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Staff writer | Alexandria, Va., USA – Phase2, a digital content strategy, design, and technology firm, announced key additions to its executive leadership team with the hiring of Thomas Tague to the newly created role of chief operating officer.[break]


Mr. Tague joins the company from Thomson Reuters, where he served as Chief Technical Officer for Media Product and Support. An industry veteran, Mr. Tague brings more than 30 years of managing and scaling technology, consulting, product, and sales teams at organizations varying in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to his work in the Media division, he led the OpenCalais initiative at Reuters. Before joining Reuters, he led product development in the semantic web space at ClearForest and served on the executive teams of two successful software services firms: Tessera Enterprise Systems, which sold to iXL in 1999, whereas COO he scaled to 200 consultants; and Darwin Partners, where he served as Executive Vice President for a consulting practice.

Phase2’s executive realignment also brings new roles to the company’s leadership team, which marks the next step in the company’s progression. Specifically, new leadership and roles will include the following:

Joe Caccavano, Chief Marketing Officer. Former Phase2 Vice President of Sales Mr. Caccavano has been appointed as the company’s first CMO.

Karen Borchert, Executive Vice President of Strategy. She previously served as the company’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

Mike Caccavano, Executive Vice President of People. Mr. Caccavano is the former CEO of Treehouse Agency (which merged with Phase2 in 2012).

Gretchen Howell, Chief Financial Officer. A veteran controller and CPA, Ms. Howell has been named Phase2’s CFO. She joined Phase2 last year with more than 30 years of financial experience, and she will continue to oversee the company’s financial health and growth.

Rich Tolocka, Mike Morris, Nicole Lind; Senior Vice President, Client Services. In an elevated role, Phase2’s Vice Presidents of Client Services
| February 19, 2014
Phase2February 19, 2014, Alexandria, Va., USA – Phase2, a digital content strategy, design, and technology firm, announced key additions to its executive leadership team with the hiring of Thomas Tague to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Mr. Tague joins the company from Thomson Reuters, where he served as Chief Technical Officer for Media Product and Support. An industry veteran, Mr. Tague brings more than 30 years of managing and scaling technology, consulting, product, and sales teams at organizations varying in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to his work in the Media division, he led the OpenCalais initiative at Reuters. Before joining Reuters, he led product development in the semantic web space at ClearForest and served on the executive teams of two successful software services firms: Tessera Enterprise Systems, which sold to iXL in 1999, whereas COO he scaled to 200 consultants; and Darwin Partners, where he served as Executive Vice President for a consulting practice.

Phase2’s executive realignment also brings new roles to the company’s leadership team, which marks the next step in the company’s progression. Specifically, new leadership and roles will include the following:

Joe Caccavano, Chief Marketing Officer. Former Phase2 Vice President of Sales Mr. Caccavano has been appointed as the company’s first CMO.

Karen Borchert, Executive Vice President of Strategy. She previously served as the company’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

Mike Caccavano, Executive Vice President of People. Mr. Caccavano is the former CEO of Treehouse Agency (which merged with Phase2 in 2012).

Gretchen Howell, Chief Financial Officer. A veteran controller and CPA, Ms. Howell has been named Phase2’s CFO. She joined Phase2 last year with more than 30 years of financial experience, and she will continue to oversee the company’s financial health and growth.

Rich Tolocka, Mike Morris, Nicole Lind; Senior Vice President, Client Services. In an elevated role, Phase2’s Vice Presidents of Client Services will continue to lead the company’s delivery teams and grow the business with customers as SVP of Client Services.


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