May 10, 2011 13:54 ET

LiveOps Names Olivier Gachot General Manager and Executive Vice President for Contact Center Cloud Business

Former IBM Senior Executive to Expand LiveOps Cloud Offerings

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - LiveOps, the leader in workforce cloud services, announced today that Olivier Gachot has been named General Manager and Executive Vice President for the company's award-winning Contact Center Cloud technology. Gachot is a seasoned technology executive who has executed sales and operational programs for several top-tier technology firms, most recently at IBM.

In his new role, Gachot will ensure the continued growth of LiveOps' Contact Center Cloud business, and will be responsible for the direction of the platform's strategy, engineering, sales, operations and service. As an integral member of LiveOps' Executive Management Committee, Olivier will be instrumental in shaping the future of the LiveOps Contact Center Cloud business, with the primary objective of delivering value to customers and providing strategic counsel to help them reach their goals.

"Olivier brings an impressive strategic and operational vision to LiveOps and his experience is a perfect complement to our commitment to the SaaS business," said Maynard Webb, LiveOps' Chairman and CEO. "His track record for developing creative B2B and Enterprise sales tactics will be an invaluable asset for LiveOps as we continue to expand our business opportunities and deliver top performing technology for our clients."

Gachot previously served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for the Websphere, iLog and Lombardi business lines at IBM. Prior to IBM, he was the EVP Worldwide Sales, Channels and Services at Lombardi software. His career started in his homeland of France, where he played an instrumental role in helping Sybase and Digital Equipment Corporation develop and expand their business operations in Europe. He is a graduate of France's exclusive Prytanée Military Academy and holds a Master of Science degree from Le Havre Business School.

About LiveOps, Inc.

LiveOps is transforming sales and service work. The company offers innovative solutions aimed at solving technology and workforce needs for today's businesses. The LiveOps Contact Center Cloud Platform is the award-winning technology platform that enables companies to enhance their consumer experience while achieving measurable operational efficiencies. Based on this same cloud-based platform, LiveOps offers Workforce Cloud, the largest marketplace for call center workers, uniting more than 20,000 independent agents with companies in a wide range of industries including financial, health, insurance, retail, marketing and media. The company has created an environment where work and talent are unconstrained by geographical boundaries, and the right people are engaged in the right work at the right time. The company has been recognized by business and government organizations for its technology, innovative business model and visionary leadership team. LiveOps is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.