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Relaborate Appoints Grant Gavares as CTO

SEATTLE, WA — (Marketwired) — 05/07/13 — Relaborate, a new content creation, management, and distribution engine designed for brands, today announced the appointment of Grant Gavares as Chief Technology Officer. The Relaborate SaaS platform enables companies and agencies to improve the quality, ease, and efficacy of their content marketing programs by unlocking the expertise and knowledge across the organization. As Relaborate-s CTO, Gavares will be responsible for architecting the SaaS-based application so it can be deployed at scale across companies. The Relaborate Platform, as of today, is also now available for public beta at .

“As one of the initial software engineers who developed Amazon Web Services, Grant has a unique understanding of the leadership and skills needed to architect a scalable SaaS application that meets the diverse needs of customers,” said Colin Lamont, co-founder and CEO of Relaborate. “We feel incredibly fortunate that Grant chose to tackle this huge problem facing the marketing, sales and communications departments in companies. The Relaborate application has some complex technology requirements involving big data, semantic analysis, and intelligent content mapping, and it-s a real benefit that we landed a technologist who has a track record of recognizing emerging market opportunities and developing enterprise-ready solutions.”

Prior to joining Relaborate, Gavares was an early lead software engineer at Apptio, one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in the Northwest. During his three-year tenure, Gavares designed and developed Apptio-s software deployment and lifecycle management system and also was instrumental in defining the next generation distributed platform, enabling the company to scale its application to meet the challenges of the modern enterprise. As one of the early software development engineers hired on the Amazon Web Services team, Gavares was responsible for the design and development of the AWS data warehouse and developed operational back-end and portal systems, including a multi-petabyte indexing and storage system as well as the AWS Metering system.

Gavares, along with other key members of the Amazon Technologies team, was awarded two patents in 2012: Patent #8,312,037, a dynamic tree determination for data processing as well as Patent #8,150,889, a method by which data can be processed in parallel across a cluster of nodes using a parallel processing framework. Gavares received his BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Texas.

“In most successful companies, it-s not just the marketing department that needs to produce meaningful and useful content anymore. Every group has thought leaders, but there isn-t yet an established solution for driving and collecting contributions from across the organization, in a structured and manageable way. I-m very excited to have the opportunity to help build the next great online marketing application,” said Gavares. “In my eight years working at Amazon and Apptio, I-ve learned a great deal about what it takes to build, deploy and maintain next generation enterprise applications. I-m looking forward to applying that knowledge and helping Relaborate realize its mission of helping brands create and publish quality content.”

Launched in 2012 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Relaborate is a web-based SaaS application that helps brands and agencies connect with their audience by generating quality content and publishing it across their social media channels. More than 500 organizations are using the Relaborate platform to increase the quality and efficacy of their content management programs, engage their audiences, drive traffic to their sites, and improve their SEO rankings. To learn more about how Relaborate can boost your content marketing initiatives visit: .

Robert Nachbar
Kismet Communications

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