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Press Release • 06/03/2023

Signal AI appoints Laura Clayton McDonnell as Non-Executive Director

LONDON / NEW YORK – March 6 2023 – Signal AI, the leading external intelligence company helping businesses make sense of the outside world, has appointed US technology sales leader Laura Clayton McDonnell to the board as a Non-Executive Director. 

Over a more than 25 year career, Laura has developed extensive experience in driving positive results, growing market share, developing high performance teams, and transforming customers and culture, and joins Thomson Reuters as President, Corporates as of March 6th. 

She has held executive-level positions at ServiceNow, Microsoft, Aspect Software, IBM, and Rational Software, as well as senior sales and legal roles at Sun Microsystems, Cisco and Apple, and sits on the board of Zuora. In 2022, Laura was recognized in the Top 100 Global Sales Leaders of 2022 by The Modern Sale.

Speaking on the appointment, Laura said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Signal AI at such a pivotal point in its growth. Businesses need an external intelligence solution now more than ever and it’s clear that the potential is immense with the talented team and leadership at Signal AI. I’m excited to be able to bring my experience in growing tech businesses to the table to help supercharge Signal AI’s goals of further growth in the US.”

Founder and CEO of Signal AI David Benigson said: “It’s a privilege to welcome such a powerhouse in US tech to our Board. Laura’s experience in sales and executive roles for some of the world’s biggest tech businesses will bring a new dimension to Signal AI and will be instrumental in our next stage of expansion into the US.”

Clayton McDonnell joins Marks and Spencer Chairman, Archie Norman, former U.K. Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on Signal AI’s board, as well as advisory board members Jennifer Prosek, Founder and Managing Director of Prosek Partners and Simon Collins, former KPMG Chair.

Signal AI‘s clients include leading communications professionals as well as data & analytics,  risk, and tax leaders from over 40% of the Fortune 500 including Deloitte, Bank of America, and Google.  Businesses use the Signal AI external intelligence platform for real-time market and media intelligence to uncover trends, risks and opportunities and support critical decision-making. 

About Signal AI

Signal AI, the External Intelligence company, helps businesses make sense of the outside world. Using the Signal AI External Intelligence platform for Decision Augmentation, organizations can spot critical signals in the external noise, allowing them to get ahead of risk and opportunity, and make confident decisions. Powered by Signal AI’s External Intelligence Graph, the platform crunches huge amounts of information from the world’s content, and provides timely insight on trends, patterns and unknown unknowns to augment critical business decisions. Signal AI serves over 40% of the Fortune 500 including Deloitte, Bank of America and Google, and is building an innovative, inclusive and enduring company to transform the way businesses make decisions.

“I’m excited to be able to bring my experience in growing tech businesses to the table to help supercharge Signal AI’s goals of further growth in the US.”

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