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Mindshare Technologies Appoints Marriott Vacations Worldwide President Steve Weisz as Chairman of the Board

  • As Chairman, Weisz will Direct Aggressive Efforts to Solidify Company’s Position as Leader in Voice of the Customer Technology
  • Weisz has Enjoyed a 41-Year Career of Various Leadership Positions at Marriott International

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2013) – Mindshare Technologies, a leader in Voice of the Customer (VoC) technologies, today announced that Steve Weisz, president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (VAC), has been appointed chairman of the company’s illustrious board of trustees.

“Mindshare has some very big ambitions for the future, and as we aggressively pursue our long-term goals, we need a solid governance team in place to give us thoughtful and effective direction. Steve is a born leader with fantastic instincts, and is absolutely a great fit,” said John Sperry, CEO of Mindshare. “I’d like to personally thank our former Chairman of the Board, Rich Hanks, who served in that capacity for eleven years, since the founding of the company. Rich has resigned as Chairman in order to serve a three-year mission for his church. He will still remain an active member of our board.”

Recently, Mindshare has strengthened its position as an industry leader with a string of measurable accomplishments and successes, including a 50 percent employee base growth in 2012. The company also has also been named to the Inc. 500/5000 list for five consecutive years.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time as a member of Mindshare’s board, and I am honored that they have now asked me to preside as chairman,” said Weisz. “This is a company that has already accomplished some spectacular growth—both in terms of company size and as a burgeoning leader in the industry—and I look forward to helping them discover additional potentials.”

Weisz has enjoyed a 41-year career affiliated with Marriott International, and has served in several leadership capacities throughout his tenure. Prior to his current position, Weisz served as president of Marriott Vacation Club for 14 years, where he led the vacation ownership division and oversaw three brands under the department’s umbrella. Additionally, Weisz has served on numerous boards for organizations in the hospitality industry as well as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, for which he was a past chairman of the board of governors and currently serves as vice-chair of its board of trustees.

Weisz graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree and returned as a visiting lecturer for 14 years teaching courses in hotel operations.

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