Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

Epiq Announces Executive Leadership Changes

New CEO Appointed

ATLANTA and NEW YORK, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, today announced David C. Dobson has joined the company as the new chief executive officer and John Davenport, Jr., current chief executive officer of Epiq, will move up to executive chairman of the board.

Davenport founded Epiq, then known as Document Technologies, in 1998 and grew the business from a handful of employees and clients to a billion dollar global organization.David C. Dobson_Epiq Chief Executive Officer

“We have found a remarkable leader that embodies our core values and client-centric focus to assume leadership of Epiq,” said Davenport. “After a thorough search process, I’m looking forward to my new role as chairman and to working with David, who will continue to execute on our vision and strategy of being the premier global legal services partner to clients around the globe. I believe that he is the right person to lead Epiq into the future.”

“I am very excited and honored to be joining such an incredible team at this important time in our company’s history,” said Dobson. “I look forward to building on the momentum that John and this team have created.  We have a tremendous opportunity to further extend our leadership position in delivering high value services to our clients around the world.”

Dobson previously served as the chief executive officer of Digital River, a global eCommerce platform and services company. Prior to Digital River, Dobson held senior leadership positions at IBM, Corel, Pitney Bowes and CA Technologies.  Dobson has a degree in electrical engineering and management from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

About Epiq
Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. Learn more at
www.epiqglobal.com.

Press Contact
Jill Brown
jbrown@epiqglobal.com
+1 713 933 2905

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UPDATE – Constellation Brands Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

VICTOR, N.Y., Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, reported today its third quarter fiscal 2019 results. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands, President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Newlands and Chief Financial Officer David Klein on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (eastern). Visit cbrands.com/investors/events to locate information for joining the conference call, or a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

A PDF containing our Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 results and full financial tables is available at: http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/94b9b92e-9722-47ca-902e-7bcf0d38bc15

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Employee communications leader Poppulo raises $35 million to accelerate global expansion

Funding backs innovator shaping the future of workplace engagement

BOSTON, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s leading employee communications and engagement company, Poppulo, today announced an investment of $35 million by US-based Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE).

Poppulo founder and CEO Andrew O’Shaughnessy said the investment will help the company accelerate international expansion plans in a sector that is now recognized as critical to business success.

“The companies and organizations who are winning know how absolutely crucial internal communication is not only for employee engagement but also in terms of recruitment and retention – and ultimately the bottom line,” said O’Shaughnessy.

Over 20% of the largest employers in the United States are Poppulo customers while the figure is even higher in Europe, at 30%.

Its customer base of over 800 of the world’s biggest organizations includes Unilever, Bank of America, Nestlé, Johnson Controls, Rolls-Royce, Boston Scientific – and almost half the world’s top pharma companies.

Commenting on SGE’s investment, Managing Director Jonathan Klahr, said: “Employee communications and engagement is tremendously important for business success and we view it as a market with enormous potential – a market led by the vision, ambition, and innovation of Poppulo.”

“We’re very excited about what we can achieve together, and how this investment will enable Andrew and his team to shape the sector’s future, as Poppulo escalates its global influence and expansion through best-in-class innovation and thought leadership,” said Mr. Klahr.

O’Shaughnessy said he was attracted by SGE’s collaborative, entrepreneur-centric ethos and their scaling expertise. The investment will fund further market-leading innovation and R&D, plus expansion of sales and marketing across EMEA and the USA. Apart from initial seed capital the company has been bootstrapped up to now.

O’Shaughnessy founded Poppulo with the aim of creating the world’s most powerful force in employee communications and engagement: “In 2012 I clearly saw this was where we needed to be as a company, so I bet our future on a sector that was in early-stage development.”

“We were acutely aware that people need to feel a sense of purpose in their workplace, of being involved and being valued, and having their views heard and acted on. Which puts communications at the heart of everything a company needs to do if it is to be successful,” said O’Shaughnessy.

Poppulo – which has its North American head office in Boston and HQ in Cork, Ireland – pioneered specialist software for the internal communications sector, focusing initially on internal email management, enabling large organizations to communicate effectively with their workforces for greater levels of engagement and enhanced employee experience.

The company recently launched a mobile app which wraps the power of the platform’s email and analytics into an unrivaled employee communications solution. “The combination of our email and mobile products together with the power of our analytics is a game changer for the sector,” said O’Shaughnessy.

“We already dominate internal communications email globally, and now with our mobile app organizations can reach all their employees wherever they are, at their desks, at remote locations or on the road,” he said.

“Technology has completely changed the way we consume information and organizations have to ensure the digital experience of their employees in the workplace matches what they have grown to expect in their personal lives.”

“Internal communication has to be able to deliver a dialogue that is personalized and relevant to people who are used to filtering out irrelevant content in their lives outside of work. That’s where Poppulo comes in,” said O’Shaughnessy.

About Poppulo:

When many of the world’s most successful organizations – including GSK, Aon, Telefonica, Honda, and CDK Global – want to solve complex employee communication and engagement challenges with their large international workforces, they look to Poppulo.

