Utah-based social media engagement agency Friendemic is pleased to announce the hiring of new Chief Executive Officer Steven Pearson.

Pearson is a graduate of Harvard Business School and joined Friendemic in late June, having previously worked at Google, Vector Capital and Mckinsey & Company. He is also an avid mountaineer and reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 19th of this year before joining Friendemic.

“I think the people we have here at Friendemic are what makes us so successful,” said President and Founder Jason Barber. “The addition of Steve and his experience to an already amazing team is really exciting.”

A native of Glendale, CA, Pearson was drawn to Friendemic because of its growth potential.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here. Everyday I see the tremendous ROI social media achieves for our clients,”  Pearson said. “I’ve heard some people say that businesses should not or cannot have an effective social media presence.  In a few years, that will be as ridiculous as thinking that businesses shouldn’t advertise on television.”

Along with the hiring of Pearson, Friendemic has added fifteen other employees since June.