Livingstone Opens New US Headquarters in Texas and Further Strengthens North American Management Team With Two Significant Hires

Aug 26, 2015, 09:05 ET from Livingstone

NEW YORK, August 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Livingstone the global leader in managed services for Software Asset Management (SAM) is pleased to announce the opening of its new US headquarters based in Dallas, Texas. With offices already established in New York and Orlando, the new Texas facility will spearhead the exploding demand for Livingstone's managed services by a growing number of blue chip corporations.

At the same time, Ryan Browning has been appointed as President of the US Operation and he is joined by Simon Leuty, one of the original founders of the Livingstone business. Ryan has nearly 20 years of experience in managing large enterprise sales teams and has a proven track record in driving business growth in both software and technology businesses. Simon, who is relocating from the London office, is the new Head of Professional Services for The Americas, and brings with him in-depth expertise of the world of Software Asset Management together with a unique insight into the complex needs of large scale firms in this area. Both Ryan and Simon will be located in the Texas office.

Daniel Simpson, CEO at Livingstone, said, "We are experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, particularly in the United States. Traditionally the North American market has lagged behind Europe in terms of software audit activity. This trend is now reversing and we are seeing many of the vendors firms across the States, becoming much more active in this area. This has prompted an increasing number of firms to sign up for our managed service offering across the region."

Ryan continues, "This is a really exciting time for the company and I am delighted to be part of it. The opportunities for growth in the States are unparalleled, as there are over 3,000 companies in North America that that maintain over 5,000 hardware assets and where the software licenses are much more complex. Having someone like Simon, with his depth and breadth of knowledge and experience join the US team, I firmly believe we have a very compelling SAM proposition which clearly sets us apart from our competition. The central location of the new Dallas office, together with our already well established support capabilities, means that we are ideally positioned to ensure we continue to deliver the best possible customer service experience for our users, but it also enables the firm to attract the additional skilled talent we need in order achieve our ambitious business development goals."

Daniel concludes, "The expansion in North America is not the end of the story by any means, and there is more to follow. Our international client base is growing apace, and we have to guarantee that we can provide the same level of SAM expertise and support wherever they are based. Both Ryan's and Simon's appointments in the US underpin this commitment. Livingstone's continuing investment into people and infrastructure has created the scalability and capacity for us to appropriately increase our client base and coverage in line with customer needs."

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Livingstone is the global leader of managed services for Software Asset Management. We are the trusted partner for many of the world's largest enterprises. Our proven track record of delivering hard cost savings, quantifiable risk mitigation, license optimization and vendor audit readiness is second to none - coupled with an impressive customer satisfaction and retention record. Headquartered in London, the company has office in the United States and Asia-pac.

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