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Silicon Valley Veteran Jay Elliot Named Voyant's General Manager of Software Products and ServicesFormer SVP of Apple and Technology Entrepreneur to Head RocketStream and Other Voyant Software Programs (July 22, 2008)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/22/08 -- Voyant International Corporation (OTCBB: VOYT), a diversified media and technology holding company dedicated to improving the quality of the digital world for businesses and consumers, announced today that longtime software industry innovator Jay Elliot has been appointed Voyant's General Manager of Software Products and Services. As part of his responsibilities for managing Voyant's software businesses, Mr. Elliot will also become President of the company's RocketStream data transfer acceleration subsidiary.
Mr. Elliot comes to Voyant with over 30 years of operations experience at some of Silicon Valley's best-known technology companies. He served as senior vice president of operations at Apple Computer, overseeing the development of the original Macintosh software, which raised Apple's revenue from $150M to over $2B. He has served as director of IBM's 16,000-employee Santa Teresa software laboratory and as director of Intel's California operations. More recently, Mr. Elliot was the founder of Migo Software, a pioneer of content synchronization software and a global provider of content mobility software that is now distributed by several industry-leading companies, including Kingston, HP, and Memorex.
In addition to his vast technology background, Mr. Elliot has extensive experience in both the entertainment and healthcare industries. In the entertainment field, he served as CEO of Academy-Award-nominated San Francisco Studios and president of Acclaim Entertainment, a key contributor to the success of Telemundo. He was also CEO of New Health Systems, a network technology group connecting physicians and payers to patients and affiliated hospitals, as well as developing telemedicine software in conjunction with UCLA.
"Having Jay Elliot join the Voyant team as general manager of our software business is a fantastic development for the company," said Voyant CEO Dana Waldman. "Jay is a true software visionary and a legend in Silicon Valley. He brings to us an unparalleled depth of experience in the development of both consumer and business software, as well as a wealth of industry connections. He has pioneered many innovations at the intersection of media and technology: precisely the field that Voyant calls home. Jay will not only grow our RocketStream business line, but also help set the strategic direction of the more far-reaching software initiatives that we are developing across all of our business segments."
"Voyant is perfectly poised to exploit the intersection of media and technology with a unique combination of intellectual property assets, media industry contacts, and dedicated management team," said Mr. Elliot. "I see an outstanding opportunity here to grow a compelling and profitable set of software businesses to serve our new, mobile, always-connected and increasingly content-centric era."
Mr. Elliot holds a B.S. degree from San Jose State University and a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Voyant is a media and technology holding company focused on bringing innovative technologies, media assets, and strategic partnerships together to deliver next-generation commercial and consumer solutions to empower, enhance, and enrich our digital world. The company works with strategic partners in the technology and entertainment sectors to locate, partner with, and acquire complementary technologies and media assets that position the company in the value chain from content creation to direct distribution to the consumer. More information can be found at http://www.voyant.net. To receive public information, including press releases, conference calls, SEC filings, profiles, investor kits, news alerts and other pertinent information, please register at http://www.voyant.net/investorpass.
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, those that refer to the company's future development plans or operating results. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to risk factors that include, but are not limited to, lack of timely development of products and services; lack of market acceptance of products, services and technologies; adverse government regulations; competition; breach of contract; inability to secure sufficient capital for continued operations; inability to earn revenue or profits; dependence on and retention of key individuals; inability to obtain or protect intellectual property rights; lower sales and higher operating costs than expected; technological obsolescence of the company's products; limited operating history and risks inherent in the company's markets and business and other factors discussed on our website on the "Investors" page, in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-KSB and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. Investors are advised to read our Annual Report, quarterly reports and current reports on Form 8-K filed after our most recent annual or quarterly report. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent our current views as of the dates of individual pages and we disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Voyant Media and Investor Contact:
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310-477-9800, ext. 202
RocketStream Media Contacts:
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