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