Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 2, 2005
VIACK (http://.http://www.viack.com), a leading authority on secure online collaboration and business communications tools, continues to enhance its business development efforts with the addition of Michael Snitman as the vice president of commercial sales, and with the promotion of Cathy Planchard to vice president of marketing and corporate communications. Bringing combined expertise in such industries as technology and government, Snitman and Planchard will support VIACK’s continued growth in its targeted sectors.
“The expansion of our talented management team (http://www.viack.com/company/leadership.asp) will only enhance our abilities to meet our customers’ needs for secure Internet communications and information sharing over the Web,” said Amy Fadida, senior vice president of corporate business development at VIACK Corporation. “With extensive knowledge of the technology market, combined with proven success in sales and marketing, these two professionals will help us further our sales and marketing efforts and round out our corporate business development team.”
With a career that spans more than 20 years, Snitman brings stellar leadership and technical experience in consulting, information technology and managed services in both the business and government sectors. At VIACK, Snitman will be responsible for the growth and retention of commercial clients, a role for which he is highly qualified, says Fadida. Throughout his career, Snitman has focused on the rapid growth phase of a company’s development in numerous government, commercial and business industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, retail and transportation.
Before joining VIACK (http://www.viack.com), Snitman worked at Perot Systems Corporation, where his team helped build the company’s government services business unit. Under his sales leadership, the business grew to more than $270 million in annual revenue from organic and acquisition growth.
Snitman was previously an Army officer, where he held leadership positions in missile, and command & control units. He recently completed the Stanford Business School’s “Executive Program for Growing Companies.” He also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas as well as a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of South Alabama.
Planchard, a longstanding VIACK employee, is extending her marketing and management role within the company and is responsible for all aspects of marketing and corporate communications. In Planchard’s new position, she will oversee all outbound marketing and communications vehicles for VIACK, including corporate communications, public relations, lead generation, website, promotions and events.
Prior to her work with VIACK, Planchard was a marketing manager for Motorola Computer Group, where she directed marketing communications efforts for the company’s telecom offerings. At Motorola, Planchard led one of the group’s most successful product launches to date, which yielded three industry recognition awards and significant national and international press coverage.
Preceding her transition to the technology industry, Planchard was a senior level communications and brand manager for the parent companies of Hilton Gaming Corporation, Doubletree Hotels and Promus Hotel Corporation. Planchard holds an MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications.
VIACK Corporation (http://www.viack.com) is the leading authority on secure Web collaboration and communications over the Internet. Unlike communication services with limited capabilities, the company's VIA3 Assured Collaboration Service (http://www.viack.com/product/tour.asp) provides organizations with an integrated combination of business communication tools including instant messaging, video, audio and information sharing all in one convenient desktop offering. VIA3 was built from the ground up to establish the highest standard of security, enabling companies to conduct meetings and communications over the Internet without risking theft or interception of sensitive information. Employees, colleagues, partners and vendors can now conduct online meetings and information sharing as if they were in the same office. VIACK's service has been embraced by leading enterprises, high-tech companies, professional service organizations and the U.S. government (http://www.viack.com/government/). The company's products and services are available from VIACK, authorized service providers and government contracting vehicles. For more information, go to http://www.viack.com.
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