Shabow to become VP of North American Sales
VANCOUVER, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Absolute Software Corporation (TSX:ABT), the
leading provider of firmware-based, patented Computrace Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, announced
today that Kevin Shabow will be joining its executive team effective
September 4, 2007, as Vice President, North America Sales.
Shabow leaves a position as National Director of Sales at Gateway where
he managed Gateway's Professional Sales, a department generating approximately
$1.0 billion in annual revenue. At Gateway, he was responsible for
implementing and driving the new sales strategy leading to Gateway's return to
profitability. Previously, Shabow led Gateway's Public Sector sales with wins
at Los Angeles Unified School District, School District of Philadelphia, The
State of New York and The State of California.
"Kevin Shabow is a proven executive who will be instrumental in our
efforts to continue growing our presence in North America," said John
Livingston. "This appointment will enable Absolute to expand its sales not
only in North America but globally, as Richard Cohen, now Senior Vice
President, Worldwide Sales, will be able to dedicate more time to expanding
the company's brand on an international basis."
"Absolute Software has a winning product in Computrace, and this is an
exciting time to join the company," said Kevin Shabow. "I am inheriting a
great sales team to build upon and I look forward to embracing the challenge
of growing both the sales force and its revenue."
At Absolute, Shabow's responsibilities will include overseeing North
American sales operations as well as strategy and execution within the
company's North American Sales organization. Priorities will include expanding
the company's business in its key market segments of education, corporate and
For more information on Absolute, please visit www.absolute.com.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions. Absolute
Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of
regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's
Computrace(R) software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders,
including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic and Toshiba, and the
Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including
Apple. For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit
www.absolute.com or http://blog.absolute.com/.
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All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Computrace
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patents No. 2,284,806 and No. 2,205,370. U.K. patents No. EP793823 and
No. GB2338101. German patent No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent
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