SLI Systems

August 23, 2010 11:00 ET

Business Development and Marketing Veteran Joins SLI Systems' Executive Team

Thierry Costa to Head up Global Marketing; Geoff Brash Named Vice President of Business Intelligence

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  SLI Systems (, provider of on-demand, intelligent search and navigation services for e-commerce and other content-rich sites, announced today the addition of Thierry Costa to the SLI Systems executive team, as vice president of marketing. SLI Systems will leverage Costa's more than 15-year history in the software industry to strengthen its brand, optimize sales force readiness and continue to capitalize on the growing demand for Software-as-a-Service on-site search solutions for e-commerce, publishing and other industries. Costa will report to Shaun Ryan, CEO of SLI Systems, and will be based in the company's Silicon Valley office in San Jose.

In addition, Geoff Brash, co-founder of SLI and formerly its vice president of marketing, has been named vice president of business intelligence. In this role, Brash will continue to report to Ryan, and oversee the measurement and analysis of business drivers across all divisions and regions within the company.

Costa is an experienced marketing veteran with a strong marketing, product marketing and product management experience. Prior to joining SLI Systems, Costa was VP of marketing at Exaprotect, and Reportive. He also held several senior marketing positions at a number of technology companies, including natural language search provider InQuira, e-commerce platform provider BroadVision and HP. He holds MBA and bachelor of science degrees from Carnegie Mellon.

In his new role as vice president of business intelligence, Brash is responsible for measurement and analysis of business information that can improve business processes and enable richer company and product assessments, ultimately, leading to enhanced products and services for customers and streamlined operational efficiencies. The position is new to SLI Systems and reflects the company's accelerated growth in recent years. Prior to co-founding SLI, Brash was an engineering manager at the former leading Internet portal Snap/

"I welcome Thierry to the SLI team and look forward to working closely with him and the executive team to align the company's informational needs with sales and marketing goals," said Brash. "He is a welcome addition, and his background and expertise will greatly benefit us as we continue to grow."

"SLI Systems is in a very exciting stage. We're seeing broader industry adoption of our site search technology and services on a global scale, and we've recently added several people to our team to enhance sales, marketing and product development efforts," said Shaun Ryan, CEO of SLI Systems. "By having Thierry join us to oversee marketing, and shifting Geoff's focus to help us better understand our overall business performance, we'll be well-equipped to meet increasing market demand while continuing to innovate new features that will deliver bottom-line benefits to clients and prospects."

About SLI Systems
SLI Systems is the developer of Software-as-a-Service learning-based search and navigation solutions for corporate Internet sites, content publishers, e-commerce destinations and consumer Internet portals that Searches, Learns and Improves the user experience. SLI Systems' hosted site search and user-generated SEO solutions empower businesses to enhance customer satisfaction while increasing sales, reducing costs and yielding valuable customer information. Unlike traditional search software, SLI Systems' patented technology continuously "learns" from the behavior of visitors over time to deliver more relevant results. SLI Systems is a privately held company, with offices in Silicon Valley, London, and Christchurch, New Zealand. For more information, visit, or see the company's blog at

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