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SocialVolt Announces Matthew Kirk as Chief Scientist

Enterprise Social Media Management Company Hires Innovative Software Engineer to Head Product Development

OVERLAND PARK, KS, February 1, 2012—SocialVolt, an enterprise social media management provider, today announced the recent appointment of Matthew Kirk as chief scientist.

"Matt's impressive experience in software engineering and social media distribution will help us to continue to develop our compliance and risk focused platform to meet the needs of our enterprise-level clients," said Scott Oppliger, chief executive officer, SocialVolt. "His background in financial engineering and quantitative methods is the perfect addition to lead our team in developing the best enterprise social media management platform for regulated industries."

Kirk is an expert software architect and engineer with a strong background in technology innovation and development. In his role as chief scientist, Kirk will lead the team in the technical development of the SocialVolt platform.

"I am very excited to be a part of the SocialVolt team and to have this opportunity to contribute to the innovation and development at such an impressive company," said Matthew Kirk, chief scientist, SocialVolt. "SocialVolt has a unique approach to enterprise social media management, with an emphasis on compliance, and I look forward to leading its highly skilled and passionate team of developers."

Prior to joining SocialVolt, Kirk held a software engineering position at Wetpaint. In this role, he served as the company's Ruby on Rails expert and lead the development of a social distribution system which elevated Wetpaint to the number three position in Facebook traffic among the top 50 media companies. Kirk also previously held a research analyst position at Parametric Portfolio Associates, where he helped to build CrossVol by Parametric, a financial volatility index.

About SocialVolt

SocialVolt delivers enterprise social media management solutions for businesses and agencies. Its unified platform supports engagement across brands while delivering accurate reporting from multiple channels. With SocialVolt, companies maintain control, minimize risk, and empower staff at all levels to build profitable customer relationships in real-time. Its board of advisors is comprised of experienced senior marketers from American Express, Sprint and other leading enterprises. Founded in 2009, SocialVolt is based in Kansas City and backed by Archer Capital. Learn more at

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Carole Hutchinson / Matt Ruggiero
BluePoint Venture Marketing for SocialVolt