Portland, OR, March 15, 2010 — JanRain, Inc., (www.janrain.com) provider of the leading user management platform for the social Web, today announced that Gary Griffiths has joined the company’s Board of Directors. A 25 year veteran of the high-tech industry, Griffiths joins JanRain during a time of strategic growth.
“Gary is a well-respected technology executive with an impressive track record,” said Brian Kissel, CEO of JanRain, Inc. “His experience with companies that successfully redefined their sector -including WebEx, Everdream, and Rackable Systems – is especially compelling, as JanRain looks to do the same in the user management space.”
Gary is currently co-founder and CEO of Chattertrap, a privately funded Internet information discovery service. Prior to Chattertrap, he was president of products and technical operations at WebEx, where he was responsible for all WebEx products, including strategy, research and development, product management, network and MediaTone operations, and customer technical support before WebEx’s acquisition by Cisco. Prior to that, Griffiths was the CEO of on-demand application company Everdream, and held senior management positions with IBM for more than 16 years. He was also the CEO and co-founder of SegaSoft Networks, one of the pioneers in interactive entertainment.
In addition to JanRain, Gary serves on the boards of directors of Silicon Graphics International (NASD: SGI), iPass Inc. (NASD: IPAS), Wildlands Inc, TimeBridge and is chairman of the board of LiteScape Technologies, Inc. Gary is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and George Washington University.
“JanRain has a unique market opportunity, and their products are already being used on thousands of websites to take advantage of the benefits of third party authentication and social publishing more quickly, easily and cost effectively,” said Griffiths. “I look forward to working with JanRain to further expand their market leadership position.”
The Janrain Customer Identity and Access Management platform helps brands build a unified view of their customers across all devices by collecting accurate customer profile data to power personalized marketing. The proprietary platform encompasses social login, registration, customer profile data storage, customer segments, customer insights, single sign-on, and engagement. Janrain powers customer identity management for brands like Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, Marvel, and Dr Pepper. Founded in 2002, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris, and the Silicon Valley in California. For more information, please visit www.janrain.com and follow @janrain.
Jenny Davis, Dotted Line Communications