Sal Visca, former Chief Technology Officer at Business Objects and SAP,
to join Board
VANCOUVER, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - 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.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers
worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage®,
Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Absolute LoJack® - provide
organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance,
securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control
over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned on two
Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client
Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management
Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both
Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure
and manage many different types of devices using a single solution.
Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of
computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones 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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LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
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