SOURCE: LiveOffice

March 25, 2008 09:35 ET

LiveOffice Names Seasoned Executives to Sales and Marketing Posts

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - LiveOffice, the leading provider of hosted email, archiving, security and compliance solutions, today announced two key executive appointments. Storage and networking industry veteran Jim O'Hara has joined the company as vice president of sales and spearheads all sales initiatives, strategic partnerships and new market development. In addition, SMB marketing expert Dean Nicolls has been named vice president of marketing with responsibilities spanning brand awareness, demand generation, public relations and market strategy for the company's SaaS (software-as-a-service) solutions.

"This is an exciting time for LiveOffice, and we are pleased to welcome professionals like Jim and Dean to our executive management team," said Matt Smith, president of LiveOffice. "They each bring valuable expertise that is crucial to our growing success as the market leader in the managed email and archiving industry. Jim's strong execution skills and proven ability to lead top performing sales teams, coupled with Dean's breadth of experience in marketing strategy and product management across multiple industries, are vital assets in creating new market opportunities for LiveOffice."

Jim brings more than 25 years of strategic sales experience to LiveOffice. With extensive knowledge in building emerging businesses and penetrating new markets, Jim has held key sales and business development positions at several industry-leading technology companies, including Symantec and Veritas (acquired by Symantec in 2005), where most recently he led the worldwide service provider sales group for the consumer division. Previously, Jim served as vice president of business development at StorageNetworks and held sales management roles at Cisco Systems. Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and sits on the boards of RFP Depot and the Ogden Raptors.

With more than 20 years of marketing know-how, Dean has a breadth of experience in demand generation, branding, product management, marketing analytics and channel marketing. In his post at LiveOffice, he is responsible for leading marketing initiatives, increasing brand awareness and driving business strategy for the company's hosted software solutions. In addition to overseeing direct marketing, public relations, analyst relations, channel marketing and website analytics, Dean also supports the overall market, product and channel objectives. Prior to joining LiveOffice, Dean spent five years at Microsoft, where he was responsible for direct marketing and product management for a variety of SMB products and services. He also gained extensive marketing experience with Starbucks, N2H2 (acquired by Secure Computing) and an IBM value-added reseller (VAR). Dean holds a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

LiveOffice securely manages millions of messages every day for the nation's largest and most respected companies. With a substantial foothold in financial services, the company's email archiving and compliance solutions meet the most complex regulatory and corporate requirements for businesses of all sizes, in any industry. In addition, more than 7,500 small businesses trust their email hosting and management to the experts at LiveOffice.

About LiveOffice

LiveOffice is the leading provider of managed messaging services for businesses, including email and instant message archiving, compliance and e-discovery solutions, spam and virus protection, Hosted Exchange 2007 and Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The company processes and protects millions of messages each day, while helping organizations streamline operations and comply with a variety of regulations. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Torrance, Calif., LiveOffice serves a premier roster of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, and has a customer-retention rate of 99 percent. For more information, call (800) 251.3863 or visit

LiveOffice and its logo are trademarks of LiveOffice LLC. All other company names and products may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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