Azaleos Names Longtime Microsoft Veteran Scott Gode as Vice President Timely addition focuses on enhancing and expanding global Marketing efforts



    REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Azaleos(R) Corporation
 (www.azaleos.com), leading provider of turnkey, on-premises, managed
 solutions for Microsoft Exchange environments, today announced the
 appointment of Scott Gode as Vice President of Marketing. Gode will
 immediately assume responsibility for developing and executing the
 company's overall marketing and product-management strategy. Gode will
 report to Phil Van Etten, Chief Executive Officer of Azaleos.
     Azaleos enables its customers to meet Microsoft Exchange 2003 and
 Exchange 2007 high availability needs, minimize operational resources and
 eliminate e- mail infrastructure maintenance and management burden. Azaleos
 continues to exhibit industry leading growth, quadrupling the number of
 active user seats over this same period last year, and managing delivery of
 over 75 million e- mail messages for its customers.
     "I am thrilled to have Scott join the deep bench of proven talent
 already on the Azaleos team," Van Etten said. "Scott's expertise will help
 us focus on expanding and enriching our product and market leadership in
 the end to end messaging space. At Microsoft, Scott was instrumental in
 launching new businesses and building a huge base of satisfied customers.
 As a key member of Azaleos' management team, Scott will play a pivotal role
 in helping us to continue our leadership in this collaboration services
 category as well as provide the vision for Azaleos' mobile strategy."
     Gode brings more than 17 years of technology market experience. A
 14-year Microsoft veteran, Gode most recently served as a Senior Marketing
 Executive for Microsoft's IT Pro marketing team. Prior to that Gode
 previously held a variety of product management, marketing and product
 planning roles in the Office, Windows Mobile and Exchange product groups.
 During a long stint on the Mobility business at Microsoft, Gode oversaw
 Windows Mobile marketing and business development and was focused on
 selling and marketing the Microsoft Pocket PC and Smartphone to various
 business, OEM and consumer/retail segments and audiences as well as to key
 Mobile Operator stakeholders worldwide. Gode was one of the original
 product managers for Microsoft Office Outlook and played a key role in its
 initial naming and market introduction during the mid-90s.
     Prior to his tenure at Microsoft, Gode held various product management
 and marketing positions at Motorola, American Airlines and Thomas Cook
 Travel. Gode holds an MBA degree from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School at
 Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from Stanford University.
 Gode has worked and studied internationally in Germany, the UK and Austria.
 A native of Kirkland, Washington, Gode currently lives in Bellevue, Wash.
 with his wife and two sons.
     "Azaleos offers an extremely compelling and market-leading
 Software-as-a- Service value proposition to the medium to large-sized
 business today. It is simple to install and set-up, painless to configure
 and offers great savings and incredible value to the business customer,"
 Gode said. "Azaleos helps customers make e-mail "dial-tone simple!" I've
 migrated from Microsoft to join the Azaleos team because I'm excited to
 help Azaleos tell this story and I'm convinced that Azaleos and its
 on-premise end to end messaging solution will be one of the hottest Web 2.0
 stories in the years to come."
     About Azaleos
     Azaleos provides the only enterprise-class managed messaging solutions
 that combine a turnkey on-premise solution with 24x7 remote management and
 maintenance, ensuring high reliability, availability and performance for
 our customers' Microsoft Exchange environments.
     Azaleos OneServer and OneStop Services offer unmatched uptime,
 proactive monitoring by Exchange experts, patch management, system fixes
 and reporting. With Azaleos, the Exchange environment remains in the
 customer's network and messaging just works, enabling IT staff to focus on
 new initiatives that help grow the business. A standardized, scalable
 solution, Azaleos managed e-mail solutions can be installed and running in
 less than a day.
     Redmond, WA-based Azaleos Corporation, founded by Exchange experts in
 2004, is led by senior executives from leading technology companies such as
 Microsoft, IBM and Lotus. Azaleos is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and
 serves a broad range of customers, including K2 Sports, Zumiez, Coinstar,
 Clark Nuber, Golf Savings Bank, Compass Health and Chiquita Brands.
     The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Azaleos Corporation

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