SOURCE: ClairMail

September 13, 2005 13:19 ET

ClairMail Adds Two Proven Enterprise Software Leaders as VP of Sales

ClairMail Plans National Expansion of 1-Click Mobile Access

NOVATO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- ClairMail, Inc. today announced the appointment of two key sales executives, Daniel Turano and Martin Phelan, as vice presidents of the East and West Coasts respectively. Both Turano and Phelan come to ClairMail following proven leadership roles building the enterprise sales organizations of world class companies including; Oracle, Siebel, Symantec Software, VERITAS, and Xerox. Their past experiences in taking young software companies to mature, established leaders, will play a critical role in building ClairMail at a time of rapid growth and expansion. ClairMail's solution is fundamentally changing the way people interact with applications while mobile, giving them 1-click access for the things they need.

"We are attracting the 'best of the best' to ensure that our products and services to customers are world class," said Joseph Salesky, chief executive officer of ClairMail. "Both Danny and Marty set a proven foundation for the expansion of our enterprise sales organization and will build exceptional national account teams. Our customers use ClairMail for both internal and customer facing initiatives and need a partner that truly understands their business imperatives and delivers a turn-key solution with the shortest time to value in the industry."

Turano has received notable recognitions including "Most Valuable Player" at Oracle Corporation in 1988, where he helped grow sales from $40 Million to over $1 Billion, establishing and leading the East Coast for Oracle Sales. He was featured in the 1995 Forbes ASAP article entitled, One Day on the Wire - A Road Warrior's Journal, that tracked the life of a sales professional using some of the earliest wireless technology to improve sales functions and processes. Turano also lead sales at Siebel in its early days as executive vice president of field operations.

"I'm very excited to be a part of what's happening at ClairMail," said Daniel Turano, vice president of sales, East. "ClairMail's technology is a natural evolution for information access. The logical extension to include wireless mobile devices to access applications is now solved using just one click of an email address, eliminating the use of cumbersome browsers, and will forever change the history of computer use." Turano is an industry veteran with over 25-years experience and has made a significant impact in sales at some of the world's most successful technology companies including Oracle Corporation, Siebel Systems, Scopus Technology Corporation, Applied Data Research, Corporation, Dynamic Mobile Data, and InterWorld Corporation. Throughout his career, Turano held positions including chief operating officer, president, executive vice president of field operations, senior vice president of worldwide sales and software programmer.

Prior to joining ClairMail, Turano was a Senior Vice President of Sales at Intellirisk and was Executive Vice President of Sales and Field Operations at Dynamic Mobile Data. Turano holds a BS degree from Saint Peter's College (New Jersey) and an MBA in marketing from Fairleigh Dickenson University (New Jersey).

Phelan joins ClairMail from Symantec Software (previously VERITAS) where he lead the creation and management of strategic customer accounts and multi-million dollar relationships including Amoco, Autodesk, Chevron, Cisco, Ebay, Exxon, The Gap, Microsoft, SUN Microsystems and Texaco.

"Having spent the past 15 years making corporate infrastructures resilient, I am looking forward to putting my experience to work in helping mobile device users access their corporate information in an efficient, secure and easy to use manner," said Martin Phelan, vice president sales West. "I am really excited to be joining a company with a lot of momentum that is going to fundamentally change the way people interact with their information using mobile devices and make it easier for IT departments to manage a mobile workforce using multiple devices and platforms."

Over the past 15 years Phelan has developed an exceptional track record for closing and managing significant Fortune 500 accounts that has been recognized with numerous awards for sales performance and customer satisfaction. Phelan has been instrumental in building new contracts and establishing long-term customer relationships that have been the foundation of the infrastructure business.

Prior to joining ClairMail, Phelan was a Strategic National Accounts Manager at Symantec Software (formerly VERITAS Software). Prior to VERITAS, Phelan was the Director of Sales and Marketing at the TIMEC Corporation. Phelan spent the first five years of his career in sales at Xerox Corporation. Phelan holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

About ClairMail

ClairMail delivers true workforce mobility by extending access to enterprise applications from any mobile device with just one-click. Using ClairMail, mobile workers get the information they need without having to log into and use complex applications. Delivered as an appliance and turn-key 'one-week' implementation, ClairMail enables organizations to mobilize any group of applications without requiring application changes or client software. ClairMail revolutionizes messaging as an access technology; it provides directed requests for application access via messaging for both wired and wireless users. A single 1-click request and can combine access to information from multiple applications and return a consolidated reply. ClairMail extends the reach of all messaging platforms -- email, SMS, IM -- and delivers "trusted path" access to any internal or external applications.

ClairMail's customers span a wide array of verticals, yet they all share a common vision -- making it easier for their employees and customers to get what they need easily and quickly. Headquartered in Novato, California, ClairMail is a privately held company funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Outlook Ventures and other private investors. For more information, please call +1 (415) 884-7270 or visit

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