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Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley Named to Activate Networks' Board of Directors

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:45am
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Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley Named to Activate Networks' Board of

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NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activate Networks, Inc.,

the leading network analytics company, has named former Senator Bill

Bradley, a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, to its board of

directors. Bradley is a former member of the U. S. Senate Finance

Committee, Olympic Gold medalist, NBA Hall of Fame inductee, and

Rhodes Scholar. Massachusetts-based Activate Networks maps networks of

customers and employees for enterprises across a range of industry

verticals, including healthcare, life science, technology, politics,

and professional services.

On the subject of Bradley's appointment to the board, Dr. Larry

Miller, CEO of Activate Networks, noted, "We at Activate Networks feel

energized by the addition of Bill Bradley to our board of directors.

He will bring a dynamic and extremely knowledgeable presence to our

firm, guiding us toward future successes."

Juan Enriquez, a Managing Director at Excel Venture Management and

founding member of the Activate Networks board, shared, "Bill Bradley

is an extraordinary addition, as both a thought leader and as a

partner, to one of the most visionary and information-savvy groups in

the world. He will help us continue the extraordinary growth in social

network analytics applications across hundreds of industries."

Bradley represented the state of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate for

nearly 20 years, and was also a candidate for the Democratic

nomination in the 2000 Presidential election cycle. Since his

retirement from the Senate in 1997, he has served in advisory and

board roles at JP Morgan and McKinsey & Company. Presently, Bradley is

a Managing Director at investment bank Allen & Company, LLC. In

addition to an illustrious career in finance and politics, Bradley is

also well-known for his athletics, having won an Olympic Gold medal as

member of the 1964 men's basketball team. He played professionally as

a member of the NBA's New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977, earning two

NBA championship titles. His success on the court culminated in his

1982 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Regarding his recent appointment at Activate Networks, Bradley noted,

"I'm quite enthusiastic about the opportunity to become a member of

the Activate Networks board, primarily because I feel that the

company's social and organizational network analytics work is

game-changing."

Bradley graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in American

History. From Princeton, he went on to the University of Oxford, where

he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has authored six books on American

politics, culture and economy.

About Excel Venture Management

Excel Venture Management is a Boston-based venture capital firm.

Excel's portfolio is balanced across healthcare, IT and services,

diagnostics, and medical devices, and life science platforms that

address adjacent markets including energy, chemicals, defense and

agriculture.

More information can be found at www.ExcelVM.com.

About Activate Networks, Inc.

Activate Networks, Inc. is a network analytics company that identifies

and understands the key social connections that drive commercial,

organizational, and health results. Activate Networks' suite of

analytics products and software enables organizations to unlock the

commercial value of their customer, prospect, voter, and employee

real-world social networks, commonly using data already available in

the organization.

Activate Networks' technology is based on groundbreaking social

science research by the recognized leaders in network science,

including Prof. Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, of Harvard University;

Prof. James Fowler, PhD, of UC San Diego; and Prof. Rob Cross, PhD, of

the University of Virginia. Activate Networks combines its proprietary

access to these scientific results with recently-available computing

power to map networks into the millions of individuals and apply

highly-sophisticated analytic and statistical methods. The result is

vastly improved precision in mapping social ties, targeting key

influencers, and conducting campaigns.

More information can be found at www.ActivateNetworks.net.

SOURCE Activate Networks, Inc.

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