February 16, 2011 09:30 ET

VirtuOz Appoints Eric Anderson Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

SaaS Industry Veteran to Help Drive Next Phase of Growth for Company in Light of Increasing Demand for Intelligent Virtual Assistants From the Fortune 1000

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - VirtuOz, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent virtual agents, the most contemporary channel for online customer service, today announced that Eric Anderson, an industry veteran with over 17 years of selling software as a service (SaaS), eCommerce, and Internet-based solutions, has been appointed senior vice president of worldwide sales. Anderson is the latest addition to the seasoned management team that will help drive the company through its next phase of growth. The news comes on the heels of the recent Gartner report predicting that, "In three to five years, [virtual assistants] will be the standard technology for customer interactions."

"Eric has a proven track record of successfully growing and managing worldwide sales operations," said Steve Adams, president and CEO of VirtuOz. "Eric's domain expertise in the customer relationship management space will be instrumental in our immediate growth as well as in delivering our long term vision of serving as the experts in digital customer relationship management."

Prior to VirtuOz, Eric was the vice president of worldwide sales at publically held Rainmaker Systems (RMKR), where he led global sales activities in US, Canada, UK and Asia. During his tenure, Eric more than doubled revenue and grew the company's SaaS business to 35 percent of overall revenue. Prior to Rainmaker, Eric served as vice president of sales for Encover, a SaaS service contract management solutions, and UniDirect.

Eric holds a BA degree in Business Management from San Jose State University.

About VirtuOz
VirtuOz is the leader in Digital Customer Relationships, enabling large and mid-market enterprises to use Intelligent Virtual Agents to provide world-class online customer and technical support. Intelligent Virtual Agents offer companies a contemporary online channel for improved access to customer service and a high quality user experience while avoiding the high costs associated with traditional customer service channels. VirtuOz solutions combine best-in-class virtual agent applications with best practices across agent development, deployment, and optimization to deliver predictable and measurable results. VirtuOz leads the market with the largest number of live enterprise virtual agents for Global 2000 companies such as eBay, SFR, H&R Block and L'Oreal. For more information about VirtuOz, go to

VirtuOz is a trademark of VirtuOz, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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