Custom-built software designed for the internal communications sector enables organizations to plan, target, publish and measure the impact of their communications across multiple digital channels – email, mobile, video, social networks, all on one platform.

Just as easily, employee sentiment can quickly and regularly be assessed through pulse surveys using the same technology. For more information: poppulo.com

About SGE:

Susquehanna Growth Equity is an entrepreneur-centric growth equity fund with flexible capital and time horizons. We are focused on software, information services, and internet companies, and to date have invested over $1bn in market-leading companies such as Credit Karma, iCims, Payoneer and Outbrain.

All of our capital comes from Susquehanna International Group (SIG), one the world’s largest privately-held financial services firms. We are proud to be a part of one of the biggest bootstrapped, entrepreneurial success stories in the world. For more information: sgep.com

For further information contact:

Tim Vaughan
tvaughan@poppulo.com
+353 21 2427277

Employee communications leader Poppulo raises $35 million to accelerate global expansion

Funding backs innovator shaping the future of workplace engagement

BOSTON, Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s leading employee communications and engagement company, Poppulo, today announced an investment of $35 million by US-based Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE).

Poppulo founder and CEO Andrew O’Shaughnessy said the investment will help the company accelerate international expansion plans in a sector that is now recognized as critical to business success.

“The companies and organizations who are winning know how absolutely crucial internal communication is not only for employee engagement but also in terms of recruitment and retention – and ultimately the bottom line,” said O’Shaughnessy.

Over 20% of the largest employers in the United States are Poppulo customers while the figure is even higher in Europe, at 30%.

Its customer base of over 800 of the world’s biggest organizations includes Unilever, Bank of America, Nestlé, Johnson Controls, Rolls-Royce, Boston Scientific – and almost half the world’s top pharma companies.

Commenting on SGE’s investment, Managing Director Jonathan Klahr, said: “Employee communications and engagement is tremendously important for business success and we view it as a market with enormous potential – a market led by the vision, ambition, and innovation of Poppulo.”

“We’re very excited about what we can achieve together, and how this investment will enable Andrew and his team to shape the sector’s future, as Poppulo escalates its global influence and expansion through best-in-class innovation and thought leadership,” said Mr. Klahr.

O’Shaughnessy said he was attracted by SGE’s collaborative, entrepreneur-centric ethos and their scaling expertise. The investment will fund further market-leading innovation and R&D, plus expansion of sales and marketing across EMEA and the USA. Apart from initial seed capital the company has been bootstrapped up to now.

O’Shaughnessy founded Poppulo with the aim of creating the world’s most powerful force in employee communications and engagement: “In 2012 I clearly saw this was where we needed to be as a company, so I bet our future on a sector that was in early-stage development.”

“We were acutely aware that people need to feel a sense of purpose in their workplace, of being involved and being valued, and having their views heard and acted on. Which puts communications at the heart of everything a company needs to do if it is to be successful,” said O’Shaughnessy.

Poppulo – which has its North American head office in Boston and HQ in Cork, Ireland – pioneered specialist software for the internal communications sector, focusing initially on internal email management, enabling large organizations to communicate effectively with their workforces for greater levels of engagement and enhanced employee experience.

The company recently launched a mobile app which wraps the power of the platform’s email and analytics into an unrivaled employee communications solution. “The combination of our email and mobile products together with the power of our analytics is a game changer for the sector,” said O’Shaughnessy.

“We already dominate internal communications email globally, and now with our mobile app organizations can reach all their employees wherever they are, at their desks, at remote locations or on the road,” he said.

“Technology has completely changed the way we consume information and organizations have to ensure the digital experience of their employees in the workplace matches what they have grown to expect in their personal lives.”

“Internal communication has to be able to deliver a dialogue that is personalized and relevant to people who are used to filtering out irrelevant content in their lives outside of work. That’s where Poppulo comes in,” said O’Shaughnessy.

About Poppulo:

When many of the world’s most successful organizations – including GSK, Aon, Telefonica, Honda, and CDK Global – want to solve complex employee communication and engagement challenges with their large international workforces, they look to Poppulo.

Custom-built software designed for the internal communications sector enables organizations to plan, target, publish and measure the impact of their communications across multiple digital channels – email, mobile, video, social networks, all on one platform.

Just as easily, employee sentiment can quickly and regularly be assessed through pulse surveys using the same technology. For more information: poppulo.com

About SGE:

Susquehanna Growth Equity is an entrepreneur-centric growth equity fund with flexible capital and time horizons. We are focused on software, information services, and internet companies, and to date have invested over $1bn in market-leading companies such as Credit Karma, iCims, Payoneer and Outbrain.

All of our capital comes from Susquehanna International Group (SIG), one the world’s largest privately-held financial services firms. We are proud to be a part of one of the biggest bootstrapped, entrepreneurial success stories in the world. For more information: sgep.com

For further information contact:

Tim Vaughan
tvaughan@poppulo.com
+353 21 2427277