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Former Congressman Scott Murphy named to Synacor’s board

Former Congressman Scott Murphy is returning to Synacor Inc.’s board of director.

Murphy, who served on Synacor’s board from 2004 to 2009, when he won a special election to fill the vacated seat in the House of Representatives of current U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillebrand, currently is managing director and chief investment officer of Advantage Capital Partners, an investment firm that owns an 8 percent stake in the Buffalo Internet content provider.

“I have confidence in the people, the products and Synacor’s current leadership under Himesh Bhise and his strategic plan forward,” Murphy said in a statement Wednesday.

Bhise is expected to elaborate on his strategic vision for Synacor during the company’s earnings conference call on Thursday afternoon.

“Murphy’s congressional experience, coupled with his tenure as a successful investor specializing in technology, makes him an excellent addition to Synacor’s board,” Bhise said.