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Equilar Announces Executive Networking Platform

The Leading Executive Data Solutions Provider Goes Social

Redwood City, CA (October 28, 2014) — Equilar, the leader in executive data solutions, today announced the launch of Equilar Engage TM, a networking platform designed to enhance executive-level connections before, during, and after the numerous executive events attended every year. This product marks a new era in Equilar’s ability to support the executive community using big data.

“It is great to have a user-friendly, feature-rich online platform for events with senior executives and other leaders,” said Richard Fields of Tapestry Networks.For event planners, Equilar Engage helps generate early engagement, provides more effective networking opportunities at events, and creates a channel for follow-up conversations after the event.

“Engage really shines because of the detailed database of information on other meeting participants,” said Fields. “Seeing how I am connected to presenters and attendees makes it easier for me to have real conversations with other participants during or after the event.”

The platform has been selected as a 2014 InfoCommerce Models of Excellence honoree. The InfoCommerce Model of Excellence program highlights and profiles industry exemplars in data distribution. "Equilar Engage is a smart, elegant solution that leverages the Equilar database to provide all conference attendees with pre-populated attendee biographies, and even goes so far as to highlight connections among attendees. Add in a private messaging capability and you can easily see how Engage adds a significant new layer of value onto all live executive events," said Russell Perkins, founder and managing director of InfoCommerce Group.

“We’re excited by the positive response we’ve received from executives, media, and event planners alike,” said Linda Chen, vice president of marketing at Equilar. “This is a very focused networking platform, which makes it a powerful asset for busy executives and adds incredible value to executive events.”

This solution comes at a time when event organizers are seeking new ways to engage executives while justifying the sizable price tag often associated with executive networking events. “The Equilar Engage technology revolutionizes the way executives socialize, consume information, and build their profiles at the events,” said Jim Wolf, managing partner at Meridian Compensation Partners, “which is exactly the kind of cutting-edge trend I expect at the events I attend.”

Equilar Engage has been successfully used at executive events held by NYSE Governance Services, Stanford Law School, Mintz Levin, DHR International, Pinnacle, and more. Those interested in learning more can visit

About Equilar

Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Equilar is the leading provider of executive compensation data and governance tools for corporations, nonprofits, consulting firms, institutional investors, and the media. As the trusted data and executive solutions provider to 70% of the Fortune 500, Equilar helps companies accurately benchmark and track executive and board compensation, pay for performance results, and compensation practices. In addition, Equilar offers a leading business and event networking solution focused on serving executives and board members. Equilar’s research is cited regularly by Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other leading media outlets.

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