Codethink Names Gabriel Vizzard Vice-President of Business Development and Marketing

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Mobile telecommunications, open source software, embedded systems and large systems/cloud computing veteran will spearhead new business initiatives.

Codethink are thrilled to have someone with Gabriel Vizzard's calibre, depth and breadth of experience to lead our business development, marketing and strategy.

Codethink Limited, a provider of open source engineering services for mobile/embedded devices, today named Gabriel Vizzard as vice-president of business development and marketing.

Mr Vizzard is responsible for marketing, business development and solutions/product strategy for Codethink worldwide. A veteran of the IT and telecommunications industries, he started his career with telecommunications policy and economics at graduate school followed by software, hardware and services business development for IBM to a wide range of enterprises, especially wireless service providers, in Europe and worldwide.

Gabriel Vizzard most recently provided business development and strategy consulting services involving mobile semiconductor supply chains, mobile and embedded device product development, open source software business strategies and mobile advertising. Prior to that he had served as a board member, chief marketing officer and acting CEO for LastMile Communications Ltd, a mobile content delivery and broadband radio products company.

As IBM’s global leader for wireless broadband solutions Gabriel Vizzard led a global team which successfully launched innovative services solutions to a range of customers segments. Previously at IBM he managed partner alliances, where he created the first ISV partner programs for Java and the Internet. Prior to working at IBM, Mr Vizzard served in a variety of IT industry positions, both creating and selling solutions.

"Codethink has built a very strong software engineering team and is ready to expand its offerings. To accomplish this we're thrilled to have someone with Gabriel's calibre, depth and breadth of experience to lead our business development, marketing and strategy," says Codethink CEO Paul Sherwood. "His experience with embedded systems, mobile telecommunications and cloud computing will be essential in our efforts to raise awareness of our software engineering services, solutions and, soon to come, new products for wireless telecommunications companies, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial and medical products companies."

    Gabriel has a BA in Communications Studies from the University of California at San Diego where he graduated with honours. He has also successfully completed coursework for a Masters degree in Communications Studies specializing in telecommunications policy.

About Codethink Ltd.

Founded in 2007, Codethink, provides software development and consultancy services staffed with some of the embedded and Linux open source communities’ best engineers. While headquartered in Manchester UK, team members work on projects in many of the mobile and embedded device global hotspots, including Asia, Northern Europe and North America.

Customers range from innovative start-ups to household names - they turn to Codethink for specific expertise, difficult projects or to help meet deadlines. Codethink’s engineers help clients achieve their technical, applications and system software goals - where complexity, technology constraints or project deadlines drive a need for exceptional software engineering.

Codethink’s team have helped deliver software for hundreds of organisations, on thousands of projects, for many millions of devices.

Find out more about Codethink at http://www.codethink.co.uk.

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