International Award Recognizes Genèse For Significant Contributions to Colligo’s Success
Vancouver, BC, November 18, 2008 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, today announced Genèse Castonguay, Vice President of Marketing was selected the winner in the Best Canadian Executive category in the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The 2008 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards.
Stevie Awards were handed out at the gala event at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 14. More than 1,200 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. Genèse was selected from four senior executives including finalists from Canada Post, SMART Technologies, and Strangeloop Networks.
Genèse contributed to a significant turnaround at Colligo Networks. She was hired to lead marketing in July 2006, shortly after the launch of a new product line. She quickly executed highly effective campaigns that earned significant industry recognition – with awards such as “2008 Best of Tech Ed” and “Windows IT Pro Editors Best” – and increased the marketing database from 3,000 to 30,000 contacts. Genèse also established the company’s inside sales team, achieving 238% year-over-year revenue growth and surpassing sales quota by 124%. Colligo is now profitable and growing over 100% per year, due in large part to Genèse’s dedication and drive.
“We are absolutely delighted for Genèse and congratulate her for winning this internationally recognized award,” said Barry Jinks, President and CEO, Colligo Networks. “Genèse’s creativity and focus on marketing and sales strategies that deliver measureable results have had a significant impact on Colligo Networks. She is an integral part of the senior management team, which has achieved tremendous success over the past two years.”
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business. Members of the Awards’ Board selected Stevie winners from among the finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professional worldwide during the preliminary judging period.
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.
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About Colligo Networks
Colligo is a leading provider in desktop collaboration solutions. Its client-based software solutions extend the functionality of collaboration and content management applications like Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes. Designed to increase productivity, Colligo products move critical data storage and synchronization functions from the server to the desktop, enabling users to more effectively capture, access, edit, and share information when and where they need it. From instant team collaboration to remote user access, Colligo enhances the collaboration experience for over 160,000 licensed users in more than 50 countries. Customers include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siemens, General Motors, KPMG, Qualcomm, and Grant Thornton. Colligo is a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV partner and IBM Business Partner. For more information visit www.colligo.com
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