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Socialtext Appoints Stephen Turner

Socialtext Appoints Stephen Turner as SVP and General Manager

Turner to Drive Growth Agenda as Socialtext Meets the Fast-paced Demand for Effective and Relevant Collaborative Software in the Workplace

WALTHAM, Mass.March 6, 2015 – Socialtext, a leading enterprise social software provider, today announced the appointment of Stephen Turner as senior vice president and general manager. Mr. Turner, a 25-year veteran in software technology, has a strong track record working with both large, enterprise companies and start-up organizations. In his new role, Mr. Turner will be responsible for overseeing Socialtext’s business strategies and sales functions. His appointment solidifies the company’s commitment to exceeding the surging millennial expectation for collaborative social technologies in the workplace that mirror the personalized, consumer software they experience in their daily lives.

In 2012, PeopleFluent, a leading human capital management company owned with Socialtext by Bedford Funding, began working with Socialtext to redefine the way employees experience Talent Management Software. The combined technologies deliver powerful collaboration capabilities that improve employee engagement and increase productivity, while enabling more strategic decision-making that drives better business outcomes.

“Our technology investments continue to include a commitment to enhancing real-time, fact-based collaboration for better outcomes across industries from healthcare environments to large corporate enterprises. Stephen’s proven track record in this arena enables him to understand the industry landscape and explore different opportunities and use cases to bring to market for Socialtext,” said Charles S. Jones, founding partner of Bedford Funding.

Socialtext has been designed from the ground up to enhance collaboration across groups and teams, connect in real-time with customers to boost customer satisfaction, and support the sharing of best practices and the most relevant content resources. This is made possible through an intuitive interface, robust search capabilities, and a rich toolset for alerts, transferring knowledge, and generating new ideas.

“Today’s social collaboration solutions have to be fundamentally grounded in solving meaningful business problems across every industry,” commented Mr. Turner. “The next generation of social is where the current opportunity stands, and I’m looking forward to identifying those specific use cases and bringing new offerings to market to solve these industry challenges. PeopleFluent’s work with Socialtext to create its award-winning MIRROR user interface is inspiring, and I’m excited to join a company that understands the importance of engaging its employees through social and video.”

Prior to joining PeopleFluent, Mr. Turner was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for TEF, serving as a strategic adviser to their portfolio companies. He also previously served as COO for Accept Corporation, a SaaS-based enterprise product innovation solution company. He has also held a variety of executive leadership positions in prominent technology companies, including Allegis, SAP and ASK Computer Systems. Mr. Turner is based in Bay Area and will work out of PeopleFluent’s Palo Alto, CA office.

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About Socialtext

Established in 2002, Socialtext, a Bedford Funding portfolio company, was the first company to deliver social software to businesses. By unlocking knowledge, expertise, ideas and data, Socialtext eliminates information silos across the enterprise to drive superior business performance. Socialtext’s enterprise social networking products — including microblogging, blogs, wikis, profiles and social spreadsheets — provide simpler ways for employees to share vital information and work together in real-time. Delivered in a variety of hosted cloud services, as well as on-site appliances, enterprise customers are provided with flexible deployment options that meet their security requirements. Built on a flexible, web-oriented architecture, Socialtext integrates with virtually any traditional system of record, such as CRM and ERP, enabling companies to discuss, collaborate, and take action on key business processes. More than 6,500 businesses worldwide have accelerated their business performance with Socialtext, including Getty Images, Symantec, Meredith Corporation, NYU Stern, OSIsoft, and Epitaph Records. To learn more, visit

About PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent, the leading total workforce HCM technology company, redefines Talent Management with an innovative Talent Engagement Cloud that is built around people and not HR processes. By deeply integrating pervasive video, strategic analytics and collaborative social technologies into its complete suite of Talent Management applications, PeopleFluent redefines employee engagement to address productivity loss and diminished financial results due to an increasingly disengaged workforce.  With PeopleFluent, companies can change at the speed of business without costly IT interventions through intuitive, highly configurable software that is built upon the right data. Spanning across an organization’s entire global workforce with one talent cloud, PeopleFluent equips leaders with the meaningful talent data and strategic analytics necessary to make better business decisions.

PeopleFluent has worked with over 5,100 organizations in 214 countries and territories to engage employees to drive better business results. Today, 80 percent of the Fortune 100 relies on PeopleFluent as part of their talent management delivery strategy, helping them successfully achieve their talent aspirations.

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