Berkeley, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 - IdeaScale, the world’s largest innovation software provider, is delighted to welcome Spigit’s former business development executive, Mat Fogarty as the new Senior Vice President of Business Development at IdeaScale.
As SVP of Business Development, Fogarty will help define the overarching IdeaScale business and product strategy while also building the partnerships that will take IdeaScale to the next level.
At Spigit, Fogarty not only led a team of business development professionals within the idea management software space, he was also instrumental in defining pricing and product strategy. His experience in the crowdsourcing and innovation management industry as well as his leadership in the startup environment will allow him to develop and maintain key client relationships and drive continued company growth.
“IdeaScale is rapidly growing and innovating in the enterprise innovation space,” said Fogarty, “IdeaScale is the largest in the market, is profitable and the platform is superior to the competitors in terms of scalability and features. I’m excited to have the opportunity to offer the IdeaScale advantage to enterprise customers who are looking for a real solution to drive innovation.”
Prior to Spigit, Fogarty was the CEO and co-founder of Crowdcast, the leader in the crowdsourced enterprise forecasting space. Spigit acquired Crowdcast in 2012. Fogarty was featured as “The New Entrepreneurial Elite” in a cover article in Inc. Magazine. In 2011, MIT Tech Review selected Crowdcast as one of World’s top 50 most innovative companies and Lead411 recognized Crowdcast as a one of San Francisco’s hottest companies in 2012.
IdeaScale is the largest cloud-based innovation software platform in the world with more that 25,000 customers and 4 million users. The software allows organizations to involve the opinions of public and private communities by collecting their ideas and giving users a platform to vote. The ideas are then evaluated, routed, and delivered on the back-end, making IdeaScale the engine of innovation. IdeaScale’s current client roster includes industry leaders, such as EA Sports, NBC, NASA, Xerox and the Executive Office of the President. For more information about IdeaScale, visit ideascale.com.