Former ThomsonReuters CEO Tom Glocer Joins Symphony Board of Directors as an Advisory Member

Palo Alto, CA, April 26, 2015 – Symphony Communication Services LLC , a secure communication and workflow technology company, announced today that Tom Glocer, former chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters Corp., has joined its board of directors as an observer.

 

Glocer was chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters and its predecessor company, Reuters Group PLC from 2001 through 2011. He is currently the founder and managing partner of Angelic Ventures, LP, a family office focusing on early stage investments in financial technology, media, big data and healthcare. He is a director of Merck & Co., Inc., Morgan Stanley, K2 Intelligence, and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as numerous advisory boards.

 

“We are thrilled that Tom has agreed to join our board as an advisory member. His long history in the financial services sector will be an asset as Symphony continues to make great inroads throughout the industry,” says David Gurle, chief executive officer of Symphony. “Having worked with Tom during his time at Reuters and Thomson Reuters, I know that he brings strong business insight that will be crucial as Symphony continues to grow in adoption.”

 

“I have worked with David Gurle since 2003 when I recruited him from Microsoft to lead Reuters innovative instant messaging service,” says Tom Glocer. “I have long considered him to be an exceptional technology leader in communication and collaboration services. It was an easy decision for me to back him at the founding of Perzo and to continue our relationship as an advisor at Symphony.”

 

Glocer joins Symphony’s current board, which includes representatives from its founding consortia members, consisting of a group of the world’s leading financial institutions, in addition to Merus Capital.

 

About Symphony

 

Symphony is an open-source, secure communication and workflow platform that aims to improve workplace productivity and connects users to their community. Leading financial institutions have invested in Symphony to develop a scalable, cloud-based and highly secure collaboration platform that will address the enterprise and compliance requirements for the financial services industry.

 

Financial institutions, as well as other firms looking for a secure enterprise communication platform, that wish to join the Symphony community can contact Symphony at interest@symphony.com.

 

For more information, visit www.symphony.com and connect with Symphony on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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