Richard Chmiel Joins Remote Sensing Metrics, LLC as Chief Executive Officer

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RS Metrics, the global market leader in software, signals and big data derived from large-scale analysis of satellite and aerial imagery, announces the appointment of Richard Chmiel as CEO. The company is expanding products and operations to meet growing demand for the intersection of Earth observation and big data analytics.

Investment in Earth observation is exploding, along with the demand and adoption of objective data sources for investing. The addition of Richard as CEO firmly positions RS Metrics as the clear market leader.

RS Metrics announced today that its Board of Directors named Richard Chmiel as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective October 12. Chmiel is experienced in all facets of managing and growing an organization, and has been an executive at a number of leading data and analytics companies that serve RS Metrics’ customer base, including OneMarketData, Skyler Technology, BrokerTec USA, SunGard Trading Systems, and Bloomberg. As CEO, Chmiel’s first priority will be to drive and scale sales and product development, and continue to extend its product and market leadership position. Founder Tom Diamond will be President and COO, and in his new role will concentrate more on implementing strategy, product development, and operations.

Most recently Chmiel was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at OneMarketData LLC, developers of the highly successful OneTick software platform, where he led substantial customer and revenue growth.

“Richard has great experience driving revenue growth and scaling software and data companies. We believe he has the perfect skill set to take RS Metrics to the next level,” said RS Metrics President and COO Tom Diamond. “RS Metrics sits at the intersection of two large and growing markets – Earth observation satellites and big data for investors and corporations. Investment in Earth observation is exploding, along with the demand and adoption of objective data sources for investing. The addition of Richard as CEO firmly positions RS Metrics as the clear market leader as we continue to expand our products and deepen our value to customers.”

Added Leonid Frants, President and Founder of OneMarketData, “While we regret losing Richard's services, we are excited for him and his future. RS Metrics is getting a savvy professional who should be able grow RS Metrics into the industry leader just like he did for OneTick."

“I am excited to join the team at RS Metrics and am looking forward to building on the momentum that has already been established within this industry,” said Chmiel. “Demand for this type of information within the investment community is at an all-time high and we are at the cornerstone of major innovation within the satellite industry, positioning RS Metrics for rapid growth as a leader in the space.”

About Remote Sensing Metrics, LLC

RS Metrics provides investor and corporate clients with proprietary insights and data based on quantitative analysis of satellite imagery, overlaid with open source information such as store locations, demographics and climate data. We use our proprietary methodology and data models to produce valuable metrics and directional signals based on significant changes in traffic growth in a format that is easy to use for many different styles of investing. RS Metrics was founded in 2009 by executives from corporate and investor strategy consulting, satellite imagery, and geographic information systems companies. For more information visit http://www.rsmetrics.com or contact Mike Gantcher at (212) 671-1056 or at mgantcher(at)rsmetrics(dot)com. Follow us on Twitter @RSMetrics.

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