April 23, 2012 08:00 ET

Amtel Names Tech Veteran Richard Bliss as New Chief Marketing Officer

Global Marketing Leader With a Background in SaaS, Collaboration and Communications Security

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - Amtel Inc., the industry's first integrated solution for managing mobile device security and telecom expenses, today announced the appointment of Richard Bliss to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Bliss will lead the development, coordination, and execution of the company's marketing and communications strategies and initiatives.

Bliss brings more than two decades of innovative and dynamic leadership on the global stage to his role at Amtel with a background rich in SaaS, collaboration, and communications security.

"Richard has consistently achieved outstanding business results through his marketing vision and leadership," said Pankaj (PJ) Gupta, CEO of Amtel. "He will be a strong leader as Amtel broadens its reach within the increasingly competitive Mobile Device Management space."

Bliss joins Amtel from GWAVA, a collaboration security company, where he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. He was instrumental in growing GWAVA from a small regional organization into a global multi-national with offices in Germany, UK, Canada and the United States.

Prior to GWAVA, Bliss served as the global brand evangelist for Novell's collaboration suite, overseeing nearly $100 million in annual revenue. He also launched SIGABA, a collaboration encrypting company, as the VP of Marketing. Before that he pioneered SaaS collaboration services with Allegro, Inc. Bliss attended Brigham Young University and spent 15 years in the U.S. Military as an Army Artillery Officer.

"It's an exciting time to join Amtel," comments Bliss. "With the explosion of the mobile device management market, I'm thrilled to be a part of a team whose vision is distinctly different from others in the space. Amtel understands that mobile device management is more than just providing peace of mind from a security standpoint; instead, they've developed an innovative product that allows for comprehensive telecom and mobile lifecycle management."

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About Amtel Inc.
Founded in 2001, Amtel, Inc. is a leading mobile device management (MDM) provider, addressing the challenges organizations face in managing mobile devices and telecommunications expenses. Amtel developed the industry's first integrated MDM and expense management software-as-a-service solution, allowing organizations of all sizes to securely manage mobile devices, fixed lines and telecom expenses from a single platform. Provided via a convenient and cost effective SaaS platform, Amtel MDM is the SAS 70 Type II certified solution, offering the highest level of data security and reliability.

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