Company Expands Senior Management Team to Drive Growth in 2008
Vancouver, BC, November 24, 2007 – Colligo Networks, a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, today announced two new additions to the Senior Management Team: Dave Foster as Vice President of Product Development and Genèse Castonguay as Vice President of Marketing and SME Sales. Mr. Foster and Ms. Castonguay join Ed Kaczor, recently appointed Vice President of Enterprise Sales, to round out Colligo’s senior management team, positioning the Company for major growth in 2008.
Dave Foster will drive the product vision at Colligo Networks. He brings over 15 years of expertise in managing technology product development and delivery with major multi-national companies, including a successful track record of repeatable on-time systems delivery to international markets. Prior to joining Colligo, Mr. Foster held positions as Director of Quality Assurance at Electronic Arts Canada and Director of Engineering at Motorola Wireless Data Division. At Motorola, he led a multi-disciplinary engineering department, comprised of over 100 staff, which delivered the first commercial GPRS wireless data system. At Electronic Arts, Mr. Foster restructured and managed a large scale testing department, servicing multiple concurrent console game teams on schedule-critical deliveries. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelors of Science from Queens’ University in Belfast.
Genèse Castonguay, promoted to Vice President from Director of Marketing & SME Sales, will be responsible for driving global market awareness and demand for Colligo’s desktop solutions and for managing the Small & Medium Enterprise Sales team. During her year and a half at the Company, Ms. Castonguay has been responsible for generating significant market awareness – nearly 20,000 information workers and SharePoint professionals worldwide downloaded the free Colligo Reader, attended online seminars, responded to direct marketing campaigns, or visited the company at trade shows. During this time, she established the inside sales team which was responsible for doubling sales from the SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) market segment over 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Castonguay specialized in business-to-business marketing for nearly 10 years at companies such as KPMG LLP, BC Hydro International, the Jim Pattison Trade Group, and ACL Services. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Marketing specialization from the University of British Columbia.
“We’ve seen record sales in 2007, with deployments of our Colligo Contributor for SharePoint product line rocketing,” says Barry Jinks, President and CEO of Colligo Networks. “Microsoft expects sales of SharePoint licenses to increase by nearly 50 percent to 125 million seats by the summer of 2008. To capitalize on this large and growing market opportunity, we’re strengthening our management team to reach new levels of product innovation and market share.”
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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 150,000 licensed users in more than 30 countries. Customers include PricewaterhouseCoopers, 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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