Chief Executive Officer
Martin Lyster took the reins as CEO of Agility PR Solutions in October of 2016. With over 20 years experience in technology and operations, and as a founding member and Chief Operations Officer at MediaMiser (now Agility PR Solutions) since 2003, Martin brings extensive PR technology experience to his role as CEO. Martin has participated in several acquisitions to date including the sale of MediaMiser to Innodata in 2014, the acquisition of Bulldog Reporter in 2014, and more recently the acquisition of Agility in 2016. He is a father of four and enjoys travelling back to Australia to visit family and stay in touch with his roots. Martin has a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting from Curtin University of Technology.
Managing Director, UK
Allison Murphy was born in Hawaii but grew up in Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Communication and Journalism from the University of Florida in 2003. Immediately upon graduation, Allison moved to New York and put her talents to work at Cision where she started as a National Account Coordinator and worked her way up to Account Development Manager over her four-year tenure. In 2007, Allison moved to PR Newswire and took on the role of Product Manager where she was an integral part of the product development team that created the Agility platform. In 2011, she moved across the pond to the UK to launch Agility in Europe. Allison’s ability to work with so many different people across all facets of the media measurement business make her the ideal person to head the team as Manager Director, UK for Agility PR Solutions. Allison takes full advantage of her proximity to France where she participates regularly in wine marathons.
Senior Director, Global Services
Pragya Dubey is the Senior Director of Global Services. She collaborates with clients to create objective based media-monitoring and media-analysis framework. “The client is always right,” is the guiding philosophy that drives Pragya in all her engagements both with clients and in guiding the Client Success team at Agility PR Solutions. She has over 15 years of experience encompassing the fields of public relations, media analytics, social media and media monitoring in Canada, the United States and India. Pragya has helped design innovative programs that deliver clear ROI and correlation to success metrics for clients that include companies such as, GE Capital, Air Canada, Bell Canada, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Loblaw Companies and Fidelity Investment. Pragya holds a Bachelors degree in Physics and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Mumbai. She has also taught in the Public Relations program at Algonquin College, Ottawa.
Director of Product Development
Diane Vuignier attended the University of Winnipeg where she graduated with a BSc, Mathematics in 1988 and went on to a Master’s Program in Mathematics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Diane spent 25 years working in telecommunications for Nortel Networks and Ciena playing many key roles including software developer, architect, product owner and software development manager before joining Agility PR Solutions as Director of Product Development. Diane has delivered leading edge software applications in multi-site fast paced environments. Diane is a strong proponent of devOps and test automation to help deliver software products quickly and improve operational performance once delivered to customers. Diane lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband and two children, where they spend time enjoying all the Canadian outdoors offers.
Director of Global Research
Paul leads the international research teams and oversees the evolution of the research platform, focusing on journalist relations. Paul has over 20 years of experience within data governance, information architecture, business process improvement, multilingual localisation and news taxonomy systems, entering the news and publishing industry in the mid-90s. Paul‘s educational background includes Prehistoric and Mediaeval Archaeology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark and a First class major in Danish language, Scandinavian and Old English Studies at the University of Hull.
Director of Sales
Lindsay Polak graduated in 2007 from Brock University with a BA Honours. Shortly after that time, she began her career at MediaMiser as a Senior Media Analyst on the Client Success team, and then moved up the ranks eventually becoming a Manager of Client Success. In 2012, Lindsay joined the sales team as an Account Executive. Lindsay has worked with nearly all MediaMiser’s clients both big and small and proved her abilities by continually smashing her sales quotas. This success and thorough knowledge of media monitoring and analysis made Lindsay the ideal candidate for the role of Director of Sales at Agility PR Solutions. Lindsay lives in Ottawa, Canada.