Lombardi's Rod Favaron Joins SpredFast as CEO

Scott Francis
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Rod Favaron was our CEO at Lombardi during my tenure there, and continued on through the transition to IBM.  The news today in Austin is that he has now joined Spredfast as the CEO.  From AustinStartup:
Spredfast today announced that Rod Favaron has joined the company as chief executive officer, effective immediately. In addition, Favaron will join the Spredfast board of directors. Favaron’s appointment caps off a year of successes for Spredfast which include aggressive customer acquisition, Series A funding from Austin Ventures in April 2010 and ongoing recognition by industry analysts as an innovative player in social media marketing and the growing social customer relationship management (CRM) market. “2010 was a great year for Spredfast and the social CRM market. Companies now realize that social media is a crucial communication platform for engaging customers, and companies that embrace social get a great advantage,” said Ken Cho, co-founder of Spredfast. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Rod’s talent and background on board as Spredfast gears up for another year of explosive growth.
Congratulations to Rod, and to Spredfast.  They’ve had a great year, they have some great talent, and hopefully Rod can help them get to the next level.
  • Very interesting move — I’ve met Rod several times, and I’m sure that he will bring a lot of value to a social media pure play after shepherding Lombardi through its first development of collaborative modeling.