Vancouver, Canada, July 12, 2010– Absolute® Software Corporation("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and secure computer lifecycle management solutions today announced that Rob Chase is moving from his position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. Joining Absolute is Errol Olsen who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.
As Chief Operating Officer, Rob will be responsible for improving the Company's overall operational efficiency and effectiveness. He has been with Absolute Software since July 2000 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2002. Rob is a Chartered Accountant with previous experience at Deloitte & Touche, Arthur Anderson and Towers Perrin.
Errol Olsen has more than twelve years of software industry experience and joins Absolute from Inetco Systems, where he has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2008. He has previously held senior finance roles at Explorer Software, Pivotal Corporation and Infowave Software. Errol has supervised the finances, finance operations and process improvements of rapidly growing companies, has participated in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and has managed public company reporting. He is a Chartered Accountant and earned his designation at KPMG LLP in Vancouver, where he began his career in 1992.
"These appointments improve our ability to execute on our business strategy," said John Livingston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Absolute. "Rob has been with us for ten years and is deeply familiar with our operations across all areas of the organization. He has the skills to help us increase sales and cash flow, and to improve efficiency. Errol's financial and software sector expertise ensures that we will continue to have the experienced resources in place to manage our finance operations in support of our growth objectives. Both Rob and Errol will participate in our fourth quarter results conference call on August 23, 2010."
Absolute empowers more than 12,000 customers worldwide to protect devices, data, applications, and users against theft or attack — both on and off the corporate network. With the industry’s only tamper-proof endpoint visibility and control solution, Absolute allows IT organizations to enforce asset management, security hygiene, and data compliance for today’s remote digital workforces. Absolute’s patented Persistence®technology is embedded in the firmware of Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 22 other leading manufacturers’ devices for vendor-agnostic coverage, tamper-proof resilience, and ease of deployment. See how it works atwww.absolute.comand follow us at@absolutecorp.
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