LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- equities.com, Inc., an online financial publication and social community for investors, has named Michael MacDonald as Chief Technology Officer. MacDonald is the former CTO of NASDAQ's Global Corporate Solutions.
MacDonald will spearhead equities.com's platform development and technology strategy, leveraging his nearly 20 years of product innovation, startup development, and global technology management experience in the new role.
"We are excited to have Michael as part of our executive management team," said Enzo Villani, CEO of equities.com. "I've worked with him on a number of successful ventures in the past and know that his dedication to innovation is relentless. We couldn't be happier to have him on board and look forward to applying his expertise toward enriching the equities.com platform and its features for our members and clients."
"Michael will be an invaluable asset to equities.com and our aggressive growth strategy moving forward," said David Bernard, Founder and Chairman of equities.com. "His experience and background is a perfect fit to our mission of providing a robust online social ecosystem for the investment community."
"It is a privilege and honor to assume this new responsibility for equities.com," MacDonald said. "The entire market information industry is facing rapid evolution towards mobile-only access, big data analytics, social integration and engagement, and cloud-based delivery. equities.com is well poised to take advantage of these transformations to build a state-of-the-art product portfolio. I'm energized and excited to help lead this effort."
MacDonald comes to equities.com with an extensive background in technology development and strategy. In addition to his previous role as CTO of NASDAQ OMX's Global Corporate Solutions, he co-founded wunderground.com, the second most popular web-based weather service. Wunderground.com was acquired by The Weather Channel in 2012.
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