SOURCE: Safend

February 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Safend Names Jay Smilyk VP Sales, Americas

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- Safend, an international leader in endpoint security solutions, today announced the appointment of Jay Smilyk as Vice President Sales, Americas. Smilyk will lead the sales team and apply new insights and experience to driving revenue growth in the Americas.

"Jay has a tremendous amount of technology industry experience and an impressive track record for driving business growth," said Gil Sever, Safend CEO. "We are confident that Jay's leadership skills will build our strong momentum in this growth region. His appointment reflects the continuing evolution of the company's senior management team and further strengthens the company's focus on providing innovative security solutions."

Smilyk has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, most recently seven years at Check Point Software Technologies, where he held successive positions of increasing responsibilities. In his most recent position, Mr. Smilyk established and managed the system integrator and major accounts teams and developed sales strategies for enterprises and Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining Check Point, Mr. Smilyk held various executive and sales positions with companies such as Intermedia Communications, Reiter Associates and InPower. Mr. Smilyk holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Delaware.

"I'm very excited to join Safend as this appointment offers me the opportunity to leverage my experience to drive the next wave of growth for Safend," said Mr. Smilyk. "Together with the outstanding sales and management team, I am confident that we will continue to grow the business by providing cutting-edge security technologies and maximum value to our customers."


Safend is a leading provider of innovative endpoint security solutions that protect against corporate data leakage and penetration via physical and wireless ports. Safend's award-winning products, available through resellers worldwide, are deployed by financial institutions, healthcare organizations, government agencies and other security aware and regulations aware individuals and companies across the globe. The privately held company, founded in 2003, is headquartered in Tel Aviv with offices in Philadelphia. For more information, visit

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