Sal Visca, former Chief Technology Officer at Business Objects and SAP, to join Board
Vancouver, Canada: March 3, 2014 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, today announced that Sal Visca has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.
“Sal has an amazing depth of technology and business expertise, and we are delighted that he is joining Absolute’s Board of Directors,” said Errol Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software.
Mr. Visca has held the position of Chief Technical Officer at Elastic Path Software, a privately held ecommerce software company located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, since 2011. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Visca was Chief Technology Officer at Business Objects SA, an enterprise software company specializing in business intelligence. When Business Objects was acquired by SAP in 2007, Mr. Visca transitioned to Chief Technology Officer for the SAP Technology Development Group until 2010.
Previously, Mr. Visca held a number of leadership positions within Infowave Software Inc. including Member of the Office of the President, Chief Technology Officer, and VP of Engineering.
“I am thrilled to join the Absolute board and participate in such an exciting growth phase for the company,” Mr. Visca said. “Absolute Software has built a solid foundation as a global leader in endpoint security and management technology and I look forward to working with the board and contributing to the future direction of the company.”
Mr. Visca graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
In addition to Mr. Visca, Absolute’s Board of Directors consists of Daniel P. Ryan, CEO of RedBrick Health; J. Ian Giffen, former Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Alias Research Inc.; Terry Libin, President of Highfield Development Ltd.; Gregory Monahan, Managing Director of Crescendo Partners, L.P.; Ian Reid, President of Rastus Holdings Ltd.; and Eric Rosenfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P.
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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