SOURCE: Kerio Technologies

August 10, 2011 03:30 ET

Kerio Technologies Names Chris Peluso Regional Sales Director for EMEA

Peluso Jumps Across the Pond to Manage European Sales Team and Drive Kerio's Expansion Into Emerging Markets

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - When the opportunity opened up to lead Kerio's European Sales team, Chris Peluso had already been with Kerio Technologies, a global company with eight worldwide offices, for six successful years. Though he had traveled the globe extensively on behalf of Kerio, he viewed this as a unique personal and professional opportunity and moved from his very successful stint as Kerio's North American sales director position.

Now based in Cambridge, UK, Peluso is responsible for managing Kerio's EMEA sales team while driving Kerio's presence in key European markets such as Germany, France, Italy, Russia, UK, and the Czech Republic. He travels extensively throughout Europe to meet with partners, distributors, and Kerio's sales team to further expand Kerio's local presence.

"We have received a tremendous response from the channel when Kerio can be seen and heard locally," said Peluso. "It is very exciting to see how Kerio has grown over the years I've been with the company; we've become a four product company and will continue to enhance and expand our offerings to solve the technical challenges of small businesses in an easy and cost-efficient manner."

Prior to moving to Europe, Peluso was the North American sales director at Kerio and based at the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. In his role he designed, deployed and managed a field-based sales team across the United States and developed channel strategies to help deliver Kerio's messaging and security solutions to SMB markets. During his tenure, active resellers more than doubled and reseller sales grew by 140%.

With 15 years in the messaging and collaboration market, Peluso brings a wide range of experience including cloud, mobile, web, and cross-platform communication. He began his career with Kerio in 2004 as a regional channel manager and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.

Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides unified communications, collaboration and security solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia. Kerio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a member of the Mac Developer Program. Kerio has more than 5,000 channel partners who support more than 50,000 customers in 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation. For more information, please visit www.kerio.com.

"Kerio," its products and its logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Kerio Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries, as the case may be.

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