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Certain Appoints Bob Hickey Vice President of Global SalesIncreased Global Demand for Event Technology Solutions Drives Expanded Sales Strategy for All Regions (November 08, 2011)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Certain, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for the global meetings and events industry, today announced the appointment of Bob Hickey as vice president of global sales. Hickey will drive the strategy for the company's growing worldwide sales organization, as well as all new initiatives designed to meet demand for Certain's cloud-based events applications with integrated mobile, social and virtual features.
"Certain's platform approach and expanding application breadth delivers business value from events to clients in over fifty countries," said Peter Micciche, CEO at Certain. "As innovative components are introduced into the platform, we're seeing demand surge worldwide. Bob's strong track record in global technology sales, and his ability to drive significant results from the teams he leads are going to prove very beneficial to Certain's operational and business development goals."
Hickey joins Certain from Atempo, where he was vice president of sales for APAC & North America. Previously, he served as senior vice president of sales for EVault, which during his tenure became the industry's largest and most profitable suppliers of online network backup, recovery, and data protection solutions for both large and small enterprises. EVault was acquired by Seagate for $185M in 2006. Hickey also served in sales roles for several ecommerce and communication companies, including AT&T.
"I am thrilled to join Certain at this time," said Hickey. "The meeting industry spends over $263 billion in North America alone, and is clamoring for innovation to drive participant connections and measure return on event investment. Certain's platform has been conceived to deliver measurable business value at every turn, and is the trusted platform choice for enterprises, associations and professional conference organizers producing some of the largest events around the world. This is an exciting opportunity to expand our team to meet the explosive demand being driven by trends in mobile, social and virtual for new clients, and an opportunity to deepen business value for Certain's 2000+ existing customers."
Hickey holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the State University of New York at Oswego. He is based in San Francisco at Certain's global headquarters.
About Certain, Inc.
Certain, Inc. is the leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events industry. Certain's innovative solutions deliver streamlined processes, reduced expenses, greater return on investments, and improved overall value of meetings and events to meeting and event professionals. Certain's event management solutions support a full range of events -- from small meetings and educational sessions, to large conferences and world events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Certain has operations and sales offices in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Please visit http://www.certain.com.
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