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Marketo Chairman & CEO Phil Fernandez Joins Gigya's Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2014) - Gigya, the Connected Consumer Management Suite, today announced that Phil Fernandez, the Chairman and CEO of Marketo Inc. ( NASDAQ : MKTO ), has joined Gigya's Board of Directors. Fernandez, who co-founded the cloud-based marketing software company, will act as a trusted advisor to Gigya and help inform decisions regarding corporate strategy, product development, go-to-market plans and client services.

Fernandez joined Gigya's board with more than 30 years of experience building and running high-growth technology companies, including leading Marketo to a successful IPO in 2013. Before Marketo, Fernandez was President and COO of Epiphany and was previously COO at Red Brick Systems. He is the author of the book Revenue Disruption (Wiley, 2012), and is a well-known writer and speaker on topics related to Digital Marketing, Marketing Automation, and entrepreneurialism. Fernandez holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University.

The announcement of Fernandez's appointment to Gigya's board of directors follows recent news that the company processed more than 800 million logins in 2013 and more than 1.5 billion logins since 2009. Additionally, Gigya recently released a groundbreaking new product, Consumer Insights, which provides marketers with an unprecedented view into consumer identities by aggregating first-party social and behavioral data captured by Gigya products like Social Login, Social Plugins and Gamification, and visually displaying insights via an actionable dashboard.

"Having Phil join our board is invaluable to Gigya," said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya. "He has a tremendous track record of success building large, successful and independent companies. Bringing him onto our board provides us with direct access to one of Silicon Valley's most influential and visionary leaders."

"As I've watched Gigya evolve over the years, it has become clear to me that this company has an incredible opportunity in its hands," said Phil Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of Marketo, Inc. "Patrick and his team have built a strong and sustainable business by helping marketers gain a better understanding of their users through first-party data and I think they are well-positioned to dominate the market."

In addition to Fernandez, Gigya's board of directors consists of: Patrick Salyer (CEO), Eyal Magen (CSO and Co-founder), Navin Chadda (Managing Partner, Mayfield Fund), Michael Eisenberg (General Partner, Benchmark Capital), Jake Winebaum (Founder of Business.com and Brighter.com).

About Gigya

Gigya's Connected Consumer Management Suite enables the world's largest brands, including Pepsi, Verizon and ABC to understand and connect more closely with today's mobile and socially connected consumers. The company's technology helps businesses access, consolidate and manage permission-based identity and behavior data, while providing deep customer insights that turn data into action.

Through products like Social Login, Registration-as-a-Service, Consumer Insights, Social Analytics, Social Plugins and Gamification, Gigya provides clients with the rich data, intelligence, and tools needed to reach consumers with the right messages, on the right platforms at the right time. Gigya drives user acquisition and engagement for 700 enterprises and reaches 1.5 billion unique users per month, ensuring that today's businesses stay relevant in the age of the connected consumer.