Absolute Enhances Sales and Marketing Team, Positioning Company to Deliver
Vancouver, Canada: January 8, 2013 – Absolute® Software Corporation (“Absolute” or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices – and the data they contain, announced today that Mr. Thomas Kenny has joined Absolute Software as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing. Mr. Kenny will also become a member of Absolute’s executive committee, reporting to John Livingston, Chief Executive Officer.
In this newly expanded role, Mr. Kenny will be responsible for Absolute’s go-to-market strategy and execution. The Company’s direct sales, channel and marketing teams will report to him.
“We are very excited to be strengthening our senior management team with the addition of Thomas Kenny,” said John Livingston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Absolute Software. “With the recent launch of Absolute Service through our acquisition of LiveTime Software, our rapidly expanding Mobile Device Management business, our increased success in the Corporate and Healthcare verticals and our multi-platform vision, we are now able to attract top talent like Thomas. He is an excellent leader and has a proven ability to build a high growth and profitable sales organization. We are honored to have him, and are confident we will better capitalize on our potential under his sales leadership.”
Mr. Kenny comes to Absolute Software from a world leading PC OEM, where he spent the last 17 years as a sales leader. He played a crucial role over the last eight years in expanding the company’s public sector personal computing group from a small 35 person team to more than 350 people with the highest growth and profitability ratings of any other division. Mr. Kenny excelled at delivering increasing profitability and consistent growth by following a solution selling approach – part of which included the introduction of Absolute Computrace® at numerous key accounts.
Today, Absolute also announces that Mr. John Sarantakes has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Sales, reporting to Mr. Kenny.
“John is a long-time valued member of the Absolute team and has done a fantastic job of growing the North American and EMEA sales teams,” stated Mr. Livingston. “He has been so successful in EMEA that the market opportunity has reached a stage where it requires his sole focus. We are excited about our increasing growth potential and John’s leadership in the region.”
“These appointments are designed to drive profitable growth and to strengthen Absolute’s sales and marketing leadership as we continue to execute on our vision to become a global leader for endpoint security, management and service,” added Mr. Livingston.