Sprout Social appoints technology industry veterans to board of directors

Sprout Social, Inc., an industry-leading provider of cloud-based social media management software serving more than 20,000 customers globally, has appointed Karen Walker and Steve Collins to their board of directors, effective July 16, 2019, as it expands its platform and market leadership, the company said.

Walker is the Chief Marketing Officer for Cisco where she has served as a marketing executive for the past 10 years. Karen sits on the board of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and was named a Top 10 Global CMO by Forbes (2017, 2019).

Collins is an accomplished finance executive and director in the technology industry who served as CFO for ExactTarget and NAVTEQ, as well as board positions with Shopify, Mulesoft, Instructure and others.

Headquartered in Chicago, Sprout Social offers deep social media listening and analytics, social management, customer care, and advocacy solutions to more than 20,000 brands and agencies. Sprout´s suite of solutions supports every aspect of a cohesive social program and enables organizations of all sizes to extend their reach, amplify their brand and create the kind of real connection with their consumers that drives their businesses forward.