CommonPlaces e-Solutions Hires New COO to Support Rapid Growth of Open Source Application Development Team

CommonPlaces e-Solutions, an award-wining, open source Web Design and Development firm specializing in Drupal Social Publishing, Content Management, e-Commerce, and Online Community portals, welcomes Michael Fairbrother as their new COO. Fairbrother has joined the CommonPlaces team to support their rapid growth plans.

Boston, MA, February 25, 2010 --( CommonPlaces e-Solutions, LLC, an open source Web Application and Drupal development firm, is pleased to welcome Michael Fairbrother to the company. Fairbrother joins CommonPlaces as COO. His addition supports the continued and consistent growth within the company and reaffirms the company’s dedication to the success of its clients’ projects.

"Michael is the right person for our COO position without question,” expressed CommonPlaces President and CEO Ben Bassi, “and represents a major step in the continued growth plan for CommonPlaces. Fairbrother’s vast engineering experience, years of leadership roles within the software development industry, and his understanding of custom Web applications in particular, make him the right person to lead our talented engineering and project management teams to the next level – we’re all very excited to have him on board!”

For more than two decades, Michael Fairbrother has continually advanced in his career from Software Engineer, Consultant, Chief Architect, and most recently as Vice President of Software Engineering. His industry background includes mobile-technology, marketing management software, and privacy technology projects. Michael has the technical depth, and the product and business instincts to successfully lead and deliver value to CommonPlaces’ clients. He holds a B.A. in Computer Information Sciences from Merrimack College.

CommonPlaces is one of the fastest growing private companies in the US as listed in the 2009 Inc. 500. CommonPlaces is also featured in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 best web firms in the US and is winner of Web Marketing Association’s Web Innovation Award.

CommonPlaces e-Solutions ( is a full-service open source development and online marketing firm focused on the integration of Web Content Management (such as Drupal), custom e-Commerce, and advanced online Communities and Social Networks to build profitable online business applications for Fortune 500 clients, national organizations, and educational institutions.

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