Former Macromedia CEO And Adobe Board Member Rob Burgess Joins Syncapse Board

Social technology startup Syncapse this morning announced a big score with the appointment of Rob Burgess to the company’s Board of Directors.

Burgess was Chairman and CEO of Macromedia from 1996–2005, when Adobe Systems acquired the company for approximately $4 billion. He currently also sits on Adobe’s board.

Burgess joins Ian Giffen, Chairman of The Descartes Systems Group, and a former board member of Macromedia, on Syncapse’s inaugural Board of Directors. Giffen’s appointment was announced earlier this month together with a round of private equity funding to the tune of $3.3 million.

The company offers community building, technology solutions, and digital measurement products. Founded by entrepreneur Michael Scissons in 2007, Syncapse has offices in Toronto, New York, London and Portland.

Previously, Scissons served as the Canadian Director of Facebook media sales within the Interpublic network where he worked with companies to integrate their marketing into Facebook starting in early 2006.