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.
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