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Company Overview of Lithium Technologies Inc.

Company Overview

Lithium Technologies Inc. develops a software platform that helps customers to connect, engage, and understand their total community. It offers online community, social media management, social media analytic, earned media, and technology products; social marketing, social customer support, and crowdsourcing idea solutions; and professional, customer support, and training and certification services. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

225 Bush Street

15th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Lithium Technologies Inc.

CEO & Director
Age: 46
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 45
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Lithium Technologies Inc. Key Developments

Pete Hess Joins Lithium Technologies as Chief Executive Officer

Lithium Technologies announced that Pete Hess has been named CEO as successor to Rob Tarkoff. Hess joins as the former CEO of Advent Software where he led the organization through a sustained period of growth, culminating in the acquisition of the company in 2015. Following the acquisition, he has served Vista Equity Partners as a Senior Advisor and member of the Lithium Board of Directors. He is no stranger to Lithium as he worked with the company as an early adopter of online communities. Hess joins as the company quickly expands its footprint in the market following the recent acquisition of Jive Software’s external community business.

Raju Malhotra Joins Lithium Technologies Inc. as New Chief Technology Officer

Raju Malhotra has been hired as Lithium Technologies' new chief technology officer where he will lead product development and technology innovation for Lithium's global R&D investments. Effective immediately, Raju will assume responsibility for leading development for the Lithium engagement platform with a key focus on unifying Lithium's product capabilities, scaling its infrastructure, and continuing to develop and grow the talent in the R&D team. He will report directly to CEO Rob Tarkoff. Malhotra joins Lithium from Conversant, where he led the development of an personalization platform for digital advertising. Prior to that, he worked at Microsoft and was part of the founding team at Bing where he launched Bing Cashback, a unique program to increase Microsoft's position in the search market.

Lithium Technologies Appoints Mike Betzer as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Social Media Management Business

Lithium Technologies announced Mike Betzer has been hired as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its social media management business. Based in Lithium's Austin office, Betzer will be responsible for helping Lithium achieve its desired customer growth and financial goals as it builds the next-generation customer experience platform for the world's biggest brands including Spotify, Sony, Virgin Mobile and Microsoft.

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