Personify Opens New Chicago Office Amidst Growing Staff and Product Offerings

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Immersive video technology company opens new headquarters following product success and employee hiring.

Personify Live superimposes the user onto any background to create engaging presentations

Chicago is a burgeoning tech hub with unlimited potential that provides Personify with many opportunities for advancement, networking and continued growth.

Personify, the leading immersive video technology company, announced today the opening of its office in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, an integral part of its long-term growth plan.

Personify’s new headquarters is located at 220 W. Huron Street in Chicago and joins Personify’s existing offices in Champaign, IL and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

“The opening of our Chicago headquarters is an exciting milestone that serves as evidence of our sustained growth,” said Sanjay Patel, CEO and co-founder and Personify. “Chicago is a burgeoning tech hub with unlimited potential that provides Personify with many opportunities for advancement, networking and continued growth.”

In addition to the opening of its newest office, Personify currently has plans to increase their full-time staff by 50 percent in the next six months. Two recent high-profile hires include David Dahlberg as VP of Sales and Marketing and Jim Kosmach, Director of Engineering.

Personify’s flagship product, Personify Live, is a Web conferencing solution that was introduced in November 2012. Personify Live is the only Web conferencing system that uses patent-pending user extraction technology to superimpose video of the presenter onto any background. Since its launch, Personify Live has seen adoption among a number of Fortune 500 clients in a number of industries from education to health care.

In just over six months, Personify Live earned a position as an emerging market leader in the Web conferencing Industry, according to G2 Grid. A service of G2 Crowd, G2 Grid rates products and services algorithmically in real-time based on user reviews and analysis. Personify Live is currently considered an innovator in the Web conferencing segment, a category that includes Cisco’s WebEx, Citrix GoToMeeting and Skype – all products that integrate with Personify Live.

In addition to Personify Live, Personify announced plans for its second product, zChat, at 2013 International CES in Las Vegas. zChat, a consumer-facing immersive video chat tool, is set to launch in August, 2013. To receive notifications surrounding zChat’s release, fill out the form here.

In April 2013, Personify was named a finalist for the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Award. For more information about Personify and the company’s product offerings, visit their website.

About Personify
Personify is the leading immersive video communication company focused on bridging the gap between communicating remotely and talking face-to-face. Personify creates a deeper sense of presence while remote by seamlessly merging human interaction with digital content. Its flagship software product, Personify Live™, embeds real-time video of a speaker into any setting. Established in 2009, Personify is backed by a number of strategic leading venture capital firms. For more information, visit http://www.personifyinc.com.

For additional information:
Allison Dreiband
Walker Sands Communications
312-648-6010
allison.dreiband(at)walkersands(dot)com

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