Consensus Point hires IBM veteran to lead sales

Much of exec's career has focused on working with media companies

Prediction market developer Consensus Point has hired Edward Gil to be its vice president of sales and marketing.

Gil come to Consensus Point with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and development of analytics and business intelligence tools. Most recently, he worked at IBM, where he led the company’s business analytics push into the media and entertainment sectors.

Before that, he was senior strategist at Teradata and consulted for Aster Data, helping to launch its analytics appliance for media clients. Gil also has sold software for SAS Institute and co-founded Sagemetrics, a business intelligence and data mining venture working with large media companies.

“Ed’s business intelligence and data warehousing experience and expertise will help Consensus Point capitalize on the exciting opportunities for prediction markets,” said Linda Rebrovick, Consensus Point’s CEO. “His insight and leadership positions at IBM, SAS, and Teradata enable us to expand our business with market research, expert network and consulting organizations working across multiple industries.”