March 22, 2011 03:00 ET
Varolii Announces Appointment of David McCann as President and Chief Executive Officer
Experienced Software Executive to Lead Varolii Into Its Second Decade of Growth and Innovation
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Varolii Corporation today announced that it has selected David McCann as president and Chief Executive Officer. McCann is a veteran software industry executive with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, product management and engineering. McCann previously served as CEO for several successful venture-backed software startups in addition to holding senior leadership positions with several Fortune 50 companies. McCann succeeds Nicholas Tiliacos, who has stepped down as CEO after 10 years of service.
Most recently McCann was general manager of the Windows Server Product Management team at Microsoft in the Server & Cloud Division of the Server & Tools Business. Prior to Microsoft, he served as the CEO for two privately-funded companies -- Electronic Evidence, Inc. and CarParts Technologies. He also served as senior vice president of Products and Strategy at FileNet Software Inc., and was instrumental in driving the company to $450 million in revenues prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2006. McCann was also senior vice president for Worldwide Marketing and Strategy for Open Servers and Software with Unisys Corporation, where he spent almost 10 years of his early career.
"Varolii has successfully captured a leadership position in helping large corporations better communicate with their consumer customers in a personalized way," said John Malloy, co-founder of Blue Run Ventures and member of Varolii's Board of Directors. "We are fortunate to have an executive with extensive experience in business process automation in our key target markets of banking, utilities, telecommunications and healthcare industries. We look to Dave to expand Varolii's strategy of offering quality services and innovative technologies to drive the next decade of growth."
One of the top 20 Seattle software companies, Varolii is the recognized leader in providing proactive outbound communications (business-to-consumer, automated text messaging, interactive voicemail and email communications), with more than 250 employees across the country. Varolii enables more than 450 organizations to reach consumers or employees in a smart, personalized and cost effective way with its award-winning Varolii Interact platform.
"Varolii is at a strategic intersection of cloud computing services and personalized consumer communications, reaching more than 75 million U.S. consumers each year for some of the world's largest corporations. We are in a market where IT spending is on the rise globally and a society where billions of consumers have increasing expectations about the intelligence of communication they receive from companies. Over the next twelve months Varolii will be introducing a number of important new capabilities on the Varolii Interact platform," said McCann. "I'm looking forward to working with our expert team and customers to continue to create compelling business value and find better and faster ways to deliver our solutions to large enterprise organizations."
Varolii Interact Platform has delivered more than five billion notifications on behalf of companies in a variety of industries, with more than two million delivered every day. Varolii works with leading Fortune 1000 companies, including two of the three largest U.S. banks, five of the top 10 airlines, 30 of the largest U.S. utilities and five of the 10 largest health plans.
About Varolii Corporation
Varolii is the market and technology leader in smart, automated communications. Its on-demand communication solutions help organizations easily and effectively reach and interact with large numbers of customers and employees, reducing operational costs and improving service. Varolii provides the industry's only cross-channel communications technology, which blends voice, SMS and email into a single conversation and provides recipients with multiple options to take action. At the heart of the on-demand platform is Varolii ID™, which automatically analyzes each recipient's past responses to personalize future communications. With Varolii, organizations can execute true 1-to-1 communication on a large scale, achieving better results from fewer notifications. More than 450 companies trust Varolii to send over four million communications every business day. For more information, visit www.varolii.com.