NEWS24 October 2016

Critical Mention names Yount as new CEO


US — Real time media monitoring and analytics company Critical Mention has named Don Yount as its new CEO, replacing company founder Sean Morgan.

Yount (pictured) has been the company’s president since March; Morgan will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors. 

“Don is a terrific executive, and we’re so pleased he’ll apply his management expertise to take Critical Mention to the next stage of development,” said Morgan.

“We expect Critical Mention’s already impressive growth to accelerate further, building on our unmatched technology infrastructure, intuitive user experience, and ever-growing sets of real-time media content.” 

Meanwhile, Steve Shannon has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing, having led the sales and account management teams for seven years, and the company has also consolidated all aspects of its technology teams into two groups – engineering and technical operations – with a view to creating greater efficiency in development and delivery of content through the Critical Mention platform.