(PRWEB) December 17, 2004
Assurity Technologies, Inc., the developer of internal control software solutions including a process management system for the general ledger account reconciliation function, announced today the appointment of Michael J. Lightfoot Esq. as a non-executive Director.
ÂWe are extremely pleased to have Michael join our Board,Â explained Heather Lynds, Managing Director of Assurity Technologies. ÂMichael has over twenty-five years of experience working with world-class companies, the same companies that our products are designed to serve. He understands the issues facing these firms, the challenges that Sarbanes-Oxley is creating, and the unique value that a well-designed internal control software application can deliver.Â
Michael is a business and technology attorney specializing in the high-tech industry. His expertise covers technology business law, intellectual property, licensing, and related practice areas. As a member of Michael J. Lightfoot P.C., Michael has served clients in a range of capacities including outside counsel, business development, general counsel, corporate officer, and corporate director.
Michael began his law career in 1976 as an Assistant States Attorney in DuPage county, Illinois, before transitioning into corporate practice with Allstate Insurance Company and then First National Bank of Chicago. In 1986, Michael joined Motorola, Inc. where he spent eight years as a Senior Attorney for MotorolaÂs Research & Development organization, and then three years as Director of Alliances. During his tenure with Motorola, Michael negotiated technology acquisitions for business units worldwide, managed over 100 agreements worth in excess of $10 billion, and developed a comprehensive business plan that raised $10.4 million for a three-year development and marketing project for the first ever stand-alone software company inside Motorola.
Michael left Motorola to found Michael J. Lightfoot P.C., a Professional Law Corporation, and several internet law services companies, including InternetLawServices.com, MaximizeIP.com, and LicensingSoftware.com.
Michael holds a JD from Northern Illinois University and a BS in Computer Science from Lewis University. He is the author of ÂNegotiating for TechnologyÂ Copyright 1986-2003, and ÂLicensing 3rd Party Technology Training WorkshopÂ Copyright 2000.
About Assurity Technologies, Inc.
Assurity Technologies, Inc. is a software company dedicated to the design and development of internal control software solutions. The company was founded in 2004 to address the market need for cost-effective process management systems targeting critical internal control business processes.
By automating manual controls, Assurity Technologies generates process efficiency savings while reducing the risk of control failure. Perhaps the biggest benefit of Assurity TechnologiesÂ products, however, is that they support Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives without increasing the workload of the accounting and finance team.
For more information about Assurity Technologies or its products, please contact Heather Lynds at (785) 856-4695.
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