AppSense Appoints Sales Manager in Nordics

User virtualisation leader announces continued European expansion following Goldman Sachs $70m investment

Mar 22, 2011, 13:20 ET from AppSense

LONDON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing expansion, AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualisation technology, has added a new addition to its European team by recruiting sales expert Stale Akersveen to manage its sales force in the Nordic Region.

Akersveen has more than ten years' experience with enterprise-level organisations which, along with his previous roles at Atea AS, a supplier of IT infrastructure products and services in the Nordic and Baltic region and Citrix Systems Norway, prepares him for his upcoming sales manager position.

The announcement of Akersveen's appointment comes following the investment by Goldman Sachs of $70m (43m pounds Sterling) in AppSense. The company plans to make significant contribution to its channels, fuelling the expansion of both its US and European markets and further cementing the company's leadership in the user virtualisation market.

Paul Higley, Area VP for Northern Europe at AppSense, commented: "AppSense currently stands as the market leader in the virtualisation space because we have outstanding technologies and a global reach. We see the Nordic region not only as a key strategic area, but also as a major geographic location for future growth."

Akersveen added: "I am delighted to be joining AppSense and am certain my previous experiences, particularly with companies like Citrix, will enable me to make a difference quickly."

Dag Fodstad, Marketing & Partner Director at Atea, commented, "AppSense has an important role to play in driving virtualisation solutions to the forefront of future customers' minds in the Nordic Region. Knowing that AppSense is continuing to develop their already strong staff foundation is not only evidence of their constantly evolving business, but also portrays their desire to satisfy our joint customer base, which is something we are extremely pleased to see. We see AppSense as a strong  partner and are enthused to be involved with such a fast growing and innovative company."

About AppSense

AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualisation solutions for enterprises, makes physical and virtual desktop deployment possible by ensuring a seamless user experience across all delivery platforms. AppSense accelerates multi-platform desktop deployments by eliminating costly user management tools, enabling single-image application delivery, and ensuring users have the same experience from any desktop. AppSense technology is used around the world by companies such as JPMorgan Chase, United Airlines, RBS, the UK's Department of Work and Pensions and TFL. Its technology alliance partners include Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.

AppSense was founded in the UK and its development team is still based in Warrington. Its corporate headquarters are now in New York, and it has additional offices in San Jose, Munich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris and Oslo.

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