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PlateSpin Announces Strategic Appointment to Leadership Team
PlateSpin Ltd. today announced that the company has appointed Mike Sharma as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sharma, who previously served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Platform Computing, will report directly to PlateSpin founder and CEO Stephen Pollack. Sharma will assume responsibility for managing PlateSpins day-to-day business operations, while Pollack will focus on the long-term strategic direction of the company.

We are pleased to welcome Mike Sharma to the PlateSpin team as we enter an exciting new phase in our corporate development, said Pollack. With thousands of new customers in 2006 and year-over-year revenue growth of nearly 300%, PlateSpin has achieved impressive results and broad industry recognition as a leader in the virtualization solutions market. As we work to build out a global organization capable of delivering on our aggressive growth, revenue and profitability targets, Mike will bring his extensive operational, technical and sales expertise to bear on managing many aspects of the companys operations. His focus will be on honing our operational execution and structuring the organization for larger scale growth as we set our sights on breaking the $100M revenue level over the next few years.

Sharma has more than 20 years of technology industry experience. Prior to joining Platform Computing, he was President of Netscape Canada. He managed sales in the financial services and manufacturing industry verticals at Oracle Corporation (Canada), and held several management positions at Amdahl. Sharma has a degree in Computer Science and Data Processing from Mohawk College.

Over the past 12 months, PlateSpin has broadened its senior management team with the addition of Efrem Ainsley, CFO, formerly of Open Text, Chris Mureen, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, formerly of Surgient, and Israel Ben-Ishai, Vice President, Product Development, who previously held senior positions at NORTEL, Certicom, Bioscrypt and MGI Software. For more information on PlateSpins leadership team, visit: http://www.platespin.com/corporate/leadership.aspx.

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:08 PM by David Marshall
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