Toronto-based PE-owned Marketwired names EVP of global operations

Marketwired Inc, a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity, has hired John Sanchez as executive vice president of global operations. In his new role, Sanchez will oversee the company’s customer engagement and lean process redesign efforts. Based in Toronto, Marketwired is is a provider of global news distribution and reporting. Update: In May 2013, the company named Jim Delaney as its new CEO.


TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – November 14, 2013) – Marketwired has named John Sanchez Executive Vice President of Global Operations. Sanchez joins Marketwired as it evolves from a news distribution service to a social communications company offering integrated content creation, distribution, hosting and measurement solutions driven by social media monitoring and analytics, powered by the Sysomos intelligence engine. Marketwired helps companies connect with key audiences, raise visibility, expand their influence and measure success.
“As we continue to expand Marketwired’s innovative management team, we are committed to acquiring superior, senior-level talent to propel the company forward. John’s exceptional operational skills will help us build and maintain strong client relationships as Marketwired continues to expand its market presence and transform the communications industry,” said Jim Delaney, CEO of Marketwired.
As EVP of Global Operations, Sanchez will oversee the company’s customer engagement and lean process redesign initiatives. He will also have direct responsibility for the company’s editorial operations and for the client support teams that service Sysomos-powered products across the enterprise.
A decorated combat veteran and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Wharton School of Business, he has over 26 years of distinguished leadership experience at front line and executive management levels working in engineering, operational, and financial roles in diverse industries.
About Marketwired
Partnering with companies of all sizes — from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises — Marketwired is an innovative, social communications company offering best-in-class, global news distribution and reporting. Powered by Sysomos, Marketwired’s products also provide state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics. This critical business intelligence provides instant and unlimited access to all social media conversations, allowing brands to see what’s happening, why it’s happening, and who’s driving the conversations.
Marketwired is majority-owned by OMERS Private Equity (