VANCOUVER, British Columbia — October 4, 2019 —Absolute (TSX: ABT) today announced that Errol Olsen, Chief Financial Officer, and Todd Wakerley, Executive Vice President, Product Development, will be leaving Absolute, each for personal reasons, following a period of planned leadership transition.
“Errol’s leadership as Absolute’s CFO for over nine years has been critical in Absolute becoming what it is today, while Todd’s extensive experience in innovation and building solutions that solve leading-edge challenges for customers and partners has significantly contributed to Absolute’s success,” said Christy Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer at Absolute. “On behalf of our entire workforce, we wish them both the very best in their future endeavors. I am very confident in the strength of our leadership team to continue executing and delivering world-class and innovative products during this period of transition.”
“It has been a tremendous career experience working at Absolute, and I am proud of what Absolute has accomplished over my tenure,” said Mr. Olsen. “Absolute is well positioned to achieve its strategic goals and create shareholder value. I remain a strong champion of the company and I look forward to following its future success.”
“I’ve had an amazing journey at Absolute and am incredibly pleased with the product capabilities we’ve brought to market during my four years with the company,” said Mr. Wakerley. “I continue to be a huge fan of our product, people, mission, and vision.”
Mr. Olsen is expected to remain in his role until the end of calendar 2019 and to provide additional transitional support after that as needed. An active search for a new CFO is underway.
Mr. Wakerley is expected to remain in his role until October 31, 2019. A successor has been identified and will be announced at a later date.
Absolute Software is a leader in next generation Endpoint Resilience solutions, delivering a unique security platform that unites the power of self-healing devices, applications, and network connectivity. Absolute is the only endpoint security provider embedded in more than half a billion devices that offers a permanent digital connection to see, manage, secure, and automatically heal every device, and provides deep insights into the health of devices, applications, and network connections. We empower customers with the critical capabilities required in a zero-trust world — enabling them to achieve a secure employee experience, a more effective IT department and a more secure organization in the work from anywhere era.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) which relate to future events or Absolute’s future business, operations, and financial performance and condition. Forward-looking statements normally contain words like “will”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “could”, “should”, “may”, “might”, “expect”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “plan”, “potential”, “project”, “assume”, “contemplate”, “believe”, “shall”, “scheduled”, and similar terms and, within this press release, include, without limitation, any statements (express or implied) respecting Absolute’s plans and expectations for Mr. Olsen’s and Mr. Wakerley’s respective transition periods and the recruitment and appointment of a new CFO and Mr. Wakerley’s successor. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.
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