Diane Hessan, President and CEO of Communispace, the pioneer in online communities for consumer insights, announced that she will transition to Chairman of the company, effective 1st March.
Hessan has named Charles Trevail, a senior Communispace executive and well-known thought leader in the co-creation field, as the company’s next CEO. Trevail, who has been leading the company’s global expansion, will step into the role to build upon Communispace’s impressive growth over the last year.
Trevail is the former CEO of Promise, which Communispace acquired in 2012 with the goal of leading the global consumer collaboration market. In his 25 years in business, Trevail has built a reputation as a strategic and inspirational leader, serving as CEO of both FutureBrand and Enterprise IG before founding and leading Promise. He has served as a trusted advisor to British Airways and scores of global corporations.
“2013 has been one of our best years ever,” Hessan said. “We launched our 700th community, welcomed our 500th employee, opened several additional offices around the world, built fantastic new capabilities, and sustained our 92% client retention rate. It’s a great time for me to step aside and pave the way for new leadership and fresh thinking,” she added. As Chairman, Hessan plans to spend most of her time with clients and partners in the marketplace.
As Communispace is now focused on transforming the way that corporations collaborate with their consumers, Trevail plans to accelerate the pace of the company’s expansion.
“Although we have been helping businesses develop more meaningful relationships with consumers for 14 years, we recognise the movement is still in its infancy and has huge potential around the world,” Trevail said. “Consumer collaboration is the new frontier and a new source of growth for major brands. Communispace is poised to bring our services to new markets, and to significantly expand its value to our clients.”
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