Accern, a data science venue operating in global media analytics, has added Richard Chmiel to its leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer. He joins the group with immediate effect. His hire represents one of the startup’s most senior appointments to date, following his career as CEO of RS Metrics.
Mr. Chmiel’s arrival follows on the heels of a recent $1.25 million in seed funding last month, which will be instrumental in driving the group’s growth as well as securing top-tier talent. As its Chief Revenue Officer, Mr. Chmiel will focus on managing Accern’s current client base as well as spearheading its business development segment, while based out of New York. Accern is a real-time web surveillance platform that provides media analytics enterprise solutions to the financial service industry to support trading, investment, and research.
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Prior to joining Accern, Mr. Chmiel worked at RS Metrics for nearly two years holding the position of Chief Executive Officer as well an advisory role. Additional stints include stops at OneMarketData as its Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and Skyler Technology as its VP of Global Sales. The bulk of his career has been dedicated to Bloomberg as a Sales Manager, dating back to 1987, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.
“I was really attracted by Accern’s proprietary technology and their sophisticated cast of clients. The team has a tremendous amount of energy, and I’m looking forward to bringing my skill set to help further their fast-paced growth,” explained Mr. Chmiel.
Kumesh Aroomoogan, co-founder of Accern, commented: “Richard was one of 500 candidates for the role. We were looking to bring on someone seasoned in the financial industry to secure new clients and partnerships, and to refine the service for our current clients,” “With his extensive expertize and network of contacts in the industry, Richard will be guiding some of our pivotal decisions in our upcoming growth strategies. We’re excited to see him scale Accern with the same success he’s had in his past ventures.”