Stuzo Adds CTO, EVP Of Client Engagement

By David Cohen 

Stuzo, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer specializing in engagement, loyalty, and advocacy solutions, announced the additions of a chief technology officer and an executive vice president of client engagement Monday.

New CTO Richard Friedman had been VP of engineering at MeetMe and myYearbook, and he also held senior positions with JBoss/Red Hat, Bank One/JPMorgan Chase, and Bluestone Software and acquirer Hewlett-Packard.

At Stuzo, he will help expand the engineering team and drive the architecture, design, and implementation of all products.

And new Executive VP of Client Engagement Yan Rozovsky comes to Stuzo from Oracle, by way of Vitrue, where he had been VP of social sales and strategy. He has also worked with companies including CoreLogic, United Business Media, QuinStreet, SAP, and General Electric.

In his new role, he will be responsible for driving company bookings growth by building strategic client relationships and business alliances.

Stuzo Founder and CEO Gunter Pfau said:

Rich brings a powerful and diverse blend of technology executive experience. He’s grown and managed large teams of engineers, delivering complex enterprise products, and social and mobile software solutions that engage tens of millions of users on a monthly basis. Importantly, Rich aligns with our culture of putting people and clients first.

Yan brings a proven track record of growing strategically oriented client engagement teams and executing go-to-market strategies to help Stuzo drive the new wave of products and solutions that deliver meaningful consumer engagement across platforms and devices. As we continue to expand our team with the industry’s top talent, Yan will help ensure that the company accelerates key strategic partnerships and Fortune 500 customer adoption worldwide.

Rich and Yan bring invaluable experience to Stuzo as we drive forward to define audience relationship management in an evermore connected and mobile world. We are excited to have them join our executive team to lead and expand our technology and client engagement organizations in a time of growth.

Friedman added:

I’m excited about joining the team at Stuzo, as everyone is passionate and committed to being the best at social technology and engagement. The team understands and has delivered a repeatable technology that best meets the needs of companies requiring to build custom social engagements throughout the organization. I’m especially enthusiastic about how Stuzo listens to its customers, becoming experts on everything Open Graph, to delivering in the cloud or on-premise. That’s impressive for any technology company.

And Rozovsky said:

I’ve been impressed watching Stuzo partner with the some of the top social brands and agencies in executing social and mobile programs across every major social network and mobile operating system by leveraging its technology and services platform. I chose Stuzo because of the impeccable industry reputation and respect earned by being a pioneer in the social media space and operating with high integrity, always working to achieve the maximum value for clients.