Company Expands with an Office in Reading, UK to Increase Coverage in the EMEA Markets
Vancouver, BC, April 24, 2008 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, announced it has opened a new sales office in Reading, UK – a strategic move to build on its success in bringing desktop software for Microsoft Office SharePoint® to enterprises throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Colligo is also pleased to report that Mr. Valerio Pappalardo has joined the company in the newly created position of EMEA Sales Director. Mr. Pappalardo will be responsible for growing sales and working with local partners to continue building coverage and distribution for the Colligo for SharePoint product line in EMEA.
“Colligo has had tremendous success in EMEA, where we’ve experienced growing demand for our desktop client solutions that integrate SharePoint to the desktops of information workers, increasing user adoption,” commented Ed Kaczor, VP of Enterprise Sales, Colligo Networks. “In 2007, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa accounted for a significant portion of total company revenues and today we have nearly 30 partners in the region. We’re very happy to welcome Valerio to the team to better capitalize on this growing market demand.”
Valerio Pappalardo brings over 10 years of senior account and sales management experience with Blue-chip industry leaders, selling hardware and software solutions to international companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also brings expertise in fostering strategic business partnerships to build channel sales in EMEA. Valerio Pappalardo was previously Sales Director of South and Central Europe at Just Systems and Sales Manager at Quest Software, where he managed teams that successful exceeded revenue targets and grew market share. He has held senior sales management positions with other major industry leaders, including Dell and IBM. Mr. Pappalardo holds a First Class Degree in Political Science and Economy Research from the University of Political Science in Catania.
“I see incredible market potential for Colligo’s SharePoint client software in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa,” said Valerio Pappalardo. “Colligo Contributor for SharePoint has already been purchased by major Global 500 companies in the region, including engineering conglomerates and pharmaceutical firms. My goal is to build on this success. I will be working with partners and large enterprises in EMEA to help them drive SharePoint adoption by providing an intuitive user experience that better integrates SharePoint into the way users work on their desktops.”
The exact location and contact information for the new European office are as follows.
Colligo Networks, Inc.
17 Iliffe Close
Reading RG1 2QE
Main Phone: +44 (0)118 931 0196
Second Phone: +44 (0)560 3257 327
Fax: +44 (0)118 931 0196
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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 to 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.
Colligo is a trademark of Colligo Networks, Inc. All other corporate names and / or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Tel: 604 724 7755