Absolute Software Names Thomas Kenny Executive Vice President and General
Manager of Global Sales and Marketing
Absolute Enhances Sales and Marketing Team, Positioning Company to Deliver
Long-Term Profitable Growth
VANCOUVER, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - 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
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
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.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops and
ultra-portable devices. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for more than 18 years, has over 30,000 customers
worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant
for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute
Manage, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace LoJack for Laptops - provide
organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely
manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of
their devices and data. The Company's Computrace persistence technology is
embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and tablets by global
leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic,
Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these
OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute
Software, visit www.absolute.com.
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the expected performance, functionality and availability of our services and
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©2013 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and
Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack is
a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under license by Absolute
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