Cision has brought in Oracle senior VP Kevin Akeroyd as CEO, as the PR software heavyweight moves forward from absorbing rivals Vocus and PR Newswire.

kevin akeroydCurrent CEO Peter Granat becomes chairman of Chicago-based Cision's board with the addition of Akeroyd. "I've been honored to lead the Cision team during such an exciting period of growth for the company," he said. "I look forward to working with Kevin and this remarkable Cision team in my new role as chairman of the board."

Akeroyd is general manager and senior VP at Oracle Marketing Cloud, overseeing a bevy of acquisitions as Oracle moved up in the marketing cloud space. He was previously COO of Jugsaw and GM CEO, GM of, part of, among other posts.

Cision claims growth from $130M to $630M in annual revenue after its acquisition binge over the past two years under private equity owner GTCR.