business mission through the development and maintenance of the company's underlying technology infrastructure, working alongside mBLAST’s CTO to develop and support the next generation of mBLAST’s cloud- and API-based solutions.

“Ed has been instrumental in the development and support of our infrastructure to date and I’m happy to leverage his talents in an expanded role going forward,” says Mark Hatch, mBLAST’s CEO,” because our ability to scale our big data solutions to even greater heights is instrumental to our success and that of our clients.” Adds Ferris: “As our database of voices and conversations on the web grows into the billions, we’re breaking new ground in the development of new real time social media analysis; I don't know of anyone that manipulates as much data as we do in under fifteen minutes and I’m excited to be here to meet that challenge.”

About Ed Ferris
Ed has been with mBLAST since its inception and has been responsible for the company’s communications, Web and database infrastructure. Prior to joining mBLAST, Ed was Director of Information Systems for the Professional Development Group, a technical training firm where he successfully created and managed an IT department through a period of over 200 percent growth, while simultaneously rolling out new systems company-wide and overseeing the development of custom applications. He developed processes and work-flow systems to support the company's growth. He also helped define products and develop new product delivery systems to shorten delivery times to customers. Additionally, Ed has been IT Manager and Consultant for Analysis Group / Integral Inc. where he helped develop group communications systems and knowledge sharing environments in support of a highly mobile, global consulting group.
He has also been a Project Manager at Media 1, Inc. and the proprietor of his own multimedia design and consulting firm.

About mBLAST
mBLAST is improving the way marketing works with its cloud-based solutions for Marketers, PR professionals, Brand Managers and Content Providers. The company’s applications enable better discovery and collaboration between marketing professionals and people whose conversations happen anywhere on the web – especially with those individuals whose online writing, social media activity, and participation shape what customer and potential customers think about a company and their products and services. The company's client base includes top voices in the world from companies like PR News, PR Week, Folio Magazine, the Consumer Electronics Association and tens of thousands of marketing and PR professionals working at some of the largest PR agencies, Advertising agencies, Fortune 100 companies and small to medium sized businesses. mBLAST is a global company headquartered in Boston, MA, with sales and development teams around the world. For more information, visit http://www.mblast.com or contact us at info(at)mblast(dot)com.

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