SOURCE: Monolith Software

Monolith Software

October 13, 2009 09:00 ET

Leading Network Sales Executive Joins Monolith Software

Bill Cannon Brings Strategic Experience From EMC, Voyence and Micromuse

ST. CHARLES, IL--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Monolith Software, a software provider with the industry's most flexible and versatile IT management solution, today announced that Bill Cannon has been appointed vice president of strategic sales. Cannon has more than 25 years of experience developing and executing strategic sales initiatives at EMC, Voyence, Micromuse, Ameritech, and AT&T. He most recently managed the EMC Ionix software team, which focused on the U.S. telecommunications, media and entertainment markets. Prior to managing the U.S. team, he led the international sales initiative integrating Voyence into the EMC sales organization. Cannon joined the company following the acquisition of Voyence, where he successfully expanded into new international markets, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Effective immediately, Cannon will lead Monolith's global strategic sales efforts.

"As Monolith Software continues to attract global and national service providers and large enterprise customers, we recognized the need to bring in a senior executive with the skills and experience to expand our business even further," said Jeff Parker, president and co-founder of Monolith Software. "Bill brings 25 years of experience in developing strategic sales models for both IT management software vendors and service providers. His focus on understanding and meeting the needs of service provider and large enterprise customers, as well as a track record of generating dramatic revenue growth made him the ideal addition to our team."

For more than five years, Cannon served as vice president of sales and technical services for Micromuse, where he was responsible for managing the key vertical markets of telecom carrier, federal government and OEM, which comprised of the majority of North American sales. While there, he developed strategic channel relationships with IBM, Cisco, Telcordia, CAPGENEMI, and regional VARS in addition to establishing a federal government sales team, which in three years grew to represent more than 15 percent of the North American license revenues. As general manager of Ameritech's Advanced Data Services, Cannon built strategic data account teams focused on the company's top 200 largest business and government customers, growing revenue from $100M to $282M in three years. At AT&T, he built a strategic sales organization, which successfully targeted competitive long distance and data networking accounts in the Fortune 500.

"Monolith Software's integrated monitoring, service assurance and service level management solution is helping customers simplify their NOC and infrastructure management environments by replacing multiple monitoring solutions that are designed for single service domains," said Cannon. "The Monolith solution strikes a unique balance between ease-of-use, advanced functionality and scalability giving customers the tools they need to increase efficiencies and grow their businesses."

About Monolith Software

Monolith Software offers the industry's most flexible IT management software designed to increase the operational efficiencies of network operations centers (NOCs). Delivering a fully integrated, open architecture platform for managing fault, availability and performance management, Monolith Software offers service providers and IT organization real time control and insight into the health, performance and availability of mission critical systems and applications with a reduced total cost of ownership.