ALEXANDRIA, VA–(Marketwired – Feb 18, 2014) – Phase2, a leading digital content strategy, design, and technology firm, today announced key additions to its executive leadership team with the hiring of Thomas Tague to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The addition of the COO function is part of an executive realignment designed to focus on the needs of Phase2’s clients and team members as the company continues to expand its operations. Tague joins the company from Thomson Reuters, where he served as Chief Technical Officer for Media Product and Support, and was responsible for bringing together product management, engineering, and customer support for a half billion-dollar product portfolio for the news agency.
In 2013, Phase2 experienced staff growth of approximately 50% and is poised to exceed that in 2014. As COO, Tague will oversee Phase2’s operations and will lead the company’s growing delivery teams and client services.
“Tom has a rare blend of seasoned experience, leadership qualities, common sense, and a great understanding of our technology and industry,” said Jeff Walpole, Phase2’s Chief Executive Officer. “I don’t think we could have found a person better-suited for Phase2 and the task at hand.”
An industry veteran, Tague brings over 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, where as COO he scaled to 200 consultants; and Darwin Partners, where he served as Executive Vice President (EVP) for a $40M consulting practice.
Founded in 2001, Phase2 is a leading digital content strategy, design, and technology firm serving the world’s most influential organizations by providing strategic consulting, development, and design services. With a growing team of almost 100 people, Phase2 has offices in Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Portland, with additional teams across the country. Committed to improving digital and technology efforts through open source technology, Phase2 offers deep expertise in the areas of user experience, visual design, accessibility assurance, content management, integration, and software processes.
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