Safa brings more than 20 years of IT executive and engineering experience
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011
Workshare, a leading provider of document collaboration software, announced today that it has appointed John Safa as Vice President, Engineering. Safa brings more than 20 years of IT executive and engineering experience to the role, including the development of 20 patented technologies. In his new position, Safa will oversee the research and development efforts for Workshare’s family of products, and be key to driving Workshare’s cloud computing and mobile strategy.
Immediately prior to joining Workshare, Safa was Development Director at SDL, PLC, a software solutions company offering multilingual translation software and translation services, where he managed a large team of software development engineers, QA and technical writers.
Previously, Safa was the founder of Bitarts, Inc., one of the first companies to offer DRM activation technology for both PC and mobile devices. He also co-founded DriveSentry, an anti-virus solution for desktop PCs and removable storage that utilized whitelisting and cloud-based detection techniques.
"John brings broad commercial and technical expertise to this important position and his deep IT experience both as an engineer and executive makes him an outstanding member of Workshare’s team,” said Scott Smull, CEO of Workshare. “We are very happy to have John in this role to help us as we move forward with new initiatives this year.”
“I am very excited to be part of the Workshare team, helping develop new and improved products in the document collaboration, cloud and mobile space,” said Safa. “This is a great opportunity to bring new smart and effective solutions to Workshare customers.”
Safa will be based at Workshare’s UK office. He holds a degree in Computer Science from De Montfort University.
Workshare provides document collaboration software to enable business professionals to accurately create, collaborate and control high-value content more efficiently. More than one million professionals rely on Workshare solutions to increase productivity and safeguard their confidential information, ultimately securing their intellectual property, customer relationships and the organization's reputation. Workshare's comparison and collaboration solutions provide risk management and security to over 18,000 organizations worldwide and easily integrate with line-of-business applications. For more information please visit http://www.workshare.com.
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