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|BakBone Software Announces Vice President Of Europe, Middle East And Africa|
|- Enterprise Software and Storage Veteran to Expand EMEA Operations and Revenue Growth|
SAN DIEGO, Feb 4, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- BakBone Software(TM) (TSX: BKB; OTC Bulletin Board: BKBOF), a global provider of data protection software, today announced the appointment of Patrick Clarke to the position of vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Clarke, based in London, has extensive experience in the enterprise software and storage market and will be responsible for expanding BakBone's EMEA operations and revenue growth.
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"Pat has a long history of success in the storage arena and brings to BakBone tremendous expertise in channel sales," said Keith Rickard, BakBone's president and CEO. "He joins us at a time when the Company is experiencing rapid growth. Pat's considerable experience in fast growth organizations, as well as his knowledge of the storage marketplace, will be a great asset to our EMEA operations. We are delighted to have Pat with us to lead our EMEA region to the next level."
Clarke brings to BakBone over ten years of sales and general management experience in both the enterprise hardware and software sectors. Most recently, he served as vice president of EMEA for Overland Storage for three years, and was responsible for increasing Overland's EMEA revenues by more than 65 percent. Before joining Overland, Clarke spent two years at Asbis Enterprises, a large Eastern European computer components distributor. As Asbis' director of sales, he was instrumental in growing revenues to more than $270 million, and leading a sales team of over 120 people in 22 offices across 18 countries. Prior to Asbis Enterprises, Clarke worked for IBM Technology Group in Europe as a regional director and held sales and sales management positions with a number of other enterprise software and storage companies including Quantum Corp. and CMS Peripherals.
"I'm delighted to be joining BakBone, a company I have worked with and admired for several years," said Pat Clarke. "It's exciting to join a company that is in an accelerated growth mode, has a great management team, and delivers products with so much potential in the global marketplace. The fact that BakBone has such a broad partner and customer base in the region is a huge plus. I look forward to expanding BakBone's distribution and reseller channel to further leverage the NetVault product."
About BakBone Software, Inc.
BakBone Software (TSX: BKB; OTC Bulletin Board: BKBOF) is a leading international data recovery solution provider that develops and distributes data backup, restore, and disaster recovery software for network storage and open-systems environments worldwide. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small to medium sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of OEM partners, resellers and solution providers, more information about BakBone's products and services can be accessed at www.bakbone.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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