Saba Appoints Leo Hanna Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMEA
Addition of Hanna and Robin Martin Adds Proven Experience as Company Seeks to
Expand Growth in Key Markets
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- November 13, 2012
Saba(NASDAQ: SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise
solutions, today announced the appointment of Leo Hanna to the position of
Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA.Hanna brings more than 20
years of industry experience to Saba. Most recently, as the Vice President of
Oracle’s Live Help and Recommendations On Demand cloud services, Hanna managed
sales, marketing and alliances for the EMEA region. Hanna will lead Saba’s
efforts across Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he will be responsible
for direct sales, indirect sales and marketing to drive continued growth and
Hanna has extensive cloud applications and services business experience,
holding executive roles at Oracle, Art Technology Group (ATG) and Symantec
(previously Messagelabs).Prior to his time at Symantec, Hanna spent 14 years
with Microsoft in a variety of sales, alliances and service leadership roles.
Additionally, Saba appointed Robin Martin as Regional Vice President of
Northern Europe, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordics, Benelux and
South Africa. Martin, with over 20 years of sales management experience in
software and services, most recently worked at Pitney Bowes Software. Prior to
his experience at Pitney Bowes Software, Martin served in regional director
roles for Northern Europe at Unica (acquired by Coremetrics and IBM).Martin
has also worked at MRO Software, Mercury, Informix and BMC.Martin started his
career in sales and marketing with IBM.
Saba has seen a great deal of momentum in EMEA. Its solutions have been
deployed in some of the largest and most complex organizations across EMEA in
key industry sectors. The list of customers includes: Astra Zeneca, ABN Amro,
Atos, BMW, Centrica, Credit Suisse, Dimension Data, GFK, Legal & General,
Media Saturn, Novartis, Polbank, Santander, Svevia and Vodafone. Saba has its
headquarter office in the UK, with offices in France, Germany and Switzerland.
The company approaches the market through a direct and indirect model, and has
over 30 partners in EMEA at both a global and regional level to ensure
comprehensive coverage and expertise to service its customers.
"Our investment in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets is part of our
global growth initiative to provide the best learning, talent and
collaboration solutions and support to our customers," said Jeff Carr,
president, global field operations, Saba. "Both Leo and Robin have impressive
histories of building, leading, and scaling high performance teams to deliver
rapid growth and build strong customer relationships."
"With the growing demand in EMEA for solutions that blend cloud, social and
mobile to solve real business challenges, Saba is in a unique position to meet
customers’ needs," said Leo Hanna. "I look forward to working with the team,
as the product roadmap and company direction position Saba for success and
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Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) enables organizations to build a transformative workplace
that leverages the advent of social networking in business and the ubiquity of
mobile to empower an organization’s most mission-critical assets – its people.
The company provides a set of people-centric enterprise solutions to various
businesses and industries worldwide. Saba delivers cloud-based learning
management, talent management, and social enterprise solutions to transform
the way people work.
Saba's premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry
leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech,
automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods,
and public sector organizations. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California,
Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit
www.saba.com or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791. SABA, the Saba logo,
and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are
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affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements
relating to the Company’s ability to expand growth in key markets and drive
continued growth and operational excellence. Saba's actual results could
differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements.
Risks and uncertainties Saba faces that could cause results to differ
materially include risks associated with: Saba’s ability to file its delayed
periodic reports with the SEC and regain compliance with Nasdaq filing
requirements, Saba's dependence on growth of the markets for Saba's products,
dependence on acceptance of Saba's products by customers and channel partners,
fluctuation in customer spending, length of Saba's sales cycle, competition,
rapid technological change, dependence on new product introductions and
enhancements, and potential software defects. Readers should refer to the
section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
May31, 2011, and similar disclosures in subsequent reports filed with the
SEC. The forward-looking statements and risks stated in this press release are
based on information available to Saba today. Saba assumes no obligation to
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