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."
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.
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SOURCE Azaleos Corporation