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Social Media Big Data Analytics Leaders
Meet Our Management Team
Crimson Hexagon has assembled a group of leaders from business and academia, many internationally recognized in their fields, to oversee the science, the platform, and the services that we provide to customers. This seasoned team of Social Media and Big Data Analytics Leaders have the experience and passion to provide the data and insights our clients need to stay at the forefront of their industries.
Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie Newby (formerly Hanbury-Brown) is Crimson Hexagon’s CEO. She is responsible for the company’s operational excellence, including its vision, values and corporate strategy.
She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce. MORE
Chief Scientist and Co-Founder
Gary King is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University one of only 22 with the title of University Professor, Harvard’s most distinguished faculty position. He also serves as Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has won “MORE” than 30 “best of” awards for his articles, books, conference papers, and software, among others. MORE
Chief Technology Officer and EVP Engineering
Chris Bingham has led the strategic design and development of enterprise-class technology products at a number of global software companies. For Crimson Hexagon, Bingham leads the engineering team, driving product innovation and the underlying software architecture. MORE
Curt Bloom brings more than 30 years of international sales, marketing and business development experience to Crimson Hexagon. He was most recently Interim CEO and Board Director for smartFOCUS, a UK public company and provider of marketing analysis, campaign management and digital marketing solutions, where he led the sale of the company to Emailvision. During his 6-year tenure at smartFOCUS, he also served as both Managing Director of EMEA and President of North American Operations. MORE
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Wayne St. Amand is a veteran marketing leader with a track record of significantly accelerating the growth trajectory and valuation of technology businesses. At Crimson Hexagon, St. Amand is responsible for driving business expansion through the company’s global corporate and product marketing efforts. MORE
Vice President, Client Services
Dana Miller leads the Client Services team at Crimson Hexagon, including Application Support, Customer Success and Managed Services. Miller brings with her over 20 years of international experience in growing and operationalizing client services organizations from a variety of large-scale and startup software companies. MORE
Vice President of Research and Analytics
Aykut Firat is responsible for advancing the technology at Crimson Hexagon and innovating new products by leading research at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and big data.
Prior to joining Crimson Hexagon, Firat held senior management roles at two MIT start-up companies, as a founding member of IAggregate, a Web software provider that was acquired by ArsDigita; and as a chief scientist at Affinnova, an innovation technology company using evolutionary algorithms and crowd-intelligence. MORE
Senior Director of Product Management
Hua Ye is responsible for defining vision and strategy, and drive innovation for Crimson Hexagon’s platform and products, with an acute focus on customer experience.
Ye brings with him more than 12 years of software development and technology consulting experience for various verticals. Prior to joining Crimson Hexagon, Ye was a pre-funding employee at Humedica Inc., a leading healthcare informatics company with a $30 million dollar Series A funding from Bain Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, et al. MORE
Newby retains board positions with publicly traded Foster Wheeler AG, and privately held Carnegie Speech Inc. Her 10 prior board positions include Riskmetrics Group, Design2Launch, UK Securities & Futures Authority and Archipelago Holdings.
She obtained a B.A. from the University of Sydney.
King develops and applies empirical methods in many areas of social science research, focusing on innovations that span the range from statistical theory to practical application. His “MORE” than 125 journal articles, 15 open source software packages, and 8 books span most aspects of political methodology, many fields of political science, and several other scholarly disciplines. The statistical methods and software he developed are used extensively in academia, government, consulting, and private industry.
King received a B.A. from SUNY New Paltz (1980) and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1984). His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Aging, the Global Forum for Health Research, and centers, corporations, foundations, and other federal agencies.
Bingham brings a wealth of software management, architecture, and development experience to Crimson Hexagon. In his most recent position as vice president of software engineering at Coalesix, Bingham led the development of a revolutionary pharmaceutical design product. As director of software engineering at Icosystem Corporation, he focused on systems for visualizing and analyzing unstructured text. Previously, Bingham held senior technical positions at leading companies including Apple, Disney, and Netscape.
He has contributed to, and is named on, several U.S. patents.
Bingham holds a B.A. in computer science from Dartmouth College.
Prior to joining smartFOCUS, Bloom served as managing director of EMEA for Unica, a leading provider of enterprise marketing management software that went public and was subsequently acquired by IBM. He has also held senior international executive positions with other well-known technology companies including Kronos, Bachman Information Systems and McCormack & Dodge.
Bloom holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University and an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Most recently, St. Amand was the director of marketing for ExaGrid Systems, a fast-growing, multi-award-winning developer of advanced data storage and back-up appliances. Before ExaGrid, St. Amand ran Electronic Vaulting product marketing for Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), helping to grow the product line from $12 million to $100+ million in revenues. Prior to Iron Mountain, he managed product marketing as well as corporate communications for Connected Corporation, a provider of PC data protection services and software, which was acquired by Iron Mountain in 2004 for $120 million. Prior to Connected, St. Amand managed global corporate communications for SilverStream Software, helping the company navigate a successful IPO (NASD: SSSW) and an acquisition by Novell in 2002 for $212 million.
Earlier in his career, St. Amand led successful communications campaigns for a number of well-known technology companies including HP, Motorola and Texas Instruments, while working for several of the Boston area’s most influential marketing services firms.
He holds a B.S., with honors, in Communications and Marketing from Boston University’s College of Communication.
Prior to Crimson Hexagon, Miller was responsible for directing the overall customer experience for Percussion Software, an enterprise content management provider. In addition, Miller has directed accounts and managed client services for startup organizations in Toronto, Canada.
Miller holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Firat also had a five-year stint as a professor at Northeastern University.
A native of Istanbul, Firat holds engineering and science degrees from Bogazici (B.S.), Miami (MS), and MIT(PhD).
Working with senior leadership, Ye successfully ideated and launched Humedica’s first enterprise business intelligence products. Prior to Humedica, Ye was a consultant for Keane’s Architecture Services group, and Deloitte’s Enterprise Application practice.
Ye holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and an M.B.A. from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business. Ye is an internationally certified Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, an avid snowboarder, and a bilingual with native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.