February 8, 2010 (Pleasant Ridge, MI) – ePrize, the world leader of interactive promotions, announced today the appointment of Matt Wise as chief executive officer, effective March 1.
Wise has served as CEO of Q Interactive since 2006, transforming the company from its origins as a coupon and savings site into a multi-channel marketing services company that is widely regarded as a leader in the lead-generation and e-mail marketing fields. Wise successfully grew the company and sold it to Intrepid Investments. He also led the company’s expansion into the U.K. and the purchase of two companies, PostMaster Direct and Vente.
Wise sits on the board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and is highly regarded in the digital marketing world. Prior to Q Interactive, he served in senior roles at a large marketing services company, DraftFCB, and entrepreneurial start-ups that he helped grow and sell, including Delphion, a spinoff from IBM, and Apartments.com.
“I am tremendously excited about the opportunity to join ePrize,” Wise said. “As the undisputed leader in their space with a heritage of innovation and an outstanding blue chip client base, the ePrize platform is extremely well positioned for explosive growth in the coming years.”
Current CEO and Founder Josh Linkner will remain with the company on a full-time basis in the role of chairman and will focus his energies on innovation and building client relationships. “ePrize is fortunate to gain the dynamic and proven leadership of Matt Wise,” Linkner said. “This addition to our team will help ePrize continue its market dominance throughout the next leg of our journey,” said Linkner.
Long-time investor and ePrize Board Member Brian Hermelin said, “We are confident that Matt’s leadership skills, marketing experience and industry knowledge will enable ePrize to deliver new solutions and even more effective results for our clients.”
Founded in 1999, ePrize has launched more than 6,000 interactive campaigns, including promotions and loyalty programs, for 74 of the top 100 brands in 39 countries.
For more information contact:
Jen Gray, V.P., Marketing