Dallas, TX – April 24, 2013 – Telligent, a leading provider of social community software for the enterprise, today announced that Brent Rhymes will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. Rhymes will be responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of Telligent’s product strategy, strategic partnerships, worldwide sales and marketing. Rhymes will report directly to Telligent’s CEO, Patrick Brandt.
“Brent is an important addition to the Telligent executive team,” said Patrick Brandt, Telligent CEO. “With more than two decades of software, management, services and sales experience, his leadership and expertise will play a pivotal role in helping to broaden our global service offerings, build and manage our strategic partnerships, and lead our efforts in delivering excellent social customer experiences.”
“Telligent is a highly respected leader in the industry, with a dedicated and passionate team in place to back its reputation,” said Brent Rhymes, Telligent COO. “My goal is to expand operations to support further growth of the company and strengthen our service offerings to ensure we deliver on our brand promise.”
Prior to this appointment, Rhymes was CEO at iWave Software, a provider of enterprise storage and private cloud automation software. During Rhymes’ four-year tenure, iWave grew revenues fivefold, completed three strategic acquisitions, and developed iWave Storage Automator, a first-of-its-kind product designed to fully automate the creation, removal, and management of multivendor enterprise storage software. In 2012, iWave was acquired by EMC Corporation.
Before Rhymes’ leadership role at iWave, he co-founded two successful technology startups including Knoxville-based FileKeeper, Inc. (sold to Yosemite Technologies in 2006) and Houston-based Software Realization Corporation (sold to NetIQ Corporation in 2000). Prior to iWave, Rhymes held a number of senior executive and management positions at NetIQ Corporation, NEON Systems, and Scalable Software. He also held sales and management positions at Microsoft, IBM, and Exxon Company USA.
Rhymes earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee and master’s degree in marketing from the University of St. Thomas.
Telligent powers online communities and enterprise social networks that are essential to business. Global brands including Cadbury, Dell, Investec, Microsoft, Oxfam, Rackspace, Sitecore and Susan G. Komen for the Cure trust Telligent to transform their business with social. Telligent software helps companies empower their customers, employees and partners with social collaboration tools that drive real business value: higher sales, lower costs and bigger ideas. Our commitment to customer excellence is matched only by our dedication to community service, a people-first philosophy that defines our brand promise. For more information, visit Telligent.com or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.
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