PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PeopleLinx, the provider of the world's first engagement and analytics software for LinkedIn, today announced that it has appointed Keith Fitzgerald as the company's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to provide technological leadership as the company rapidly expands its customer base with Fortune 1000 clients. Fitzgerald comes to PeopleLinx from TicketLeap, an online ticketing platform, where he served as the company's CTO, and was responsible for developing the software and leading all technical initiatives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130315/NE77777LOGO ) As CTO, Fitzgerald will be responsible for further developing the PeopleLinx software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. He will work with the engineering team to design and evolve the solution to adapt to the changing needs of enterprise clients, while prioritizing security and scalability. In addition, Fitzgerald will spearhead the recruiting and expansion of the development team. "Social business is already a large part of what marketing, sales and human resource executives do on a daily basis," said Fitzgerald. "However, they could be far more effective if they had expert guidance and automated tools to help them understand what's important. PeopleLinx is uniquely positioned to help companies and their employees navigate the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities of social technologies. I look forward to being a part of the PeopleLinx team − especially at this time of significant growth − and further developing the platform to meet client needs." During his tenure at TicketLeap, Fitzgerald completely rebuilt and relaunched the TicketLeap platform in Amazon Web Services (AWS), allowing the company to reduce costs and quickly bring new products and features to market. Prior to TicketLeap, Fitzgerald worked as a technical architect and software engineer for a variety of companies, including Alliance Consulting, Comcast, Northrop Grumman and Razorfish.