Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez joins board of Gigya

Phil Fernandez, the chairman and CEO of marketing software company Marketo Inc, has joined Gigya’s board of directors, where he will act as advisor regarding corporate strategy, product development, go-to-market plans and client services.

Social media company Gigya looks to help clients, such as Pepsi and Verizon, connect more closely with today’s mobile and socially connected consumers.

“Having Phil join our board is invaluable to Gigya,” said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya. “He has a tremendous track record of success building large, successful and independent companies. Bringing him onto our board provides us with direct access to one of Silicon Valley’s most influential and visionary leaders.”

The announcement of Fernandez’s appointment to Gigya’s board of directors follows recent news that the company processed more than 800 million logins in 2013 and more than 1.5 billion logins since 2009.

“As I’ve watched Gigya evolve over the years, it has become clear to me that this company has an incredible opportunity in its hands,” said Fernandez. “Patrick and his team have built a strong and sustainable business by helping marketers gain a better understanding of their users through first-party data and I think they are well-positioned to dominate the market.”

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